Friday, April 28, 2017

Short and Sweet for the Weekend

Thank you to the parents who showed up for Back to School Night.
Needless to say, we teachers were exhaustingly happy it was over.
Now comes the cleaning and packing... (and final grading!)

I'm going to keep it simple this weekend.

No HW other than

  • TenMarks.com math review for the SBAC
  • Practice for the SBAC (Language Arts and Math)
    • Click on this link
    • Choose the graphic/image at the far right titled "Student Interface Practice and Training Tests"
    • Click SIGN IN (no need to input any info!)
    • In the next window, select grade 4 from the pull down menu and click on Yes
    • Do the top two tests (ELA)
A friendly reminder that SBAC testing falls on the following days:
May 8-10    Language Arts
May 15-16     Math

Thursday, April 27, 2017

HW - Thursday, 4/27

Parents:
  • Spring pictures went home on Monday. If you are planning to purchase any or all of the photos, please remit the payment in the envelope (marked with your selected purchases). If you are NOT planning on purchasing any of the pictures, please return the entire package to school. Thank you to those who have already returned their picture envelopes!
  • We have ONE more Library visit before the end of the school year. Please make sure you bring ALL library books to school in the next two weeks.
  • (UPDATE) Open House is today from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Please note: I will be coming back from an appointment at the District Office so I may arrive a little after 5:00 p.m.)
  • Going home this week is the Language Arts textbook. Since we are adopting a new Language Arts series next year (it's been a decade or so since the last adoption), these books will be discarded. It's better they go home with the students than in the recycling bin. If the students neglected to do so, please remove the barcode and sticker on the back of the book. Thank you!
  • PTA News:  
  • CONGRATULATIONS to our March San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ABIGAIL!
  • Thank you to the families who contributed to our class party before the Spring Break!
    1.  Read for 30 min.  *April READING LOGS are due Tuesday, 5/2*
    2.  Language Arts
    • Time for Kids - New magazine this week: "The Workout Cure." Open magazine quiz will be on Monday, May 1.
    3.  Math
    • TEXT pgs. 434-435
    • WKBK pgs. R/P 16-7
    • Quiz tomorrow: 16-7
    • TenMarks - I have assigned multiple math review questions to prepare the class for the SBAC Math test on the TenMarks website. We will have time each day, as long as we have access to a computer cart, to work on them. They should be doing some of them at home!
    4.   P.E. tomorrow

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    HW - Wednesday, 4/26

    Parents:
    • Spring pictures went home on Monday. If you are planning to purchase any or all of the photos, please remit the payment in the envelope (marked with your selected purchases). If you are NOT planning on purchasing any of the pictures, please return the entire package to school. Thank you to those who have already returned their picture envelopes!
    • We have ONE more Library visit before the end of the school year. Please make sure you bring ALL library books to school in the next two weeks.
    • (UPDATE) Open House is tomorrow from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Please note: I will be coming back from an appointment at the District Office so I may arrive a little after 5:00 p.m.)
    • Going home this week is the Language Arts textbook. Since we are adopting a new Language Arts series next year (it's been a decade or so since the last adoption), these books will be discarded. It's better they go home with the students than in the recycling bin. If the students neglected to do so, please remove the barcode and sticker on the back of the book. Thank you!
    • PTA News:  
    • CONGRATULATIONS to our March San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ABIGAIL!
    • Thank you to the families who contributed to our class party before the Spring Break!
      1.  Read for 30 min.  *April READING LOGS are due Tuesday, 5/2*
      2.  Language Arts
      • Time for Kids - New magazine this week: "The Workout Cure." Open magazine quiz will be on Monday, May 1.
        • Exercise worksheet due Thursday
      • Bridge to Terabithia activity sheet
      3.  Math
      • TEXT pgs. 432-433 (If you borrowed a protractor, please take care of it. Return with it tomorrow as you will need it.)
      • WKBK pgs. R/P 16-6
      • Quiz tomorrow: 16-6
      • TenMarks - I have assigned multiple math review questions to prepare the class for the SBAC Math test on the TenMarks website. We will have time each day, as long as we have access to a computer cart, to work on them. They should be doing some of them at home!
        4.   Science
        • Science Fair project - EVERYONE has to do one.  Any late projects need to be turned in ASAP!!!
        6.   Music tomorrow

