Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekend Odds and Ends

  • Thank you to those parents who have returned their classroom donations and PTA memberships forms. It's not too late!
  • Thank you to those who have turned in their Emergency Kits. We're only missing a couple now.
  • Scholastic book orders are arriving on Monday.
  • Class t-shirt order forms will be in the next Wednesday Folder.
  • I will be making an announcement at Monday Morning flag pole about starting times and when to pick up registration forms for Math Olympiad and Lego Robotics. Students recommended for S.I. (After-school class) may be getting their forms next Wednesday as well.
  • This is the last weekend at Toys R Us for a cool Lego build event (Lumiere, the candelabra, only):

  • Mr. Amutan will be out on Wednesday for yet another District Math Curriculum Committee meeting.
  • NO Time for Kids open magazine quiz on Monday. (We will be back on schedule next week.)
  • Drink lots of water and stay cool this weekend. It's going to be HOT!

    Two upcoming events:


Thursday, September 22, 2016

HW - Thursday, 9/22

Parents:
  • 🍂🍁🍂🍁 HAPPY FALL!!! 🍂🍁🍂🍁
  • Time for Kids arrived yesterday while we were out on a field trip. I will be saving them for next week.
  • The interesting and sad tale of civet coffee (National Geographic link)
  • Congratulations to Andrea, who had the winning design for our t-shirt! (We are the "Popularly Peaceful Pandas".)
  • PTA News:
    • Reflections art is due by September 30
    • Movie Nights are on the first Friday of each month (except December and June)
    • See more at ruskinpta.weebly.com
  • This weekend at Toys R Us is a cool Lego build event:
1.  Read for 30 min.
2.  Language Arts
  • Wordly Wise 4e; Test Friday (Thanks, Katelyn!)
  • Read Time for Kids (NONE for this week); Open magazine quiz now on Mondays (no quiz this coming Monday due to no weekly magazine)
3.  Math
  • TEXT pgs. 70-73
  • WORK pgs. R/P none
4.   History
  • TEXT pgs. none
5.   Science
  • TEXT pgs. 64-65 (write a paragraph; be as detailed as possible)
6.   P.E. Tomorrow

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

HW - Wednesday, 9/21

Parents:
  • Thank you to the parents who helped chaperone the 49ers Levi's Stadium field trip! You deserve an afternoon nap! :)
  • The interesting and sad tale of civet coffee (National Geographic link)
  • Meetings at Ruskin TODAY:
    • School Site Council from 5-6 p.m. in Library
    • PTA at 6 p.m. in Multi
  • Congratulations to Andrea, who had the winning design for our t-shirt! (We are the "Popularly Peaceful Pandas".)
  • PTA News:
    • Reflections art is due by September 30
    • Movie Nights are on the first Friday of each month (except December and June)
    • See more at ruskinpta.weebly.com
  • This weekend at Toys R Us is a cool Lego build event:

NO HOMEWORK
(unless you did not finish any HW that was due today or any other prior day)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

HW - Tuesday, 9/20

Parents:
  • Please return all 49er permission slips ASAP. We leave tomorrow, and if you don't bring it, you may not join us on the field trip.
  • FIELD TRIP REMINDERS: 
    • Please wear anything 49ers, football-related, or Ruskin t-shirts (old class shirts or generic ones).
    • Bring a disposable lunch. 49ers prefer it due to limited storage for any reusable lunch bags.
    • Leave backpacks at school.
    • Whatever you bring with you, it's your responsibility.
  • The interesting and sad tale of civet coffee (National Geographic link)
  • Meetings at Ruskin tomorrow:
    • School Site Council from 5-6 p.m. in Library
    • PTA at 6 p.m. in Multi
  • Congratulations to Andrea, who had the winning design for our t-shirt! (We are the "Popularly Peaceful Pandas".)
  • PTA News:
    • Reflections art is due by September 30
    • Movie Nights are on the first Friday of each month (except December and June)
    • See more at ruskinpta.weebly.com
  • This weekend at Toys R Us is a cool Lego build event:
1.  Read for 30 min.
2.  Language Arts
  • Wordly Wise 4c-d; Test Friday (Thanks, Katelyn!)
  • Read Time for Kids (DID NOT ARRIVE YET); Open magazine quiz now on Mondays
3.  Math
  • TEXT pgs. 68-69
  • WORK pgs. R/P 3-1
4.   History
  • TEXT pgs. none
5.   Science
  • TEXT pgs. 56-63
6.   Field Trip Tomorrow (No P.E. - unless you don't have both permissions slips signed and turned in)

Monday, September 19, 2016

HW - Monday, 9/19

Parents:
  • Please return all 49er permission slips ASAP. We leave on Wednesday, and if you don't bring it it, you may not.
  • Congratulations to Andrea, who had the winning design for our t-shirt! (We are the "Popularly Peaceful Pandas".)
  • PTA News:
    • Reflections art is due by September 30
    • Movie Nights are on the first Friday of each month (except December and June)
    • See more at ruskinpta.weebly.com
  • This weekend (and next) at Toys R Us is a cool Lego build event:
1.  Read for 30 min.
2.  Language Arts
  • Wordly Wise 4a-b; Test Friday (Thanks, Katelyn!)
  • Read Time for Kids; Open magazine quiz now on Mondays
3.  Math
  • TEXT pgs. 66-67
  • WORK pgs. R/P 3-1
4.   History
  • TEXT pgs. none
5.   Science
  • TEXT pgs. 48-53
6.   Music Tomorrow

Friday, September 16, 2016

Weekend Tidbits

  • Ice Cream Social TODAY from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Topic 2 Math Tests were completed today. Students did an outstanding job with a 91% average! This test was different from Topic 1 because it had six fields that needed to be filled in and/or explained with sentences. I'm working on how to print copies of the test for review at home. The program issues review videos and assignments when a student misses problems on their test. Students must complete it online and submit to me that they reviewed the skill.
  • Some 49er Field Trip forms did not have a checked YES or NO for consent, so expect them back on Monday (to be returned on Tuesday).
  • Thank you to those who have turned in their Emergency Kits. We're only missing a couple now.
  • This weekend (and next) at Toys R Us is a cool Lego build event:
  • 4th Grade Teachers will be out on Monday for grade level planning at the District Office.
  • Time for Kids open magazine quiz on Monday!
  • Enjoy your last weekend of summer!!! (Fall begins this Thursday.)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

HW - Thursday, 9/15

Parents:
  • ALL Time for Kids quizzes were passed out to students today as were the copies of the final, updated Weekly Schedule.
  • 49ers permission slips and forms that need to be completed were passed back to the students.
  • Congratulations to Andrea, who had the winning design for our t-shirt! (We are the "Popularly Peaceful Pandas".)
  • PTA News:
    • Ice Cream Social tomorrow from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Movie Nights are on the first Friday of each month (except December and June)
    • Reflections art is due by September 30
    • See more at ruskinpta.weebly.com
  • This weekend (and next) at Toys R Us is a cool Lego build event:
1.  Read for 30 min.
2.  Language Arts
  • Wordly Wise 3e (due Friday); Test tomorrow
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Response assignment due tomorrow (class time will be provided; students cannot take the book home)
  • Read Time for Kids; Open magazine quiz now on Mondays
3.  Math
  • TEXT pgs. 58-62
  • WORK pgs. none
  • Topic 2 Math Test tomorrow
4.   History
  • TEXT pgs. none
5.   Science
6.   P.E. Tomorrow