Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy New Year and Enjoy the Week Off

Parents,

First, I want to thank the parents who donated to today's Lunar New Year Celebration. I think the students really enjoyed it! And the lion performance was an entertaining one!

Second, there is no homework for the break. I will assign TenMarks for review but it is optional (read: it will not count toward their grade).

Finally, when we start up again on February 26, we will be:
  • Finishing Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Starting Wordly Wise 19, new Time for Kids issue, Topic 13 in Math, and Chapter 8 in Science
  • Continuing Unit 4 in History
See you in a week!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

HW - Thursday, 2/15

Parents:
  • Permission slips were sent home the other day for 2018 Winter Olympics artwork. No signed slip granting permission, no sharing of the artwork.
  • Please do not forget to sign up on Class Dojo for tomorrow's Lunar New Year Party.
  • Friday: P.E.; Lunar New Year assembly and party
    1.  Read for 30 min. / February Reading Logs due Friday, March 2!
    2.  Language Arts
    • Wordly Wise - NO Wordly Wise this week
    • Time for Kids - NO TFK this week
    3.  Math
    • Textbook pgs. 318-319; 320-321; 322-323
    • Workbook pgs. 
    • Topic 12 Test on Friday
    4.   History - pgs. none
    5.   Science - pgs. none

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    HW - Wednesday, 2/14

    Parents:
    • Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
    • Permission slips were sent home the other day for 2018 Winter Olympics artwork. No signed slip granting permission, no sharing of the artwork.
    • Thank you to the parents who made today's Valentine Day "party" possible!
    • Today, students heard from current San Jose Earthquakes player, Shea Salinas, about his journey to become a major league soccer player. They also received a signed photo and a soccer squeeze ball!
    • Thursday: NO Music (both attending a music teachers' conference); Spirit Day: YouTube Day (dress up as your favorite YouTube star, personality, animal, etc.)
    • Friday: P.E.; Lunar New Year assembly and party
      1.  Read for 30 min. / February Reading Logs due Friday, March 2!
      2.  Language Arts
      • Wordly Wise - NO Wordly Wise this week
      • Time for Kids - NO TFK this week
      3.  Math
      • Textbook pgs. 312-313; 314-317
      • Workbook pgs. 12-10 R; 12-11 R
      • Topic 12 Test on Friday (moved)
      4.   History - pgs. none
      5.   Science - pgs. none

      Tuesday, February 13, 2018

      HW - Tuesday, 2/13

      Parents:
      • THANK YOU for your Pennies for Patients donations! As a class, we were able to raise $124.24! For more info about the Pennies for Patients fundraiser, please visit: http://www.studentseries.org/participate/elementary-schools
      • Permission slips were sent home yesterday for 2018 Winter Olympics artwork. No signed slip granting permission, no sharing of the artwork.
      • Science Fair Assembly kicks off the planning and carrying out of science experiments and/or research. If you have any questions, please see the flyer in tomorrow's Wednesday Folder.
      • Wednesday: P.E.; Valentine's Day; SJ Earthquakes assembly
      • Thursday: NO Music (both attending a music teachers' conference); Spirit Day: YouTube Day (dress up as your favorite YouTube star, personality, animal, etc.)
      • Friday: P.E.; Lunar New Year assembly and party
        1.  Read for 30 min. / February Reading Logs due Friday, March 2!
        2.  Language Arts
        • Wordly Wise - NO Wordly Wise this week
        • Time for Kids - NO TFK this week
        3.  Math
        • Textbook pgs. 308-309; 310-311
        • Workbook pgs. none
        • Topic 12 Test on Thursday
        4.   History - pgs. none
        5.   Science - Review for Chapter 7 Open Book Test tomorrow

        Monday, February 12, 2018

        HW - Monday, 2/12

        Parents:
        • THANK YOU for your Pennies for Patients donations! As a class, we were able to raise $124.24! For more info about the Pennies for Patients fundraiser, please visit: http://www.studentseries.org/participate/elementary-schools
        • Permission slips were sent home today for 2018 Winter Olympics artwork.
        • Tuesday: Music (Wang only; Clements out); Science Fair assembly
        • Wednesday: P.E.; Valentine's Day; (tentative) SJ Earthquakes assembly
        • Thursday: NO Music (both attending a music teachers' conference); Spirit Day: YouTube Day (dress up as your favorite YouTube star, personality, animal, etc.)
        • Friday: P.E.; Lunar New Year assembly and party
          1.  Read for 30 min. / February Reading Logs due Friday, March 2!
          2.  Language Arts
          • Wordly Wise - NO Wordly Wise this week
          • Time for Kids - NO TFK this week
          3.  Math
          • Textbook pgs. 304-307
          • Workbook pgs. none
          • Topic 12 Test on Thursday
          4.   History - pgs. 103-106
          5.   Science - Review for Chapter 7 Open Book Test on Wednesday

          Friday, February 9, 2018

          Olympic Weekend


          • 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics
            • Tonight at 5 p.m. is the Opening Ceremonies and can be seen on NBC or NBCOlympics.com. This is the official start of the Olympics though they have had two days of events already.
            • Students are encouraged to continue their Winter Olympics art as we continue to learn more about the sports and the athletes who are participating.
            • Before I include the art on a public Facebook page, I will need your permission so on Monday, a permission slip will go out to the parents. Since we were invited by NBC Bay Area to be a participating school, there is a chance your child's art may be shown on their news programs.
          • This Coming Week...It's going to be a busy one!
            • Monday: Anti-Bullying assembly
            • Tuesday: Science Fair assembly; Music; San Jose Earthquakes visit
            • Wednesday: P.E.; Valentine's Day
            • Thursday: Minimum Day; Music *Spirit Day: YouTube Day*
            • Friday: Minimum Day; P.E.; Lunar New Year assembly and Party
          • Homework
            • Read Time for Kids cover story.
            • Math Textbook pgs. 300-303; Workbook 12-6 R/P

          Thursday, February 8, 2018

          HW - Thursday, 2/8

          Parents:
          • Pennies for Patients fundraiser ENDS TOMORROW. Thank you for helping raise funds for a good cause. For more information, please visit: http://www.studentseries.org/participate/elementary-schools
          • We started 2018 Winter Olympics art today. More info to follow.
          • Friday: P.E.; Wordly Wise Test; PTA Movie Night (Despicable Me 3 - Doors @ 6:00 p.m.)
          • Next Friday is a Minimum Day and our Lunar New Year class party. UPDATE: A message will be posted after school on Class Dojo for you to read.
          • NO SCHOOL: February 19 - 23
            1.  Read for 30 min. / February Reading Logs due Friday, March 2!
            2.  Language Arts
            • Wordly Wise - Lesson 18e (due Friday); Wordly Wise Test on Friday; NO Wordly Wise next week
            • Time for Kids - Read the new issues (TFK and Your Money); Open Magazine Quiz next Monday, 2/12
            3.  Math
            • Textbook pgs. 296-299
            • Workbook pgs. 12-5 R/P
            • Topic 12 Test on Friday
            4.   History - pgs. 97-102 (due Friday)
            5.   Science - pgs. 256-257; 258 (Math Skills); 260-261 (#1-20 + Map the Concept); 262-263 (due on Friday)
            • Chapter 7 Open Book Test next Tuesday