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Miss Marney's Class April 11, 2016

This Week at Starside

This week:

Monday, April 11

  • E day, Art

Tuesday, April 12

  • T day: PE and Music
  • PTA meeting at 6

Wednesday, April 13

  • C Day: Computers

Thursday, April 14

  • O Day: Library

Friday, April 15

  • M Day: PE and Music
  • Labels for collection due

Next Week:

Monday April 18

  • E day: Art

Field Trip to DeAnna Rose Farmstead

Permission slips came home last week. Everyone has done a great job of sending in the permission slips. Each child also needs to send in 50 cents to feed the animals. We need that money before the field trip. My mom goes to the farmstead and purchases the large bags of feed and divides it out for each student, this way they have more to feed the animals.

Boxtops, Campbell's labels, Tyson A+ food and Coke Rewards labels Collection

We are now collecting all the labels for the end of the year turn in. All labels need to be turned in by April 15th.

Camp is coming

Don't forget to send in those camp supplies. Camp starts April 25th!


Spelling words

This weeks focus:

  • spell words with initial consonant digraphs wh and th
  • Recognize and spell antonyms
  • spell compound words
  • recognize the short e sound in again


  1. which
  2. where
  3. there
  4. before
  5. after
  6. over
  7. again
  8. inside
  9. outside
  10. under
  • plus 2 personal words
  • plus sentence dictation

Social Studies

We presented our monuments projects this week. We will be learning about wants and needs. We will also be looking at different goods and services.

Presenting our Monuments projects


We are starting a new unit on measurement this week. The objectives we will be studying are:

  • exploring length
  • measuring in inches
  • measuring in centimeters
  • measuring in inches, feet and yards
  • measuring in centimeters and meters
  • measuring length
  • adding and subtracting in measurement
  • comparing lengths

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

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 up to 20
  • subtracting and adding 2 digit with 2 digit numbers

Front Row Math and Reading

In class we have started using Front Row. It is a web based math program that allows students to practice at their pace. The link is below, our class code is vznt4u. We have started the measurement unit. This will be used as an independent practice and will not take the place of what we are learning in the classroom.

Fun math games for practice

Writing and Reading

We will be starting a narrative writing piece. This will take us a few weeks to complete. In Reading we will working on point of view, who is writing the story.
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.

Recycle those dried out markers

All around Starside students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!

Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands, dry erase markers, and highlighters. Drop-off boxes will be located in your student’s classroom for your child to deposit the markers.

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

Extended Absence Reminder

Please be sure to let the office know when your student will be absent for an extended period. You will need to complete our Extended Absence Request Form. This helps your child’s teacher to prepare work and plan for your child’s absence. It also assists our office maintain accurate attendance reporting. Forms are located in the Starside office.

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.