What's Trending in Room 228

Mrs. Marcum's class

Weekly Attendance = 96.72%

The district's goal is 96%.

Our class had the highest attendance for Month of December!!!

Mark your Calendar:

  • Friday, January 8th-- Grade cards going home
  • Monday, January 18th-- No School (MLK Day). Snow make up day if we have a snow day before January 18th.
  • Thursday, January 21st-- PTO Skating Party at Skateland 6pm-8pm
  • Friday, January 29th-- PTO Movie Night 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Sweeny Cafeteria Movie= Hotel Transylvania 2


  • Math- We will be starting adding and subtracting fractions.
  • Reading- We will begin learning about different text structures.
  • Writing- We will be starting informational writing.
  • Grammar- We will learn how to make our sentences more interesting by varying their length.

  • Words Their Way- Sort 15 (Greek and Latin Number Prefixes mono-, bi-, tri-)

  • Science- We will be continuing water cycle and weather.

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Free Gerbils!!

I am needing to reduce the number of gerbils we have...due to an unexpected gender identity mishap:) I would really like to get rid of the male first. He is the sweetest one, and doesn't mind being held. He is really a cute gray color. Cages at Wal-Mart are around $22. With only one gerbil one bag of food and bedding would last you a few months (food = $4 and bedding = $4).

We will have some babies to give away as well. Two black ones with white toes (SO cute), and an all white one. They are still really skittish, but Brenna (my daughter) is working on them. They still have a tendency to jump out of your hands (literally).

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Box Tops for Education: End of February is Coming Quick!!

Every single class at Sweeny is in a competition to collect the most Box Tops. Each class that collects at least 1000 box tops will get an extra recess with pop-ices, and the winning class will get an extra surprise!

All the money comes right back to our classroom for me to spend on the students.

Each box top you send in is worth 10 cents for us to spend. It doesn't sound like much, but they can really add up. Ask relatives and friends if they have any extra box tops they aren't using. Most people don't mind cutting them out and saving them if you ask:)