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 head--think before you act, and imagine the consequences


    Copyright Elkind+Sweet Communications/Live Wire Media

    Reprinted with permission.  Copied from GoodCharacter.com



    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




    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 higher--mark as done in Google Classroom

    -practice any multiplication tables not yet mastered




    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



    Specials Schedule 














    Miller HR





    Science Lab




    Computer Lab


    Makerspace Lab

    Dickey HR



    Makerspace Lab




    Science Lab




    Computer Lab






    (1)  Zoom/Google Classroom

    Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party 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 MCPS-distributed 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.



    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.)




    • 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












    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.26--divisibility 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: