• ~MRS. MILLER'S SCRATCHING POST~

    Panther Pride Trait of the Month for March: RESPECT

    Treating people with civility, courtesy, and dignity. Treat people the way you want to be treated.  Be sensitive to other people’s feelings.  Don’t insult people or make fun of them.  Never ridicule or embarrass people.  Never go along with prejudices or racist attitudes.  Listen to others when they speak.  Value other people’s opinions.  Be considerate of people’s likes and dislikes.  Don’t mock or tease people.  Don’t talk about people behind their backs.  Don’t pressure someone to do something s/he doesn’t want to do.  

    -from 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 the weekly grammar test and the math chapter tests and Learning Checks.  Students need to achieve 80% 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 both language arts and math right before interims and again right before report cards.

     

    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.  :)

     

    ***IXL/AR/MULT. Participation Check-Off Sheet went home Friday, 3/8 and is due back completed on Thursday, 3/14

    This Week's Language Arts Skills:  J.2, R.3, JJ.10   (Quarter 3 Language Arts Skills due March 14th: E.5, O.1, R.7, W.3, Y.1, Y.3, Z.3, EE.6, EE.11, II.2, JJ.2, OO.5)

     

    This Week's Math Skills:  BB.6, BB.7, BB.12   (Quarter 3 Math Skills due March 14th: M.1, T.5, T.8, T.9, T.10, T.11, T.15, T.19, BB.1, BB.2, BB.8, BB.9)

     

    This week in KidBiz: "Did Weather Change History?" with an assigned partner, and another activity completed independently--both due by bedtime Thursday. They will be given time in class to complete.

     

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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.  Goal is due by 3:00 on Thursday, March 14th.  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.

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    DATES TO REMEMBER:   

     

    Monday, 3/11: study suffixes vocab. on the bottom of spelling list & practice three different ways on Quizlet (test tomorrow); study Science Rocks & Minerals Vocab. Study Guide & practice three diffferent ways on Quizlet (test on Wednesday); work on KidBiz "Did Weather Change History?" with assigned partner & complete another activity independently; Good News Club 2:05-3:40

     

    Tuesday, 3/12: Math QSMA Session 1; suffixes vocab. test; study Science Rocks & Minerals Vocab. Study Guide and have signed & practice three different ways on Quizlet (test on Wednesday); study SS Chapter 4 Content Test Study Guide (test on Thursday); work on KidBiz "Did Weather Change History?" with assigned partner & complete another activity independentlyAfter-School Tutoring 2:15-3:15; Panther Sound 2:05-3:00; Boy Scout Meeting in Cafeteria--6:30

     

    Wednesday, 3/13: Morning Running Club 7:15-7:35 (must have permission slip signed); Math QSMA Session 2; study SS Chapter 4 Content Test Study Guide and have signed; work on KidBiz "Did Weather Change History?" with assigned partner & complete another activity independently

     

    Thursday, 3/14: IXL/AR/MULT. Participation Check-Off Sheet due completed; AR goal of 200,000 words/85% or higher due; Grammar Test (adjectives that compare); SS Chapter 4 Content Test; work on KidBiz "Did Weather Change History?" with assigned partner & complete another activity independently--both due tonight by bedtime; End of 3rd Quarter; After-School Tutoring 2:15-3:15; Charlie Dixon Music Festival at First Baptist Church--6:30

     

    Friday, 3/15: No School for Students/Teacher Worday 

      

    Monday-Friday, 3/18-3/22: No School: Spring Break

    Monday, 3/25: Classes resume

     

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    UPCOMING EVENTS: 

     

     

    Tuesday, 3/26: Papa John's Spirit Night

    Tuesday, 4/2: FSA ELA Writing (4th & 5th Grades)

     

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    BREAKING NEWS

    VALENTINE'S DAY

    Thank you for a wonderful Valentine's Day. The students enjoyed exchanging valentines and eating treats. Thank you for remembering me as well!  :)

     

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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 (non-food items) to be used for class incentives (ex.: shells, crafty things, bookmarks, etc.)

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    NEWS

    EXTENDED DAY HOMEWORK POLICIES:

    • Monday-Thursday 45 minutes
    • If they need to stay inside to continue working/studying, they may
    • They may go to the Media Center Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00-3:00
    • They may go to the Computer Lab Monday-Thursday from 2:00-4:30

     

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    MEDIA CENTER

    • Open every Tuesday & Thursday from 2:15-3:00 for AR tests.  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.  
    • Sunshine State Book Bowl Club began September 19th; however, no district-wide Book Bowl this year
    • 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 at 7:15

     

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    IXL

    Quarter 1 Language Arts Skills: F.1, F.2, F.3, CC.1, CC.2, CC.3, CC.4, CC.5, CC.10

    Quarter 1 Math Skills: A.1, A.2, A.8, A.12, B.1, B.2, C.1, C.2, D.3, D.9, D.13

    Quarter 1 Language Arts Skills: A.1, C.3, D.1, D.2, M.2, M.3, N.4, CC.7, CC.8, CC.9, DD.3, DD.4, QQ.6

    Quarter 1 Math Skills: A.3, D.1, D.2, D.6, D.7, D.8, D.10, D.11, D.12, D.16, D.18, D.19, D.20

    Quarter 2 Language Arts Skills: C.1, C.2, E.4, L.3, N.3, N.5, DD.2, DD.8, DD.10, DD.11, DD.12, DD.13, NN.1, OO.2, 5th Grade BB.9

    Quarter 2 Math Skills: A.9, B.5, C.3, D.5, D.14, D.15, D.25, E.1, E.2, E.4, E.5, E.7, E.9, E.11, E.16

    Quarter 2 Language Arts Skills: C.4, C.5, E.1, K.1, FF.1, FF.3, HH.3, HH.14, MM.2PP.3, 5th Grade BB.7 & BB.8

    Quarter 2 Math Skills: A.14, A.15, D.4, E.8, L.7, L.9, P.2, P.7, P.16, P.17, P.21, 5th Grade K.7

    Quarter 3 Language Arts Skills: E.3, E.6, H.1, I.1, K.2, V.3, V.6, EE.2, EE.7, FF.4, GG.3, GG.4, HH.5, HH.15, 5TH GRADE: G.1

    Quarter 3 Math Skills: P.19, P.20, P.23, Q.1, Q.3, Q.9, Q.14, S.2, S.6, S.7, S.8, S.10, T.1, 5TH GRADE: K.6 & L.5