Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Business Administration MAT in Elementary Education, K-8 certified
Mrs. Kathryn Stayer
Hello! I have been teaching math at Lamar School for 13 years this year. Several years ago I changed grade levels from seventh to sixth, and I am so glad to have had that opportunity. This year, I will additionally be teaching 5th grade. My hope is that you learn some wonderful math concepts and enjoy participating in class!
Below are some links to other resources to share with students.
Important Daily Information
Week of May 18, 2020: Good morning! This is our last week together.... So, included is a Virtual Field Trip to end our year together. 6th Grade, your assignment has been sent through Google Docs; 5th Grade, your assignment is on my Assignments page. You have all been doing a great job in keeping up your studies during this difficult time. Take time this summer to go online and do some extra items that maybe you did not get to do during this special time. I hope to see you all on Friday!! Aloha!! :-)
Week of May 11, 2020: Good morning all! Please do some IXL and/or Prodigy this week. 5th Grade your weekly project is on my Assignments Page/6th Grade your project is in Google Classroom. My Homeroom: Please look for an email regarding your Library Books that have been checked out.
Week of May 4, 2020: Good morning! Please continue with Prodigy and choose any IXL highlighted section you have not previously worked. Also please find your 'birdy' weekly assignment on the Assignments Page for directions!! Have a great day!
Week of April 27, 2020: Joke of the day: What did the acorn say when it grew up? Ge-om-e-try! (Gee, I'm a tree!) 5th grade, please continue with Prodigy (graphing) and choose any IXL highlighted section. This week we will begin a new Project - see the Assignments Page for directions. Have a great day!
April 24, 2020: 5th Grade, please continue working with Prodigy and IXL.
April 23, 2020: Joke of the day: "Why is it sad that parallel lines have so much in common? Because they will never meet!" Good morning. Please note that there will no longer be a BAND App notification when your lesson has been posted. 5th grade, your lessons will be on my assignments page each week; 6th grade, your lessons will still be in Google Classroom. Have a good day!
April 22, 2020: Joke of the day: "Why do plants hate math? Because it gives them square roots!" Good morning! 5th Grade, Polygons are your lesson for today on my Assignments Page! 6th Grade, your assignment is in Google Classroom. Have a great day everyone, and get outside and enjoy that sunshine!! :)
April 21, 2020: Joke of the day: "Why are obtuse angles always depressed? Because they are never 'right'!" Hello all! 5th Grade, you have a new lesson on my Assignments page. One person turned in their Chopped project yesterday! I will share at the end of the week what talented students we have at Lamar! :) 6th Grade, your assignment is in Google Classroom. Also 6th Grade, tomorrow, Wednesday, I will not be able to do a Google Meets with you because I have to attend another Google Meets with other teachers -- sorry about that. I will reschedule it sometime, either later this week or next week. Miss you all!
April 20, 2020: Joke of the day: 'What did 2 say to 4 after 2 beat him in a race? 2 Fast 4 U!" Good rainy Monday morning, mathematicians! 5th Grade and 6th grade, we will change gears a bit today. You all have Prodigy assignments, and if you will continue IXL - 5th Grade Sections K, L, M and 6th Grade Sections FF and GG. Then, a fun activity for everyone to work on this week, CHOPPED Home Edition! Look for details on your assignments pages, respectively. 6th Graders, we will have a Google Meets online class on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. The link to join will be in my daily post on Google Classroom. Also, Families be looking for an email later this week for your weekly update! Have a great day!
April 17, 2020: Joke of the day: "A farmer counted 396 cows in his field. But when he rounded them up, he had 400." ;) 5th Grade, your assignment is on my Assignments page ... and 6th grade, your assignment is in Google Classroom. Enjoy your weekend!!
April 16, 2020: Joke of the day: "There are 3 kinds of people in world: Those who can count and those who can't." ;) 5th Grade, your assignment is on my Assignments page ... and 6th grade, your assignment is in Google Classroom. It was really good to see those of you who came to virtual class yesterday!!
