BCS

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

To My Dear Students and their Families,
Thank you all so much for the wonderful Holiday gift that I received on Friday! It was so kind of you to think of me. I will enjoy a fabulous shopping spree and using all the lovely nail care and lotion!  
Thank you!
💗
I will be heading 'across the pond' on Thursday to spend the holidays with my family. Best wishes to all my students and their families. I hope you all enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled break! See you in the New Year!  
💗
Thank you for all the toy donations that have come in last week! They were collected and delivered so that they could be included in the Santa Shop for the Kids at Beaumont Hospital. 
💗
Don't worry if you missed Friday's deadline! 
We will continue to collect toys this week too!
Send in your donation this week and it will be delivered to Beaumont Hospital along with the cards and gingerbread that the student will be making at their Holiday party on Friday!
Please deliver all UNWRAPPED donations to the classroom there will be a bin in Ms. Parkin's room  Please see the “Wish List” provided by Beaumont, you can go off the wish list but please abide by the "What to avoid" list (see the attachment sent in Mrs. Jarvis' Sunday email.)
💗

There are still copies available!
Cost: $15.00
Order form: Visit https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/bcs scroll down and click on the link!











The rescheduled Lansing trip is Friday, March 1, 2019. The same chaperones have emailed to confirm that they can attend on this date -Thank you!
Parkin/Wallington buses depart BCS at 8:30am and return at approximately 3:00PM.

The Battle of The Books 2018 is underway!  All 6 books are available to check out in the Media Center, and public libraries around the district.

The 2019 Battle of the Books Titles are:
- Astrotwins: Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly
- Freakling by Lana Krumwiede
- Nooks and Crannies by Jessica Lawson
- Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Story Thieves by James Riley
 - Zoe in Wonderland by Brenda Woods


4th graders have P.E Monday and Thursday  Wear tennis shoes.
3rd graders have Swimming on Tuesday and Friday Bring your swim kit: suit, towel, and goggles

Scholastic Book Orders are due I/8/19

BCS Character Ed Word of the Week: Trustworthiness  
"Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your                                                                                         heart.” – Author Unknown
Reading
3rd20 mins daily
4th: 30 mins daily
Students - Please make sure you have a chapter book to read in class

Parents - Please initial at the bottom of your child's planner each night to show that they
have done their daily required reading. You do not need to write the number of minutes or book title in the planner.  

Word Study: Complete 6 activities on Spellingcity.com and return the signed spelling letter due Monday January 7th - (Signed letter and Spellingcity.com activities) Access www.spellingcity.com (from this blog) Login. 
  • Your child will know their spelling sort: WW-Sort 23, WW - Sort 36, SA-Sort 3, SA-Sort 19, DR-Sort 3 (they have written their sort on the top of their spelling letter.) 
  • Please read the letter and follow the directions. Locate your sort on spellingcity.com by clicking the red drop-down arrow for your spelling sort.  Play the games under the tabs to help you learn the spelling patterns for these words. You can check which word study activities you have completed by clicking on ‘My Records’ after you log in.
Remember – DO NOT click theTestMe options on spellingcity.org. Save that button for the day of your test. (You can do the Spelling and Vocabulary Practice Tests though.)

Compass Learning:
Please spend 20 mins each week (any day you choose) in Compass Learning, which is linked under several headings: Math, Langauge Arts or Frequently Visited Sites 
Login with: username, birthdate password
School: covington
Choose Language Arts Pathways. Click on the folder with the lowest RIT number range.

Writing: Tonight - Some students need to finish working on writing their description paragraph for their informational book. They should have 3 papers with them to do this.
Remember to: Use 1 heading from the Box and Bullet page, 
Brainstorm that heading on the Weaving in Details Web page 
Then, on the Partner Sentences page write 2 sentences about each word on the Weaving Web (You need to write about at least 2 words)
Finally, copy those sentences onto your Drafting With Description paper. Add a statement to begin and conclude the paragraph

Due Wednesday - Some students need to 'google search' some dates for their timeline for their informational writing. They should copy the dates they need onto their Timeline page.

