• ~MRS. MILLER'S SCRATCHING POST~

    Panther Pride Trait of the Month for February: TRUTHFULNESS

    - Honesty; uprightness as shown in character; be truthful, sincere, and straightforward; don’t lie, cheat, steal, or intentionally mislead others; return things that don’t belong to you; do your own work; admit when you’ve done something wrong; always try to do what is right, even when it is costly or difficult

    (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: S.9, S.12, S.13, S.14    (Quarter 3 Math Skills:  J.8, R.6, R.7, R.17, S.2, S.3, S.5, S.8)

    *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, 2/24: signed Work Folder & signed IXL/AR/Multiplication slip due; work on assigned ixl skills; students on Accelerated Math should be completing at least one exercise set & test each week; study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; Good News Club (2:05-3:40)

     

    Tuesday, 2/25:  work on assigned ixl skills; students on Accelerated Math should be completing at least one exercise set & test each week; study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; Panther Sound (2:05-3:00); Track Practice (2:05-3:15); Tutoring Club (2:15-3:15); School Board Meeting (5:00)

      

    Wednesday, 2/26: Early Dismissal (12:05); study chapter 8 material for math test tomorrow--practice vocab. on Quizlet; work on assigned ixl skills; study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; Morning Mile--weather permitting (7:15; must have permission slip signed to participate)

     

    Thursday, 2/27: GO Math! Chapter 8 Test; work on assigned ixl skills; study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; 4/5 Lego Club (2:00-3:30); Track Practice (2:05-3:15)

     

    Friday, 2/28: Spring Picture Day: Out of Uniform--pay for pictures before they are taken like the yearbook pictures at the beginning of the year; 100 Facts Test; 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 160,000 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)

     

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    UPCOMING EVENTS: 

    Sunday, 3/8: Daylight Savings Time begins 

    Wednesday, 3/11: Track & Field Meet

    Friday, 3/13: End of 3rd Quarter; 200,000 words/85% correct due; Kona Ice after lunch

    Saturday, 3/14: Spring Break begins

    Monday, 3/23: No School: Teacher Workday

    Tuesday, 3/24: Classes resume 

      

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    BREAKING NEWS 

    Ice Cream Social

    Thank you so much for sending in all the supplies for the ice cream social. The students had a great time creating their own recipes with the variety of sauces and toppings you sent in.  It was a perfect treat for Valentine's Day.  :). Thank you to our volunteer scoopers who organized the process, kept crowd control, and then completely cleaned things up. Again, a very positive experience with which to end the week. And finally, thank you for all the valentines and sweet treats that were sent in for the students and for me. Days like today are a little crazy, but it's worth seeing the outpouring of love and affection that the students have for each other. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your children's lives.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day, and I hope you have a safe and relaxing three-day weekend.

     

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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 for AR tests for K & 1 ONLY (7:15-7:30)
    • Open every Tuesday & Thursday from 2:05-3:00 for AR tests for ALL students!  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

    Quarter 3 Math Skills:  P.13. P.15, P.18, P.19, P.20, P.22, P.24, Q.1, Q.3, Q.5, Q.7, Q.8, Q.9, Q.12, Q.14, Q.14.5, R.2, R.4