        Tuesday, April 25, 2017

        HW - Tuesday, 4/25

        Parents:
        • Spring pictures went home yesterday. If you are planning to purchase any or all of the photos, please remit the payment in the envelope (marked with your selected purchases). If you are NOT planning on purchasing any of the pictures, please return the entire package to school. Thank you to those who have already returned their picture envelopes!
        • We have ONE more Library visit before the end of the school year. Please make sure you bring ALL library books to school in two weeks.
        • (UPDATE) Open House is this Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
        • Going home this week is the Language Arts textbook. Since we are adopting a new Language Arts series next year (it's been a decade or so since the last adoption), these books will be discarded. It's better they go home with the students than in the recycling bin. If the students neglected to do so, please remove the barcode and sticker on the back of the book. Thank you!
        • PTA News:  
        • CONGRATULATIONS to our March San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ABIGAIL!
        • Thank you to the families who contributed to our class party before the Spring Break!
          1.  Read for 30 min.  *April READING LOGS are due Tuesday, 5/2*
          2.  Language Arts
          • Time for Kids - New magazine this week: "The Workout Cure." Open magazine quiz will be on Monday, May 1.
            • Exercise worksheet due Thursday
          3.  Math
          • TEXT pgs. 430-431  (If you borrowed a protractor, please take care of it. Return with it tomorrow as you will need it.)
          • WKBK pgs. R/P 16-5
          • Quiz tomorrow: 16-5
          • TenMarks - I have assigned multiple math review questions to prepare the class for the SBAC Math test on the TenMarks website. We will have time each day, as long as we have access to a computer cart, to work on them. They should be doing some of them at home!
            4.   Science
            • Science Fair project - EVERYONE has to do one.  Any late projects need to be turned in ASAP!!!
            6.   P.E. tomorrow

            Monday, April 24, 2017

            HW - Monday, 4/24

            Parents:
            • Spring pictures went home today. If you are planning to purchase any or all of the photos, please remit the payment in the envelope (marked with your selected purchases). If you are NOT planning on purchasing any of the pictures, please return the entire package to school. Thank you!
            • Library tomorrow. Please bring your library books to school.
            • (UPDATE) Open House is this Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
            • Going home this week is the Language Arts textbook. Since we are adopting a new Language Arts series next year (it's been a decade or so since the last adoption), these books will be discarded. It's better they go home with the students than in the recycling bin. If the students neglected to do so, please remove the barcode and sticker on the back of the book. Thank you!
            • PTA News:  
            • CONGRATULATIONS to our March San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ABIGAIL!
            • Thank you to the families who contributed to our class party before the Spring Break!
              1.  Read for 30 min.  *April READING LOGS are due Tuesday, 5/2*
              2.  Language Arts
              • Time for Kids - New magazine this week: "The Workout Cure." Open magazine quiz will be on Monday, May 1.
              • We will be starting a new novel this week...
              3.  Math
              • TEXT pgs. 426-427; 428-429
              • WKBK pgs. R/P 16-3 and 16-4
              • Quizzes tomorrow: 16-3 and 16-4
              • TenMarks - I have assigned multiple math review questions to prepare the class for the SBAC Math test on the TenMarks website. We will have time each day, as long as we have access to a computer cart, to work on them. They should be doing some of them at home!
                4.   Science
                • Science Fair project - EVERYONE has to do one. Projects are due TOMORROW, 4/25!!
                6.   Music tomorrow

                Friday, April 14, 2017

                Have a Great Weekend!

                Homework for the break* is...

                READ WITH YOUR CHILD EVERYDAY for 15 MINUTES!

                Get to know how they read and what they enjoy reading.

                Take turns reading.

                (It's not really the reading that matters, right? It's the quality time you spend with them while reading.)

                I will send out TenMarks Math review work that is purely optional but should assist them in preparation for the upcoming test period. This will probably go out to you, along with their Login and Password, in an email on Monday. So, enjoy the weekend.

                *Also, Science Fair projects are due on the Tuesday we get back!

                Thursday, April 13, 2017

                HW - Thursday, 4/13

                Parents:
                • A permission slip went home today so we can watch Tuck Everlasting on Friday.
                • PTA News:  
                • CONGRATULATIONS to our March San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ABIGAIL!
                • Friday is a minimum day (1:00 p.m. dismissal). We will also be having a class party. We won a PTA pizza party so we will be using it for that day. (I will be ordering cheese AND pepperoni pizzas.) According to several students, here's what we would like to have for the party next Friday. Please email me if you can contribute. Remember: store-purchased items only. Thank you in advance.

                • SNACKSDESSERTDRINKS
                  CHIPS - KatelynPIE -
                  Trinity
                  JUICE -
                  Evan and Avneet
                  POPCORN - MatthewFRUIT / FRUIT CUPS
                  strawberries/grapes - Kalie
                  COOKIES - Samyak
                  BROWNIES - Abigail
                  1.  Read for 30 min.  *April READING LOGS are due Tuesday, 5/2*
                  2.  Language Arts
                  • Time for Kids - Two Time for Kids magazines this week: Gorilla Patients (double issue) and Your $: A Closer Look. Open magazine quiz will be on Monday, April 24.
                  • Tuck Everlasting Test (Open Book) will be on Friday.
                  • Cinderella Project - A few students need to turn in their Cinderella books! I'm not going to be naming any names!!
                  3.  Math
                  • TEXT pgs. none
                  • WKBK pgs. none
                  • Quizzes tomorrow: none
                    4.   History
                    • TEXT pgs. none
                    5.   Science
                    • TEXT pgs. none
                    • Science Fair project - EVERYONE has to do one. Projects are due Tuesday, 4/25.
                    • Although we are DONE with the textbook, we will do science-related readings, activities, etc. in the coming weeks. The Student Interactive Textbook, a resource students have in their desks, is an excellent resource to use this coming summer and during the 2017-18 school year to review for the 2017-18 State Science Test. I will send them home in this week's Wednesday Folder. The test will officially count for students, Ruskin, and the Berryessa Union School District.
                    6.   P.E. tomorrow