Math Homework

Today the students brought home their math homework. They need to work pages 14 and 15.  The homework is DUE Friday, September 12th.  If your child has lost his/her homework, I have attached a link to the calendar located at the top of my blog.

Steps to download & print homework:
1.  Click on the word “homework” on Monday of current week on the calendar at top of blog.
2.  Click on “more details.”
3.  Click on the attachment link to print copy of homework.
This link will be available every week homework is assigned.




Welcome To Third!

Hello 3rd graders!!

I am Mrs. Odom and I will be teaching math and science this year.  This will be my 4th year teaching 3rd grade and my 13th year at White Oak. My team partner this year is Mrs. Altman.  We are so excited to get the new year started! I can’t wait to meet each of you at “Meet the Teacher Night” on Thursday, August 21st, from 4:30 -5:30.

see you soon


Early Release Friday, Dec. 13th

The Roughneck State Semi-Finals Football game will be played at 7:30 pm in Allen, Texas. In an effort to make sure we have enough buses and the time to travel through Dallas, we will dismiss all campuses early on Friday, December 13, 2013 as listed below:

  • Primary Campus Dismissal at 1:30 pm
  • Intermediate, Middle School and High School at 2:00 pm

In addition, there will be a send off of the Football team at 2:30 pm on Friday. Students, Faculty and Community members are encouraged to line up along White Oak Road from the High School to Hwy 80 and show support for our team!

Math/Science Learning Goals 12/2 – 12/6

MATH: We will continue working with multiplication.  Basic facts will be practiced and tested.  We will continue practicing 2 digit times 1 digit.  Our main focus will be on identifying and describing patterns in a table.

MATH HOMEWORK: Motivation Math pages 51 and 52.  This will be given on Monday and needs to be returned FINISHED on Friday.

SCIENCE: This week in science, we will look at what and why objects sink or float.  Friday, we will do an activity allowing the students to predict and observe.



Food Drive

A Challenge has been issued! Today Coach Underwood and Coach Cloud went to the White Oak Brookshire’s to borrow three shopping carts to hold the canned goods that intermediate students were bringing to donate to the Temporary Assistance Program. Manager Gene Walker has issued a challenge to all third, fourth, and fifth grade classes. The Grade Level (3rd, 4th, or 5th) that brings in the most canned goods will not only win extra recess time as promised by Mrs. Parker, but they will also receive $50 toward a Grade Level Celebration courtesy of White Oak Brookshire’s.

The canned food drives ends ON FRIDAY! This only gives you TWO MORE DAYS to bring those items in and place them in your grade level’s shopping cart.

Much needed food items are canned meats, canned fruit and vegetables, canned soup with meat, dried spaghetti and sauce, ravioli, boxed dinners, oatmeal and cereal. We would like to encourage students to bring at least one food item.  If every student brings just one, we will have more than 600 food items to donate! We will have representatives from the White Oak Temporary Assistance Program (TAP) here on November 22nd to accept our donation.

Let’s fill those baskets until they overflow.

Vocabulary Words ~ Week of 11/11

Digital Media Vocabulary

Test is on Friday, November 15 – STUDY HARD

1.  media – a means of communicating information

Examples: newspaper, television, radio, billboard, Internet

2. media message –  the intended meaning presented and communicated by the media

Example: Many people are born physically or mentally impaired. They don’t let that hold them back from being happy.  The only disability in life is having a bad attitude. Having a great attitude plays a HUGE role in our lives.

3. media techniques –  a method used to communicate information

Examples: sound effects, color, graphics, images, music, photographs

4. graphic –  a visual image such as a diagram, illustration, symbol, drawing, photograph, or graph

5. digital media –  electronic communication

Examples: blog, e-mail, discussion group, instant messaging, website, and Internet

6. forms of media – types of media used to give information

Examples: commercial, speech, advertisement, documentary, Internet, newspaper, television, and radio

7. advertise –  to call attention to a product; to announce of give praise to a particular product

8. advertisement techniques –  a method used to draw people to your product

Examples: Catchy slogans such as Burger King’s “Have It Your Way”, logos, promotion, repetition, catchy jingle (song),  and exaggeration

9. analyze – to study an idea or object by breaking it into smaller pieces or parts

10. message – a theme, lesson, or moral