Galaxy 26 Gazette

News from Miss Hensley's Class

October 16, 2015

News and Information

Thank you!

Thank you to all of the parents who helped with our fall party. A great time was had by all! Special thanks to Mrs. Mitchell for organizing the party, and to all the moms and grandmas who were here today!

Also, a special thanks to Ms. Bowland for counting our Box Tops, and to all families who collected and sent in Box Tops.

Parent Homework :-)

All parents in OHUSC are being asked to participate in this survey about technology.

Speak Up, an online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives education stakeholders the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. Each year, findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers. Participating schools and districts can access their local data online, free-of-charge in February 2016.

Follow this link to complete the survey by October 30, 2015. (The students have already taken the survey at school. You need to click on Parent to take your version. )

Grandparent's Day for MY CLASS will be Thursday, Nov. 12 from 8:30-9:30. The students can invite as many grandparents as they would like. We cannot accommodate grandparents for lunch on that day- our cafeteria is bursting at the seams with just our students. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Parent Teacher Conferences- Tuesday, Oct. 27 and Wednesday, Oct. 28

I've sent a schedule of your time via Skyward. Look for a paper reminder today in your child's backpack.

Red Ribbon Week

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26-30. Each day there will be a dress up day for the students to remind them that drug free is the way to be.

Mon - We won't let drugs Stop us (Wear Red)
Tues - Sock it to drugs (wear crazy socks)
Wed - Team up against drugs (wear favorite sports team clothing)
Thur - Our future's too bright to do drugs (wear sunglasses)
Fri - Use your head...say no to drugs (wear a hat)

Book It Program: Keep reading for 20 min. each night!

Jackets Needed!

Please send a sweatshirt or jacket with your child to wear during morning recess. It is still very chilly at 10:30 when we go outside. Thank you!

Book Fair is coming!

Mrs. Frank will be holding our annual Scholastic Book Fair November 9-13.


This week we are working on identifying story elements (characters, setting, problem, solution) in our stories. We continue to review skills from the past units (main idea/ details, characterization, multiple meaning words, synonyms, etc.)

Reading Homework: no reading homework over fall break!


  • identified halves, fourths, and eighths of a whole
  • created and read a bar graph
  • measured with 1” color tiles
  • named fractional parts of a whole
  • compared fractional parts of a whole
  • write fractions using fraction notation
  • traded pennies for dimes
  • measured to the nearest inch

English and Writing

Nouns vs. Verbs- we are learning to identify both in sentences. Difficult work, for sure! We finished up publishing our grandparent poetry using Google Docs. We started working on our Google Slides presentation using the information from our grandparent interviews. Lots of work for my little typists!

Spelling Words

germ stern herd clerk fern

person batter hammer wiser letter

letters slower paper papers sweeter

keeper sleeper better dinner jerk

Homework Help and Hints!

Here is a fun and educational website: . You can practice all kinds of basic reading, math, and English skills in a game format- all for free!

Data Binders- Look for them Monday

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Important Events


19-23 Fall Break- no school

26-30 Character Counts/ Red Ribbon Week


6 Picture Retakes

9-13 Book Fair

12 Grandparent’s Day for my class

18 Midterms posted in Skyward

25-27 Thanksgiving Break- no school