Thursday Updates (8/15)

If your child rides the bus, they are allowed to have a water bottle. I will remind them to refill at the end of the day.

4th GRADE MILESTONE SCORES:

  • 4th grade Milestone scores will be going home TODAY (some students received their scores yesterday). They will be coming home in a white envelope.

OPEN HOUSE: IMPORTANT

  • Unfortunately, I will NOT be able to do Open House on Wednesday, August 27th. I will keep you posted as soon as I hear of a new date that mine will be held.
  • Mrs. Misinco will still be doing Open House on the 27th.

CLASS TAG:

***Information about CLASS TAG went home YESTERDAY with an individual code to sign up to receive reminders and important information.  Please sign up for CLASS TAG to stay updated with classroom happenings!

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE:

*The Summer Reading Challenge doesn’t end until Friday, August 16th so students still have time read and log their minutes into Biblionasium.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Friday, August 30th: Spirit Day – College Football

ACADEMICS: 

Reading/ELA and Social Studies: 

Social Studies: 

Math: 

  • Place Value Quiz TOMORROW on the following:
    • Standard Form
    • Word Form
    • Expanded Form – Multiplying each digit by its place value (ie: 3,459 = (3 x 1000) + (4 x 100) + (5 x 10) + (9 x 1)
      • We have also worked on writing the place values as exponents – 1000 = 10³
    • Place Value – location of the digit on the place value chart
    • Value – worth of the digit within a number
  • Multiplication Fact quiz on FRIDAY. Students will have the entire 9 weeks to improve their grade on this test. Once they have earned a 100% or opted out because they were happy with their score, they no long have to take it for the remainder of the 9 weeks.
    • Your grade can only improve from the first test (1st graded quiz went home yesterday). Your score will never go lower.
  • If you struggle with your multiplication or division facts 0-12, please make sure you are reviewing them nightly. You will need the fluency across all topics in math this year. We are building on the standards from K thru 4th grade.

Science: 

  • Review the Scientific Method and today’s notes on Science Variables
    • Quiz on Scientific Method and Variables on TUESDAY.

Wednesday Updates and Milestone Scores (8/14)

If your child rides the bus, they are allowed to have a water bottle. I will remind them to refill at the end of the day.

4th GRADE MILESTONE SCORES:

  • 4th grade Milestone scores will be going home tomorrow (some students received their scores today). They will be coming home in a white envelope.

CLASS TAG:

***Information about CLASS TAG went home YESTERDAY with an individual code to sign up to receive reminders and important information.  Please sign up for CLASS TAG to stay updated with classroom happenings!

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE:

*The Summer Reading Challenge doesn’t end until Friday, August 16th so students still have time read and log their minutes into Biblionasium.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Friday, August 30th: Spirit Day – College Football

ACADEMICS: 

Reading/ELA and Social Studies: 

Social Studies: 

Math: 

  • We are currently studying PLACE VALUE in math. We worked on the following:
    • Standard Form
    • Word Form
    • Expanded Form – Multiplying each digit by its place value (ie: 3,459 = (3 x 1000) + (4 x 100) + (5 x 10) + (9 x 1)
      • We have also worked on writing the place values as exponents – 1000 = 10³
    • Place Value – location of the digit on the place value chart
    • Value – worth of the digit within a number
  • Multiplication Fact quiz on FRIDAY. Students will have the entire 9 weeks to improve their grade on this test. Once they have earned a 100% or opted out because they were happy with their score, they no long have to take it for the remainder of the 9 weeks.
    • Your grade can only improve from the first test (1st graded quiz went home yesterday). Your score will never go lower.
  • If you struggle with your multiplication or division facts 0-12, please make sure you are reviewing them nightly. You will need the fluency across all topics in math this year. We are building on the standards from K thru 4th grade.

