
~MRS. MILLER'S SCRATCHING POST~
Panther Pride Trait of the Month for May: RESPONSIBILITY
Being accountable for things within your power
Be reliable and dependable
When you agree to do something, do it
Take care of your own business
Don’t make others do what you are supposed to do
Take responsibility for your actions
Don’t make excuses or blame others
Even when it’s difficult, tell the truth
Help solve the problem rather than complain about it
If you say you are going to do something, do it
Use your headthink before you act, and imagine the consequences
Copyright Elkind+Sweet Communications/Live Wire Media
Reprinted with permission. Copied from GoodCharacter.com
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ixl: I carefully select these skills based on what we are studying in class. Students are to 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 Quarterly Standards Mastery Assessments (QSMAs). Students need to achieve 80% or higher on each assigned skill to receive full credit (100%) each week. Students achieving 100% on every skill will earn extra credit (105%). An ixl participation grade will be taken at the end of each week for that week's assigned skills.
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 due for grading Friday, 5/21 by 8:00 a.m.: F.16, K.12, L.8.5, N.6
Last Week's Math Skills due Friday, 5/14: D.20.5, E.13, G.2, S.12, S.20
Quarter 4 Math Skills Due: F.18, G.4, K.13, L.6, O.6, V.3, V.4, V.5, W.1, W.2, W.4.5,W.9, W.10, W.11, X.2, X.3, Y.1, Y.2, Y.3, Y.4, Y.5, Y.6, Y.7, Y.8, Y.9, Y.10, AA.1, AA.4, AA.7, AA.8, AA.9, AA.10, AA.12, AA.13, AA.14
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DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday, 5/17:
overdue library notices go home/books were due last Friday
Geometry Quadrilaterals Test (should have studied graphic organizer and is also on Quizlet)
study Food Chains & Webs Unit Study Guide; Test Thursday, 5/20
complete at least one new math ixl skill up to 80%
complete at least one new ELA ixl skill up to 85%
practice any multiplication tables not yet mastered
Tuesday, 5/18:
iReady Math Diagnostic & iReady Reading Diagnostic Session 1
study Food Chains & Webs Unit Study Guide
complete at least two new math ixl skills up to 80%
complete at least two new ELA ixl skills up to 85%
practice any multiplication tables not yet mastered
SAC meeting by Zoom at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/19:
iReady Math Diagnostic & iReady Reading Diagnostic Session 2
study Food Chains & Webs Unit Study Guide and have study guide signed; test tomorrow
complete at least three new math ixl skills up to 80%
complete at least three new ELA ixl skills up to 85%
practice any multiplication tables not yet mastered
Thursday, 5/20:
Food Chains & Webs Unit Test
complete at least four new math ixl skills up to 80%due by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow
complete at least four new ELA ixl skills up to 85%
practice any multiplication tables not yet mastered
Friday, 5/21:
all of this week's assigned math ixl skills due with SmartScores 80% or higher due by 8:00 a.m.mark as done in Google Classroom
all of this week's assigned ELA ixl skills due with SmartScores 85% or highermark as done in Google Classroom
practice any multiplication tables not yet mastered
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
Wednesday, 5/26: Last day of school for students
Monday, 6/7: First day of Summer School
Thursday, 7/8: Last day of Summer School
Tuesday, 8/10: First day of school for students
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Specials Schedule
Specials
7:558:25
8:258:55
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Miller HR
Online
PE
Music
PE
Science Lab
PE
Art
PE
Computer Lab
PE
Makerspace Lab
Dickey HR
F2F
PE
Makerspace Lab
PE
Music
PE
Science Lab
PE
Art
PE
Computer Lab
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BREAKING NEWS
(1) Zoom/Google Classroom
Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing thirdparty platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.
(2) Technical Issues Help
To help resolve technical issues with MCPSdistributed Chromebooks, users can call the Parent Service Desk Helpline.
 Helpline Phone: 352.867.2100
 Helpline Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30AM  4:30PM
(Wait times can vary).
Please note: Helpline technicians cannot resolve issues with Internet connections or student passwords.
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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 (nonfood items) to be used for class incentives (ex.: shells, crafty things, bookmarks, etc.)
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NEWS
EXTENDED DAY HOMEWORK POLICIES:
 MondayThursday 45 minutes
 If they need to stay inside to continue working/studying, they may
 They may go to the Media Center Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:003:00
 They may go to the Computer Lab MondayThursday from 2:004:30
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MEDIA CENTER NEWS
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PANTHER PATCHES
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IXL PREVIOUSLY ASSIGNED SKILLS:
Quarter 1 Math Skills: A.2, A.3, A.4, A.6, A.7, A.16, A.19, A.20, B.3, C.3, D.3, D.4, D.5, D.6, D.7, D.8, D.9, D.10, D.11, D.12, D.14, D.16, D.17, D.18, D.19, D.22, D.23, D.24, D.26, D.28, D.29, D.30, D.31, D.32, D.35, E.26divisibility tricks in "Resources" on Google Classroom, K.6, K.9
Quarter 2 Math Skills: D.29, D.30, D.31, D.32, D.33, D.35, D.39, D.44, E.3, E.4, E.7, E.8, E.9, E.12, E.14, E.15, E.16, E.17, E.18, E.20, E.23, E.24, E.25, E.27, E.29, O.5, O.7, O.8, O.16, O.17, O.19, O.20, O.21, O.22, O.23, O.24, O.26, P.2, P.4, P.5, P.10, P.14, P.17, 5th K.7, 6th I.5
Quarter 3 Math Skills: I.6, I.7, I.8, L.1, L.2, M.5, M.6, M.7, M.11, M.12, M.14, M.15, M.16, N.1, N.7, N.8, O.14, P.1, P.3, P.13, P.15, P.16, P.18, P.19, P.20, Q.1, Q.2, R.2, R.5, R.7, R.8, R.9, R.12, R.13, R.14, S.1, S.2, S.3, S.4, S.7, S.8, S.9, S.10, S.17, W.1, Y.1, AA.1, AA.7, AA.9, 6th Grade J.6
Quarter 4 Math Skills: