Ms. Matts

Ms. Matts
Sealy Elementary
5th Grade Math and Science
979-885-3852 x4614

Conference Period


Hello and welcome to 5th grade! This is my 8th year teaching 5th grade. I graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2009 and a Master of Education in Special Education in 2014. I am looking forward to helping your child develop or grow their love of math, science, and social studies this year! 

8:00-8:15 Morning Meeting
8:20-9:05 Matts Science
9:05-10:20 Matts Math
10:20-10:50 Lunch
10:50-11:10 Recess
11:10-11:25 Matts Math continued
11:25-12:10 Specials
12:10-12:55 Tohill Science
12:55-1:40 Tohill Math
2:25-2:45 Social Studies
2:45-3:30 Tiger Time

Rules and Expectations
1. Be on time with all needed materials.
2. Turn in assignments and homework when they are due.
3. Be respectful to yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and the room.
4. Ask questions and participate.
5. Try your best and be on task.

Third/Fourth/Fifth Grade Reteach/Retest Procedures Students will be retaught concepts they do not master. Reteaching may take place in whole group, small group, or during individual instruction.

Students will be allowed one opportunity to retest on major grades only.  Rubrics, projects and final nine weeks/semester assessments will be exempt from reteach/retest procedures.
  1. Reteach/retest will need to be done within ten days of the original test being given.
  2. Retest can be an alternative assessment on the same content or the same activity.
  3. Students who earn a grade below a 70% will be required to participate in a reteach session and then retest for that assignment.  
  4. Students will receive an average of the two grades.  If a student receives a lower grade on the retest, then the original grade will stand in the gradebook

Math Overview
1st 9 Weeks: Numbers and Operations: vocab test: Sept. 23, unit test: Oct. 2 2nd 9 Weeks: Fractions vocab test: Nov. 4, unit test: Nov. 19 Algebra vocab test: Dec. 15, unit test: Jan. 20 3rd 9 Weeks: Geometry and Measurement: vocab test: Feb. 16, unit test: Feb. 25 Data: vocab test: Mar. 10, unit test: Mar. 25 4th 9 Weeks: Financial Literacy: vocab test: April 8, unit test: April 15 Math STAAR: May 11

Science Overview
1st 9 Weeks: Safety: unit test: Aug. 27 Properties of Matter: vocab test: Sept. 25, unit test: Oct. 1 Force and Motion: vocab test: Oct. 13, unit test: Oct. 15 2nd 9 Weeks: Forms of Energy: vocab test: Nov. 10, unit test: Nov. 17 Changes to Earth's Surfaces: vocab test: Dec. 17, unit test: Jan. 12 3rd 9 Weeks: Weather and Climate: vocab test: Jan. 22, unit test: Jan. 26 Earth, Moon, Sun: vocab test: Feb. 11, unit test: Feb. 17 Ecosystems: vocab test: Mar. 4, unit test: Mar. 11 4th 9 Weeks: Heredity/Adaptations: vocab test: April 9, unit test: April 15 Science STAAR: May 13

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