Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

HW - Wednesday, 12/18

I'll keep it short and simple:

1) Reading Log
2) RuskinFIT
3) California Indian Project due tomorrow

Happy?

:)

I hope you had fun today on the ice!

Thank you to the parents who helped make it happen!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

HW - Tuesday, 12/17

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 
(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in January 6...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension NONE
4.  Spelling Activities NONE
5.  Wordly Wise NONE
6.  LA Workbook pgs. NONE
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 243-244, 246-249
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE

-- UPDATE: Topic 9 Test on Wednesday, 12/18
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **

8.  History pgs. NONE
-- California Native American Tribe project due Thursday, 12/19
9.  Science pgs. 
NONE 


NOTES:
  • Please check your email regarding:
    • Ordering a class t-shirt...Please EMAIL me what t-shirt SIZE you want: Youth L (NEW option),  XL, Adult S, or Adult M...ASAP!
    • December 18: Field Trip to Sharks Ice with Ms. Rice's class.
  • December 17 and 18: Warm Coat Drive and Used Book Sale.
  • NO Spelling Activities, Language Arts stories and Wordly Wise this week

Monday, December 16, 2013

HW - Monday, 12/16

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 
(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in January 6...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension NONE
4.  Spelling Activities NONE
5.  Wordly Wise NONE
6.  LA Workbook pgs. NONE
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 240-241
-- WORKBOOK pages 139, 141 (some students did not complete)

-- UPDATE: Topic 9 Test on Wednesday, 12/18
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **

8.  History pgs. NONE
-- California Native American Tribe project due Thursday, 12/19
9.  Science pgs. 
NONE but...

-- Science Spin (back page) due tomorrow

NOTES:
  • Please check your email regarding:
    • Ordering a class t-shirt...Please EMAIL me what t-shirt SIZE you want: Youth L (NEW option),  XL, Adult S, or Adult M...ASAP!
    • December 18: Field Trip to Sharks Ice with Ms. Rice's class.
  • December 17 and 18: Warm Coat Drive and Used Book Sale.
  • NO Spelling Activities, Language Arts stories and Wordly Wise this week

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Weekend HW

- Due Monday: Math Textbook pgs. 238-239; Workbook (first pages only) of 9-5 and 9-6.
- Monday: Science Open Book Test (Chapter 3)
- Tuesday: Math Topic 9 Test
- Wednesday: Holiday Sing-Along and Ice Skating field trip
- Thursday: California Indian Tribe Triorama and Reports are due
- Friday: Class Party

Friday, December 13, 2013

VIDEOS: Maple Syrup

Today, we reviewed the Wordly Wise Lesson 11e Story on maple syrup.

I talked about some videos which demonstrate the differences between old maple sugar collection methods and newer ones, as well as the process of converting the sap into consumable syrup.

Old Method: In this periodical art piece from 1877, a few men can be seen at the bottom left cutting a "V" into a tree to extract the sap.

  • In the bottom right, a man dumps collected sap from a trough into a bucket.
  • In the center, men are boiling the sap so the water can evaporate, and the sap is further refined into a sugary syrup.



Earlier Methods (circa 1920s): In this film (no audio), notice how the collection was so labor intensive: all the work was done without the aid of automated machines.


Modern Method: People used to use a hand drill to bore into the maple tree, but handier electric drills cut down on the time and effort as do the intricate webs of tubing.



Guess what? Today, people are still practicing the old ways of collecting sap!


Maple Syrup Production: Boiling the Sap to Make Syrup

So, now that you have the syrup...what can you do with it? Look at the history of maple products from a Canadian historian.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

HW - Thursday, 12/12

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 
(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in January 6...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension NONE
4.  Spelling Activities
5.  Wordly Wise 11e (most students have Lesson 11 packets); WW L 11 Test Tomorrow
6.  LA Workbook pgs. 200-204
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 236-237
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- QUIZ on Topic 9 lesson we covered this week

-- Topic 9 Test on Tuesday, 12/17
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **

8.  History pgs. NONE

-- Scholastic News due tomorrow
-- California Native American Tribe project due Thursday, 12/19
9.  Science pgs. NONE

-- Chapter 3 Open Book Test on Monday, 12/16


NOTES:
  • Please check your email regarding:
    • Ordering a class t-shirt...Please EMAIL me what t-shirt SIZE you want: Youth L (NEW option),  XL, Adult S, or Adult M...ASAP!
    • December 18: Field Trip to Sharks Ice with Ms. Rice's class. Chaperones needed.
  • December 2-13: Canned Food Drive for families in need
  • This is the last week of Spelling Activities, Language Arts stories and Wordly Wise

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Do Any of These Items Belong to Your Child?

