Happy Summer Break! I can't wait to meet you and start school on July 10, 2017. Bring your smiles and love for learning!
Here are a few updates. Boosterthon fun run will be on Wednesday 4/26 at 8:45am in the front field. Your student will receive their shirts Wednesday AM. Please be sure they wear their PE shoes that day. If your student gets any new pledge tonight they are allowed to wear PJ tomorrow. This can be as small as $1. Also we are close to sweet treat day for the class. Donate if you can!
Dancefest will be on Friday 4/28 on the K-2 playground at 8:45am. It will last approximately 1 hour. Your child needs to wear PE shoes and a towel to sit on outside. If you are coming to watch please bring a chair to sit on.
Lastly the third grade will have Enterprise Day on May 11. Enterprise Day is a grade wide activity that pairs with our economics unit. Each student/partner group will work together to design, make and sell products to each other. The students will have the opportunity to make "money" for the next 2 weeks that they will use towards buying other products and setting up a booth to sell their product. Over the coming weeks your student will need to gather supplies and bring them into school in order to work on their product.They are allowed to work with partners after school as well. Their product can't be candy or weapons or store bought. Parents are encouraged to attend and will be given a small amount of "school money" to spend on various favorite products.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Tomorrow is our field trip to Publix. We will leave about 9:30 and return around 11:30. The students will eat lunch once we return so please make sure they have breakfast since we will be eating later than usual.
Be sure to register and donate at funrun.com. Just for registering each student get a bracelet.
If you weren't able to sign up for a conference last week and want to come in, let me know. I will find a time to meet with you.
Homework will be sent home today. They must do it all by Friday PLUS read 20 minutes and practice multiplication facts. With EOG testing coming up we have lots to practice before May.
Have a great week,
Reminder that this week is our 3rd grade music program on April 12 at 8:40 am in the gym. The second grade will perform first and it should be finished at 9:20am. I will plan to video as much as I can and post it on Seesaw for those of you that can't make it.
Also this week is a four day week. We have no school on Friday. Enjoy your 3 day weekend!!
Last week we continued our study of poetry and figurative language. We explored rebus, free verse, Haiku and shape poems.
In Math we finished up fractional parts using shapes and will start working on telling time and elasped time.
This week in Science we will continue to explore soil and it's properties. Early in the week we will get Night Crawlers and figure out how important they are to maintaining the soil.
Encourage your student to start thinking of what they can create and sell in our Enterprise day. We will start our economics unit soon and discuss all the components of a successful business.
Have a great week!
It has been a busy week. We loved reading The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home. We used our imagination and wrote postcards from more missing crayons.
We are finishing fractions learning about partitioning shapes and fractional shapes.
In Science, we started exploring Soil and the layers. See if your child can tell you about these different layers: Humus, Topsoil, Subsoil and Bedrock.
Make sure they are practicing their Multipliaction Facts and reading nightly.
Dates to Remember
4/6 Spring Pictures
4/8 Spring Carnival 4-8
4/12 Music Program 8:30 am
4/14 No School
4/26 Fun Run
This week was packed full of fun and learning. Valentine's day included Hershey Bar and Candy heart fraction activities. The next day we had an inhouse Science field trip "All about Matter". The students made amazing chocolate ice cream and discussed solids, liquids and gases. We will continue exploring those science terms for the next 2 weeks.
This coming week we will have Case 21 testing. CASE Benchmark Assessments are designed to gauge the academic progress of students and to provide timely feedback that can be used by teachers to guide instruction. It will be graded and used by me to guide instruction in Math and Ela for the 4th quarter. I will be administering these on Wednesday and Tuesday this week. I will be sharing the results once I receive them.
Have a great week!
Did you see the full moon tonight? It just might explain some of the crazy we had in class today. Even with the crazy we were able to accomplish a great deal. In Math, we started exploring Fractions. Next week we will move to fractions on a number line, comparing and equivalent fractions. The best part we will use skittles, M&M's and Hersheys to review.
In Writing we spent the week writing an informative essay. The students will record them using the DOink app and we will post them to Seesaw later next week. Next week they will choose their favorite candy/sweet and write an opinion piece on why they think it's the best candy.
In Reading we finished reading Chocolate Fever and Chocolate Touch. This is just the beginning of our reading and exploring all things chocolate and sweet. Next week we will read the Dawn of the Doughnut.
In Science we are starting landforms. We will explore various landforms found in the world. Deltas, islands, pennisula, mountains, etc...
Tuesday is Valentine's Day. Everything we do will be Valentine's Day related. Conversation Hearts and Hershey bar fractions, Valentine's Day history and poem writing. Be sure to send in the Valentine's Day cards and any treats.
The second week of BYOD was a bit more successful. Guidelines to remember.
1. Device needs to be fully charged.
2. Google classroom, Epic, Quizlet, MobyMax, Seesaw, Middle Creek Elementary shortcuts would be helpful.
Thanks again to Mrs. O'Sullivan for helping with Math and Mrs. Bonnett for stuffing the Friday folders.
At this stage in the game, your child should have been able to complete a simple fact sheet in 1 minute if your child has been consistently practicing their facts, especially the math AIG students!
Your child's sheet will be coming home on Monday with their results.
