Wildcats Weekly

September 3, 2015

Math

We just finished learning to draw models representing addition and subtraction with integers. Next week we will be learning to multiply and divide with integers, and have a mid-until 10 point quiz on all operations on 9/11. A study guide will be given mid-week.

Language Arts

Next week in Language Arts we will be having a "technology orientation" to learn how to use the iPads, laptops, and to sign up for Google classroom. We will also be starting our Outsiders unit.

Science

This week we have been working on reviewing the scientific method and analyzing scientific data through graphs and charts. (Thank you for bringing in skittles!) We begin our "Forces of Motion" unit next week! We will begin with relative position and calculating speed. Make sure students are keeping up with work...because quizzes and tests are coming up soon!

Social Studies

We have started our unit for Age of Exploration. We will focus on Explorers from Spain, Portugal, China, and England. We have a vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, September 9.

Classroom Needs

We are in need of tissues, paper towels, notebook paper, computer paper, colored pencils, and scotch tape. If you are able to donate any of these items, please send them to your child's homeroom teacher. Miss Eddy is also in need of some little prizes (gift cards, coupons, school supplies) to use for the video game competition.

PowerSchool

We have started updating grades in PowerSchool. It is time to start checking HomeBase! If you notice a zero grade, it means the item is still missing. Missing work can still be submitted until the end of the unit for that class. After that, the zero will remain a part of the grade. Please encourage your child to get their missing work in as soon as possible! Just a reminder that we are using a points system. The only "percentage" that is used to determine a child's GPA is the overall grade in the class (each individual assignment will not be weighted).

PBIS

We have officially started out PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) program for the year! We are calling it "Show Your Spots". Students that display positive behaviors will occasionally receive "purple spots tickets". Students that are not "showing their spots" (not turning in work on time, misbehaving, not following school rules, etc.) will sign a behavior binder. 6 total signatures in the binders during a quarter will result in the inability to attend the PBIS quarterly celebration. However, students may trade in purple SPOTS tickets to erase a signature from the binder if it will help them attend the celebration. They can also submit these tickets to Ms. Harmon for prize drawings.