• ~MRS. MILLER'S SCRATCHING POST~

    Panther Pride Trait of the Month for August: ACTIVE LISTENING

    - Pay attention in order to hear.  Listen carefully to others, and be sure you understand what they are saying.  Share when you have something that others would like to know.  Compromise when you have a serious conflict.  Show appreciation to people for what they contribute.  Make people feel needed.  Don’t isolate or exclude anyone--everybody has something valuable to offer, and nobody likes being left out.  Be open-minded and reasonable to others.  (GoodCharacter.com)

    (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 (QSMA).  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. All assigned ixl skills must be completed to 80% or higher to attend the Miller Money Auction in December and May; F2F class only, as the auction is conducted in class.

     

    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 Friday for grading:  

    Quarter 1 Math Skills due:  

     

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    DATES TO REMEMBER:    

    Friday, 8/14: Parent Packet Pick-Up/Chromebook Distribution in front carline from 9:00-3:00

     For face-to-face & online students.

     Remain in vehicle and have photo ID ready.

     Once verified, you will receive your child’s packet. Packet includes teacher name, map, car signs, lanyard, and other school-specific information.

     Chromebooks will be available for checkout for online students who identified need on survey. (Online student curriculum will be available for pick up on Tuesday, Aug. 18th)

     

    Tuesday, 8/18: Online Instruction Chromebook & Curriculum Distribution (9:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00)

     

    Wednesday, 8/19: Meet the Teacher Zoom Sessions: F2F Families 1:00/Online Families 1:30  (Meeting ID and Passcode in Welcome Letter included in the Parent Packet from Friday, 8/14)

     

    Thursday, 8/20: Meet the Teacher Zoom Sessions: F2F Families 10:00/Online Families 10:30  (Meeting ID and Passcode in Welcome Letter included in the Parent Packet from Friday, 8/14)

     

    Friday, 8/21: Panther Patches Sidewalk Sale at side carline (near cafeteria) from 12:00-3:00.  All items $3.00 cash or check only. Purchases only; no donations accepted at this time.

     

    Monday, 8/24: Welcome to 4th grade! First day of school for all students. Please send in the following supplies from the 4th-grade supply list: sharpened pencils, eraser(s), folders, colored pencils, washable markers, zippered pencil pouch.

     

    Tuesday, 8/25: Please send in the following supplies from the 4th-grade supply list: 1-2 in. zippered or tabbed closer 3-ring binder, notebook paper, dry-erase markers.

       

    Wednesday, 8/26: Please send in the following supplies from the 4th-grade supply list: composition notebooks, tissues, headphones.

     

    Thursday, 8/27: Please send in the following supplies from the 4th-grade supply list: disinfecting wipes (if you can find them), paper towels.

     

    Friday, 8/28: Please send in the following supplies from the 4th-grade supply list: 1 1/2 in. 3-ring binder, school planner (purchase information to be determined). Math ixl skills due at 80% or higher--grade taken today

     

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    Specials Schedule 

    Specials

    7:55-8:25

    8:25-8:55

       

     

     

     

    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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    UPCOMING EVENTS: 

     

     

     

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    BREAKING NEWS 

    (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.

     

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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 NEWS

     

     

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    PANTHER PATCHES

     

     

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    IXL PREVIOUSLY ASSIGNED SKILLS:

    Quarter 1 Math Skills: 

    Quarter 1 Math Skills: 

    Quarter 2 Math Skills:  

    Quarter 2 Math Skills:  

    Quarter 3 Math Skills:  

    Quarter 3 Math Skills: 

    Quarter 4 Math Skills: