
~MRS. MILLER'S SCRATCHING POST~
Panther Pride Trait of the Month for April: PERSEVERANCE
 Always doing your best and striving for excellence. Be willing to risk failure for a worthy goal. Be selfdisciplined. Make sure to learn from your mistakes and failures. Try to see the big picture and think long term. Set goals and stay focused. Don’t give up just because things seem difficult. Don’t procrastinate.
(GoodCharacter.com)
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ixl: I carefully select these skills based on what we are studying in class. Students should work on these skills as they are assigned each week. They are meant as extra practice to help achieve mastery BEFORE taking math chapter tests and Learning Checks. Students need to achieve 85% or higher on each assigned skill to receive full credit (100%). Students achieving 100% on every skill will earn extra credit (105%). I will take an ixl participation grade for math right before interims and again right before report cards. All assigned ixl skills must be completed to 85% to attend the Miller Money Auction in December and May.
I post the upcoming skills each Friday which means we have not yet covered those skills in class. Those interested can get an idea of what will be covered in class the next week. The students will be given time in class to complete them, but I understand that students work at different speeds and may want to work on them at home as well. Many skills are quickly learned with the ixl tutorial, but if your child is frustrated, please hold off on that skill until we have covered it in class. I do not want the students practicing skills incorrectly, and I need to assist the students as needed. Thank you for your help. :)
This Week's Math Skills due Friday, 4/10: W.4, W.5, X.1, X.4, X.5, X.6, X.7, X.8, X.9, *X.9.5, Z.1 (Quarter 4 Math Skills due: )
This Week's Science Skills due Friday, 4/10: S,1, S.2, S.3, S.4, S.5 (Quarter 4 Science Skills due: )
*ixl has new skills that don't have numbers, so I am using a .5 to let the students know which two skills it is between. For example, D.8.5 is found between D.8 & D.9.
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AR GOAL: Read 20 minutes each night (or more!) to meet this quarter’s goal of 200,000 words with an average of 85% or higher. I can break down your child's AR books into smaller pieces to help reach the 200,000 word goal. A good rule of thumb for fourth grade is about a point a day. So, if the book is worth 3 points, your child should be able to read it in about three to four days, if reading on his/her recreational reading level.
??AR Millionaires need to have 1,000,000 words by Friday, May 22nd, by 2:00 p.m. to participate in the Millionaire Reward Party on Tuesday, May 26th.
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DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday, 3/30: Marion County Public Schools Grade: 4 Student AtHome Activity Packet is available for download or pickup at any Walmart. It has five days of instruction. The science portion goes right along with what we would have been studying this week in class, and it has important information for the students to read to be able to complete the science ixl skills I have assigned that go along with it. The math portion is great for review, but we should be working on twodimensional figures, so I have updated the ixl skills I would like the students to be working on. Study "The Rock Cycle Study Guide."
Tuesday, 3/31: Last day of (Extended) Spring Break!
Wednesday, 4/1: Welcome to the official first day of 4th Quarter! :) Oh, how I've missed you!! To work around your schedules, I am listing assignments to be completed within daysnot just that day. So you will notice most assignments will be the same for several daysmaybe even a week. Also, I am coming in to school each day for the time being, so you can contact me from 8:002:00 at (352)6717260, or email me at Debra.Miller@marion.k12.fl.us. So, let's get started!
**Submit attendance either with Google Doc. or Dojo
Math: (1) Go on Quizlet.com and search "Millerdebra." Practice "Go! Math Chap. 10 Vocab." at least three different ways.
(2) Complete at least two assigned math ixl skills (W.4, W.5, X.1, X.4, X.5, X.6, X.7, X.8, X.9, *X.9.5, Z.1)
(3) Complete 15 minutes of iReady Math (where your lessons begin depends on your last iReady Diagnostic; you are scheduled to take one final diagnostic, so be sure to put forth your best effort to prove you are ready for 5th grade)
(4) Students on Accelerated Math: Complete the exercise set/test assignedemail me when you need a test or new set of skills
(5) Students not yet Multiplication Masters: Study and practice all multiplication tables not mastered (on Quizlet.com to practice)
(6) All students: Work on completing all of this year's assigned ixl skills including 5th grade K.7
Science: (1) Study the rock cycle study guide (on "This Week in Class" page if you lost yours) & practice "Science Rocks and Minerals Vocab." on Quizlet at least three different ways.
(2) Read the science portion of the Marion County Public Schools Grade: 4 Student AtHome Activity Packet. If you don't have it, when you go to marionschools.net, click on "SUPPLEMENTAL STUDENT LEARING RESOURCES," then click on 4th grade, then scroll down to the science portion. Read about rocks and minerals; think about the gist of each section.
(3) Complete at least one assigned science ixl skill (S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4, S.5)
ELA & SS: Go on Google Classroom and complete Ms. Dickey's assignments
Thursday, 4/2: Submit attendance either with Google Doc. or Dojo
Math: (1) Go on Quizlet.com and search "Millerdebra." Practice "Go! Math Chap. 10 Vocab." at least three different ways.
