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                        WELCOME TO ROOM #22

Burr Elementary Mission Statement

At Burr Elementary School, educational success depends on the combined efforts of all students, parents, staff and community.
We work together
to educate and challenge our children to meet their individual needs and goals.As a community, we will teach respect for uniqueness of self and the diversity of others.

Welcome to Room #22

Reminder NO SCHOOL Wed- Fri 11/26-28th. Happy Thanksgiving.
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MEAP UPDATE

November 13, 2014

 

LANSING – Michigan’s public schools can begin moving forward in their planning for the online statewide student assessment in the Spring of 2015. The Michigan Department of Education announced today its updated assessment system, called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP).
More info read this:
Student-Assessments-Developed-for-2015.pdf

What are we doing?? This year students in grades 3-6th are taking online assessments after completing a reading unit from our McGraw Hill Reading Series. We are wrapping up ours this week. Students are learning how to scroll, read online and also type their answers. We will be ready for May 2015!
 Want more info about common core?
http://achievethecore.org/dashboard/409/search/3/1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12

This is Michigan's second year with common core math, which is new. Here are a few additional links that may help.

https://www.engageny.org/parent-guides-to-the-common-core-standards


http://www.cgcs.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=292&ViewID=7b97f7ed-8e5e-4120-848f-a8b4987d588f&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=522&PageID=244


http://achievethecore.org/dashboard/409/search/3/1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12

In 7th and 8th grade they will build upon the math concepts taught this year.


Great motivation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLYECIjmnQs

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND!!

http://www.theleaderinme.org/for/parents/parents-guide/
http://www.theleaderinme.org/the-7-habits-for-kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYDCJR_ApEQ
http://7habitssample.weebly.com/

We had a video chat with TAYLOR SWIFT.   She talked to us about the importance of reading and writing. Some students are also entering a writing/essay contest to win tickets to an upcoming concert. Next week we will have a video conference with USHER. It was awesome to hear her thoughts and love of reading!

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Taylor talked about how she started to journal at age 13 and this led to her love of poetry and song writing.
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Students got started on their essay for the contest after the video conference
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All essays are due at the end of November

The last week of October was red ribbon week week- say no to drugs. Students participated in Sock it to drugs, wearing silly socks and hats off to drugs- wear a fun hat.
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hats off to drugs........sock it to drugs- say no
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Building and collecting Data on our marshmallow launches with potential and kinetic energy!
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Notes and reminders that went home:

Student-Council-News_Oct_2014-1.docx


BE PROACTIVE- our focus for October 

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NOV is begin with the end in mind:



ALL ABOUT ROOM 22 Curr night packet 
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We are learning about potential and kinetic energy in science. Students are applying what they learned to successfully build an online roller coaster.
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It is awesome when it was completed
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Science is FUN!
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We are working on text evidence in reading
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Providing evidence for our answers/discussions
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 Here is the school calendar for 2014-15 school year:
UCS-Calendar-2014-15.pdf


First Day 2014
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This is going to be an AWESOME year!

TEAMWORK

SMILE
6th grade is great!

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It was so awesome to have these  students for 3rd, 4th and 6th grade. Keep smiling and believing in yourself and you will do amazing things in life!! I am so proud of everything you all accomplished!!

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"BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD"
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http://www.macomb.k12.mi.us/utica/burr/pages/sense-of-urgency/sense-of-urgency.html
*also powerschool link on this page*