Friday, March 17, 2017

3/17/2017

Just an FYI.

Middle School Counselors will be visiting the school on Monday to talk to the students from 1:45 to 2:30.

Our biggest road block in our Service Learning is signing up more teams.  Please, Please, Please work with your student to sign up more teams!  Give me a call or e-mail if you want recommendations on how to do this.

Thanks,

Quintin Ryan Imler

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

03/15/2017

I hope you guys are having a great week!  Is it Spring Break yet?  I wanted to give you a few updates on our week!

Math- We are learning how to multiply fractions.

Reading- We are continuing to work on comprehension strategies, figurative language and writing complete answers that restate the question and use evidence from the text.

Science- We took our Solar System science test and will be starting work on Moon Phases.

Writing- Students have been been working hard (a few have been hardly working) on their persuasive writing.


Dodge Fur A Cause

So far we have three teams signed up.  Our initial flyer contained a lot of great information but lacked a deadline to sign up.  Since Great Southern Bank is sponsoring our Concession Stand, we wanted to make sure and have plenty of teams signed up to work.  WE have been brainstorming a lot about this and talked about setting goals, creating social media presentations, and how to recruit students.  Check out DodgeFur.blogspot.com for more details!




Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Martian



We have had a lot of great conversations about space.  The students have taken a lot of interest in these conversations about gravity, earths rotations, and the way our solar system works.  I expressed my appreciation for the movie The Martian and told the kids I would investigate the option of watching it, despite the PG-13 rating.  However, there are a few too many cuss words for me to feel comfortable sharing it after looking it up.

I wanted to encourage you to watch and have conversations about gravity and how it effects things for the main character.  I also think it is an incredibly strong and optimistic tale about human kind and the human spirit.  Here is a review: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/the-martian

Check the movie out when you get a chance! I think most of the students would surprise you with what they understand!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2/21/2017

Good Morning!

Welcome back from the four day weekend!  This week we will be bouncing back from PTC with a post-test in Math on fractions and decimals.  Science will be focused on our water planet with an emphasis on deeper understanding of the water cycle. In writing we will start with persuasive papers.  Reading we will continue working with THEME, Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction Genres.

TOMORROW 2/22/2017

We have been reading a lot of civil rights era books for Black History Month.  We decided to do a GAME DAY tomorrow.  That means we will do a lot of work on the Service Learning Project, have time to play board games during Remember the Titans.  Please feel free to send your student with a treat and game on Wednesday February 22, 2017.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

1) I saw Batman Lego, it was excellent.
2) Valentines Day- 
What to bring?
a) Snacks if you want.
b) A valentines box.
c) Valentines to pass out.
What is the Plan?
a) Trivia
b) pass out valentines
c) vote for favorite box
d) eat snacks and announce trivia winners and valentines box winner.

Party starts at 2:30.  That gives us 30 minutes, I'm learning it doesn't leave a lot of time for us to get things done.  Thanks to Mindy and all the other volunteers for being flexible to meet our classroom's needs.  Look forward to seeing you on Valentines Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

02/11/17

Hey guys!

We had a great week. This post is a reminder about Parent Teacher Conferences next week. Also wanted to point out how great our classes conversations have been this week. Students should know why they have the grades they have.