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


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Important information from PTA!


Please read the following message from our PTA!

Good Morning Park Parents!

We are still working on getting emails from parents, but it has been a bit of a struggle!  We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the following with your parent email lists, or on your blogs.  Thank you so much for your help!

We need volunteers for our Fall Festival on October 6th. There are lots of different opportunities!



If YOU have not signed up in Membership Tool Kit, please do so TODAY!  Just follow this link and you can do it in a few minutes.  REMEMBER, this is the ONLY way to receive the electronic communications from the school PTA to know what is happening at the school!



4th and 5th grade Room Parents - Teacher Appreciation is THIS FRIDAY - Please check out and share this link to sign up to help with breakfast and lunch (providing food or participating)



One more thing...this Friday is Picture day and we could use a few hands to help - it's an easy job and gives you an opportunity to see lots of the kids!



Thanks again and have a great week (and restful break!!)

Staci Bushey

PTA Volunteer Committee

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Week of 9/18/17

This week we are finishing up the ITBS testing! Hooray! 

Wednesday through Friday we will be doing the following:
Math- division with two digit divisors and multi-digit dividends
Reading- Storyworks story, "Freddie in the Shade"
Writing- Reading/Writing response to "Freddie in the Shade"
Social Studies-The US Constitution
Science- Georgia Land forms, Constructive and Destructive forces


Upcoming Events:

  • Picture Day is this Friday, September 22nd
  • 4-H is this Friday, September 22nd! Jay and Rowan will be presenting!
  • Fall Break is next week, September 25th-29th. There is NO school next week! Enjoy and be safe!
  • 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 


Classroom Behavior:
We will be implementing a new behavior information sheet in our classroom. Instruction time is very precious and we need your support to make sure that your child is being on their best behavior. If your child receives one of the behavior sheets, it will be stapled inside their agenda. Please discuss your child's behavior with them. It is extremely important that we have your support with this!!!!  

The secret word this week is SNICKER-DOODLES. Please have your child tell us the secret word for 10 Class Dojo points! The class winner will be announced next week! 

As always, let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Week of 9-11-17

Welcome back from a CrAzY long weekend! We hope this finds you and your family safe and well!

This week we will begin our IOWA testing. Due to hurricane Irma, we will begin testing on Thursday, September 14th. Testing will continue until Tuesday, September 19th. Please make sure that your child is here on time! It is very difficult to make this test up and puts extra stress on your child if they miss it! 

In addition to testing, this week we will continue with division in Math, Esperanza Rising in Reading, types of sentences in grammar, and Pangaea in Science. We will also touch on September 11th and what that day means for our country.

The secret word this week is IRMA! Have your student tell us the secret word for 10 Class Dojo points!

Upcoming Events: 
IOWA testing Thursday, September 14th - Tuesday, September 19th 

Constitution Day- Monday, September 18th (Activities throughout the week)

Closing of Constitution Day/Week - Friday,  September 22nd Wear read, white, and blue school appropriate clothing

Picture Day- Friday, September 22nd (It's also the end of Constitution Day/Week, so wear red, white, and blue for your picture!)

4-H Meeting- September 22nd       Jay and Rowan will present their topic! 

Fall Break- September 25th-29th


As always, please let us know if you have any questions! Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. McMichen and Mrs. Willard

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Week of August 28th

Week of August 28th!

What we're learning this week!

Math- We're finishing up with area model and will start standard algorithm on Tuesday. 

Reading- We're starting Esperanza Rising this week. We will be discussing story elements from the book over the next few weeks. Ask your child about what they've learned so far!

Social Studies- We're continuing with the Civil War. We are learning about some of the major battles that occurred during the war.  

Science- We will be learning about the Earth's layers, Pangaea, and plate tectonics.  

Spelling- Spelling words this week have the long i, long o. This week's test will be on Friday!

4-H: Every 4-H meeting two students will be chosen to take part in the 4-H oral presentation project. These students will need to chose a topic, research their topic, and deliver that information to our class. We are excited to see what Rowan and Jay are going to present at our next meeting on September 22nd. 

Also, 4-H enrollment forms are being sent home on Tuesday. Please return those as soon as possible! 