Multiplication plays a vital role in what's coming ahead in 3rd (fractions), and especially the beginning of the year in 4th grade! We need to move from counting on hands and drawing pictures to mastery.
I really need your help with this matter at home!!!!!
They get some time in school to practice, but with everything else we have to accomplish, it's VERY hard to fit it in!
Please HELP them!
BYOD~ Please make sure your child's device has Google Classroom, Google documents, google drive installed.
Also if their device has a camera please download the QR reader.
Please bookmark the Middle Creek Elementary website for quick access.
2/6 Cultural arts program
2/10 EARLY RELEASE
2/14 Valentine's Day ~ see below
2/15 & 2/16 Case 21 assessment ~ this will give me accurate data on how your child is learning and gaps that need to be covered before the end of the year. I will be sharing the results with each of you once I receive them.
Please take the survery from Mrs. Miller our principal
In Math we have started fractions. Several of my upcoming lessons involve candy. I would appreciate any donations you can give.
Skittles ~ 2 big bags
M& M's - 2 big bags
Mrs. Flanigan’s class will be having their Valentine’s Day celebration on Tuesday, February 14th. We will have a time to exchange Valentine’s. If you would like to send in treats for Tuesday, please feel free. They must be store bought~ NO NUTS~ we have a student will a nut allergy. If your child will be passing out valentines, they must have one for every student! Our class list is below. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nicole Reagan Ethan
Jack Makiya Travis
Amanda Brady Trajen
Madisyn Jordan Eduardo
Carson Haiden Isabella
Tess Bucker Ally
Carrigan Brandon Payton
A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Bonnett for coming in every week to do folders for me and anything and everything else I ask AND Mrs. Vallinino for helping review 2nd quarter Math benchmark with some of students. AND Mrs. Whitmire for purchasing the ALL the conversation hearts boxes AND Ms. Parks, Mrs. Arp, Mrs. Hayes for volunteering to bring in Chocolate bars for our Valentine's day Centers.
Don't forget to Purchase your CandyGrams before February 3rd!!!
Jump Rope for Heart in PE
Turn in January Book it Calendar!~~ 1/31
This week was very fun for us! The Morehead Planetarium was a great experience. We learned so many new facts and sat in the same chairs as Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and the other astronauts from the 60's and 70's. Then we returned and made our own star tubes and constellations. Each student made up their own constellation and wrote a unique description about it.
On Friday I was overwhelmed and proud of the kids. They worked very hard and were so creative with the planet projects. I can't wait to hear them present their projects next week. Stay tuned to Seesaw. I will video each child and post it there. If you still haven't been able to get connected be sure to as soon as possible. I have uploaded pictures and videos of each of your child for you to watch. You can sign up here~ https://app.seesaw.me/#/class/class.a50ca7db-4875-43e3-ac0c-bbed17beb26c
A big shout out to Tess Ragusa! She was awarded the kindness rocks award at school this week. She was featured on Creek TV on Friday. We are very proud of her and her kind example she shows to others. We also celebrated receiving 60 class compliments with a camping days. The students enjoyed reading with their favorite stuffed animals and blanket!
We will start Bring your own device (BYOD) on Monday. ONLY if your child has returned their form can they participate. Please don't let your child bring a device to school unless you have filled out the form.
Next week we will start Fractions in Math, Using context clues while reading Chocolate Fever and exploring cause and effects. Present our planet projects and work on a class newspaper!
Important class reminders:
Purchase your CandyGrams! starting 1/18
Planetarium Visit on Tuesday 1/24
Camping Day on Friday 1/27
Planet Project is due Friday 1/27
Vocabulary Test (completed on Quizlet) on Friday 1/27
Turn in January Book it Calendar!~~ 1/31
Info on the
VALENTINES DAY CANDYGRAMS
The MCES PTA will be selling candy grams beginning Wednesday, January 18th. What is a Candygram? A Candygram is an unexpected little surprise to let a teacher, colleague, friend, or family member know that they are special and appreciated. Candygrams are published on bookmarks with an attached candy treat. Essentially, it is two special tokens all wrapped up in one “sweet” little package.
Attached is an order form with options for each Candygram. On the order form, please choose the Candygram that you would like to be delivered and include $.50 for each student candygram and $1.00 for each teacher candygram that you wish to purchase. Adult support staff (i.e. cafeteria, specialist teachers, office staff) would fall under the “teacher” category on the order form. Candygrams will be assembled and delivered on Valentine’s Day. Track 2 Candygrams will be delivered on February 10th. All Candygram orders must be placed on or before February 3rd in order to allow time for preparation.
Teachers will not be accepting Candygram order forms in the classroom. Orders should be turned in each morning of the sale from 8:00-8:30 to the PTA member at the “Candygram” table in the hall by the school store.
Please remember that you may purchase candygrams for anyone in our school. Students may have Candygrams delivered to siblings, friends on other tracks, classrooms and or grade levels. Candygrams can be delivered to specialist teachers, assistants, cafeteria, and other support staff. If your child’s class is participating in a traditional Valentine card exchange, these special deliveries are not intended to replace classroom Valentines. However, they certainly may be sent as class Valentines or in addition to class Valentines.