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Miss Marney's Class November 23, 2015

This Month at Starside

This week:

Monday, November 23

  • T day: PE and Music
  • NO Sparkle Math

Tuesday, November 24

  • C day: Computers
  • NO Sparkle

November 25-27

  • No School

Monday November 30

  • O Day: Library
  • Sparkle Math

Tuesday, December 1

  • M day: PE and Music
  • Sparkle Reading
  • 5th grade Band concert

Wednesday, December 2

  • E day: Art
  • Sparkle Homework Help

Thursday, December 3

  • T day: PE and Music
  • Club Day
  • Miss Marney's Birthday (we will have a little party this day)

Friday, December 4th

  • C day: Computers
  • Miss Marney is gone this day

Monday December 5th

  • O Day: Library
  • Sparkle Math

Caring is Sharing

Our yearly food drive is here! If you can send in any non perishable foods, our class would appreciate it. The class that has the most items gets throw a pie in the face of Miss. Crow.

Donors Choose

This is the website link above is the website that hosts the project I have written. This project is to get 2 more iPads for the classroom which would bring us to a total of 5. We had a donation this week so we only need $300 to complete the project.

Cooler Weather is Here

The cooler weather has arrived. Please make sure your child is dressing appropriately for the weather. We will go outside whenever possible so please send jackets if needed.

Reading Calendar

Don't forget to be marking every time your child reads 20 minutes and practices 10 minutes of math facts on the calendar in the RACE binder. I will be taking them out on December 1.


We are heading back into addition this time with more digits! The objectives we will focus on are the following:

  • regrouping 10 ones for 1 ten
  • models to add two and one digit numbers
  • adding two and one digit numbers
  • models to add two digit numbers
  • adding 2 digit numbers
  • adding on a number line
  • adding more than two numbers
  • ways to add

Don't forget xtramath.org is a great resource for practicing math facts. All addition facts should be mastered by December.

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

Fun math games for practice

Reading and Writing

The next two weeks were are going to do an author study of David Wiesner. He has won multiple Cauldecott Medals for his illustrations. We will be learning how pictures can tell stories just as well as words. We will be focusing on how his stories use pictures to tell a story, about the characters and the setting of a book.

In writing we are going to take this a step further, they will be given one of his pictures out of a book they have not read yet and create their own story based on the picture. Once everyone is done we will read the stories and then compare ours to the story David Wiesner wrote.

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.


We are continuing to work on growing our plants, but next we will be focusing on extreme weather and erosion. Students will be completing a project to help slow down or stop erosion.

STEM in November

We will be doing turkey baster launchers. We will see how far we can launch a ping pong ball with a turkey baster. If you have any turkey basters we would appreciate them. We are needing at least 5. We have plenty of ping pong balls.


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.

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.

Lunch Money

When sending lunch money, please send it in an envelope with your child's name on it. Also if you are planning to eat lunch with your child please email blawson@usd232.org to order your lunch preference by 9 am.