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/

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Roll Haven Valentine's Day Field Trip!

When? Friday, February 12th, 2016

Where? Rollhaven Ann Drive, Flushing

Cost? $8.00 (includes regular skate rental & lunch)

Permission Slips due Monday, February 8th!

Upcoming Events!

1/29 - Cat's Club! and PTO Black Light Party @3:45pm & Reading Logs are DUE!

2/8 - RollHaven permission slips and $8.00 DUE!

2/12 - Valentine's Day Field Trip to RollHaven!

2/15 - Mid-Winter Break, NO SCHOOL!

2/18 - Talent Show at HS Auditorium at 6:00 p.m.

2/23 - 6th Grade Scheduling Meeting at FMS @ 9:00 a.m.

2/24 - Early Dismissal @ 1:50 p.m.

2/29 - Cat's Club!

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! :)

Class of 2022 T-shirts!

We are requesting that parents send in $7.00 to cover the cost of the t-shirt. Students will be wearing the shirts to the 6th grade Valentine roller skating party on Feb. 12th at Roll Haven. If you would like to help sponsor a shirt for students that may not be able to afford one, please consider "rounding up" your shirt payment to $10. Any proceeds collected above the cost of the shirt will be used toward refreshments or scholarships for the 6th grade promotion. If paying by check, please make it out to Central PTO. Thank you!
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Valentine Candy Gram Sale

What: Surprise a friend with a thoughtful candy gram on February 12th.

When: Monday, Feb. 8th until Thursday, Feb. 11th you can purchase a candy gram during your lunch time. You will fill out a heart and pay at that time. Orders will then be filled and passed out Friday, Feb. 12th.

Where: Grams will be sold during lunch, outside the gym doors.

Cost: $0.50

Delivery: On Friday, Feb. 12th all ordered candy grams will be passed out to classroom teachers.

6th Grade Promotion 2016

To begin preparing for your child's 6th Grade Promotion, each 6th grade family is being asked to find and send in photos detailing his/her life. To ensure that each 6th grade student is a part of the Memory Montage PowerPoint please email the pictures ASAP to Jennifer Ethington: central6thpromo@yahoo.com

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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Talent Show!

Tickets are on sale now until Feb. 17th! Tickets are $4.00 a piece. We are looking forward to seeing some wonderful acts at Flushing High School Auditorium on February 18th, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.!

Our Week at a Glance

Math

We began Topic 14: Understanding Percent. Ask your child how to convert from a fraction and decimal to a percent! 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. New portfolio sheets for MP3 were given to students to keep track of their grades.


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

Reading

We finished chapter 8 in Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. Ask your child why Miz Logan got fired! Next week, we will continue to read ROTHMC. Students have completed discussion questions while focusing on character Motivation and making vocabulary terms. Ask your child what Grafitti Art is! Next week, we will be focusing on context clues and inferences. There will be a vocab quiz when we complete the book as well as a test.


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: Students received a January reading log after break. 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. February Reading Logs are due Tuesday, March 1st.


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

Writing/Grammar

Students have been using the Chromebooks to research for their historical event. Ask your child which group and topic they have and what happened in chronological order! Next week, we will continue working in our groups and develop a timeline due Friday when they present.


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

Social Studies

Students completed the Ch. 2, Sec. 4: History of Canada. Ask your child what makes Canada a bilingual country! Next week, we will be focusing on Ch. 2, Sec. 5: The U.S. and Canada today. Quizzes are on Friday's, students can use their notes!


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

Word Study

Today we took the "ceed, cess, cede" and "vers, vert" review test. Next week, we will be studying the new Greek Root Word(s) "tract" = pull. 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