4th grd. Math: No H/R - Test is Wednesday 12/19

3rd grd. Math: No H/R  
Xtramath practice 3 times per week (any day you choose) Complete a full work session, which lasts about 5-10 mins (until Mr. C says you are done!)

Thinkcentral.com testing site - You can show your Unit 1 and 2 Post-test and Unit 3 Pre-test scores to your parents by going to Thinkcentral.com. You will not be able to view the test questions on the pre-test, as this is for my information (not for grading) only your score is visible to youPost Tests questions are visible.
The site is linked on the right side of the blog, under the Math heading.
To Login:
Select/type the drop down options: United States, Michigan, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham Covington School. 
Click Remember my school
Login in with tc before your username and 2018 on the end (e.g tclep52018)
Animal number password. 
Click on My Scores

Social Studies: None

Science: None

Reminders: 
*School starts at 8:18 am Students should be in their homeroom seat by this time.
*Bring a chapter book.
*Have 3 sharp pencils every day.
*Bring a water bottle and two healthy snacks every day.
*Remember to bring in headphones or earbuds to keep at school (if you haven't already done so.)


Monday, December 17, 2018

To My Dear Students and their Families,
Thank you all so much for the wonderful Holiday gift that I received on Friday! It was so kind of you to think of me. I will enjoy a fabulous shopping spree and using all the lovely nail care and lotion!  
Thank you!
💗
I will be heading 'across the pond' on Thursday to spend the holidays with my family. Best wishes to all my students and their families. I hope you all enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled break! See you in the New Year!  
💗
Thank you for all the toy donations that have come in last week! They were collected and delivered so that they could be included in the Santa Shop for the Kids at Beaumont Hospital. 
💗
Don't worry if you missed Friday's deadline! 
We will continue to collect toys this week too!
Send in your donation this week and it will be delivered to Beaumont Hospital along with the cards and gingerbread that the student will be making at their Holiday party on Friday!
Please deliver all UNWRAPPED donations to the classroom there will be a bin in Ms. Parkin's room  Please see the “Wish List” provided by Beaumont, you can go off the wish list but please abide by the "What to avoid" list (see the attachment sent in Mrs. Jarvis' Sunday email.)
💗

Ask your child for the order form if you would still like a copy of the book. Or, visit https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/bcs scroll down and click on the link!









The rescheduled Lansing trip is Friday, March 1, 2019. The same chaperones have emailed to confirm that they can attend on this date -Thank you!
Parkin/Wallington buses depart BCS at 8:30am and return at approximately 3:00PM.

The Battle of The Books 2018 is underway!  All 6 books are available to check out in the Media Center, and public libraries around the district.

The 2019 Battle of the Books Titles are:
- Astrotwins: Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly
- Freakling by Lana Krumwiede
- Nooks and Crannies by Jessica Lawson
- Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Story Thieves by James Riley
 - Zoe in Wonderland by Brenda Woods


4th graders have P.E Monday and Thursday  Wear tennis shoes.
3rd graders have Swimming on Tuesday and Friday Bring your swim kit: suit, towel, and goggles

Scholastic Book Orders are due I/8/19

BCS Character Ed Word of the Week: Trustworthiness  
"Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your                                                                                         heart.” – Author Unknown
Reading
3rd20 mins daily
4th: 30 mins daily
Students - Please make sure you have a chapter book to read in class

Parents - Please initial at the bottom of your child's planner each night to show that they
have done their daily required reading. You do not need to write the number of minutes or book title in the planner.  

