Monday, January 23, 2017

HW - Monday, 1/24

Parents:
  • Please remember to dress warmly for the wet, winter weather!
  • Pennies for Patients fundraiser runs until Friday, January 27. Help us reach our class goal of $300 as we are currently sitting oat $45.95. Collection takes place EVERY FRIDAY MORNING. Thank you!
  • Winter Concert at Ruskin (during school) on February 16
  • PTA News:  
  • TWO Lego Contests (Lego Friends and Adventure Time) are going on NOW! http://ruskinlug.blogspot.com/2017/01/two-new-contests.html (NOTE: Adventure Time has an age restriction that impacts current 4th graders. Older siblings (13+) can participate. Sorry!)
  • CONGRATULATIONS to our December San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: AVNEET!
    1.  Read for 30 min.  *January READING LOGS are due by Thursday, 2/2*
    2.  Language Arts
    • Wordly Wise - Lesson 18a-b; Test on Friday
    • Time for Kids - Read your magazines. Activity sheets to follow later this week.
    3.  Math
    • TEXT pgs. 274-277
    • WKBK pgs. 11-8 R/P
    • Topic 11-8 quiz tomorrow
    • Topic 11 Math Test on Thursday
    4.   History
    • TEXT pgs. none
    • Review Worksheets - Unit 2, Lessons 1-2  (USE YOUR BOOK!); Correction: Unit 2, Lesson 2, question #2: Change California to North America
    • Unit 2 Test (open book) on Friday
    5.   Science
    • TEXT pgs. 232-235
    6.   Music Tomorrow

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Wanna build Lego's Year of the Rooster set?



    Only sold in Asia, the yearly (or NEW yearly) Lego set celebrating the Lunar New Year are popular among hobbyists.

    You don't have to fly to Asia to make one, though!

    Here are the instructions: http://cache.lego.com/bigdownloads/buildinginstructions/6186344.pdf
    If you don't have the pieces, just "wing it." (See what I did there?)

    Fun Fact: There have been other Lunar New Year sets released by Lego, with the first one being the most valuable. Here they are by year:

    2016 - Year of the Monkey



    2015 - Year of the Sheep


    2013 - Year of the Snake



    So if you're headed to Asia anytime soon, keep a look out for the sets especially the first one!



    HW - Thursday, 1/19

    Parents:
    • Please remember to dress warmly for the wet, winter weather!
    • Pennies for Patients fundraiser boxes for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society went home yesterday. It runs until Friday, January 27. Collection takes place EVERY FRIDAY MORNING.
    • PTA News:  
      • January Movie Night: January 20 - "The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)" based on a book of the same title by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mathilda, etc.)
      • January Box Tops are due on Tuesday, January 31!
      • See more at ruskinpta.weebly.com
    • TWO Lego Contests (Lego Friends and Adventure Time) are going on NOW! http://ruskinlug.blogspot.com/2017/01/two-new-contests.html (NOTE: Adventure Time has an age restriction that impacts current 4th graders. Older siblings (13+) can participate. Sorry!)
    • CONGRATULATIONS to our December San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: AVNEET!
      1.  Read for 30 min.  *January READING LOGS are due by Thursday, 2/2*
      2.  Language Arts
      • Wordly Wise - Lesson 17e; Test on Friday
      • Language Arts workbook pgs. none
      • Time for Kids - Read your magazines. Complete activity sheet.
      3.  Math
      • TEXT pgs. 268-271
      • WKBK pgs. 11-6 R/P
      • Topic 11-6 quiz tomorrow
      4.   History
      • TEXT pgs. 61-64
      5.   Science
      • TEXT pgs. none
      6.   P.E. Tomorrow