April 15, 2020: Joke of the day: "What do you call a number that can't stay in one place? A Roamin' numeral. :-) 5th grade, please go to my Assignments page... and 6th grade, your assignment is in Google Classroom. Sixth grade, don't forget our Google Meet today at 1:00 pm! Go back to yesterday's lesson for the link. See you soon!
April 14, 2020: Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Joke of the day: "Why do plants hate math? It gives them square roots." :-) 6th Grade, please go to Google Classroom; and 5th grade, go to my Assignments page. If anyone needs more details about finding the PBS video lesson information, please let me know. Also, there is a new PRODIGY Assignment for 5th & 6th -- if you need your login, just let me know!
April 9, 2020: Joke of the day: "What happens when a frog's car dies? He needs a jump. If that doesn't work, he has to get it toad." ;) Please look at the assignments page! If you need a login, please email me.
April 8, 2020: Hello Classes! Joke of the day: "Don't trust atoms. They make up everything!" Please look at the assignments page, and have a great day!
April 7, 2020: Good Morning. Joke of the day: "How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together! Please go to the assignments page!
April 6, 2020: Please go to My Assignments Page!! New information about PBS Lessons beginning today!
3/27/2020: Happy Friday! Joke of the day: "What lights up a soccer stadium? A soccer match!"
5th Grade: Today, please notice how math is being used in life around you. No need to send me anything or write anything down at this time. That is all! :)
6th Grade: Your assignment is in Google Classroom! :) (Also, at 10:00 please join Mrs. Bailey's Google Meets!! You will see other teachers there, as well!!) hint, hint!
Please note that next week is Spring Break, so enjoy your week! I will post again on Monday, April 6th.
3/26/2020 Good morning! 5th Grade: Lesson 9.6, pages 565-567, then do page 569 for practice. Watch the following youtube video for help with this lesson -- again, the situation may be different from your book, but I believe the numbers for the problems are the same. Watch closely for help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPwCj50y0fM
6th Grade: Your lesson is on Google Classroom. ***Please Note: Your books are on the porch of Lamar School if you want to use them for your lessons.
Enjoy the sunshine today!!! It is going to be a gorgeous day outside -- Miss you all!!
3/25/2020 Joke of the day: "Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere!"
Thought for the day: "I'm going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow!" :)
***Important Notice for 5th Grade: Due to the Governor's mandate about school closure until April 24th and things changing so quickly, your 5th grade math books will be made available TODAY before lunch.
They will be placed on the Lamar School front porch through the regular school day each day. This will continue through the rest of this week to try to get them distributed. Please spread the word! I know several students have asked about their books, so hopefully they will see this message.
Your lesson today will be Lesson 9.5, pages 559-563, and you can watch the video from the following link. There are different scenarios in the video from our book, but the numbers look to be the same. If you will, just hang on to all of your work - No need to send it to me if you are following along with the video.
Also, work on IXL sections T, U, and V for this week.
***Everyone: ALSO PLEASE NOTE*** There will be grade level packets of materials placed at the school beginning today for students who do not have internet access. If you know of someone in this situation, please let them know about the packets!
6th Grade: Your lesson on Google Classroom is a continuation of the lesson from yesterday. Also, go to IXL and work from sections CC, DD, EE, and FF for the rest of this week.
Students who are working so hard on their math skills, I salute you! This cannot be easy, but you continue to amaze me with the work you are doing. Keep on Keepin' on!!
3/24/2020: Joke of the day: "What is black and white and goes around and around?" A penguin in a revolving door.
Thought for the day: "Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles."
Happy Tuesday! 5th Grade: Pages 557-558 is a Mid-Chapter checkpoint. If you would, just work on that today. On IXL, there will be some new sections highlighted with stars, so look for those.
6th Grade: Lesson on Google Classroom, you can go to this video for both Lessons 14.1 and 14.2 - good video for explanation, but she is using a different book than ours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLXextfGVOU. ALso, you can continue using IXL or Prodigy to practice your skills.