Word Study: Complete 6 activities on Spellingcity.com and return the signed spelling letter due Monday January 7th - (Signed letter and Spellingcity.com activities) Access www.spellingcity.com (from this blog) Login. 
  • Your child will know their spelling sort: WW-Sort 23, WW - Sort 36, SA-Sort 3, SA-Sort 19, DR-Sort 3 (they have written their sort on the top of their spelling letter.) 
  • Please read the letter and follow the directions. Locate your sort on spellingcity.com by clicking the red drop-down arrow for your spelling sort.  Play the games under the tabs to help you learn the spelling patterns for these words. You can check which word study activities you have completed by clicking on ‘My Records’ after you log in.
Remember – DO NOT click theTestMe options on spellingcity.org. Save that button for the day of your test. (You can do the Spelling and Vocabulary Practice Tests though.)

Compass Learning:
Please spend 20 mins each week (any day you choose) in Compass Learning, which is linked under several headings: Math, Langauge Arts or Frequently Visited Sites 
Login with: username, birthdate password
School: covington
Choose Language Arts Pathways. Click on the folder with the lowest RIT number range.

Writing: Tonight - Some students need to finish working on writing their description paragraph for their informational book. They should have 3 papers with them to do this.
Remember to: Use 1 heading from the Box and Bullet page, 
Brainstorm that heading on the Weaving in Details Web page 
Then, on the Partner Sentences page write 2 sentences about each word on the Weaving Web (You need to write about at least 2 words)
Finally, copy those sentences onto your Drafting With Description paper. Add a statement to begin and conclude the paragraph

Due Wednesday - Some students need to 'google search' some dates for their timeline for their informational writing. They should copy the dates they need onto their Timeline page.

4th grd. Math: No H/R - Review due Tuesday 12/18. 
Test is Wednesday 12/19
Dynamath due 12/18 Tuesday

3rd grd. Math: No H/R  
Unit 3 Pre Test was today. Please have your child log in to Thinkcentral.com (see below) and Click; My Scores.
Xtramath practice 3 times per week (any day you choose) Complete a full work session, which lasts about 5-10 mins (until Mr. C says you are done!)

Thinkcentral.com testing site - You can show your Unit 1 and 2 Post-test and Unit 3 Pre-test scores to your parents by going to Thinkcentral.com. You will not be able to view the test questions on the pre-test, as this is for my information (not for grading) only your score is visible to youPost Tests questions are visible.
The site is linked on the right side of the blog, under the Math heading.
To Login:
Select/type the drop down options: United States, Michigan, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham Covington School. 
Click Remember my school
Login in with tc before your username and 2018 on the end (e.g tclep52018)
Animal number password. 
Click on My Scores

Social Studies: None

Science: None

Reminders: 
*School starts at 8:18 am Students should be in their homeroom seat by this time.
*Bring a chapter book.
*Have 3 sharp pencils every day.
*Bring a water bottle and two healthy snacks every day.
*Remember to bring in headphones or earbuds to keep at school (if you haven't already done so.)


Friday, December 14, 2018

To My Dear Students and their Families,
Thank you all so much for the wonderful Holiday gift that I received today! It was so kind of you to think of me. I will enjoy a fabulous shopping spree and using all the lovely nail care and lotion!  
Thank you!
💗
I will be heading 'across the pond' next Thursday to spend the holidays with my family. Best wishes to all my students and their families. I hope you all enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled break! See you in the New Year!  
💗
Thank you for all the toy donations that have come in this week! They were collected this morning (Friday) so that they could be included in the Santa Shop for the Kids at Beaumont Hospital. 
💗
Don't worry if you missed today's deadline! 
Send in your donation next week (12/17-12/21) and it will be delivered to Beaumont Hospital along with the cards and gingerbread that the student will be making at their Holiday party on Friday!
Please deliver all UNWRAPPED donations to the classroom there will be a bin in Ms. Parkin's room  Please see the “Wish List” provided by Beaumont, you can go off the wish list but please abide by the "What to avoid" list (see the attachment sent in Mrs. Jarvis' Sunday email.)
💗

Ask your child for the order form if you would still like a copy of the book. Or, visit https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/bcs scroll down and click on the link!











