Tellus Museum

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Thank you to you all for supporting our trip to the Tellus Museum. I want to especially thank our two chaperones, Ms. Outlaw and Ms. Stanfield. The children really enjoyed themselves as they learned about light. Enjoy the pictures of our children at work.

 


Division!

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We have started division and many of the children are off to a very good start. We are using a strategy called Multiplying Up. This strategy requires the students to use multiplication facts to find quotients. This strategy is simpler with a healthy mastery of multiplication tables. Watch the video below to get step by step directions on using Multiplying Up to divide.


Nickajack Book Fair

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The fair will begin on  Monday, 11/13 at 8:30 a.m.  The fair will be open throughout the school day and select hours after school – see schedule below – it will not be open before school (7:15-7:50).

Hours

Monday        8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m.

Tuesday       8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Wednesday 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Thursday     8:30a.m. – 6:00p.m.

Friday          8:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Gift Certificates for teachers will be on sale in the Learning Commons until next Wednesday.  Students with money to purchase a certificate may be sent to the Learning Commons and we will deliver the gift certificate to you – we will not send it with the students.  We will accept cash or a check.

Students who have a large amount of coins will need to count their money, place in an envelope and put the amount on the front of the envelope.  We will not count for them and we will not accept handfuls/bags of coins for payment.




Fall Festival Volunteers Needed

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Parents –

The PTA is seeking volunteers for the Fall Festival (October 13). The Fall Festival is one of our largest events at NES and a lot of its success relies on having volunteers to assist in various capacities (set up, carnival games, food etc). Most of the volunteer opportunities are for 45 minutes. In addition those who volunteer will receive 5 FREE tickets (to be used towards games or pizza).

 

Sign-up genius link: http://www.signupgenius. com/go/30e0f45abaf2ea5fe3- 2ndannual


Nickajack Book Club

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Our counselor, Mrs. Weber, will be offering a book club in support of parents who are raising boys. The first book will be The Mind of Boys. The book club will have 5 meeting dates starting on October 20, 2017 and ending on December 15, 2017. Please see the attached flyer for additional information about this great opportunity to learn more about our boys and how their minds work.

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Field Trip!

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Our first field trip this school year is scheduled for November 13, 2017. We are scheduled to visit the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Ga. where the children will be able to See, Touch, and Explore. All of the students have received the permission slip, copied on bright pink paper, and the white payment envelope. The cost per student is $20.00. Please complete both sides of the permission slip and return to me as soon as possible. The payment should go into the white payment envelope and that envelope will go into the black box by the office or next to the learning commons (media center).

This trip will be a wonderful experience for all. Let’s make it happen! Please click on the link below to learn more about the offerings of the Tellus Science Museum.

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Weather Box

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In our science unit on weather, we have been learning about different types of precipitation as well as the instruments that are used to collect data to forecast the weather. We’re going to put our knowledge to use by creating a weather station in class and testing it outside. The weather stations will be created using regular items that can be easily found around the home and donated for the cause. Please read the list of suggested materials and help your child collect items from the list.

Lesson Materials:

boxes

plastic drink bottles

rubber bands

craft sticks

tape

paper clips

paper plates

straight pins/push pins

paper towel/tissue paper roll

ruler

brads

yard or meter stick

paper cups

balloons

straws

dowel sticks/skewers

scissors

construction paper

Sharpie markers

Technology sites:

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-instruments.htm

The students will receive the project details and will complete all work in class with their group and the materials they have collected.

As always, thank you for your support.

 


Myon is Back! Again!

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MyOn is a schoolwide reading program funded by the Nickajack Foundation.  Every child registered to Nickajack has access to the program at school and at home.  The program will survey your child’s reading interest and give them a lexile reading test which will gauge their approximate reading level.  Your child will be able to read a wide variety of books on Myon. MyOn is a great resource for viewing books.   You won’t have to worry about taking a trip to the library  because you have MyOn!  Below you will find the website.  The username is your child’s student id, which they should already know.  The password is “myon”.

Happy reading!

MyON

Username : student id

Password: read