Zooming Racers

Miss Marney's Class December 7,2015

This Month at Starside

This week:

Monday December 7

  • O Day: Library
  • Sparkle Math
  • Board of Education meeting at 6

Tuesday, December 8

  • M day: PE and Music
  • Sparkle Reading

Wednesday, December 9

  • E day: Art
  • Sparkle Homework Help

Thursday, December 10

  • T day: PE and Music
  • Club Day
  • 4th grade program at 7

Friday, December 11

  • C day: Computers

Next Week
Monday December 14

  • O Day: Library
  • Sparkle Math
  • PTA Pizza Hut NIght

Tuesday December 15

  • M day: PE and Music
  • Sparkle Reading

Wednesday, December 16

  • E day: Art
  • Sparkle Homework Help

Thursday December 17

  • T day: PE and Music
  • Sparkle Clubs
  • PTA Winter Movie Party

Friday, December 18

  • No School

Coming Soon:

December 18-January 4th Winter break No School

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.

Poetry Race

We are starting a new item this week. On Friday a poem came home with your child. Each time they read the poem to you, you sign the back of the page. They can read it to each adult 1 time per day. They can read the poems over the phone to others as well. The poem will be returned on Friday. The two people who have the most signature will win the poetry race for the week. Their names will be displayed in the classroom and they will get to have a trophy at their seats for the week.

The purpose of this is to work on fluency. Fluency is how smoothly you read. Multiple reading help to work on fluency.

Poems will come home on Fridays and be returned the following Friday.

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.

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 them out on January 5.


We are heading starting with subtraction. The objectives we will focus on are the following:

  • subtracting 0,1,2
  • thinking addition to subtract doubles
  • thinking addition to 10 to subtract
  • thinking addition to 18 to subtract
  • making 10 to subtract

Don't forget xtramath.org is a great resource for practicing math facts. All addition facts should be mastered by December.

Skills 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
  • subtraction facts up to 20

Fun math games for practice

Reading and Writing

For the next few weeks we are going to be working on the parts of a letter and then writing letters. We will be doing this in a fun way by writing letters to Santa.
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.


For the next few weeks we will be working on how to stop erosion.The class did a great job on their cliff houses. They are now going to make houses to withstand a hurricane. The houses will then be tested with a leaf blower, have water sprayed on it and debris thrown at it.

STEM in December

We will be doing turkey baster launchers. We will see how far we can launch a ping pong ball with a turkey baster. If you have any turkey basters we would appreciate them. We are needing at least 5. We have plenty of ping pong balls.


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.

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.

Lunch Money

When sending lunch money, please send it in an envelope with your child's name on it. Also if you are planning to eat lunch with your child please email blawson@usd232.org to order your lunch preference by 9 am.