Zooming Racers

Miss Marney's Class September 28, 2015

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 28th

  • Picture Day

Thursday, October 1

  • Walk a thon sponsor papers due

Friday, October 2, all day

  • All School Walk a thon - we will walk from 1-2
  • Wear Red or school colors

Monday, October 19th

  • No School

Thursday, October 29

  • Halloween Party and parade
  • 2nd grade program at 6:30

Friday, October 30

  • No School

PE classes

PE classes will be held outside to practice for the Walk a thon. We have specials from 1-2 so there might not be a need, but they might want to have a jacket on hand for days when it is cooler.

Walk a thon is coming!!!

This is a fun day for the students and the staff. Since this is our only fundraiser we really need your help. Each student is asked to help by finding sponsors to donate to our walk-a-thon. 100% of the money stays at Starside to help with different activities like field trips. My mom, brother and I all sponsor $1 to each student in my class. They will each start their fundraising with $3. The money will be added when they bring back their packet. Sponsorship packets are due back October 1.

Walk-a-thon is on Friday October 2. We will walk from 1-2 and hopefully you will be able to join us! I always encourage family to come walk with us. We try to have the most people walking with us.

If you have any questions please let me know.


We have finished addition strategies. We will be working on place value for the next couple of weeks. We will be focusing on the following:

  • making tens and ones,
  • reading and writing numbers in word form
  • using symbols to compare numbers (<, >, =)
  • counting to 100 knowing what comes before and after a number
  • 10 more and 10 less
  • even and odd numbers
  • using data from a chart to solve problems

Don't forget xtramath.org is a great resource for practicing math facts.

Focus that can still be reviewed:

  • time to 5 minutes
  • counting by 5's forwards and backwards
  • adding facts up to 20


Math fact practice

Reading and Writing

For the next few weeks we will be looking at what happens at the beginning, middle and end of a story. We will also be writing our own stories that will have a beginning, middle and end. We will continue to work on asking questions.
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.

Social Studies

We are working on our map projects. We are learning about the parts of a map and why maps are important. Next we will add the important land features like mountains, lakes and rivers. We will continue to add to our map key as well.


Spelling City

Spelling Practice


You should have noticed a homework page coming home the last week. Each day there are 5 or so questions that will need to be answered in Reading and Math. Your child has all week to complete the homework and it needs to be sent back in on Friday. You do not just have to do Monday's work on Monday. Do what is best for your family. It does not matter to me how it is completed as long as it is completed. All the questions should be review questions.

You should also be reading with your child for 20 minutes a night.

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.

STEM in the Classroom

The month of October we will be growing a pumpkin in a pumpkin.

Expanding Gummy Bears

We found that all the liquids expanded the gummy bears at the same rate. The one observation we made was that they pop changed the color of the gummy bear. They all started out as yellow gummy bears.

Specials Schedule this Week

Monday, September 28

  • M day: PE and Music

Tuesday, September 29

  • E day: Art

Wednesday, September 30

  • T day: PE and Music

Thursday, October 1

  • C day: Computers

Friday, October 2

  • Walk a thon from 1-2


Thank you to everyone who came to conferences. I enjoyed talking to you about your child. If something should come up please feel free to contact me at any time.
Donors Choose

Click the link to help fund our project.

Donors Choose

This is the website link above is the website that hosts the project I have written. This project is to get 2 more iPads for the classroom which would bring us to a total of 5. To complete this project we need $581. All donations made this week with the code SPARK will be doubled up to $100.

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
Lunch Menu

Click on the button to see what is for lunch this week.

Book Orders

I sent home book orders last week. You can send in a check with your order or order on line. You can click on the button below and it will take you to the order. Our class code is GLPGL. It is also in the front of the RACE binder. Book orders are due on September 30th.
Scholastic Book Orders

To order books from the book order you can either order online with this link or send in the money and order form to me.