• ~MRS. MILLER'S SCRATCHING POST~

    Panther Pride Trait of the Month for January: PERSONAL BEST

    - Do what needs to be done. Exercise self-control with your actions, feelings, etc. Always try to do what is right, even when it is costly or difficult. Be true to your very best self. Live up to the highest ethical standards. Don’t compromise your values by giving in to temptation. Use good judgment and think through the consequences of your actions. Be reliable and dependable. Be accountable for your actions. Never make excuses or blame others for your actions. Always follow through on your commitments. 

    -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.  :)

     

    This Week's Language Arts Skills:  V.3, V.6, EE.2    (Quarter 3 Language Arts Skills: E.3, I.1, K.2, GG.4, HH.5, HH.15)

     

    This Week's Math Skills:  P.19, 5TH GRADE: K.6 & L.5    (Quarter 3 Math Skills: P.20, P.23, Q.1, Q.3, Q.9, Q.14)

     

    This week in KidBiz: "Playing Guitar Makana's Way" with an assigned partner, and another activity completed independently--both due by Thursday, 1/17. 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, 1/21: No School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

     

    Tuesday, 1/22: study Science Earth and Moon Vocab. Study Guide & practice Quizlet three different ways; work on KidBiz "Playing Guitar Makana's Way" with assigned partner & complete another activity independently; School Board Meeting 5:00

     

    Wednesday, 1/23: Early Dismissal (12:05); Morning Running Club 7:15-7:35 (must have permission slip signed); Kindergarten 100-Day Parade; study Science Earth and Moon Vocab. Study Guide & practice Quizlet three different ways; work on KidBiz "Playing Guitar Makana's Way" with assigned partner & complete another activity independently; All County Choir at Reilly Center at 6:30

     

    Thursday, 1/24: NEHS Induction Ceremony (5:30 in Cafeteria--in school uniform or dress clothes); study Science Earth and Moon Vocab. Study Guide and have signed & practice Quizlet three different ways; work on KidBiz "Playing Guitar Makana's Way" with assigned partner & complete another activity independently-both due tonight by bedtime

     

    Friday, 1/25: Grammar Test (pronouns); Go Math! Chapter 7 Test (add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers); three in-class KidBiz activities at 88% or higher due today; 50,000 words due to be on pace to meet 200,000 word goal by March 14th; Boy Scouts in Cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.

     

    Saturday, 1/26: Boy Scouts PineWood Derby in Cafeteria (8:00)

     

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    UPCOMING EVENTS: 

    Tuesday, 1/29: Write Score/FSA Writing Practice Assessment; Papa John's Pizza Night

    Thursday, 1/31: Four (4) In-Class KidBiz Activities (88% or higher) Due for January

     

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    BREAKING NEWS

      

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    SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB INFORMATION

    Despite the fact that there is no district-wide Book Bowl competition, we will continue to have Sunshine Book Club meetings. The Sunshine Book Club is open to all interested students in grades 3-5 who have read the SSYRA book we will be discussing on the specified date. We will do an activity based on a different Sunshine State Book each week and answer trivia questions about the books. There will likely be spoilers for the books at our meetings!

    We meet selected Wednesdays from 2-3 pm. Pick up is at the front car line at 3:05. Below is the current schedule of Book Bowl meetings.

    Schedule of Meetings

    1. Sept 19- The Ark Plan
    2. Oct 3- The Doublecross: (and Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy)
    3. Oct 10-Spirit Week Showdown
    4. Oct 17- Lemons
    5. Nov 7- Ugly Cat and Pablo
    6. Nov 14- Dragons and Marshmallows
    7. Nov 28- I Love You, Michael Collins
    8. Dec 12- Lights, Camera, Cook!
    9. Jan 9- Podkin One-Ear
    10. Jan 16- Overboard!
    11. Jan 30- Wish
    12. Feb 6- The Great Treehouse War
    13. Feb 13- Home Sweet Motel
    14. Feb 20- A True Home
    15. March 6- The Sweetest Sound

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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