Monday, March 16, 2020

Three Weeks at Home. What to do?

Students were sent an email today with a schedule they should follow for this week.
Soon, the next two weeks will be added.

If they have forgotten their BUSD Google log-in or password, please email me.

Stay healthy and safe!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, 3/12

Parents:
  • From Principal Pender:
    • UPDATE: 
      • March Field Trips have been cancelled. 
      • Open House on April 1 has been postponed.
    • NO SHARING OF FOOD is allowed. There have been some issues during recesses.
      • Moreover, we do not want to risk any potential exposure to allergens.
  • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) this whole week due to conferences
  • "Make a Difference" Raffle tickets are on sale now! Top prizes are $1,000 cash; (4) 3-Day Disney park hopper tickets; Nintendo Switch bundle; $200 Southwest gift cards
    • The official flyer will be sent via this week's Wednesday Folder
    • Remember: Tickets are $4 each. $2 of each ticket sold helps fund the Science Lab!
  • Upcoming Dates
    • Friday - Science Lab; P.E.
1.  Read for 30 min.
2.  Language Arts
  • Wordly Wise Lesson 11e (Due Friday). Lesson 11 Test on Friday. Refer to the inside of the book's cover for the online access code to practice activities. You may need to create a free account to access the rest of the online lessons (#s 11-20).
  • Scholastic News - none this week
    • March Reading Logs are due Thursday, April 2
      • March Challenge = Most books (100+ pages) read
        3.  Math
        • Textbook pgs. 406-407
        • Workbook pgs. 15-4 Reteaching/Practice
          4.  History 
          • Textbook pgs. 147-150
          • California A-Z pages
          5.  Science
          • Science Fair projects are due March 31. Participation is mandatory.
            • Should be an Experiment, Model, Demonstration, and Invention; Collection shouldn't be selected as it's geared towards the lower grades.

          Wednesday, March 11, 2020

          Wednesday, 3/11

          Parents:
          • From Principal Pender:
            • UPDATE: March Field Trips have been cancelled.
            • NO SHARING OF FOOD is allowed. There have been some issues during recesses.
              • Moreover, we do not want to risk any potential exposure to allergens.
          • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) this whole week due to conferences
          • "Make a Difference" Raffle tickets are on sale now! Top prizes are $1,000 cash; (4) 3-Day Disney park hopper tickets; Nintendo Switch bundle; $200 Southwest gift cards
            • The official flyer will be sent via this week's Wednesday Folder
            • Remember: Tickets are $4 each. $2 of each ticket sold helps fund the Science Lab!
          • Upcoming Dates
            • Wednesday - PTA General Meeting has been cancelled
            • Thursday - Music
            • Friday - Science Lab; P.E.
          1.  Read for 30 min.
          2.  Language Arts
          • Wordly Wise Lesson 11e (Due Friday). Lesson 11 Test on Friday. Refer to the inside of the book's cover for the online access code to practice activities. You may need to create a free account to access the rest of the online lessons (#s 11-20).
          • Scholastic News - none this week
            • March Reading Logs are due Thursday, April 2
              • March Challenge = Most books (100+ pages) read
                3.  Math
                • Textbook pgs. 404-405
                • Workbook pgs. 15-3 Reteaching/Practice
                  4.  History 
                  • California A-Z pages
                  5.  Science
                  • Science Fair projects are due March 31. Participation is mandatory.
                    • Should be an Experiment, Model, Demonstration, and Invention; Collection shouldn't be selected as it's geared towards the lower grades.

                  Tuesday, March 10, 2020

                  Tuesday, 3/10

                  Parents:
                  • From Principal Pender:
                    • UPDATE: March Field Trips have been cancelled.
                    • NO SHARING OF FOOD is allowed. There have been some issues during recesses.
                      • Moreover, we do not want to risk any potential exposure to allergens.
                  • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) this whole week due to conferences
                  • "Make a Difference" Raffle tickets are on sale now! Top prizes are $1,000 cash; (4) 3-Day Disney park hopper tickets; Nintendo Switch bundle; $200 Southwest gift cards
                    • The official flyer will be sent via this week's Wednesday Folder
                    • Remember: Tickets are $4 each. $2 of each ticket sold helps fund the Science Lab!
                  • Upcoming Dates
                    • Wednesday - P.E.
                    • Thursday - Music
                    • Friday - Science Lab; P.E.
                  1.  Read for 30 min.
                  2.  Language Arts
                  • Wordly Wise Lesson 11a-b and c-d (time was given in class to start them). Lesson 11 Test on Friday. Refer to the inside of the book's cover for the online access code to practice activities. You may need to create a free account to access the rest of the online lessons (#s 11-20).
                    • TOMORROW: Mid-Term Tests (2) will be based on Lessons 1-10
                  • Scholastic News - none this week
                    • March Reading Logs are due Thursday, April 2
                      • March Challenge = Most books (100+ pages) read
                        3.  Math
                        • Textbook pgs. 402-403
                        • Workbook pgs. 15-2 Reteaching/Practice
                          4.  History 
                          • California A-Z pages
                          5.  Science
                          • Science Fair projects are due March 31. Participation is mandatory.
                            • Should be an Experiment, Model, Demonstration, and Invention; Collection shouldn't be selected as it's geared towards the lower grades.

