Monday, November 13, 2017

Week of November 13th

Parents,
We are in need of a few items for our classroom. If you see any of the following items on sale during the holiday break, we would truly appreciate anything you can donate!

We are in need of the following:
*Regular size Band-aids
*Colored Pencils
*Glue Sticks

Here's what we're learning this week!

Math-Multiplying and dividing fractions
Reading- Determining main idea from an informational text
Writing- We will continue to research inventors for our informational writing.
Social Studies- How did technological and scientific developments affect people's lives in the late 1800's?
Science- What is matter and what are the properties of matter?


Upcoming Events:

*Tour and Q & A at Daniell Middle School is this Tuesday, November 14th 6:00-8:00 in the Daniell Theater

*Thanksgiving Lunch- Wednesday, November 15th         Cost is $3.75
                                           time                        tables
Willard
12:20 – 1:05
21-22-23-24


*This week is the Book Fair!
Here's the blurb from the Sedalia Park Website:
It’s Book Fair time again in the Learning Commons! November 13 – 17, our Fall Book Fair will be open each day from 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday evening, November 16th, we will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Support our school and finish your holiday shopping early!

*Human Growth and Development is Wednesday and Thursday of this week! Only those students with a signed permission slip will be attending.
*Progress Reports will be distributed on Thursday, November 16th.
*Thanksgiving Holiday Break~November 20th-November 24th
*Performing Arts Field Trip to Lassiter High school is November 28th.
*Friday, December 1st- 4-H
*April 24th Splash! Celebration at JJ Daniell ~ Parent Night 6:00-8:00

The secret Dojo word this week is: Turkey

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard

Monday, November 6, 2017

Week of November 6th!

November is here and we are busier than ever! Thanksgiving break is right around the corner!

Here's what we're learning this week!

Math- Multiplying and dividing fractions
Reading- Informational text and their features
Writing- Informational writing on an inventor
Social Studies- How did technological and scientific developments affect people's lives in the late 1800's?
Science- What is matter?

** We have many students that are not turning in completed assignments. These assignments will be a 50 in the grade book until they are completed!

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, November 7th- No school (Election Day)
Thanksgiving Lunch- Wednesday, November 15th         Cost is $3.75

                                           time                        tables
Willard
12:20 – 1:05
21-22-23-24


Next week is the Book Fair!
Friday, December 2nd- 4-H

The secret word this week is:  diligent 

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week of October 30th



Here's what we're learning this week!

Math-adding and subtracting with unlike denominators
Reading- Over the next few weeks we will be learning about text structures. This week we are learning about sequence of events.
Writing- We're in the beginning stages of informational writing!
Social Studies- The Plains Indians and their struggles with the U.S. government
Science- constructive and destructive forces

+++ Our Science test is this Thursday! The study guide was sent home with everyone today! We are asking that every student study for at least fifteen minutes every night. Each night that they get your signature is worth 10 Dojo points!!

Upcoming Events:
Reading Night-Thursday, November 2nd from 6:00-7:00
Tuesday, November 7th- No school Election day
Friday, December 1st- 4-H meeting Nalaymi and Devonte will be presenting!

The secret word this week is M&M's! Please remember to keep all candy at home this week, unless there is enough for the entire class (including teachers :)



Have a wonderful week!! 

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Week of October 23rd

Thank you all for coming in last week for conference week! We really enjoyed meeting with you all and bragging on the kids!

Here's what were learning this week:

Math- adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
Writing- Comparing and contrasting characters
Reading- The Widow's Broom
Grammar- Prepositions
Social Studies- Battles of the Civil War


Upcoming events:
Wednesday-Feet off Drugs-wear funky socks
Thursday-Head off Drugs- Wear a fun hat
Friday-Bodies off Drugs- Wear Red
4-H is this Friday!
Picture retakes are this Friday!
Box Tops are due this Friday!

The secret word this week is Skittles!

Have a great week!

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard

Monday, October 16, 2017

Week of 10/16

It's conference week! Students will be released 2 hours early each day this week! We are excited about meeting with each of you and discussing your child's progress!

Since it is conference week, we will not be having our weekly spelling words!

Here's what we're learning this week!
Math-Multiplying and dividing decimals
Reading- StoryWorks article, "The Evil Swirling Darkness". We are learning more about text evidence and how to answer questions that show text evidence.
Writing- Mentor sentences from the book "Do Unto Otters". Mentor sentences are sentences that we introduce daily to the students. The sentences are written correctly and we discuss why they are written the way they are. At the end of the week, we quiz the students on those same sentences to see that they learned  the material we covered.
Social Studies- Civil War people and the major events that took place during the war.

Upcoming Events:
Chick-fil-A night (Cow-a-ween) Tuesday, October 5:00-8:00
4H Friday, October 27th during school~ James and Alejandra will be presenting
Coin Wars- ends this Friday, October 20th
Red Ribbon Week October 23rd-27th

Our secret word this week is Otters!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Week of October 9th

Here's what we're learning this week!

Math- multiplying and dividing decimals using models
Reading- We are continuing with Esperanza Rising.
Writing- We will be wrapping up our opinion essay on fidget spinners!
Science- Constructive and Destructive forces
Social Studies- Civil War

Please remember that this Thursday is early release. Students will be released at 12:30.

Also, next week is conference week. We look forward to meeting with each of you and discussing your child's progress so far this year.

A big "Thank You" to all who came out to support the Fall Festival. We appreciate your support. A great time was had by all!

Alejandra and James will be presenting at our 4-H meeting on Friday, October 27th.

The secret word this week is... Gourds!

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard

Monday, October 2, 2017

Week of October 2nd!

Can you believe it is October already??? We can't! Time is flying by! The end of the 9 weeks is quickly approaching. Please encourage your child to continue to do his or her very best!!

This week we will be doing the following:
Math: We are learning about decimals: comparing and adding and subtracting
Reading: Esperanza Rising Chapters 8-11
Writing: We will be starting opinion writing. We will be reading an article about whether or not fidget spinners should be in school and then writing an opinion paper.
Science: Constructive and Destructive forces
Social Studies: Reconstruction

Important Dates:
  • PTA Meeting- Thursday, October 5th at 6:00
  • End of the 1st nine weeks-October 6th
  • Fall Festival- Friday, October 6th 5:00
  • Early Release- Thursday, October 12th 
Our secret word this week is pumpkins

Please let us know if you have any questions!
Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard