• ~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.  :)

     

    ***IXL Participation Sheet went home today, Friday, 5/18.  As reminded throughout the year, all assigned skills for the entire school year must be completed at 80% or higher to participate in the Miller Money Auction on Tuesday, 5/22. 

    Quarter 4 Language Arts Skills due Monday, 5/21:  F.13, G.1, G.4, J.5, K.5, P.4, Y.2, Y.3, Z.5, AA.2, AA.3,  BB.1

    Quarter 4 Math Skills due Monday, 5/21:  E.19, E.21, F.10, T.16, U.8, U.9, X.3, Y.2, BB.7, BB.8, BB.10, BB.11

     

    This week in KidBiz: NO MORE KIDBIZ!! 

     

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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 18th. Any words your child earned over the required 200,000 from 1st and 2nd and 3rd quarter's goal may be used for this quarter's goal.  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, 5/21:  Science CSMA (cummulative assessment for entire year)--students took home their Science Notebook to study for Monday & Tuesday; final three Science Notebook Checks: Weathering & Erosion, Life Cycles, and Heredity & Food Chain Units; 3rd & 4th Grade Honors at MTI at 7:00 p.m. (invitation only)yearbooks on sale ($30)

    Tuesday, 5/22: Science CSMA (cummulative assessment for entire year); Miller Money Auction for those who completed all assigned ixl skills at 80% or higher; 4th Quarter AR Reward Pizza Party

    Wednesday, 5/23: Class Party from 12:45-1:45 (whatever they bring in is whatever they will eat!)  :)

    Thursday, 5/24: Last day of school for students; Early Dismissal (12:05)

    Friday, 5/25:  No School for Students/Teacher Workday

     

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    UPCOMING EVENTS:

     

     

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    BREAKING NEWS

    Teacher Appreciation:

    Thank you so much for all the gifts that just kept on coming and coming...  :)  I have baked goods (some bought some homemade) and chocolate and chips and pancake mix (all YUMMY!) & wonderfully scented candles and lotion & plants (that I will do my best to help them thrive!) & a touching balloon & a Simply Southern teacher shirt (which I am wearing as I type) & lottery tickets.  Wow! Thank you.  I appreciate the thoughtfulness and generosity and time you have taken for me for teacher appreciation week, and I appreciate all your hard work and support this year to help ensure your child's success in fourth grade. Thank you. I appreciate YOU.

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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 morning from 7:15-7:45 for checkout and AR testing
    • Open every Tuesday & Thursday from 2:05-3:00 for AR tests
    • Sunshine State Book Bowl will begin in October; 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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    Quarter 1 Language Arts Skills due Friday, 9/22: A.1, A.2, A.3, A.4, A.5, A.8, H.1, H.3, H.4, X.3, Z.3

    Quarter 1 Language Arts Skills due Friday, 10/13: A.6, A.7, A.9, B.4, K.6, W.1, X.4, Y.1, Z.1

    Quarter 2 Language Arts Skills due Monday, 11/27: B.3, B.8, B.9, B.10, B.11, B.12, B.13, J.1, J.2, Q.1, T.1, T.4, U.3, V.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5

    Quarter 2 Language Arts Skills due Tuesday, 12/19: D.1, D.2, D.3, D.12,  I.2, K.1, M.6, N.4, U.2

    Quarter 3 Language Arts Skills due Friday, 2/9: B.7, C.1, C.2, C.7, D.14, D.15, D.18, D.22, D.23, F.4, I.1, R.1, U.1, Z.2

    Quarter 3 Language Arts Skills due Thursday, 3/22: C.6, D.4, D.8, D.19, D.25, E.2, F.3, O.2, Q.18, V.5, X.5, X.6, X.7, X.9, Z.4

    Quarter 4 Language Arts Skills due Tuesday, 4/24:  C.11, F.8, F.10, F.11, F.12, G.3, O.3, Q.3, Q.6, R.3, Y.4, Y.5, Z.7, Z.8, BB.2

      

    Quarter 1 Math Skills due Friday, 9/22: A.1, A.2, A.3, A.4, A.12, B.1, B.8, C.1, C.2

    Quarter 1 Math Skills due Friday, 10/13: B.3, C.3, D.1, D.2, D.8, D.10, D.11, D.12, D.20

    Quarter 2 Math Skills due Monday, 11/27: A.8, B.2, B.9, C.7, D.5, D.6, D.9, D.15, D.17, D.18, D.19, D.24, E.1, E.2, E.13, E.14, E.15, J.1

    Quarter 2 Math Skills due Tuesday, 12/19: D.3, D.4, E.6, E.7, E.8, E.9, E.10, E.11, E.16

    Quarter 3 Math Skills due Friday, 2/9: A.11, E.17, L.7, L.5, P.7, P.10, P.14, P.16, P.17, P.21, Q.1, Q.3, Q.9, Q.14

    Quarter 3 Math Skills due Thursday, 3/22: D.14, D.21, Q.11, S.2, S.3, S.5, S.8, S.10, S.12, T.2, T.6, T.9, T.10, T.11, T.15

    Quarter 4 Math Skills due Tuesday, 4/24: J.8, N.2, N.6, N.15, O.1, 0.6, W.4, W.5, X.9, Y.3, Z.1, Z.2, Z.3, Z.4, Z.5, BB.2, BB.6