3/23/2020: Joke of the day: "Want to hear a joke about construction?" I'm still working on it!
Thought for the day: "Every storm runs out of rain." ~~Maya Angelou
Good Morning, everyone! Some of you are doing amazing work both on IXL and from the book! Thank you to everyone working so hard to keep up with your studies, your education. If you are struggling with a concept on IXL, please send me an email -- I can see some of you are struggling, and I hope you are not giving up. Remember that in IXL there will be an explanation if you answer incorrectly. Read through those helping ideas carefully. If you still cannot understand, please send me a message --- you can email me, or send a message on google classroom.
5th Grade: Pages 551-555 in the book, go tohttps://www.youtube.com/hDHpDESarBs and watch this video. After watching the video, then go to the Interactive or Animated Math Models to practice some of this lesson.
6th Grade: Regarding Area of Polygons, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crxak6gq1Ok to see a video about this lesson. After the video, go to the Interactive to practice before doing the assignment on Google Classroom.
Keep on Keepin' On!!
3/20/2020: Joke of the day: "What does a nosey pepper do?" It gets jalapeno business!
Thought for the day: "Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." ~~Zig Ziglar
5th Grade: Looking at pages 545-549, you will continue learning to graph points on a coordinate plane. This will be easiest to do if you can print the pages with graphs on them. If this is not possible, see if you can draw a coordinate grid on notebook paper and number it like they are in the book. This lesson is about taking information (data) from a table and then graphing your ordered pairs on the grid. Remember that the first number in an ordered pair is the x and the second number is the y, ie... (x,y), going across the horizontal x-axis first, then going vertical for the y. If you have questions, feel free to email me or watch the Math on the Spot videos with Dr. Burger, or do the "Carmen Sandiago" animated math models. https://www.youtube.com/gomathlesson9.3
5th & 6th Grades: Please keep doing some activities on IXL each day. I have starred different sections besides the ones I assigned below -- just do what you can. Doing a few of these activities daily will help you recall your math facts for when we return to school, whenever that may be!
Have a good Friday, and play a board game, play cards, or do a puzzle!
3/19/2020: Joke of the day: "Why do you never see elephants hiding in trees?" Because they are so good at it!
5th grade: Do pages 539-543, and you can do page 544 if you like. If you want to put your answers into a Google Doc and email them to me, you can. I will check your answers and let you know how you did. Or you can just hang onto your papers until we return to school. You will get credit for anything you do! https://www.youtube.com/gomathlesson9.2
Have a great day!
3/18/2020: *We will be providing daily assignments on our class webpages and/or through Google Classroom. While these assignments are not required, we recommend that you complete them to the best of your ability to keep up with grade level curriculum. Thanks so much!
Joke of the day: "Why was the math book depressed?" Ans: It had a lot of problems. :)
Sixth Grade: Please look at the IXL assignment below -- if you do not have your login, please let me know. I have them and can share it with you via email. Also, you will see a daily assignment on Google Classroom at 8:00 a.m. each school day we are out. Just do these to the best of your ability. You can send your work to me through Google Docs, if you would like me to check them for you, but that is not a requirement we have been given as of yet.
Fifth Grade: Please look at the IXL assignment below -- if you do not have/forgot your login, please let me know. I have them and can share it with you via email. Also, you will see a daily assignment on this page each day. Just do these to the best of your ability.
3/17/2020: Here is where you will find daily communications for the days we are out. I encourage you to look at my webpage (5th grade) or Google Classroom (6th grade) for your updated assignments.
6th Grade: Below, you will find the assignment we had yesterday for 6th grade, Monday, 3/16/2020, from the GoMath book. Go to the website below, click on the student book icon, and see where we were. You can do your work on paper at home; and for any of the remaining assignments, you can use a calculator!! :)
5th Grade: Below, you will find a new assignment beginning 3/18/2020.
For 6th Grade GoMath Website:
For 5th Grade GoMath Website:
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