Zooming Racers

Miss Marney's Class September 14, 2015

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 15 7pm

PTA meeting- come to learn what is happening with the PTA and how you can help support our school.

Wednesday and Thursday, September 23 and 24


Friday, September 25

No School

Friday, October 2, all day

All School Walk a thon - we will walk from 1-2


For the next couple of weeks we will be working on addition strategies. The goal is to get the students to be fluent with their addition facts. These are facts up to 20.

Don't forget xtramath.org is a great resource for practicing.

Last weeks focus that can still be reviewed:

  • time to 5 minutes
  • counting by 5's forwards and backwards

Math fact practice

Reading and Writing

We are continuing our unit on asking questions. We are looking at how to create a good question when we read and with everything we do. We also are going to be writing interview questions to ask someone else. Once we have our questions we will write a paragraph about someone else in the room.
Digital Books

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.

Social Studies

I am so excited to start our map unit this week. We will be learning about the parts of a map, why we use maps, and will create our own map. The map in the picture will be an interactive map that we add to as the year goes on.


Spelling City

Spelling Practice


You should have noticed a homework page coming home the last week. Each day there are 5 or so questions that will need to be answered in Reading and Math. Your child has all week to complete the homework and it needs to be sent back in on Friday. You do not just have to do Monday's work on Monday. Do what is best for your family. It does not matter to me how it is completed as long as it is completed. All the questions should be review questions.

You should also be reading with your child for 20 minutes a night.

Travel Changes

If your child is going home a way that is different than normal please notify the office by 3:00. You will need to email Tami Gothard at TGothard@usd232.org or call 913-667-6270. If you know ahead of time, you can also send in a note.

Donations for the Classroom

The month of September we will be growing gummy bears. For this STEM challenge we will need the following items:

gummy bears plain

plastic bowls that can be thrown away

different liquids like apple juice, pop( clear and dark), lemonade

Specials Schedule this Week

Monday, September 14

  • PE and Music

Tuesday, September 15

  • Computers

Wednesday, September 16

  • Library

Thursday, September 17

  • PE and Music

Friday, September 18

  • Art

Monday, September 21

  • PE and Music


Conference times came home on Friday. If you have a problem with the time please let me know. Remember there is no school on Thursday or Friday next week because of conferences.

Snacks in the Classroom

While students do have opportunities throughout the day to get a drink, I do allow water bottles (water only) in the classroom. I do ask that they are taken home each afternoon and come to school already filled. If for some reason this causes a distraction, I will ask your child not to bring their water bottle to school.

I do not have a specified snack time. If you are finding that your child is getting hungry during the day, feel free to send a snack. It needs to be a healthy snack. Also, it needs to be something that can be eaten quickly (not a small meal). The snack also needs to be one that is not messy or does not require help from me to eat. To keep bugs away, please be sure that if your child brings fresh fruit, they have a baggie to throw away things like apple cores and banana skins.

Follow the Activities of Our Class on Social Media

There are lots of ways to follow what is going on in our classroom.

  • 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
Lunch Menu

Click on the button to see what is for lunch this week.

Scholastic Book Orders

To order books from the book order you can either order online with this link or send in the money and order form to me.