Hi there! Conferences were a big hit – the kids did a great job communicating their strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Thanks for being such a great audience! 🙂
I am posting early this week because of my absences on Monday and Tuesday. I will be attending a conference and will be returning on Wednesday. The kids said they “would be fine”…. as long as they could work on their projects.
We met our goal with Surrender the Booty! Thank you so much for supporting our school!
Our 2nd Annual Veteran’s Luncheon will be held on November 9th. If you are a veteran, please come celebrate Veteran’s Day
with Pickett’s Mill Elementary! November 9, 2018 8:30-9:30 am. Students and families are asked to contribute to a Veteran’s display with photographs and short stories of the Veterans in your lives. Please send those in this week.
This week at the Mill:
It is Red Ribbon Week! Here are the themes for the week.
Monday, 22nd- Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday, 23rd – I’m healthy from my head to my toes (Hat and Sock Day)
Wednesday, 24th – I’m too Smart to Start (Nerd Day)
Thursday, 25th – Don’t be caught sleeping, say yes to healthy choices! (Pajama Day)
Friday, 26th – My Future is Bright (College shirt day)
Boo Gram Sales this week
10/30 = Moe’s / Menchies Night
10/31 = Book character Dress Up – come to school in a “dress code appropriate” costume of a character in a book you love!
10/31 = Boo Gram Delivery
11/1 = Fine Arts Night
11/6 = Election Day – no school for Students
Science: With early release last week, we didn’t get to as much of the science like we wanted to – so we need a few days this week to finish up. We will be testing on our Earth science unit next week – likely Wednesday. Students can bring their journals home any time to study.
Social Studies: This week, we will look further at our government and the roles that the three branches fulfill. When I return on Wednesday, students will watch a short video about the balance of power. Students are already learning about the Bill of Rights through a language arts project.
Language Arts (Mills / Misinco / Pace/Kagan):
We have been working so hard on our Bill of Rights projects. These kiddos have jumped into creating websites, movies, commercials, plays, and more. We will share the websites and links to all projects when we are finished! So proud of our leaders to stepping out of the PowerPoint Comfort Zone to try something new!
We will also review plural nouns this week – a common error when students write independently is writing a plural noun with an apostrophe:
example of what many students are doing: more than one dog = dog’s
should be: more than one dog = dogs
Students received homework on Friday – this is due Friday 10/27
- Our daily language and weekly quizzes will resume next week.
Our secret message – you’ll have to wait until Wednesday to tell me the code word, but…it’s white, sweet, and sometimes handed out on Mondays in Mrs. Misinco’s room (they are also pretty handy around campfires). If you’ve made it this far, tell Mrs. M the code word on Wednesday morning.