Miss Heckathorne's Classroom News

Starside Elementary

Specials Schedule:

2/1 NO SCHOOL

2/18 O Art

2/19 M Music/PE

2/20 E Computer

2/21 T Music/PE

Upcoming Events:

FIELD TRIP

4th Grade will be taking a field trip to Kauffman Stadium on February 19th. Each student is being asked to bring one canned good as our "entrance fee" to Kauffman Stadium. Please send one canned good to school with your child, before or on 2/19. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time, as we will be loading the bus promptly at 9:00. In addition, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and for walking during the stadium tour. Also, don't forget to send a sack lunch, unless your child is signed up for a school sack lunch. Thank you!


CHARACTER RALLY

Our Citizenship Character Rally will be Thursday, February 20 at 2:00.


BINGO NIGHT

Our 4th annual Bingo Night at Starside will be Friday, February 28th. The games are free and food will be available from Dunn Up BBQ. Meal prices will range from $3-$7. The event will begin at 5:30 with the dinner, which will be served until 6:30. Bingo games will begin at 6:30, and last until approximately 7:45. There will also be a basket raffle event, with tickets purchased for 25 cents.


SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS

Book orders will be due on February 25th. You can order by returning the packet to school or online using our class code - L7Z7W.

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING:

Math: This week we are beginning Topic 9: Dividing by 1-digit Divisors. Our objectives are as follows:

  • dividing by using basic math facts and multiples of 10
  • estimating quotients
  • estimating quotients for greater dividends
  • dividing with remainders


Reading: This week we will begin focusing on text structure. We will be integrating social studies topics into reading, as students will read various articles about explorers who have impacted Kansas. The articles will be used to emphasize different text structures.


Writing: The students will begin a writing piece that will be integrated with our Social Studies topic of immigrants. The students will read about different immigrant groups who have impacted Kansas. They will then create an informational writing piece and poster to share their knowledge of a specific immigrant group. We will be integrating technology by having the students create a Prezi about their assigned immigrant group.


Science: This is the final week of our study of structure and function of plants and animals. Our guiding question is: How are plants, animals, and society structured for survival? This week we will focus on the human brain and eye. The students will take a test on Friday.


Spelling:

Spelling lists are sent home on Fridays, and tests are given each Friday. This week's list can be found below.

across

alone

among

brother

again

front

banana

appear

compass

pedal

given

heaven

mountain

ocean

cousin

purchase

often

color

Starside

Our Mission:

Through a collaborative learning community we will build a foundation upon which all students can develop essential academic and life skills.

Our Vision:

Starside will be a Learning Community (staff students, parents, and community members) that collaborates to:

· Provide a safe, positive environment that promotes academic growth, good character, and values diversity.

· Implement researched-based strategies to ensure students achieve academic skill

· Maximize learning time to focus on essential skills

· Monitor student growth based on high expectations