The rescheduled Lansing trip is Friday, March 1, 2019. The same chaperones have emailed to confirm that they can attend on this date -Thank you!
Parkin/Wallington buses depart BCS at 8:30am and return at approximately 3:00PM.

The Battle of The Books 2018 is underway!  All 6 books are available to check out in the Media Center, and public libraries around the district.

Today our 4th and 5th graders enjoyed a presentation from the author of, 'Freakling' - Lana Krumwiede. 
She told us how she got the ideas for the book and gave the students some insights into her writing process, and how it felt to have her first novel published.

The 2019 Battle of the Books Titles are:
- Astrotwins: Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly
- Freakling by Lana Krumwiede
- Nooks and Crannies by Jessica Lawson
- Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Story Thieves by James Riley
 - Zoe in Wonderland by Brenda Woods


4th graders have swim Monday and Thursday  Bring your swim kit: suit, towel, and goggles
3rd graders - P.E. on Tuesday and Friday 


Scholastic Book Orders were submitted

BCS Character Ed Word of the Week: Trustworthiness  
"Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your                                                                                         heart.” – Author Unknown
Reading
3rd20 mins daily
4th: 30 mins daily
Students - Please make sure you have a chapter book to read in class

Parents - Please initial at the bottom of your child's planner each night to show that they
have done their daily required reading. You do not need to write the number of minutes or book title in the planner.  

Word Study: Complete 6 activities on Spellingcity.com and return the signed spelling letter due Monday January 7th - (Signed letter and Spellingcity.com activities) Access www.spellingcity.com (from this blog) Login. 
  • Your child will know their spelling sort: WW-Sort 23, WW - Sort 36, SA-Sort 3, SA-Sort 19, DR-Sort 3 (they have written their sort on the top of their spelling letter.) 
  • Please read the letter and follow the directions. Locate your sort on spellingcity.com by clicking the red drop-down arrow for your spelling sort.  Play the games under the tabs to help you learn the spelling patterns for these words. You can check which word study activities you have completed by clicking on ‘My Records’ after you log in.
Remember – DO NOT click theTestMe options on spellingcity.org. Save that button for the day of your test. (You can do the Spelling and Vocabulary Practice Tests though.)

Compass Learning:
Please spend 20 mins each week (any day you choose) in Compass Learning, which is linked under several headings: Math, Langauge Arts or Frequently Visited Sites 
Login with: username, birthdate password
School: covington
Choose Language Arts Pathways. Click on the folder with the lowest RIT number range.

WritingNone

4th grd. Math: No H/R - Review due Tuesday 12/18. 
Test is Wednesday 12/19
Dynamath due 12/18 Tuesday

3rd grd. Math: No H/R  
Unit 2 Post Test was today. Please have your child log in to Thinkcentral.com (see below) and Click; My Scores.
Xtramath practice 3 times per week (any day you choose) Complete a full work session, which lasts about 5-10 mins (until Mr. C says you are done!)

Thinkcentral.com testing site - You can show your Unit 1 Post-test and Unit 2 Pre-test scores to your parents by going to Thinkcentral.com. You will not be able to view the test questions on the pre-test, as this is for my information (not for grading) only your score is visible to youPost Tests questions are visible.
The site is linked on the right side of the blog, under the Math heading.
To Login:
Select/type the drop down options: United States, Michigan, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham Covington School. 
Click Remember my school
Login in with tc before your username and 2018 on the end (e.g tclep52018)
Animal number password. 
Click on My Scores

Social Studies: None


Science: None


Reminders: 
*School starts at 8:18 am Students should be in their homeroom seat by this time.
*Bring a chapter book.
*Have 3 sharp pencils every day.
*Bring a water bottle and two healthy snacks every day.
*Remember to bring in headphones or earbuds to keep at school (if you haven't already done so.)


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thank you for all the toy donations that have come in this week! 

The last call for remaining donations is tomorrow! 

Please deliver all UNWRAPPED donations to the classroom there will be a bin in Ms. Parkin's room - ending at 9am Friday, 12/14.  Please see the attached for the “Wish List” provided by Beaumont, you can go off the wish list but please abide by the "What to avoid" list (see the attachment sent in Mrs. Jarvis' Sunday email.)

