Blevins Broadcast

Room #135 News!

Welcome to Mrs. Blevins' Online News Broadcast!

Our classroom stresses the importance of working at one's full potential. The students are given opportunities to do their personal best during every activity. In order to determine your child's needs, continuous assessment takes place. All activities are designed so that every student in our classroom is working at a challenging and rewarding level. Throughout the school year, I promote working together to create an open teacher-parent-student communication relationship I feel it is in your child's best interest if we work together and stay in contact with one another in order for him/her to be successful! Feel free to navigate the Blevins Broadcast at your convenience where you will find classroom news, slideshows, upcoming events, our week at a glance, a note from the teacher, and other pertinent information.


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/

I would like to introduce my daughter, Ava Lynn Blevins! Thank you for all the warm welcoming back and the loving support from all you wonderful parents for thinking of me during this special time.

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We are sponsoring the popcorn sale on Friday, January 22nd!

If you are a parent that would like to volunteer your time in helping our class make popcorn, please contact Mrs. Blevins ASAP. Thank you!

Ice Land Field Trip Fun!

Genius Hour

I can tell that our students put in a lot of hard work and time into their Genius Hour presentations. I was very happy with the majority of presentations. As a reminder, there will not be another Genius Hour for the second semester. We will be focusing on MSTEP quickly approaching. Some pictures of Genius Hour will be posted in the room. We have ranged from quite the unique of presentations! From planting trees to fixing iPhones, we have done a lot of research that grasps our students interests!

Upcoming Events!

1/13 - North End Soup Kitchen field trip!

1/13 - Early Dismissal @ 1:50pm

1/18 - No School! Happy MLK Day!

1/22 - Our Class is sponsoring the Popcorn Sale!

1/22 - End of First Semester!

1/25 - No School! Teacher Workday.

1/26 - Family Science Night @ FMS

1/29 - Cat's Club! and PTO Black Light Party @3:45pm

Warm Winter Wishes!

Central Elementary is graciously accepting secondhand gently used winter gear that your child has outgrown. We are looking for winter jackets, gloves, hats, and snow pants. With your donations, we will make a less fortunate child’s winter a little warmer. Donations can be dropped off to Ms. McNally, Mrs. Decker or Mrs. Brecht from January 11th – January 22nd.

Family Science Night!

Family Science Night is being held again this year on January 28th. It will take place at the Flushing Middle School from 5:30 - 7:00. This is a free event for all Flushing Elementary and ECC students. There will be a variety of hands-on stations that can be rotated through at your choice. Some stations will have materials that may be taken as a little "souvenir" from science night! We look forward to an even bigger turn our this year...please save the date!

Classroom Supplies!

Mrs. Blevins is in dire need of Kleenex, paper towel, Clorox wipes, and new colored pencils/markers! If you would be so kind to donate these items to our classroom, we would greatly appreciate it! Also, if your child brings in these items, they will be rewarded $5 Blevins Bucks per item! :)

Box Tops!

The school competition has started! Please turn in your Box Tops to Mrs. Blevins so we can win a class prize! We appreciate you to please have them already clipped before turning them in. We get $0.10 per Box Top! Thank you!
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Our Week at a Glance

Math

We completed the second benchmark test before break and the students did amazing! We took a pretest to the third benchmark and started Topic 12: Ratios, proportions, and rates. Reminder: Your child is responsible for coming to me to ask to retake an assessment. Please continue to check your child's binder for grades. Next week, we will continue with Topic 12 and will focus on reviewing for the test.


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/math.cfm

Reading

We have started the new novel, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. Students will be quizzed over the first two chapters next week covering setting, and inferences from the packet. We will also begin our new January SCOPE magazine informational reading. Next week, we will read a new short story from the Common Core Progress booklets while focusing on plot and theme.


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/reading_and_writing.cfm


Students have been also building stamina this week from independent reading at the end of the school day. Ask your child how minutes we are up to now! With our stamina goal in mind, we are also continuing to pursue the 40 book challenge. Please ask your child how many books they read so far this year. I have been conferring one-on-one with them to make sure they are reading "Just Right Books" that pertain to their interests so they can reach their 40 book goal by the end of the year.


Reading Logs: We have also started a new reading log. Please remind your child to read 20 minutes every day outside of school. Reading with your son or daughter is a great way to spend time to learn about their reading interests! Reading logs can be found on my website if your child misplaces theirs. There is a direct link below as well.


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/home_reading_logs.cfm

Writing/Grammar

This week, students have built fluency with writing prompts. We will continue this next week as well as language writing in our Common Core Progress booklets. We will be starting our new writing unit, Informational Essay, at the beginning of February.


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/writing.cfm

Social Studies

Students received a new Social Studies textbook before break, World Studies: Canada and the U.S. We will be focusing primarily on Canada as it relates to the CCSS. We have begun Ch.1, Sec. 1: Land and Water. The Sec. 1 quiz will be on Friday. Next week, we will focus on more physical geography of Canada.


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/social_studies.cfm

Word Study

Today we took the "flect, flex" = bend quiz. Next week, we will be studying the new Greek Root Word(s) "junct, join" = to meet or to join. The "flect" and junct" test will be on Friday, January 15th. The word study lists can be found on my webpage under the Word Study tab. Tests are every other Friday covering two root words.


http://www.flushingschools.org/webpages/kchianoblevins/spelling.cfm