(2) Complete at least two assigned math ixl skills (W.4, W.5, X.1, X.4, X.5, X.6, X.7, X.8, X.9, *X.9.5, Z.1)
(3) Complete 15 minutes of iReady Math (where your lessons begin depends on your last iReady Diagnostic; you are scheduled to take one final diagnostic, so be sure to put forth your best effort to prove you are ready for 5th grade)
(4) Students on Accelerated Math: Complete the exercise set/test assignedemail me when you need a test or new set of skills
(5) Students not yet Multiplication Masters: Study and practice all multiplication tables not mastered (on Quizlet.com to practice)
(6) All students: Work on completing all of this year's assigned ixl skills including 5th grade K.7
Science: (1) Study the rock cycle study guide (on "This Week in Class" page if you lost yours) & practice "Science Rocks and Minerals Vocab." on Quizlet at least three different ways.
(2) Read the science portion of the Marion County Public Schools Grade: 4 Student AtHome Activity Packet. If you don't have it, when you go to marionschools.net, click on "SUPPLEMENTAL STUDENT LEARING RESOURCES," then click on 4th grade, then scroll down to the science portion. Read about rocks and minerals; think about the gist of each section.
(3) Complete at least one assigned science ixl skill (S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4, S.5)
ELA & SS: Go on Google Classroom and complete Ms. Dickey's assignments
Friday, 4/3: Submit attendance either with Google Doc. or Dojo
Math: (1) Go on Quizlet.com and search "Millerdebra." Practice "Go! Math Chap. 10 Vocab." at least three different ways.
(2) Complete at least two assigned math ixl skills (W.4, W.5, X.1, X.4, X.5, X.6, X.7, X.8, X.9, *X.9.5, Z.1)
(3) Complete 15 minutes of iReady Math (where your lessons begin depends on your last iReady Diagnostic; you are scheduled to take one final diagnostic, so be sure to put forth your best effort to prove you are ready for 5th grade)
(4) Students on Accelerated Math: Complete the exercise set/test assignedemail me when you need a test or new set of skills
(5) Students not yet Multiplication Masters: Study and practice all multiplication tables not mastered (on Quizlet.com to practice)
(6) All students: Work on completing all of this year's assigned ixl skills including 5th grade K.7
Science: (1) Study the rock cycle study guide (on "This Week in Class" page if you lost yours) & practice "Science Rocks and Minerals Vocab." on Quizlet at least three different ways.
(2) Read the science portion of the Marion County Public Schools Grade: 4 Student AtHome Activity Packet. If you don't have it, when you go to marionschools.net, click on "SUPPLEMENTAL STUDENT LEARING RESOURCES," then click on 4th grade, then scroll down to the science portion. Read about rocks and minerals; think about the gist of each section.
(3) Complete at least one assigned science ixl skill (S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4, S.5)
ELA & SS: Go on Google Classroom and complete Ms. Dickey's assignments
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
Friday, 4/10: Go! Math Chap. 10 Vocab. Test
Friday, 4/17: Rock Cycle Vocab. Test
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BREAKING NEWS
(1) Marion County Public Schools Grade: 4 Student AtHome Activity Packet is available for pickup at any Walmart. It contains five days worth of instruction for this week.
(2) NO FSA Testing for 2020
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Wish List Items:
For those of you who just HAVE to go that extra mile... :)
 individually wrapped hard candy for class incentives
 small trinkets (nonfood items) to be used for class incentives (ex.: shells, crafty things, bookmarks, etc.)
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NEWS
EXTENDED DAY HOMEWORK POLICIES:
 MondayThursday 45 minutes
 If they need to stay inside to continue working/studying, they may
 They may go to the Media Center Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:003:00
 They may go to the Computer Lab MondayThursday from 2:004:30
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MEDIA CENTER
 Open for AR tests for K & 1 ONLY (7:157:30)
 Open every Tuesday & Thursday from 2:053:00 for AR tests for ALL students! If you would like to bring your child into the media center, you must pick up your child in car line and then come to the front office to sign in.
 Volunteers are needed!! Please contact Natalia Jimenez if you are able to volunteer regularly in the library, OR if you have a spare moment on campus. Any and all help will be appreciated.
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PANTHER PATCHES
The uniform store is open Friday mornings from 7:157:45
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IXL PREVIOUSLY ASSIGNED SKILLS:
Quarter 1 Math Skills: A.1, A.2, A.3, A.4, A.6, A.15, A.20, A.25, B.3, B.4, C.3, C.4
Quarter 1 Math Skills: A.18, A.19, D.3, D.4, D.5, D.6, D.7, *D.8.5, D.9, D.10, *D.17.5, D.22, D.27, D.35, E.18, L.2, L.8
Quarter 2 Math Skills: D.2, D.12, D.14, D.15, *D.15.5, D.18, D21, D.23, D.24, D.25, D.26, D.31, D.36, D.39, D.40, E.4, E,6, E.9, E.16
Quarter 2 Math Skills: E.7, E.7.5, E.11, E.13, E.16.5, E.17, E.19, E.27, P.3, P.5, P.7, P.11, P.16, P.17, 5th Grade K.7
Quarter 3 Math Skills: P.13. P.15, P.18, P.19, P.20, P.22, P.24, Q.1, Q.3, Q.5, Q.7, Q.8, Q.9, Q.12, Q.14, Q.14.5, R.2, R.4