The students will be making gingerbread cards on the day of their winter party. 

💗


Ask your child for the order form if you would still like a copy of the book. Or, visit https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/bcs scroll down and click on the link!

The rescheduled Lansing trip is Friday, March 1, 2019. The same chaperones have emailed to confirm that they can attend on this date -Thank you!
Parkin/Wallington buses depart BCS at 8:30am and return at approximately 3:00PM.

The Battle of The Books 2018 is underway!  All 6 books are available to check out in the Media Center, and public libraries around the district.

The 2019 Battle of the Books Titles are:
- Astrotwins: Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly

- Freakling by Lana Krumwiede
- Nooks and Crannies by Jessica Lawson
- Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
- Story Thieves by James Riley
- Zoe in Wonderland by Brenda Woods


4th graders have swim Monday and Thursday  Bring your swim kit: suit, towel, and goggles
3rd graders - P.E. on Tuesday and Friday 


Scholastic Book Orders were submitted

BCS Character Ed Word of the Week: Trustworthiness  
"Trust is letting go of needing to know all the details before you open your                                                                                         heart.” – Author Unknown
Reading
3rd grd: 20 mins daily
4th: 30 mins daily
Students - Please make sure you have a chapter book to read in class

Parents - Please initial at the bottom of your child's planner each night to show that they
have done their daily required reading. You do not need to write the number of minutes or book title in the planner.  

Word Study:  Complete 6 activities on Spellingcity.com and return the signed spelling letter due Monday January 7th - (Signed letter and Spellingcity.com activities) Access www.spellingcity.com (from this blog) Login. 
  • Your child will know their spelling sort: WW-Sort 23, WW - Sort 36, SA-Sort 3, SA-Sort 19, DR-Sort 3 (they have written their sort on the top of their spelling letter.) 
  • Please read the letter and follow the directions. Locate your sort on spellingcity.com by clicking the red drop-down arrow for your spelling sort.  Play the games under the tabs to help you learn the spelling patterns for these words. You can check which word study activities you have completed by clicking on ‘My Records’ after you log in.
Remember – DO NOT click theTestMe options on spellingcity.org. Save that button for the day of your test. (You can do the Spelling and Vocabulary Practice Tests though.)

Compass Learning:
Please spend 20 mins each week (any day you choose) in Compass Learning, which is linked under several headings: Math, Langauge Arts or Frequently Visited Sites 
Login with: username, birthdate password
School: covington
Choose Language Arts Pathways. Click on the folder with the lowest RIT number range.

WritingNone

4th grd. Math: H/R 3-9
Dynamath due 12/18/18

3rd grd. Math: No H/R  
Reviews were turned in today. If you did not get your review signed, please make sure you do tonight, and return it tomorrow.
Unit 2 Post Test is tomorrow 12/14 (Friday) 
Xtramath practice 3 times per week (any day you choose) Complete a full work session, which lasts about 5-10 mins (until Mr. C says you are done!)

Thinkcentral.com testing site - You can show your Unit 1 Post-test and Unit 2 Pre-test scores to your parents by going to Thinkcentral.com. You will not be able to view the test questions on the pre-test, as this is for my information (not for grading) only your score is visible to youPost Tests questions are visible.
The site is linked on the right side of the blog, under the Math heading.
To Login:
Select/type the drop down options: United States, Michigan, Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham Covington School. 
Click Remember my school
Login in with tc before your username and 2018 on the end (e.g tclep52018)
Animal number password. 
Click on My Scores

Social Studies: None


Science: None


Reminders: 
*School starts at 8:18 am Students should be in their homeroom seat by this time.
*Bring a chapter book.
*Have 3 sharp pencils every day.
*Bring a water bottle and two healthy snacks every day.
*Remember to bring in headphones or earbuds to keep at school (if you haven't already done so.)