Ms. Harris' Weekly Update

September 19th-23rd

What's Going On This Week

  • Science: We are wrapping up light with a lab on lesson 3 and then starting lesson 4 notes. The unit test will be Tuesday the 27th. A study guide is going home Tuesday and will cover everything on the test. Please use the techbook and symbaloo page found on my website to help study.
  • Ms. Shipp's SS: We are continuing learning about exploration this week and learn about the 4Gs of exploration. On Thursday students will take a quiz over this information and begin a discussion on our first explorer.
  • Mrs. Thurston's Math/ELA: This week we will continue learning about theme and working on our personal narratives in writing. Students will have a theme quiz and spelling test on Friday. In math we will start addition and students will be using the standard algorithm and problem-solving strategies for solving addition word problems.
  • Ms. Harris' GT Math/ELA: This week we are reading a Junior Great Book called "Fresh." The open-book test will be Friday on Fresh. We are also working on our personal narratives, spelling, and vocabulary through Word of the Day. In math, we are using our knowledge of addition to complete 2 choice board activities. The activities are due Friday and are to be mainly completed in class.

Other Information:

  • GT Parents! Our class intern Ms. Thompson will be sending out a very important form this week in Wednesday folders asking for permission to film your students participating in a class lesson later this year. Please fill it out and return the form as soon as possible!
  • Books for Bro's: This week in Wednesday folders there will be information about a new book club this semester for boys called Books for Bro's! Boys who are interestedwill stay after school on Thursday's until 3:15 pm and will need transportation home afterwards. The boys will read a common book independently and come together during book club to have discussions and do fun activities! Permission forms are coming home this Wednesday and need to be back by Friday!
  • Homeroom Class Directory: Mrs. Gazjuk our fantastic room mom has been working hard on our classroom directory! She is almost finished, but needs a few more parent contacts. Please email her with questions or to let her know if you do not wish to be in the directory! Email her at:
  • PTO Meeting: There will be a PTO meeting at 9:30 am on October 6th. All parents are welcome!
  • Seesaw: Please continue to use and sign up for the parent portion of Seesaw!
  • Math Stars: We are looking for a few parents in Ms. Harris' GT Math class to help out with Math Stars each week. You would work with a small group of math students from our class for 20-30 minutes on a few math problems. This was a great success last year and is a fun time for the kids to practice their problem solving strategies. I am not setting it up until October but please email me if you are interested/need more information.
  • Read Your Way to the Big Game! There will be information coming home in Wednesday folders about a new state-wide reading contest. Students qualify by reading 6 books and returning the form to their homeroom teacher. There will be 2 winners of the contest and they will each receive 4 tickets to the Palmetto Bowl (Clemson vs. USC).