• ~MRS. MILLER'S SCRATCHING POST~

    Panther Pride Trait of the Month for May: TOLERANCE

    Sympathy for the beliefs of others.  Treat other people the way you want to be treated.  Treat people with equanimity and impartiality.  Be open-minded and reasonable.  Don’t take advantage of people.  Consider the feelings of all people who will be affected by your actions and decisions.  Be sensitive to other people’s feelings and beliefs.  Never go along with prejudices or racist attitudes.  Treat people with civility, courtesy, and dignity.  Listen to others when they speak.  Value other people’s opinions.  Be considerate of people’s likes and dislikes.  Never ridicule or embarrass people or their beliefs.     

    -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.  :)

     

    *Last ixl Participation sheet going home Monday, 5/20, and due completed by Wednesday, 5/22.

    This Week's Language Arts Skills:  No new ones assigned. Check that all highlighted/starred skills are completed up to at least 80% to participate in the final Miller Money Auction on Thursday, 5/23.    (Quarter 4 Language Arts Skills due by Wednesday, 5/22: JJ.4, HH.13, FF.5, KK.1, KK.4, NN.6, N.1, Y.4, Z.2)

     

    This Week's Math Skills:  No new ones assigned. Check that all highlighted/starred skills are completed up to at least 80% to participate in the final Miller Money Auction on Thursday, 5/23.     (Quarter 4 Math Skills due by Wednesday, 5/22: N.7, N.12, N.13, N.14, N.16, O.2, O.6, BB.10, BB.11)

     

    This week in KidBiz: Students are to complete at least one activity with an assigned partner, and another activity completed independently or with their Lexile partner--***both due by bedtime Thursday, 5/23. 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 Friday, May 17th.  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 17th, by 2:00 p.m. to participate in the Millionaire Lock-In on Tuesday, 5/21, from 12:15-1:45.

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    DATES TO REMEMBER:    

      

    Monday, 5/20: Science Heredity Vocab. Test--last vocab. test of year!; Q4 AR Reward Pizza Party; recite "The Parts of Speech" poem if you haven't already given your recitation; work on a KidBiz activity with assigned partner & complete another activity independently (or with Lexile partner) by Thursday, 5/23

     

    Tuesday, 5/21: work on a KidBiz activity with assigned partner & complete another activity independently (or with Lexile partner); AR Millionaire Party (12:15-1:45)

     

    Wednesday, 5/22: last ixl participation sheet due completed; work on a KidBiz activity with assigned partner & complete another activity independently (or with Lexile partner); 3rd & 4th Grade Awards Ceremony at MTI (7:00)--by invitation only

     

    Thursday, 5/23: Miller Money Auction--all assigned ixl skills must be completed to 80%--remember to check 5th and 6th grade assigned skills as well; work on a KidBiz activity with assigned partner & complete another activity independently (or with Lexile partner)--both due tonight by bedtime; 

     

    Friday, 5/24: End-of-Year Party from 12:30-2:00; Last day of school 

     

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    UPCOMING EVENTS: 

    Summer Break!

      

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    BREAKING NEWS

    Teacher Appreciation Luncheons:

    I’m sorry it has taken me so long to thank you!!  Thank you so much for your contributions to the luncheons.  It is such a nice treat to not have to prepare my own lunch on Fridays AND eat much more delicious food than I would pack myself.  I appreciate all your help and support, and I will truly miss the level of enthusiasm this class has had for learning.

     

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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

    Quarter 3 Language Arts Skills: E.5, O.1, R.7, W.3, Y.1, Y.3, Z.3, EE.6, EE.11, II.2, JJ.2, OO.5

    Quarter 3 Math Skills: M.1, T.5, T.8, T.9, T.10, T.11, T.15, T.19, BB.1, BB.2, BB.8, BB.9

    Quarter 4 Language Arts Skills: B.1, E.2, G.1, G.2, H.1, H.2, H.3, H.4, H.5, I.2, I.3, J.1, J.2, P.1, R.3, S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4, S.5, S.6, Y.2, AA.1, AA.3, JJ.5, JJ.7, JJ.9, JJ.10, JJ.12, JJ.13; KK.2, KK.3, OO.6; 5th Grade: A.1, C.5, E.1, G.1; 6th Grade: A.1, B.2

    Quarter 4 Math Skills: J.1, J.2, J.6, L.2, M.7, N.3, N.4, N.5, W.2, W.4, W.5, X.1, X.2, X.3, X.4, X.5, X.6, X.7, X.8, X.9, Y.1, Y.2, Y.3, Y.4, Z.1, Z.2, Z.3, Z.4, Z.5, BB.6, BB.7, BB.12