• ~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. 

    (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:  Q.1, Q.3, Q.8, Q.9   (Quarter 3 Math Skills due:  P.13. P.15, P.18, P.19, P.20, P.22)

    *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.  Goal is due by 3:00 on Friday, March 13th.  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, 1/20: No School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed

     

    Tuesday, 1/21: Silver River Museum Permission Slip & $3 due; signed Work Folder & report card slip due; work on STEAM/Science Project; study Scientific Method Study Guide & practice on Quizlet 3 different ways--make practice matching test (Test on Friday, 1/24); study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; NO Panther Sound until February; Track Practice (2:05-3:15; meet on basketball court)

     

    Wednesday, 1/22: Early Dismissal (12:05); STEAM Project Judging; work on STEAM/Science Project; study Scientific Method S.G. & practice on Quizlet 3 different ways--make practice matching test; study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; Morning Mile (must have permission slip signed to participate); Honor Choir performing at Riley Arts Center at 6:30

     

    Thursday, 1/23: Miller's Class & 1/3 of Dickey's Class to Silver River Museum--white tops w/blue bottoms & bring lunch and drink if not signed up for school lunch; NEHS Induction Ceremony 5:30 (Cafeteria); study Scientific Method Study Guide & practice on Quizlet 3 different ways--make practice matching test; work on STEAM/Science Project; study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; sign & return Work Folder; 4/5 Lego Club (2:00-3:30)

     

    Friday, 1/24: 1/3 of Dickey's Class to Silver River Museum--white tops w/blue bottoms & bring lunch and drink if not signed up for school lunch; Scientific Method Vocab. Test; work on STEAM/Science Project; assigned math ixl skills due up to at least 85%; students should have mastered all multiplication tables (see "Proud Performing Panthers" page); students should have about 60,000 words with 85% accuracy to be on track to meet their 200,000 word reading goal by Friday, March 13th; Panther Patches open in Cafeteria (7:15-7:45); Soccer Practice (2:05-3:15; meet on basketball court); Boy Scouts 6:00 p.m.

     

    Saturday, 1/25: Boy Scouts in Cafeteria

    Monday, 1/27: 1/3 of Dickey's Class to Silver River Museum

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    UPCOMING EVENTS: 

    Tuesday, 1/28: DICKEY'S CLASS: Bark Bus on campus--permission slips due

    Wednesday, 1/29: MILLER'S CLASS: Bark Bus on campus--permission slips due

    Friday, 1/31: STEAM mini-boards and logs due; classroom presentations begin; 100 Facts Test (0-12)--9 minutes max.

      

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    BREAKING NEWS 

     

     

     

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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--well, maybe once we get AR!!  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 7:15-7:45

     

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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