Science: 

  • Review the Scientific Method and today’s notes on Science Variables
    • Quiz on Scientific Method and Variables on MONDAY.
  • Students received the graded Scientific Method Quiz today.  Students who received a REQUEST TO RETEST form will be able to RETAKE these quizzes for a better grade on Thursday, August 15th.  In order to retake the quiz, students must have a REQUEST TO RETEST form.  I have included a copy here:  request to retest

Tuesday Updates & Chick-fil-a Night (8/13)

If your child rides the bus, they are allowed to have a water bottle. I will remind them to refill at the end of the day.

CLASS TAG:

***Information about CLASS TAG went home TODAY with an individual code to sign up to receive reminders and important information.  Please sign up for CLASS TAG to stay updated with classroom happenings!

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE:

*The Summer Reading Challenge doesn’t end until Friday, August 16th so students still have time read and log their minutes into Biblionasium.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Tuesday, August 13th: Chick-fil-a Night @ 5:30
  • Friday, August 30th: Spirit Day – College Football

Reading/ELA and Social Studies: 

Social Studies: 

Math: 

  • We are currently studying PLACE VALUE in math. We worked on the following:
    • Standard Form
    • Word Form
    • Expanded Form – Multiplying each digit by its place value (ie: 3,459 = (3 x 1000) + (4 x 100) + (5 x 10) + (9 x 1)
      • We have also worked on writing the place values as exponents – 1000 = 10³
    • Place Value – location of the digit on the place value chart
    • Value – worth of the digit within a number
  • If you struggle with your multiplication or division facts 0-12, please make sure you are reviewing them nightly. You will need the fluency across all topics in math this year. We are building on the standards from K thru 4th grade.

Science: 

  • Review the Scientific Method and today’s notes on Science Variables
  • Students received the graded Scientific Method Quiz today.  Students who received a REQUEST TO RETEST form will be able to RETAKE these quizzes for a better grade on Thursday, August 15th.  In order to retake the quiz, students must have a REQUEST TO RETEST form.  I have included a copy here:  request to retest

Monday Updates (8/12)

I hope everyone Sharpened the Saw and enjoyed their weekend. It is going to be a hot week. If your child rides the bus, they are allowed to have a water bottle. I will remind them to refill at the end of the day.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Tuesday, August 13th: Chick-fil-a Night @ 5:30
  • Friday, August 30th: Spirit Day – College Football

Reading/ELA and Social Studies: 

Social Studies: 

Math: 

  • If you struggle with your multiplication or division facts 0-12, please make sure you are reviewing them nightly. You will need the fluency across all topics in math this year. We are building on the standards from K thru 4th grade.

Science: 

  • Review the Scientific Method and today’s notes on Science Variables

Thursday Updates (8/8)

It’s hard to believe that we have been in school a week already. We are still getting back into the swing of things as far as taking neat, organized, and thorough notes as well as following the expectations modeled in class.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE: 

The Summer Reading Challenge doesn’t end until Friday, August 16th, so students still have time read and log their minutes into Biblionasium.

House Points:

  • Do the Scientific Method Quizizz to earn a house point. You must score 85% or better to earn the point.

Reading/ELA and Social Studies: 

Social Studies: 

Science: 

Math: 

  • If you struggle with your multiplication or division facts 0-12, please make sure you are reviewing them nightly. You will need the fluency across all topics in math this year. We are building on the standards from K thru 4th grade.

Wednesday Updates (8/7)

REMINDER: 

**More notices were put into the “Parent Information” section of the binder today. Please be sure to read through them and remove them from the binder.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE: 

The Summer Reading Challenge doesn’t end until Friday, August 16th, so students still have time read and log their minutes into Biblionasium.

House Points:

  • Do the Scientific Method Quizizz to earn a house point.

Reading/ELA and Social Studies: 

Social Studies: 

Science: 

Math: 

  • If you struggle with your multiplication or division facts 0-12, please make sure you are reviewing them nightly. You will need the fluency across all topics in math this year. We are building on the standards from K thru 4th grade.

Tuesday Updates (8/6)

REMINDER: 

**More notices were put into the “Parent Information” section of the binder today. Please be sure to go over them and remove them from the binder.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE: 

The Summer Reading Challenge doesn’t end until Friday, August 16th, so students still have time read and log their minutes into Biblionasium.

