Remember, you are only as successful as you want to be!
    I CHALLENGE you to do your best in everything you do!

    GSU Freedom!  Love my Eagles!

    See teacher Bio Page for more info about your teacher.  :)
    Teacher: Trish Horne
    Email Address: phorne@effingham.k12.ga.us
    Phone number: 728-3801
    Class Schedule Link: 2021-2022 Class Schedule
    Dojo will be used for behavior only.  Points can be traded in for special treats, Stang Store, or things they may do in class.   
    Remind will be the sole form of communication with parents.  
    Students will also need to bring at least 2 books from home each day to class.  
    If we go back to virtual learning, students will view google classroom for assignments, meetings, and schedule.
    This year your child will not be receiving nightly written homework.  :) 
    However, a newsletter that you will need to review will come home with suggested activities that your child may complete, announcements,
    and assessment dates on Mondays along with completed work.   Also, there may be times that your child will bring home a study guide to review for assessments. 
    Please keep all completed math and ELA in a place at home to review for unit assessments.
     Important look at the new way to do math below:
    New Math for Parents:
     adding place value pics
    New math:  65 - 27= 38
    You can solve many ways:  Subtract 2 tens from 65 because there
    are 2 tens in 27.  65-20=45  Then subtract 7 ones from 45 because
    there are 7 ones in 27. 45-7=38  38 is your answer!
     65= 60+5
    -27= 20+7
             40-2=38  you get a negative number when you subtract 5-7

    Example: 67 + 25 = __

    Place Value Strategy

    I broke both 67 and 25 into tens and ones. 6 tens plus 2 tens equals 8 tens. Then I added the ones. 7 ones plus 5 ones equals 12 ones. I then combined my tens and ones. 8 tens plus 12 ones equals 92.

    Counting On and Decomposing a Number Leading to Ten

    I wanted to start with 67 and then break 25 apart. I started with 67 and counted on to my next ten. 67 plus 3 gets me to 70. Then I added 2 more to get to 72. I then added my 20 and got to 92.

    Commutative Property

    I broke 67 and 25 into tens and ones so I had to add 60 + 7 + 20 + 5. I added 60 and 20 first to get 80. Then I added 7 to get 87. Then I added 5 more. My answer is 92.


    Students may solve this problem in a variety of ways. Examples are:

    50 - 12 

    50 – 10 is 40, then 40 – 2 is 38.

    50 – 2 is 48, them 48 – 10 is 38.

    You need 8 more to get to 20 from 12, then 30 more to get to 50, so the answer is 8 + 30 or 38.
    Note: Students who use this method are actually finding the difference between the two numbers
    and not simply "taking away." This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss different approaches to subtraction.

    99 + 17

    Students may solve this problem in a variety of ways. Examples are:99 and 1 more is 100, 100 + 17 is 117,
    but take 1 away that was added to the 99 to get 100, so the answer is 116.
    Some may attempt a traditional algorithm, but should notice that this is more cumbersome that examining
    the numbers and using the ideas above to compute.
     You can also use base ten blocks (models), number lines,  & 99 charts to show subtraction
    and addition.
    Quick Links:  Important new website below!!!!!
    Learn Zillion:
    You can view all standards and units for each domain here:


     Question of the day: 

     What kind of teacher would you like?   

    Bring your answer in for a treat.

    This is my friend, Vrit!



Last Modified on August 16, 2021