Miss Marney's Class March 11, 2016
This Week at Starside
Monday, March 21
- M day, PE and Music
- Sparkle Math
Tuesday, March 22
- E day: Art
- Sparkle Reading
Wednesday, March 23
- T Day: PE and Music
- Sparkle Homework Help
Thursday, March 24
- C Day: Computers
Friday, March 25
- O Day: Library
- 5:30 Preshow of the Wild Animal Adventure Show
- 6:30 Wild Animal Adventure Show
Saturday, March 26
- Community Service Day 9-12
Monday March 21
- M day: PE and Music
- Sparkle Math
Spring Break Challenge
Recycle those dried out markers
All around Starside students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands, dry erase markers, and highlighters. Drop-off boxes will be located in your student’s classroom for your child to deposit the markers.
Wild Animal Adventure Show
Community Service Day March 26
If your child is volunteering please make sure to fill out a community service log. Logs are available from Miss Crow,
As a second grade team, we are trying something new in spelling. Instead of having a List A and List B we will only have one list for the entire class. This program will include a weekly focus and each student will have to apply their skills in dictations sentences on the test. This program will be started after spring break (week of 3/21). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact let me know.
Please know that I will keep track if the words seem too easy and plan an alternate list for those students. I want to give this new program a couple of weeks before I make changes.
Each week the students will have a packet of activities that use the focus skills. They will complete this in class, but if they are not able to get it done in class it will be homework on Thursday night for those not finished.
Extended Absence Reminder
Please be sure to let the office know when your student will be absent for an extended period. You will need to complete our Extended Absence Request Form. This helps your child’s teacher to prepare work and plan for your child’s absence. It also assists our office maintain accurate attendance reporting. Forms are located in the Starside office.
We are starting a new unit on money this week. It is a short unit and will only last this week. We will come back to it again when we get to camp. The objectives we will be studying are:
- Recognizing coins
- counting coin collections
- ways to show the same amount
- counting coins with bills
Don't forget xtramath.org is a great resource for practicing math facts. All addition facts should be mastered by December. Subtraction facts should be mastered by May.
Skills that can still be reviewed:
- time to 5 minutes
- counting by 5's forwards and backwards
- adding facts up to 20
- place value number of tens and ones in a problem
- subtraction facts up to 20
- subtracting and adding 2 digit with 2 digit numbers
Fun math games for practice
Writing and Reading
The Kansas Library has free digital books. If you go to this page you can click on many different types. The one we use in class the most is Tumble books.
Follow the Activities of Our Class on Social Media
- Class Twitter account @StarsideMarney.
- Text Messages from me when you text @missmarn to 81010. When you sign up, your child will get a pencil from me.
- You can also follow Starside @StarsideComets