• ~MRS. MILLER'S SCRATCHING POST~

    Panther Pride Trait of the Month for November: THANKFULNESS

    - Conscious of benefit received; well pleased; consider others, consider others, consider others; be aware of what you are receiving, and the effort it cost others; recognize and appreciate your blessings; be honest and look for something good in every situation; remember to say “Please” and “Thank you”; encourage others to find the good in every situation; even when things seem to be going wrong, think about how things could be worse; pay attention to the things you do have (don’t focus on the things you don’t have); help others who are not as fortunate as you; show your gratitude by taking care of your belongings; offer help at home, in the classroom, etc.

    (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.  :)

     

    ***IXL/AR/Multiplication Percentage Check-off Sheet went home Monday, 11/4. Due completed by Monday morning, 11/11. See below "Breaking News."

    This Week's Math Skills:  E.7, E.7.5, E.13, E.16.5    (Quarter 2 Math Skills due Monday, 11/11:  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)

    *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 Thursday, December 19th.  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, 11/11: IXL/AR/Multiplication Participation Sheet due completed; study Science Sound, Heat, Light Energy Unit study guide--test Friday; all multiplication tables have been practiced and tested--study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered (see "Proud Performing Panthers" to see which ones still need to be mastered); Good News Club (2:05-3:40)

     

    Tuesday, 11/12: study Science Sound, Heat, Light Energy Unit study guide; study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; Panther Sound (2:05-3:00); Boy Scouts (6:30-7:30 in Cafeteria)

     

    Wednesday, 11/13: study Science Sound, Heat, Light Energy Unit study guide; study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; Morning Mile (must have permission slip signed to participate); Sunshine Book Club (2:05-3:00); SAC Meeting (5:30); PO General Metting (6:30 Media Center)

     

    Thursday, 11/14: study Science Sound, Heat, Light Energy Unit study guide & have signed; study and practice and makeup all multiplication tables not mastered; sign & return Work Folder; Panther Produce (2:05-3:15 in the Science Lab); 4th-5th Lego Club (2:05-3:30)

     

    Friday, 11/15:   Science Sound, Heat, Light Energy Test; assigned math ixl skills due up to at least 85%; students should have mastered at least 10 multiplication tables (see "Proud Performing Panthers" page); students should have at least 100,000 AR words to be on target to meet their 200,000 word goal by Thursday, December 19th; Panther Patches open in Cafeteria 7:15-7:45

     

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    UPCOMING EVENTS: 

    Wednesday, 11/20: School Choice Expo

    Thursday, 11/21: Chic-fil-A Spirit Night (5-8 pm)

    Friday, 11/22: Kona Ice

    Monday-Friday, 11/25-11/29: Thanksgiving Break

    Monday, 12/2: Classes resume

        

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    BREAKING NEWS 

    IXL/AR/Multiplication Percentage Check-off Sheet 

    Due on or before Monday morning, November 11th

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    IXL: You need a Smart Score of 85% or higher on each skill to earn 100% participation. Log on to your ixl account and write the SMART SCORE for each skill listed. Give this slip to Mrs. Miller when you have all skills completed and checked.  Due on or before Monday morning, 11/11.

     

    Reminder: A medal doesn’t mean you completed it this year, as you may have earned the medal last year. You must have a Smart Score of 85% or higher by the skill to have completed it this year and for it to count toward your current participation grade.

     

     

    Mathematics Smart Scores for this year:

    D.2____   D.12____   D.14____   D.15____   *D.15.5____ (*new skill between D.15 & D.16) 

    D.18____   D.21____   D.23____   D.24____   D.25____   D.26____   D.31____   D.36____ 

    D.39____   D.40____    E.4____   E.6____   E.9____   E.16____ 

                                                                                                                    ____/19 = _______

     

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    AR Word Goal: You should have at least 75,000 words at this time to be on pace to achieve your goal.  200,000 words are due by Thursday, December 19th, to qualify for the pizza party.  How many do you have?

                                  _____________________words/200,000 words          

     

    You should have an AR percentage correct average of 85% or higher.  You have _____%.

                                                                                                                                                

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    Multiplication Masters: We have practiced and tested all 13 of your tables, so 13 are required to be mastered by Thursday, December 19th.  Check off the ones you have passed, and then practice and get tested on the ones not yet checked.

    0____  1____  2____  3____  4____  5____  6____  7____  8____  9____  10____  11____  12____                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                     ____/13 = _______

     

    FALL FESTIVAL

    THANK YOU!! Wow!! Ms. Dickey and I are so grateful and thankful to you for rescuing us in our hour of need. We needed soda and bottled water--you provided soda and bottled water. We needed ice and coolers--you got us ice and coolers. We needed volunteers to help set up, run, and clean up--you stayed and helped with that as well. We were a success only because of you. Thank you so much for the support!

     

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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