October Updates

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Math- We are finishing up Expressions and Order of Operations this week. By the end of the week we will begin adding and subtracting decimals before moving into multiplying and dividing decimals. IXL begins this week as a weekly assignment. Please remember that it should not take your student 5+ hours to finish an IXL assignment. If you have any issues please let me know.

Reading- We are continuing to work in non-fiction. This week we are starting text structure (chronological order, cause and effect, problem/solution, and compare/contrast). Students will begin literature circles soon and a chapter book in class in the next few weeks. Myon is up and running. Students will have 1 hour of reading on Myon each week but should be reading 30 minutes a night all together, library book or their own book.

Science- We are continuing to work on Constructive and Destructive forces. We are finishing up weathering, erosion, and deposition and will soon begin technologies that support/prevent erosion and weathering. We will have a unit test but will be unable to do this before the end of the quarter. Students will receive a study guide to help them before the test.

Important Dates

10/3- Picture Day

10/6- End of 1st nine weeks

10/12- Early Release

10/13- Fall Festival

10/16-10/20- Conference Week and Early Release

 


Multicultural Night and Back the Jack!

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You are cordially invited to learn more about the world and the diversity of our Nickajack community on September 8, from 6 to 8 PM. From Italy to Ghana to Peru, there is so much to learn! Enjoy an evening of culture and performances for the whole family. You will also have a chance to experience our first annual Taste of Nickajack!  Taste Tickets will be on sale for $1 at the event. In addition, PTA Pal, Los Bravos, will sponsor dinner for $1 person!

Support Our Kids and Our School!

The Nickajack Elementary Foundation is gearing up for this year’s Back the Jack campaign! Each year, family, friends, and staff raise the dollars needed to enhance Nickajack’s ability to create exceptional educational experiences for all students. This year’s goal is $75,000 and we know we can do it with your help! Your dollars will fund STEAM initiatives, develop the Learning Commons, fund teacher grants, and more! Keep an eye out for info in Thursday folders or visit our website for details on the campaign, campaign contests,  car magnets and the Nintendo Switch giveaway! The official campaign kicks off today and ends Friday, September 15. Please support our kids and our school!

Supporter Level: Up to $149
Bronze Level: $150 – $299
Silver Level: $300 – $549
Gold Level: $550 – $1499
Platinum Level: $1,500-$4,999
Diamond Level: $5,000+


Welcome to a New Year!

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I am so excited to start a new year with our class! I will update the blog with information regrading curriculum and important dates and information.

*****PLEASE SEE THE LETTER SENT HOME 8/15 about the Eclipse or check the Nickajack website for more information. *******

Math- We are finishing up traditional method multiplication and will move into division by the end of the week. However, multiplication should be practiced all year long since we use it almost daily in math to build upon other skills.

Science- We are working on Constructive and Destructive forces for the whole quarter. We started with Volcanoes but will be moving into Earthquakes and Tsunamis over the next few weeks. Ask your students what Constructive and Destructive means!

Reading- We are working on answering questions using text evidence. This includes paraphrasing, restating the question, quoting, etc. We will be using this skill all year long. Students will move into genres(biography, fantasy, etc) and nonfiction text features (glossary, captions, table of contents) over the next few weeks.

Important Dates

8/30- Early Release

9/1- Back to Football Friday and FBI day

9/4- Student Holiday



New Year!

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I am attaching 3 important documents that will be coming home in Thursday folders this week. If they go missing you can print them from here.

Chattanooga-field-trip

healthwise

ksu-holocaust-museum-field-trip

Math- We will begin working on fraction line plots. This will review adding and subtracting fractions, as well as, dividing fractions. After completing this unit we will move into geometry and shape attributes.

Science- We are beginning Electricity! This will include static electricity, circuits, and electromagnets.

Reading- We will start our next novel and work through text evidence in nonfiction books before moving onto poetry.

Reminders:

1/5- Report Cards

1/12- Super Specials

1/16- MLK NO SCHOOL

1/17- Holocaust Museum field trip