Ms. Samantha McCranie « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Jan. 7rth Students Return From Break
Jan. 9th Report Cards are sent home
Jan. 16th Classroom Spelling Bee
Jan. 19th No School for Students
Jan. 21s 100th Day of School
Jan. 28th School Spelling Bee
If you would like to donate items to our classroom, please see the list below.
Pencils, pencils, pencils, Expo markers, treasure box items, water bottles, paper towels, colored pencils, glue sticks, markers, & sticky tack. Thank you for all you do.:-)
Thank you to all of you who are checking your child’s homework nightly and making corrections, initialing their homework, and their planner. Please help your child get into the routine of checking their planner nightly to be sure they have completed all of their homework. Many of our children seem to think if they don’t have a worksheet for a particular subject, they don’t have any homework in that subject for the night. They are forgetting to look at the planner, which shows that they may have spelling homework, reading homework, or study homework that did not require a worksheet. It is a good idea to check your child’s planner when signing it just to be sure you have seen all the required work. Just as a reminder, late and missing work will have a negative effect on your child’s grade. A maximum of 60% will be awarded for work turned in one day late, and a zero will be entered in the grade book thereafter. Homework is designed to practice skills learned in class, so it is very important that it be done on time. Please note, absent assignments do not fall under this category. The “Absent Homework Policy” still stands. The Handbook Attendance Policy states that in order to receive credit for missed work due to an absence, a student must turn in assignments upon returning to school within the number of days missed plus one day. Thank you for all of your support.
Florida State Assessments
Students are preparing for the Florida State Assessments scheduled for March 2015. Writing is scheduled for March 2nd and Reading/Math are scheduled for the week of March 23rd. You can help your child prepare by going to www.fsassessments.org and selecting “Training Tests” on the right hand side of the screen. Select “
Take the training Test”. All selections will stay as “guest”. Click “Sign in”. Select grade level “4” and click “yes”. You may select any of the three choices of Reading, Writing, and Math. Take the test and review your answers using the answer key provided on the site. Then have your child take the test and review the answer keys together. Remember, the site will not save the answers you select, so keep a running record of your answers as well as your child’s.
The Florida State Assessment will not be computerized this year so a similar test will be given with pencil and paper. The students are practicing questions that have multiple answers and open responses. If you have any questions, please email me.
Every Monday their graded work comes home. Please take a moment to read my comments from the week, and go over the contents of the folder with your child. This is a wonderful opportunity to praise your child for their accomplishments. Thanks again.
Mondays and Thursdays
Tuesdays and Fridays
http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/school/w9t6 (reading and science online connection)
https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do (math and social studies online connection)
Online Scholastic orders:
Behavior Plan - Behavior Plan
Grading Policy - Grading Policy
January Newsletter - January Newsletter
Reading Log - Reading Log
Scholastic Parent Letter - Scholastic Parent Letter
Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter - Scholastic Parent Online Ordering Letter
Volunteer Application page 1 - Volunteer Application page 1
Volunteer Application page 2 - Volunteer Application page 2