Homework Log and Fridge Notes February 19th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of February, the school-wide iReady goal is 45 minutes per week in reading and 45 minutes per week in math. 

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  2. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

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Our school survey is now available to parents online. It only takes a few minutes to complete and provides our school with valuable feedback. Be sure to print the survey completion screen from your computer when you are finished and send it to school with your child so he/she can receive a small prize.

https://ocps.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cP9ZqTrmIkN0Rh3

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Due to Presidents Day and the short week, we will not have spelling words or a spelling quiz. There will still be a Cold Read and possible math worksheets. Make sure you are also working on your Black History project, which is due Wednesday, February 28th. 

Fridge Notes February 19 PDF

Here is an updated version of the PTA calendar: BME Calendar 17-18-revised

 

Telling Time iPad Apps!

We will be using some iPad apps in the classroom to work on telling time. Try downloading them on your iPads at home for some additional practice! There are tons of time apps, but these 3 are free and the kids have really enjoyed them!

  • Interactive Telling Time
  • Telling Time Free
  • My First Clock
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Homework Log and Fridge Notes February 12th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of February, the school-wide iReady goal is 45 minutes per week in reading and 45 minutes per week in math. 

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  2. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

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Our school survey is now available to parents online. It only takes a few minutes to complete and provides our school with valuable feedback. Be sure to print the survey completion screen from your computer when you are finished and send it to school with your child so he/she can receive a small prize.

https://ocps.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cP9ZqTrmIkN0Rh3

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Homework Log February 12 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words: Words that End with -er (F)

Fridge Notes February 12 PDF

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Black History Stamp Project

Please scroll below for this week’s Homework Log and Fridge Notes. 

On Monday, your child is bringing home a Black History stamp project. I’m also posting the directions and research form here on the blog. The project is not due until Wednesday, February 28th. Remember to select a person to research from your assigned category. This ensures that we get a wide range of accomplishments and we get to learn about some lesser known, but equally great, people. If you are having difficulty finding a person that matches category, please let me know.

Black History Stamp

Black History Stamp Rubric

Black History Stamp Research Form

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes February 5th + February Calendar

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of February, the school-wide iReady goal is 45 minutes per week in reading and 45 minutes per week in math. 

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  2. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

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Our school survey is now available to parents online. It only takes a few minutes to complete and provides our school with valuable feedback. Be sure to print the survey completion screen from your computer when you are finished and send it to school with your child so he/she can receive a small prize.

https://ocps.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cP9ZqTrmIkN0Rh3

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This week is Spirit Week leading up to our Walk-a-thon on Friday!

Homework Log February 5 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words: Bossy R- or (F)

Fridge Notes February 5 PDF

February 2018 PDF

 

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes January 29th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of January, the school-wide iReady goal is 45 minutes per week in reading and 45 minutes per week in math. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards when we return from winter break!

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  2. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

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Homework Log January 29 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words: Bossy R- ar (F)

Fridge Notes January 29 PDF

 

 

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes January 22nd

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of January, the school-wide iReady goal is 45 minutes per week in reading and 45 minutes per week in math. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards when we return from winter break!

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  2. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

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Mrs. Harkness and I did a presentation at Curriculum Night on Close Reading. I’m attaching the PowerPoint in case you were unable attend or would like to review any of the information. Curriculum Night Close Reading PDF

Homework Log January 22 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words:Words that End with -y (puppy) (F)

Fridge Notes January 22 PDF

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Animal Habitat Diorama Project

This week’s Homework Log and Fridge Notes are in the post below. 

On Tuesday, your child is bringing home information about a special science project. To prepare for our field trip to Sea World on February 2nd, the students will be creating animal habitat dioramas about an animal/environment of their choice. The project is due Thursday, February 1st and is worth 25 points. I am attaching the directions and presentation form in case anyone needs an extra copy, as well as some example projects. Please let me know if you have any questions.

There are a few important guidelines:

  • Animals must be real (no animal legends)
  • Animals must be wild (no domestic house pets)
  • Animals cannot be extinct (no dinosaurs)
  • The habitat must be natural (no aquariums, houses, farms, zoos, cages, etc.)

Animal Habitat Diorama Directions

Animal Habitat Diorama Presentation

Animal Habitat Rubric

 

 

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes January 15th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of January, the school-wide iReady goal is 45 minutes per week in reading and 45 minutes per week in math. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards when we return from winter break!

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  2. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

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Homework Log January 15 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words: Long-i Patterns (F)

Fridge Notes January 15 PDF

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes January 8th + January Calendar

Don’t forget about iReady over the winter break!

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of December, the school-wide iReady goal is for students to complete 5 lessons with a pass rate of 80% in reading and 5 lessons with a pass rate of 80% in math. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards when we return from winter break!

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  2. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

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Homework Log January 8 PDF

Challenge Spelling Words:Words that End with -ed and -ing (Doubling the Final Consonant) (F)

Fridge Notes January 8 PDF

January 2018 PDF

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Homework Log and Fridge Notes December 18th

Keep getting those iReady minutes (45-6o minutes per subject, per week). The weeks run from Monday-Sunday. For the month of December, the school-wide iReady goal is for students to complete 5 lessons with a pass rate of 80% in reading and 5 lessons with a pass rate of 80% in math. Dr. Bixler will be distribute the awards when we return from winter break!

*Remember, once your child hits 60 minutes in a subject, please stop for the week.*

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to https://launchpad.classlink.com/ocps.
  1. Enter your username and password, and click “Sign In.”
  1. Click on the “iReady” icon. If necessary, retype the user name and password used above.
  2. Click on the “Reading” or “Math” icons and begin the lesson!

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This week we are wrapping up our various units and finishing the marking period, so there is no Homework Log or Fridge Notes.

Don’t forget, Snowman Book Reports are due this Tuesday, December 19th. 

We will NOT have spelling words or a Cold Read, but we will be reviewing on Monday  for the Chapter 6 math test (3-Digit Addition and Subtraction) on Tuesday.

The 2nd grade winter party is this Wednesday, December 20th  from 12:45-1:45. Our room parents have been working hard to plan a fun party for the kids. Please mark the date on your calendar and come celebrate with us!

Our Student Council is starting a new philanthropy that will run for three weeks.  We will be raising money for an organization called Pennies for Patients.  All of the money collected will go towards The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families. On Friday, every student received an information sheet and a small coin box to bring their collected money to school in.  The coin boxes can be filled with donations of any amount (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollar bills). You can also donate online to our class fundraising page: http://events.lls.org/pages/ncfl/Bay-Meadows-Elementary-School-2018/SMcBride Our school goal is to reach $750.  If we reach our school goal of $750, the top class who raised the most money will have an Olive Garden Pasta Party! 

Winter break begins Friday, December 22nd.  We return to school on Monday, January 8th. See you in 2018! 

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