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Daily Announcements

Kinders

A new school year has begun and kindergarten is roaring with excitement.  All of the kinders are beginning to figure out the rules and routines.  They are super excited about Letterland the school’s phonics program.  Math sparks a lot of interest because we are doing hands-on math.  We are exploring the different math materials, recognizing the 4 basic shapes, and beginning to count.  The students are encouraged to make friends with everyone.  The students have learned different parts of books and Miss Hendrix and Mrs. Walker’s class enjoyed their letter learning time; making playdough Aa’s and Bb’s. 

First Grade

Mrs. Martin and Miss Weatherman's first grade class is off to a great start! The students are reviewing numbers one through 20 and the letters of the alphabet. We have enjoyed reading, "No David” and "David gets in Trouble." We illustrated and wrote about our favorite parts of the story. The class enjoyed reading, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" and the "Kissing Hand".  In math we enjoyed making number towers with connecting cube blocks. 

 Second Grade

Angelina Etter and LeAnne Williams' Second grade class has enjoyed getting to know each other this week. The class has read many back to school books and reviewed class rules and routines. The school year is off to a great start. The class has enjoyed reading The Invisible Boy. This book talks about a boy who seemed invisible in his classroom until one day a friend notices how well he can draw. This changes the way the boy feels about himself and about how the class treats him in class. The class has been learning about character traits and how having positive thoughts can help them have much better days. They are learning to believe in themselves and how to be the best "me" they can be. In math, the class is learning to identify even and odd numbers. The class is excited about learning new things this school year.

 Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade has had a wonderful start to our 2017-2018 school year!  Students have spent the week doing class and team building activities!  Teachers have enjoyed getting to know their new students and are looking forward to a fantastic year!  

 Fifth Grade

Mrs. Miles Fifth Grade Class at Mocksville Elementary School has started the year with excitement! Students are glad to welcome two new students to their class and the school. They are happy to be making new friends among their classmates returning to MES too. Some real excitement is that they now sit on exercise balls instead of those hard chairs. Students have commented that sitting on these is fun and it keeps their posture in good form. It is easier to remain alert on these. So far students have worked independently, with face and shoulder partners, in teams, and as a whole class on various, thought-stimulating activities. The class has studied how to infer meaning about text or a situation, reviewed place value, written a lot about themselves, and pre-tested in math, language arts, and science. They have almost finished the first lesson in WordlyWise3000 and have shared strategies in their first Number Talks. They will begin to study about Europe and ecosystems. Soon they will be learning about decimal fractions and elements of literature. Students have completed reading their first personal choice book this week and are ready for another one!  Students also completed applications and obtained references for two positions as Student Leaders on the Student Leadership Team coordinated by Mrs. Reavis. Students will also help in the Media Center this year. We started the year with two excellent class leaders, the support of Teacher Assistant, Debbie Brown, and Mr. Lyday in our LIFT classes. We could not function without them. Students love their enhancement classes too. We have a great class and are off to a great start!

 

Kinders

Kindergarten has been a busy place! Students have enjoyed getting to know each other through songs and games. They have been introduced to shapes and numbers zero through five in math. They have gone to the imaginary land of Letterland. They have met several of the characters and are looking forward to meeting the rest! 

First Grade

Ms. Mathis' first grade class has been doing an awesome job! We have been learning all about rules, procedures and expectations. After reading "No, David!" we talked all about making good choices and ways to follow the rules. Then everyone got to make their own "David" and write ways they can follow the rules in first grade!

Second Grade

The first couple of weeks of school is super exciting and super busy. 2nd grade teachers have introduced their classroom procedures and reviewed school and classroom rules. Teachers have taught lessons on kindness and respect. Fun community building activities have helped students form new friendships and also make students feel comfortable in their new classrooms. All of these early preparations help set the tone for a wonderful school year. Our 2nd Grade team of teachers are just as excited as the students are to get this action packed 2nd grade year underway. Here's to a fantastic year!

 Third Grade

In third grade, we have spent the first several weeks building strong relationships with each other. We have used many different activities that allow students to get to know each other as well as how to cooperate when presented with a challenge. The students in third grade are loving the start of a new year!

