Zooming Racers

Miss Marney's Class October 12, 2015

This Month at Starside

Monday, October 12

  • O day: Library

Tuesday, October 13

  • M day: PE and Music

Wednesday, October 14

  • E day: Computers

Thursday, October 15

  • T day: PE and Music
  • I will be gone this day

Friday, October 16

  • C day: Computers

Next week:

Monday, October 19th

  • No School
Tuesday, October 20
  • O day: Computers

Wednesday, October 21

  • M day: PE and Music

Thursday, October 22

  • E day: Art

Friday, October 23

  • T day: PE and Music

Upcoming this Month

Thursday, October 29

  • Halloween Parade-parents can come into the school at 2:30
  • Halloween Parties- 3:00
  • Students arrive for 2nd grade program 6:30
  • 2nd grade program Stone Soup at 7:00

Friday, October 30

  • No School
Donors Choose

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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.

Cooler Weather is Here

The cooler weather has arrived. Please make sure your child is dressing appropriately for the weather. We will go outside whenever possible so please send jackets if needed.

Reading Calendar

Don't forget to be marking every time your child reads 20 minutes and practices 10 minutes of math facts on the calendar in the RACE binder. I will be taking those out on November 1. The goal is 20 times for both Reading and Math.

Movie Production Set

I am excited to announce that our production set has arrived. We now have a green screen, microphone, and two hand held camera tripods for the ipads. We will be experimenting soon.

Stone Soup the 2nd Grade Program

Thursday October 29th at 7:00

Important information

  • Students need to be at school 6:30.
  • Students need to wear to jeans and a shirt in a fall color red, yellow, orange, brown


We will be working on subtraction for the next week. We will be focusing on the following:

  • writing subtraction number sentences
  • stories about separating
  • Stories about comparing

We are also going to be designing our own math game in groups. Each group will either design an addition or place value game.

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
  • place value number of tens and ones in a problem

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

This week we are starting our island project. Each student will create an island and a map of their island.


Spelling City

Spelling Practice

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. We have taken our pumpkin and filled it with soil. We are using the seeds that are already in the pumpkin to grow another pumpkin. Everyone wrote hypothesis about how long they thought it would take to sprout a pumpkin.

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.