The Silver Scoop
2nd Quarter Awards
Spirit Leader: Mia Hinkle
Extra Credit Winners: Maddox Law and Riley Swanson
Value Achievers: Luke Brewer, Reagan Wilson, Norah Haines
Perfect Attendance: Christian Blok, Joshua Bolinger, Tyran Golston, Nik Graff, Josh Nunley, Kiki Conkle, Reagan Wilson
Honor Roll: Maddy Bishop, Christian Blok, Joshua Bolinger, Luke Brewer, Kiki Conkle, Tyran Golston, Nik Graff, Norah Haines, Savannah Helmick, William Johnston, Bella Julius, Maddox Law, Josh Nunley, Gabi Ocaranza, Abigail Sturgeon, Riley Swanson, Reagan Wilson, Vinny Wittenbring
Reaching for Success: Christian Blok, Luke Brewer, Kiki Conkle, Keagan Evans, Nik Graff, Mia Hinkle, William Johnston, Bella Julius, Vinny Wittenbring
AR Stars: Maddy Bishop, Christian Blok, Joshua Bolinger, Luke Brewer, Jacob Catron, Kiki Conkle, Keagan Evans, Tyran Golston, Nik Graff, Norah Haines, Savannah Helmick, Mia Hinkle, William Johnston, Bella Julius, Maddox Law, Josh Nunley, Telly Rogers, Alexis Sharrett, Abigail Sturgeon, Riley Swanson, Reagan Wilson, Vinny Wittenbring
Scholastic Book Orders are due this Tuesday, February 2. Orders can be placed online at http://www.scholastic.com/bookclubs using Class Activation Code HCJBM.
On Monday we are kicking off a new program called "One School, One Book." Every Clarks Creek family will receive one copy of the book Mr. Popper's Penguins to read together throughout the month. The students can earn fun prizes by reading the book at home with their families and by having a parent sign the weekly reading log. We have a special surprise planned for Monday, too! In fact, this program is a surprise for the students, but we hope that they will all come home excited about reading this classic children's book this month. Be looking for the book and reading logs to come home on Monday, and happy family reading!
Two charity fundraisers begin on Monday. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Colgan's Life Skills classes are sponsoring the "Cause for Paws" pet supply drive all next week. Student Council is sponsoring our annual "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser, too. On Friday, students brought home boxes for collecting spare change that can be brought to school over the course of the next 2 weeks. Students are asked to count the money prior to bringing it in to save time on counting here at school. All money raised will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. And if you are in a generous spirit, we can always use donations for our class prize box!
The next PTO meeting is Monday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.
The AP Physics class at Plainfield High School is sponsoring "Physics for All" on Tuesday, February 9. There will be table demonstrations from 5:30-6:45pm and a stage show from 7:00-7:30. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5; children under 4 are free and family admission is $20. This will be a fun way to witness science first-hand!
Our Valentine's Party will be on Thursday, February 11 at 2:30. You can sign up to volunteer during the party or to bring needed supplies. Visit http://vols.pt/uA9mTw to sign up.
This week's special schedule:
Monday--Computer Lab, Tuesday--Library, Wednesday--Music, Thursday--Art, Friday--Gym
**Our class will take the STAR Reading test during computer lab time this week.
Last Week's Learning
What We Are Studying This Week
DOL/Word Work -- We will do Daily Paragraph Editing, Week #11. On Friday, there will be a quiz. In Word Work, we are on List #21 on homophones, and there will be a test on Friday. If you recall, we rotate every 4 weeks from vocabulary words to words that teach a language skill. We are starting 4 weeks of homophones and Greek and Latin Roots. For this week's words, the students need to know how to use the correct homophone in context. This week's words: its, it's, your, you're, whose, who's, there, their, they're, to, two, too. Core Words: general, sign, region, period, amount
Math -- This week we will do Lessons 14-6, 14-7, 14-8, and 14-9 on metric units and conversions. The students will learn the metric units for length (millimeters, centimeters, meters, kilometers), weight/mass (grams, kilograms), and capacity (milliliters, liters). We will also learn about units of time (seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, decades, centuries, millenniums) and how to convert between units. There will be homework on Monday, Wednesday, and possibly Thursday.
Science -- We will read from the old red science book again this week, studying the 3 types of rocks and the rock cycle. The students will make a rock cycle diagram, write "The Rock Hound News" newspaper with information about rocks, and make a "choose your own adventure" rock cycle wheel. There will be homework on Wednesday or Thursday.
Reading -- Our story this week is "Jim Thorpe's Bright Path" from the blue reading book. The students will read about Jim Thorpe's childhood and the obstacles that he faced growing up. Some people say Thorpe was the greatest athlete of the 20th century, and he was certainly successful in many different sports, including football, track and field, baseball, and basketball. We will focus on how Thorpe used perseverance to overcome obstacles in pursuit of athletic success. The students will also read a leveled reader about other famous athletes, identifying common character traits among them. Our reading skills are character traits and fact/opinion. There should not be any reading homework this week, but we will have a story test on Friday.
Language -- We will continue to identify the parts of speech in sentences from the Grammar Town book. The students will write about the nonfiction texts we are reading and will cite evidence in their written responses to support their opinions. We will continue to refine the "Yes Ma'am" constructive response formula we learned about last week.
Social Studies -- We will read Unit 2, Lesson 4 about the American Revolution in Indiana. The students will learn about George Rogers Clark and his involvement in the war. There should not be any social studies homework this week.