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Our Bobcat of the Month and our Most Improved Bobcat

WINNERS!!!!

posted Apr 4, 2014, 7:36 AM by Marie Whitwell

At the Bobcat Assembly on Wednesday our class won the Attendance Award! We will get a Wii Dance Party! It's the first time in the years that I have worked here that my class has won this award! Thank you so much for keeping your children healthy and sending them to school every day! I am so blessed with the class I have this year.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Thursday!

posted Apr 3, 2014, 3:47 PM by Marie Whitwell

A few things for today...

Tissues!
We are all out of tissues again. The wind and allergies have killed our supply. If there is any way to pick some up on your next shopping trip, please do so.

Water
It is starting to get hot out and it is important for the students to stay hydrated. If you want to send a water bottle in for your child, they can leave it here if they need to. Maybe they can bring one on Monday and take it home on Friday.


Monday, March 31st, 2014

posted Mar 31, 2014, 2:47 PM by Marie Whitwell

It's Monday again!

The students learned all about ratios today. Please ask them what a ratio is.
"This is soooo easy!" -Cameron

Monday Folders are coming home today! Please sign and return once you have gone through everything.

AIMS testing starts next week! I am confident that all the students will do exceptionally great!

Homework for this week
Reading: 30 minutes
Writing: 10 minutes
Math: Study Math Facts for 10 minutes (if needed, the newest scores are in the grade book)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

posted Mar 24, 2014, 2:32 PM by Marie Whitwell

Happy 4th Quarter!!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their week of spring break! We are finally in the 4th quarter and the students are going to be working harder than ever. As the year progresses we get into harder and more complex standards that build off the previously taught standards. Please encourage your child to hang in there. We will get through this.
AIMS is coming up in just a few weeks. Please try not to schedule any appointments during AIMS week.

Monday folders will go out tomorrow. We had a hard time getting out the door today.

Homework/Planner
Some students will be bringing home their school work that they did not finish in class. They will have a note that they will need to fill out. This must be returned the very next day!

Reading: 30 min.
Language Arts: write for 10 min. (tonight's writing needs to be a reflection of what they read)
Math: study math facts for 10 min. (Test Thursday)
Science: study the bones for 10 min. (Test Thursday)



Monday, March 10th, 2014

posted Mar 10, 2014, 2:43 PM by Marie Whitwell

Happy Monday!

Tomorrow is picture day!!!! Dress to impress!

Tomorrow is our Talent Show in the auditorium. Look for a flier in the Monday Folder.

Every parent needs to complete the survey, please check you email for the link. Please email me when it is complete. Thank you for your participation.

Classroom Basket is due! Our theme is Disney. A huge thank you to Makaela and Brandon. So far they are the only two students who have brought in anything. I'm not going to lie, out basket is not looking great. If you have already bought something, please send it in as soon as possible. So far Makaela and Brandon are guaranteed McDonald's Lunch including ice cream.

Congratulations to McKenzie our Bobcat of the Month. McKenzie is a super student. She has not had one ticket all year long. She is a hard worker and a good friend to others. Thank you for being such a wonderful student McKenzie!

Congratulations to Zach, who is our Most Improved Bobcat. When Zach came back from Christmas break, I thought he was a new student. His academics are climbed dramatically, especially in math. I am so proud of his hard work. Keep it up!

AR goals are due on Wednesday! We have about 14 students who have not yet made their goal. If the students are reading consistently for 30 minutes a night, making their AR goals should be pie. The AR Party is Friday!

Next Week is Spring Break. No School!!

Wendesday is an early release day!

We are in dire need of tissues. Please donate what you can. If you have already donated to the classroom, thank you so much. We have a lot of boogers going on this year.

All makeup work and missing assignments are due by Wednesday!

Daily Homework for the Week
Read for 30 minutes
Math Facts for 10 minutes

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

posted Mar 3, 2014, 2:05 PM by Marie Whitwell

Happy Monday!!

Missing Hello Kitty Speaker!!! Please ask you child about this.
Other missing items: white boards and hole puncher

Going to the store any time soon? We are in need of tissues, pencils, and expo markers. If it is possible that you just make sure your child has pencils and expo markers in their binder that would be just as good.

Monday folders are coming home. There is a lot of information in there. Please look carefully!

Survey- There is a climate survey paper in the Monday folder. Please email me once you complete the survey.

Daily Homework
Reading: Read for 30 min.  I expect the students to make their goal by this Friday.
Math: Math facts for 10 min.
Spelling: Study spelling words
Writing: Write for 10 minutes

Monday, February 24th, 2014

posted Feb 24, 2014, 7:10 AM by Marie Whitwell   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 1:26 PM ]

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great Rodeo Weekend!

We have half days on Thursday and Friday for conferences. You may choose to have a conference if you have concerns, but unless you get a note from me, it is not needed at this time. Conference slips will be in the Monday folder today. Please return at your earliest convenience.

Daily Homework for Mon-Thurs:
Math: 10 min of math facts  Complete 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, and 17.4 if it isn't already done.)
Spelling: Study spelling words
Reading: Read for 30 minutes  (students should be very close to making their AR goal)
              Complete the ATI this week. Major and Minor Character    http://www.ati-online.com/
Writing: Write for 10 minutes

Monday, February 17th, 2014

posted Feb 17, 2014, 2:01 PM by Marie Whitwell   [ updated Feb 18, 2014, 12:07 PM ]

Happy, Happy Monday!
We had a busy day today!
We spent a great deal of time making sure that the planners were written in correctly for the week.

Auction Basket
We are putting together a class basket that we are going to auction off to raise money for the school.
Our class theme is DISNEY!
Please bring in anything Disney. New items are preferable.
I need a volunteer that would be willing to call to see if we can get Disney on Ice Tickets or Tickets to Disney Land.
Gift Cards to the Disney Store would be a good idea. Look for items that would benefit a family. A coffee mug for Mom, slippers for Dad, etc.
Students will get a chance to receive prizes for each item they bring. More details to come.


The homework for tonight:
Spelling: Study spelling words
Reading: Read for 30 minutes
Language Arts: Write for 10 minutes
Math: Complete 17.3 and study division for 10 minutes
Science:
Social Studies: Study state locations (if they didn't pass)




Monday, Feburary 10th, 2014

posted Feb 10, 2014, 1:43 PM by Marie Whitwell

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Progress Reports are due tomorrow. Thank you to all the students that remembered to bring them in today.

Wednesday is early release.

Friday we will be having a small card exchange before Fun Friday! A list of names will go home tomorrow with the Monday folders. (We ran out of time to do them today.)

Monday Homework
Complete chapter 15 in the math workbook. There are six pages. All of these were done in class, but just make sure they are all done. We will have the chapter 15 test on Wednesday!

Check your child's AR goals online. They should be at least half way done.

Science booklets were due on Friday.

Daily Homework
Spelling: Study spelling words
Reading: Read for 30 minutes
Writing: Write for 10 minutes
Math: Study math facts for 10 minutes

Friday, February 7th, 2014

posted Feb 7, 2014, 6:37 AM by Marie Whitwell

Happy Friday! Testing is almost over. We have a few make up tests to go. I am so proud of the effort the students put into doing their best on the test. This will help me to which standards we need to go over before AIMS.
I hope everyone enjoyed a homework-less week.
Next week we are back to our regular schedule.
On Friday, February 14th we will be having a short period in the afternoon for students to exchange Valentine's Day cards. A list of students will go home in the Monday folders on Monday.
Progress reports are going home today. Please log onto World by Me to see specific assignments and talk to your child about any questions you may have. If you have further questions, please email me and I will address any questions as soon as I can, probably Monday.


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