They have been really digging deep into our expectations and all the new privileges the students get to participate in, as a third grader.  We have hit the ground running with our Kagan Goofy Games! The students have begun cooperative learning through our Kagan structures such as Quiz, Quiz, Trade and Rally Robin.  The students have also started strong on keeping their "College Notebooks" for math and reading neat and organized to serve as a tool when in their learning groups throughout the day.  Parents, you might have seen these notebooks referred to as, Interactive Notebooks.

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Dezarn's 4th grade class is off to a great start this school year here at MES.  We have been getting to know each other through some teambuilding skills and making lots of new friends.  Our focus has been on learning new reading strategies and building our fact fluency with subtraction using regrouping.  In social studies we have now learned 24 of North Carolina's state symbols.  We are looking forward to a very successful year both academically and socially.  

The fourth graders have been busy learning about characters and setting.  While reading Because of Winn-Dixie, the students have discussed characteristics and character traits of characters in the story and the setting of the story.  In Social Studies, they have been learning about North Carolina state symbols and regions.  The students are excited to learn all about our state. 

Fifth Grade

Mrs. Dotson’s fifth grade class has had a great week.   In Reading, we are beginning a unit on Figurative Language, specifically similes and metaphors.   In math, we are diving deep into decimals.  We have learned how to read, write, and compare decimals.  We played Decimal War to compare decimals. The students had a great time competing against one another.   We have enjoyed getting to know each other the first two weeks of school by doing various teambuilding and classbuilding exercises. We look forward to a great year together!!

Kinders

Mrs. Wyatt’s and Mrs. Dyson's Kindergarten students have been working hard to master the rules and expectations of Kindergarten.  They have also spent a lot of time learning about each other and building a "team" type of learning environment in the classroom.  Starting this type of collaboration early in the year has allowed for some partner and group activities that have been very engaging and exciting, like the game Quiz, Quiz, Trade.  Students reinforced what they knew about shapes, letters, and numbers while moving around and having fun.

 First Grade

Mrs. Southern’s and Mrs. Pruitt’s first graders have just completed beginning of the year assessments. They have been learning about short ‘a’ and short ‘i’ words in Letterland spelling and have been learning to write sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation. They have also begun building reading skills in guided reading groups.

In math, students have been working with tens frames and twenty frames to help understand number sense. They have been learning different ways to make numbers. For example, to get a sum of 4, one could add 0 + 4, 4 + 0, 1 + 3, 3 + 1, or 2 + 2. They have been practicing drawing pictures for math story problems or to match math number sentences. They have also played a Domino math game that reinforces addition and counting in a fun way.

 Second Grade

Mrs. Markland's class has had a great start to the school year. We have enjoyed getting to know one another and have worked hard to build a strong classroom environment where the students work together and support each other! We have enjoyed reading some great books so far! In math, we have used lots of strategies and hands on manipulatives to work on addition and subtraction and understanding place value. The students enjoy working around the room and activities that promote movement! We can't wait to see what the new school year brings!

Third Grade

This week 3rd grade students have been reading Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst.  On Sunday, Alexander receives a dollar from his grandparents.  Unfortunately, Alexander isn't very wise and he foolishly wastes all his money.  As we read, we are discussing the feelings and motivations of characters and how they affect the events in the story. In math, we are wrapping up our lessons about place value and rounding.  We have learned to round numbers using number lines and the king method.  Soon, we will begin adding and subtracting 3- and 4-digit numbers with regrouping.        

 Fourth Grade

Fourth grade students have begun working on multiplication in math class. These students have used a variety of activities and hands on application to learn about and understand multiplication. We strongly encourage students to look for real world scenarios in which they would need to use multiplication outside of school and we give them examples in class. 

Fifth Grade

This week in Mrs. Parker's 5th grade class we have been doing many fun things.  In reading we have been learning about author's point of view and how they influence how events are described.  We read two really interesting articles about the Titanic.  Each author had a different point of view.  After reading and discussing each of these we looked at the differences and similarities. 

In math we are working on powers of 10.  We have been multiplying and dividing by powers of 10.  The students got to work in different centers.

In science the kids have been learning about weather tools and layers of the atmosphere.  

 

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