Upcoming Events:
Early Release this Wednesday, August 30th. Students are dismissed 2 hours early.
Labor Day is Monday, September 4th. There is no school on Labor Day!
Fall Break is September 25-29th! 


The secret word this week is CHEETOS. Have your child tell one of us the secret word and they will earn 10 Dojo points! :)

Please let us know if you have any questions! We are always available to discuss your child's progress in class! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Week of August 21st

Parents,
Thank you for reading our posts! We truly appreciate all of you who take time out of your busy schedule to see what we are doing in class! If you are reading this, please have your child come to class and give us the "secret" word. The secret word this week is: Bill of Rights Your child will receive 10 Dojo points when they tell us the secret word! There will be a new word every week. 

What we are learning:

Math- We're finishing up order of operations and we are starting expressions. Later this week we will begin using manipulatives to show multi-digit multiplication. 

Reading- This week we are integrating Social Studies into our reading time. We will be discussing the Bill of Rights and what they mean to us.

Writing- We are using a graphic organizer to organize our thoughts for our Narrative writing piece. 

Science- We talked about the Solar Eclipse today and we will be starting 4H this week also! 

Spelling- We're in the process of rolling out our new spelling curriculum. Your child came home with their list of spelling words today. Spelling tests will be on Fridays!

Upcoming Events:
Thursday is Chick-Fil-A night from 5:00-8:00. This is our dunk tank night and it is super fun to watch! Ms. Fender will be representing the 5th grade! She is such an awesome sport!

Early Release (12:20) Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

As always, please let us know if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15th

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

What we're doing this week...
Math- Exponents, Order of Operations, and Expressions
Reading- Story Elements
Writing- Incorporating feelings in writing, writing from the heart
Social Studies- Causes of the Civil War
Science- Layers of Earth, Plate Tectonics, and Pangea
Health- Dealing with Feelings

*** Next week we will begin our new Spelling curriculum! ***

Upcoming Events:
Late Dismissal (3:00) for the Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Chick-fil-A Dunk Tank Spirit night  5:00-8:00 Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Early Release (12:20) Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week of 8/7-8/11

New for this week 😊: Milestone scores come home on Monday 8/7/17! Tuesday 8/8/17 is Open House! I hope to see you all there! 6:00 is the PTA meeting. The first session of Open House starts at 6:30-7:00 and the second session starts at 7:10-7:40! 

What we are learning this week:

Monday
:
   Math: Place Value
   Reading: Setting up Reader's Workshop
   Writing: Setting up Writer's Workshop
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Science: Scientific Method

   Homework: Complete Day 1 on math worksheet and read 15 minutes

Tuesday:
   Math: Place Value
   Reading: Setting up Reader's Workshop
   Writing: Setting up Writer's Workshop
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Science: Scientific Method

   Homework: Complete Day 2 on math worksheet and read 15 minutes

Wednesday:
   Math: Place Value
   Reading: Growing as readers and picking the "just right" books!
   Writing: Growing as writer's and different ways to come up with writing ideas!
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Health: Positive Think and Goal Setting

   Homework: Complete Day 3 on math worksheet and read 15 minutes

Thursday:
   Math: Place Value and Powers of 10
   Reading: Reading is Thinking!
   Writing: Being a writer vs. a reader
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Social Studies: Introducing Civil War

   Homework: Complete Day 4 on math worksheet and read 15 minutes

Friday:
   Math: Place Value Quiz
   Reading: 5 Story Elements
   Writing: Coming up with Important people. places, and moments!
   Grammar: Common and Proper Nouns 
   Social Studies: Civil War

   Homework:Read 15 minutes 

*Super Specials for Monday 8/14: PE

Monday, July 31, 2017

Welcome!

We are so excited to have you in our class!

Ms. Willard & Ms. McMichen Daily Schedule - Room 156

7:20-7:50              Arrival; Morning Stations
7:50-8:00              Announcements
8:00-8:20              Morning Meeting/Math
8:20-9:05              Specials
9:05-10:10            Math, continued
10:10-11:55          Reading/ELA
11:58-12:28         Lunch
12:30-12:50         Recess
12:50 -1:25           Read Aloud/Silent Reading
1:25-2:10              S. S./Science/Health
2:10                      Dismissal Procedures

2:20                      Dismissal