      Wednesday, January 18, 2017

      HW- Wednesday, 1/18

      Parents:
      • Please remember to dress warmly for the wet, winter weather!
      • Pennies for Patients fundraiser boxes for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society went home yesterday. It runs until Friday, January 27. Collection takes place EVERY FRIDAY MORNING.
      • PTA News:  
        • January Movie Night: January 20
        • January Box Tops are due on Tuesday, January 31!
        • See more at ruskinpta.weebly.com
      • TWO Lego Contests (Lego Friends and Adventure Time) are going on NOW! http://ruskinlug.blogspot.com/2017/01/two-new-contests.html (NOTE: Adventure Time has an age restriction that impacts current 4th graders. Older siblings (13+) can participate. Sorry!)
        1.  Read for 30 min.  *January READING LOGS are due by Thursday, 2/2*
        2.  Language Arts
        • Wordly Wise - Lesson 17c-d; Test on Friday
        • Language Arts workbook pgs. none
        • Time for Kids - Read your magazines. Activity sheets to go out tomorrow.
        3.  Math
        • TEXT pgs. 266-267
        • WKBK pgs. 11-5 R/P
        • Topic 11-5 quiz tomorrow
        4.   History
        • TEXT pgs. 57-60
        5.   Science
        • TEXT pgs. none
        6.   Music Tomorrow

        Tuesday, January 17, 2017

        HW - Tuesday, 1/17

        Parents:
        • Please remember to dress warmly for the wet, winter weather!
        • Pennies for Patients fundraiser boxes for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society went home yesterday. It runs until Friday, January 27. Collection takes place EVERY FRIDAY MORNING.
        • PTA News:  
          • January Movie Night: January 20
          • January Box Tops are due on Tuesday, January 31!
          • See more at ruskinpta.weebly.com
        • TWO Lego Contests (Lego Friends and Adventure Time) are going on NOW! http://ruskinlug.blogspot.com/2017/01/two-new-contests.html (NOTE: Adventure Time has an age restriction that impacts current 4th graders. Older siblings (13+) can participate. Sorry!)
          1.  Read for 30 min.  *January READING LOGS are due by Thursday, 2/2*
          2.  Language Arts
          • Wordly Wise - Lesson 17a-b; Test on Friday
          • Language Arts workbook pgs. none
          • Time for Kids - Read your magazines.
          3.  Math
          • TEXT pgs. 262-265
          • WKBK pgs. 11-4 R/P
          • Topic 11-4 quiz tomorrow
          4.   History
          • TEXT pgs. 53-56
          5.   Science
          • TEXT pgs. none
          6.   P.E. Tomorrow

          Friday, January 13, 2017

          Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend


          Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy ride the first integrated bus in Montgomery, Alabama - Photograph by Ernest Withers (1922-2007)



          • Due Tuesday:
            • Time for Kids quiz
            • Math
              • Textbook pgs. 260-261
              • Workbook R/P 11-3
              • No quiz on Tuesday. We will do Topic 11, Lesson 4 in class and for homework. Quizzes will now be held the following day. Speaking of which...
              • The quiz scores are getting a lot better since the very dismal first day. Here are the class averages by quiz: #1 - 58.9%; #2 - 72.1%; and today's, #3 - 91.1%. I hope you feel a little better. I know I do! :)

          Thursday, January 12, 2017

          HW - Thursday, 1/12

          Parents:
          • WEDNESDAY folders will go out TODAY! Still correcting! Sorry for the delay.
          • Please remember to dress warmly for the wet, winter weather!
          • Pennies for Patients fundraiser boxes for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society went home yesterday. It runs until Friday, January 27.
          • We will be taking short, daily quizzes every day in Math. Scores may be low, but it's partly due to the low number of possible points. The IMPORTANT takeaway here is each student needs to review and understand why their answers were incorrect, so please review the quizzes with them. They can also ask me again in class (I review the quiz the next day with them). Thank you.
          • PTA News:  
            • January Movie Night: January 20
            • January Box Tops are due on Tuesday, January 31!
            • See more at ruskinpta.weebly.com
          • TWO Lego Contests (Lego Friends and Adventure Time) are going on NOW! http://ruskinlug.blogspot.com/2017/01/two-new-contests.html
          • Another cool LEGO link: https://catalogs.lego.com/BrandCatalog/1HY2017/de/ German Lego catalog features to-be-released sets for this year including Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and more Rogue One!!!
            1.  Read for 30 min.  *January READING LOGS are due by Thursday, 2/2*
            2.  Language Arts
            • Wordly Wise - Lesson 16 e and Crossword; Test on Friday
            • Language Arts workbook pgs. none
            • Time for Kids - read your magazines. All companion activity sheets are due tomorrow.
            3.  Math
            • TEXT pgs. 258-259
            • WKBK pgs. 11-2 R/P
            4.   History
            • TEXT pgs. 49-52
            5.   Science
            • TEXT pgs. none
            6.   P.E. Tomorrow