Zooming Racers

Miss Marney's Class May 9 , 2016

This Week at Starside

This week:

Monday, May 9

  • M day, PE and Music

Tuesday, May 10

  • E day: Art

Wednesday, May 11

  • T Day: PE and Music

Thursday, May 12

  • Field trip- leaving at 9:00

Friday, May 13

  • Field Day 9-11 and 1-3
  • End of the Year Awards 12:30 in the classroom

Next Week:

Monday May 14

  • O Day: Library

Field Trip Information

Things to Remember:

  • Lunch: If you signed up for a school lunch it will be in the classroom
  • We are leaving at 9:00, please don't be late
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. We will be outside all day and walking.
  • If it is a warm day you might want to put sunscreen on your child.

Summer Birthdays

If your child has a summer birthday and you want to celebrate it at school please let me know when you are planning to bring treats. Please remember that the last week of school gets really crazy, so a few days notice would be appreciated.

End of the Year Awards

This year we are doing end of the year awards differently. They will be done in the classroom on Field Day. We will be doing our awards at 12:30

Parent Satisfaction Survey

If you have a few minutes, please fill out the survey to tell us what you think about what is happening in the district. The second link is a mobile friendly version.

Social Studies

This week we are creating solar ovens. On Thursday we will be making s'mores in our ovens

Marshmallow Towers and Roller Coasters


Our final unit for the year is using arrays to show repeated addition. For example, if you have a picture of 4 groups of 4 then the addition sentence would be 4 + 4 + 4 +4=16.

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
  • subtracting and adding 2 digit with 2 digit numbers


I-station is our new reading computer tool. It will be used next school year instead of Lexia. I have started some of the students on it at school, so they can see what it is like. I am sending home letters with those students so they can work on it at home as well. There are directions on the letter for signing up. It is important that you go through the steps as told in the letter, or you will not be able to work on it at home. If you have any questions I will try to answer them, but this is a new program to me as well.

Front Row Math, Reading and Word Study

In class we have started using Front Row. It is a web based math program that allows students to practice at their pace. The link is below, our class code is vznt4u. We have started the measurement unit. This will be used as an independent practice and will not take the place of what we are learning in the classroom.

Fun math games for practice

Writing and Reading

We will be starting a narrative writing piece. This will take us a few weeks to complete. In Reading we will working on point of view, who is writing the story.
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.

Recycle those dried out markers

All around Starside students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!

Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands, dry erase markers, and highlighters. Drop-off boxes will be located in your student’s classroom for your child to deposit the markers.

Summer Reading Opportunity

Below is a link to Barnes and Noble' summer reading program. If this is something you would like to do with your child this summer, check it out.

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

Extended Absence Reminder

Please be sure to let the office know when your student will be absent for an extended period. You will need to complete our Extended Absence Request Form. This helps your child’s teacher to prepare work and plan for your child’s absence. It also assists our office maintain accurate attendance reporting. Forms are located in the Starside office.

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.