The Extra Mile

Going the extra mile to support your son on his extra mile.

A note from the Ms. Phillips

Dear Parents,

It was a great week to end September!!! I would like to take a moment to thank Megan (Reshawn's mom) for cordinating for our first Classroom Event, along with Claudia (Sebatian G.'s mom) who assisted with the festivities. It was a great success the boys loved it!!! I would also like to thank all the parents who helped by donating items. From all of us to you thank you for everything!

Five weeks under our belts and we have some great progress to show for it. We have two new students that have joined us this week. Our two biggest goals for the rest of the quarter is AR, getting our classroom library up and running, and the school-wide Book-it Program.

AR letters will be sent home Monday. This lets you know your son's level and what level books your child can read. If he reads books that are lower than his level they will not count as his progress. However, if he chooses to read more difficult books he can, it will only enhance his vocabulary as we learn together.

The Classroom Library will begin to be built. We will start order books from Scholastic and work with them to build our in-class library. Feel free to donate books your child has already read as other children may not have had the opportunity to read them.

Lastly, Franklin Academy - Sunrise will be participating in the Book-it Program this year. The program officially begins on Oct 1. Please check the class website for full details on how your child can earn great prizes for simply reading his favorite books.

Thanks again,

Ms. Phillips

Important Dates

Sept 28th - Character Counts Parenting Workshop: STUDY SKILLS 6:00 PM

September 30th - Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 6pm - 7pm

Sept 20 - Accelerated Reading began. Please have students check out books from the library read, they will have the opportunity to take the AR test during classtime.

This Past week WE ...


  • We will read "The Power of W.O.W"
  • Grammar we will work on sentence fragments
  • Our spelling words are words that have short o and long o in common
  • Our vocabulary strategies are prefixed (non, mis)
  • In Writing we are beginning to work on how to create sentences, this will continue next week, with working on creating writing with a voice


  • use expanded form and distributive properties to multiply two digit numbers by a one digit number
  • There will be a mid-Chapter checkpoint on Tuesday
  • draw a diagram strategy to solve a multi-step multiplication problem
  • Use regrouping to multiply two digit number by a one digit number
  • Continue working on knowing our multiplication tables, (4-8)


  • Scientific Method
  • What kind of Models Do Scientists Use?
  • STEM - Lab will be on Thursday

This Week We Will Cover (Sept 28 - Oct 2)

  • Reading "My Librarian is a Camel."
  • Target Skill - Cause and Effect
  • Target Strategy - Visualize
  • Vocabulary Strategies: Using Context
  • Spelling words have in common is the short i, and long i sounds
  • Writing - Continue to focus on Narrative writing - how to write a letter.


  • Chapter 2 Test - Tuesday
  • regrouping to multiply two digit numbers
  • the focus is two digit multiplication
  • continue Multiplication SuperBowl


  • Scientific Method
  • Complete Unit 1 - Unit Test will be given in Two Parts (Tuesday and Wednesday - Review will be done in class and taken home to study. The review will be broken up per day. Review Part 1 will cover Tuesdays Part of the test, Review Part 2 will cover Wednesday Part of the test)
  • Define Mass, Matter, Density and Volume
  • Understand physical properties of objects and compare them


  • Beginning to learn about the physical map up of Florida
  • Understand map skills

Our Weekly Routine

These things will take place weekly:


  • Spelling Pre-Test @ 11:50 am- 12:00 pm
  • AR Open Testing 8:15 - 8:40 am


  • Math Superbowl 9:45 - 9:55 am


  • AR Open Testing 8:15 - 8:40 am


  • Math Superbowl 9:45 - 9:55 am
  • Vocabulary Quiz on Weekly Reading Vocabulary Words to help students prepare for Reading test on Friday
  • AR Status Reports Pulled at 4pm


  • AR Open Testing 8:15 - 8:40 am
  • Weekly Reading Test will include: Reading Comprehension Test - Test on Story of the Week; Grammar Test; Vocabulary Test
  • Spelling Test (In the Grade book it is listed as a Quiz)

NOTE: Science, Math and Social Studies quizzes and Tests will be given when the chapters and sections are completed. This could be at the beginning, middle or end of the week.

Contact Information

Please contact me with any ideas, concerns or needs.