House Points:

  • Here are 2 easy ways to earn house points tomorrow.
    • 1) Wear purple to support Kindergarten Color Days
    • 2) In your agenda, find the date, August 27th, and write Open House @ 6:00pm

Reading/ELA and Social Studies: 

Science: 

Math: 

  • If you struggle with your multiplication or division facts 0-12, please make sure you are reviewing them nightly. You will need the fluency across all topics in math this year. We are building on the standards from K thru 4th grade.

Monday Updates (8/5)

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. We were busy setting up our Math and Science notebooks today as well as our binders – we are now ready to jump into our curriculum.

**There is a “Parent Information” section in the binder for all the notices that come in about clubs, activties, etc… Please make sure you empty this out either nightly or at least by Tuesday night.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE: 

The Summer Reading Challenge doesn’t end until Friday, August 16th, so students still have time read and log their minutes into Biblionasium.

House Points:

  • Here are 2 easy ways to earn house points tomorrow.
    • 1) Wear yellow to support Kindergarten Color Days
    • 2) If your whole house (Quantum, Integritas, Viribus, Animo, Amicus, Fidelitas) turns in their “You: By the Numbers” activity tomorrow, you earn a point.
      • Misinco’s class by Wednesday.

Reading/ELA and Social Studies: 

Science: 

  • Scientific Method quiz on Friday.

Math: 

  • If you struggle with your multiplication or division facts 0-12, please make sure you are reviewing them nightly. You will need the fluency across all topics in math this year. We are building on the standards from K thru 4th grade.

 

Off to a great start!

We made it through our first 2 days and I have to say, they were wonderful! I hope everyone is able to get some well needed rest this weekend.  I have a few reminders and updates below.

*Please remember to fill out the Parent info guide form, clinic card, and green student information sheet for me if you haven’t already done so.

*Over the weekend, the students have been asked come up with 1 or more words to answer the question, “What do you stand for?” The students were given some suggestions such as hard work, creativity, positivity, etc… This will become a bulletin board in the 5th grade hallway.

5TH GRADE HOUSE SYSTEM: 

We had our house sorting yesterday. The house system is a 5th grade incentive program.  Each student belongs to one of 6 houses (Amicas, Integritas, Fidelitas, Viribus, Animo, or Quantum).  They earn points for their house as they show leadership, perseverance, and kindness.  Houses can also lose points, if behavior is the opposite of those things.  Students were given a crest for their agendas on Friday afternoon.  Here’s a way to easily earn a house point! If you’re reading this blog post, write the house you belong to in your agenda (for date 8/5) – down at the bottom blank space.  Show it to me during homeroom for 1 house point.  These could add up quickly…each student to show me their agenda will get a point for their house!  Every few weeks, we will celebrate house points with special events, treats, etc. We hope this will be a fun way to reward good behavior and use of the 7 habits.

TEAM VIRIBUS:

Next Week: 

Math: 

  • We will be setting up our notebooks on Monday as well as taking part of a computational review test. We will then jump right into the curriculum starting with the place value of whole numbers.

Science: 

  • We will be setting up our notebooks on Monday as well as starting our first topic on the Scientific Method. We will be working with the Scientific Method all week with a quiz planned for Friday.

I’m excited to get started with our 5th grade curriculum.

 

Welcome to 5th Grade! (8/1)

Good afternoon everyone! It was a fast paced but fun filled day here in 5th grade. We were busy at our whiteboards as well as getting to know the teacher.

Now it is the students’ turn to help me get to know them. Your child is coming home tonight with a small assignment – “You: By the Numbers.” Your child should be coming up with numbers that describe them or things about them. Examples include – the number of pets they have, height, age, how many movies they saw this summer, how many sports they play, etc… They will need this to start working on the final copy tomorrow.

Please make sure to complete the papers from Meet and Greet and return as soon as possible. I am attaching a copy of my welcome letter and student information sheet in the event it was lost. If you have any questions, please let me know. Email is the best way to contact me.

Meet and Greet Newsletter Mills Misinco

19-20 Student Information Survey

Have a great night!