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Welcome to my webpage. This is my 17th year in education and 13th in Magnolia ISD.  I was born and raised in Bryan, Tx., received my Bachelors degree from Texas A&M University, and my Masters degree from Lamar University. I've taught everything from grades 1-5 during my time here. I've also taught high school in the past as well as coaching high school softball. This year, I am the Special Education math co-teacher for grades 3-5 and campus Department Chair. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact me, and I'll get back to you promptly.

Phone: 281-356-6866  
Email:   sforeman@magnoliaisd.org 
Twitter: @sforeman



Also, PLEASE SIGN UP for "Remind" (formerly Remind101). ON THE RIGHT in the "links" section, CHANGE THE SECTION to "Remind Setup", then it will give you instructions on how to sign up.  It's free and you do not need internet at home for it.  I send out texts periodically through this service about upcoming school events, classroom reminders, and other useful information, so it's a really good way to keep up with whats going on with your student.
 
 

Recent Posts

How to Multiply Decimals

Here's a little video to help 5th graders understand how to properly multiply decimals when there are numbers in the "tenths" place.

What Does RIGOR Look Like in the Classroom?

Many people still wonder what "rigor" actually looks like.  Here's a little video I found that's part of the DVD "What Rigor Looks Like in the Classroom" by Robyn Jackson that shows it being implemented in an elementary science class.

Why We Teach Math Differently Now

Parents, I know many of you have been frustrated since last year about how we are teaching math now to our students.  This is completely understandable; especially from someone that learned math the same way you did.  However, there is a reason, and here is a little video that will hopefully help you understand why.  Enjoy :)

Hey guys, I just wanted to welcome everyone again to the 2015-16 school year! You should have gotten a letter in your child's backpack last Thursday or Friday with a page about signing up for the Remind text messaging service.  Your letter had a special text code on it that signs you up for your child's specific grade level/class.  Please sign up for it, so you can get important reminders about homework, tests, school events, etc.... This is a very popular form of communication that schools use now to communicate with parents, and I want to make sure you guys are up to date with what's going on in your little one's class :)
 
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Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators

For 5th graders:  How to add fractions with unlike denominators.  It even shows how to reduce the fraction, or make it smaller, after finding the answer.  This is also a good tutorial for 4th graders.

Long Division Standard Algorithm

Here's a video for my 5th graders that may help you understand how to perform long division the good old fashioned way we all learned to do it.....now known as the "standard division algorithm".   Hope it helps! 
Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful break and were able to spend time with your family and friends.  Spring semester is finally here, and we've still got a lot of work left to do, so turn your brains back on and be ready to achieve greatness!  

Finding Degrees of an Angle

Here's a little video to show how to find certain degrees of angles using a protractor.  We're studying this in 4th grade right now.  Hope it helps!

How to Find Volume of a Rectangular Prism

Here's a simple little video on how to calculate volume on a 3-D rectangular prism.  Hope this helps.

Telling Time to the Minute (Lesson 1 of 3)

This is the first video in a series of three that work with telling time to the nearest minute.  I hope this helps you guys get a better understanding of time, because I know it's a really hard concept to learn at first.  Good luck!

Addition with Regrouping

Here's a little video to show how to do a 2-digit by 2-digit addition problem when you have to regroup numbers (carry over).  Hope it helps! 

Subtraction: Counting Back Using a Number Line

Here's a good video that shows how we are teaching our students how to subtract using number lines.  This is the "count back" method.