                          Monday, March 9, 2020

                          Monday, 3/9

                          Parents:
                          • From Principal Pender:
                            • NO SHARING OF FOOD is allowed. There have been some issues during recesses.
                            • Moreover, we do not want to risk any potential exposure to allergens.
                          • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) this whole week due to conferences
                          • "Make a Difference" Raffle tickets are on sale now! Top prizes are $1,000 cash; (4) 3-Day Disney park hopper tickets; Nintendo Switch bundle; $200 Southwest gift cards
                            • The official flyer will be sent via this week's Wednesday Folder
                            • Remember: Tickets are $4 each. $2 of each ticket sold helps fund the Science Lab!
                          • Upcoming Dates
                            • Tuesday - Music; F.I.S.
                            • Wednesday - P.E.; Wordly Wise Book 4 Mid-Term Tests (2) [Review Lessons 1-10]
                            • Thursday - Music
                            • Friday - Science Lab; P.E.
                          1.  Read for 30 min.
                          2.  Language Arts
                          • Wordly Wise Lesson 11a-b (if you forgot to bring it with you today, you will be given time to finish it tomorrow after music.). Lesson 11 Test on Friday. Refer to the inside of the book's cover for the online access code to practice activities. You may need to create a free account to access the rest of the online lessons (#s 11-20).
                            • Mid-Term Tests (2) will be based on Lessons 1-10
                          • Scholastic News - none this week
                            • March Reading Logs are due Thursday, April 2
                              • March Challenge = Most books (100+ pages) read
                              3.  Math
                              • Textbook pgs. 400-401
                              • Workbook pgs. 15-1 Reteaching/Practice
                              4.  History 
                              • California A-Z pages
                              5.  Science
                              • Science Fair projects are due March 31. Participation is mandatory.
                                • Should be an Experiment, Model, Demonstration, and Invention; Collection shouldn't be selected as it's geared towards the lower grades.

                              Friday, March 6, 2020

                              Two Updates


                              1. Before the end of the day, we received a notice that district personnel were going to be sanitizing and cleaning the rooms with a mist as a precaution. So I had to place all of your things on your chairs. Please be aware of this as you return to school on Monday.
                              2. The "pie in the face" event from Pennies for Patients will take place on Friday, April 3 at 1:25 p.m. In related news, I have been given the okay to schedule the pizza party which we won since we raised the most money for Pennies for Patients. The date is most likely going to be towards the end of the month (3/27 through 3/31). When it's set, I'll let the office and you know when it will be.

                              Weekend Notes


                              • HW
                                • Math - Workbook pages 14-4, 14-5, 14-9 (Practice Only) DUE MONDAY
                                  • Topic 14 Test on Monday
                                • History - Keep typing up your California A-Z pages
                                • Wordly Wise 1-10 Midterm Test on Wednesday (2 one-page passages with 12 questions each). Recommendation: study the words you DO NOT know well.
                              • Upcoming Week
                                • All Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal)
                                  • Monday - Little Buddies
                                  • Tuesday - Music; F.I.S.
                                  • Wednesday - P.E. (NO Library. We will have it the following week, per Ms. Sandra)
                                  • Thursday - Music
                                  • Friday - Science Lab; P.E.
                              • THANK YOU to the families who have donated to the Science Lab. Your support is appreciated!
                              • THIS SUNDAY at 2:00 a.m. is Daylight Savings Time: Leap Forward! Don't show up to school late on Monday!!
                              • Three Contests are open to your child:
                                1. Google Doodle. A paper went home today, but you can refer back to this link for more info. DUE DATE: March 13
                                2. Artspiration: Young Artists Showcase. Click here for more info. DUE DATE: March 27
                                3. Silicon Valley Reads poster. Click here for more info. Winners win cash. DUE DATE: April 10