The Nickajack Learning Commons and Nickajack PTA are hosting the Jack’s first online book fair! Our partner, Children’s Bookstore, has over 200,000 titles available! The incredible selection of books, from baby board books to young adult, includes all genres of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and books in a series. Shopping on the site is easy – shop award winning books, books by reading level, books in a series, bargain books, and Best of books.
The fair is open 24/7 and will run until midnight December 15th. All books are shipped directly to the customer. Our school will earn 30% of every book purchased – proceeds will benefit our Nickajack Learning Commons and Nickajack PTA.
When: December 1st – December 15th
Unique code for checkout: nesBraves2017
See the link below for fundraiser tshirts!
Please see the attached form for Science Olympiad Tryouts on Wednesday October 25.
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.
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
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!
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.
8/30- Early Release
9/1- Back to Football Friday and FBI day
9/4- Student Holiday