With about a little more than a week left of school, please visit the Lost and Found bin to claim anything that belongs to your child.


HW - Wednesday, 12/11

WEDNESDAY FOLDERS will go home tomorrow.

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 
(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in January 6...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension NONE
4.  Spelling Activities
5.  Wordly Wise 11e (most students have Lesson 11 packets); WW L 11 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pgs. 195-199
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 233, 234-235
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- QUIZ on Topic 9 lesson we covered this week (FRIDAY)

-- Topic 9 Test, Next Tuesday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **

8.  History pgs. NONE

-- Scholastic News due tomorrow
-- California Native American Tribe project due Thursday, 12/19
9.  Science pgs. NONE

-- Chapter 3 Open Book Test on Monday



NOTES:
  • Please check your email regarding:
    • Ordering a class t-shirt...Please EMAIL me what t-shirt SIZE you want: Youth L (NEW option),  XL, Adult S, or Adult M...ASAP!
    • December 18: Field Trip to Sharks Ice with Ms. Rice's class. Chaperones needed.
  • December 2-13: Canned Food Drive for families in need
  • This is the last week of Spelling Activities, Language Arts stories and Wordly Wise

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

HW - Tuesday, 12/10

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 
(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in January 6...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension NONE
4.  Spelling Activities
5.  Wordly Wise 11c-d (most students have Lesson 11 packets); WW L 11 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pgs. 191-194 (they may need their book for 191-192)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 231-232
-- WORKBOOK pages none
-- QUIZ on Topic 9 lesson we covered this week (FRIDAY)
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE

-- California Native American Tribe project due Thursday, 12/19
9.  Science pgs. 112-113



NOTES:
  • Please check your email regarding:
    • Ordering a class t-shirt...Please EMAIL me what t-shirt SIZE you want: Youth L (NEW option),  XL, Adult S, or Adult M...ASAP!
    • December 18: Field Trip to Sharks Ice with Ms. Rice's class. Chaperones needed.
  • December 2-13: Canned Food Drive for families in need
  • This is the last week of Spelling Activities, Language Arts stories and Wordly Wise

Monday, December 9, 2013

Friendly Reminder: Food Drive until 12/13

New Door Guard Installed

Thanks to the folks at Facilities and Maintenance, a new door guard was installed this afternoon.



A little too late but nevertheless, I hope it thwarts any prospective thieves.

HW - Monday, 12/9

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 
(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in January 6...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension "Li and the Rock"
4.  Spelling Activities
5.  Wordly Wise 11a-b (most students have Lesson 11 packets); WW L 11 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pgs. 171-174, 190
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 227, 228-229
-- WORKBOOK pages none
-- QUIZ on Topic 9 lesson we covered this week (FRIDAY)
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE

-- California Native American Tribe project due Thursday, 12/19
9.  Science pgs. 108-110



NOTES:
  • Please check your email regarding:
    • Ordering a class t-shirt...Please EMAIL me what t-shirt SIZE you want: Youth L (NEW option),  XL, Adult S, or Adult M...ASAP!
    • December 18: Field Trip to Sharks Ice with Ms. Rice's class. Chaperones needed.
  • December 2-13: Canned Food Drive for families in need
  • This is the last week of Spelling Activities, Language Arts stories and Wordly Wise

Friday, December 6, 2013

Which California Native American Tribe Do You Want to Study?

You should probably choose a couple of tribes, do a little research on them, and then rank them so you're ready for the selection on Monday.


Here is a map of California and roughly were the tribes lived:



Thursday, December 5, 2013

HW - Thursday, 12/5

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 
(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in January 6...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension "All About the Wolf"
4.  Spelling Activities
5.  Wordly Wise 10e (Due Friday); WW L 10 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pgs. 165-167
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages NONE
-- WORKBOOK pages 107-108
-- QUIZ on Topic 7, Lessons 9 and 10  (FRIDAY)
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. 104-107


NOTES:
  • Please check your email regarding:
    • Ordering a class t-shirt...Please EMAIL me what t-shirt SIZE you want: Youth XL, Adult S, or Adult M...ASAP!
    • December 18: Field Trip to Sharks Ice with Ms. Rice's class. Chaperones needed.
  • December 6:  First School Spirit Day "Pajama Day"...And you can bring your stuffed animal to school!
  • December 2-13: Canned Food Drive for families in need

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

HW - Wednesday, 12/4

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 
(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in January 6...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension "Food from Mexico"
4.  Spelling Activities
5.  Wordly Wise 10e (Due Friday); WW L 10 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pgs. 160-164
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 180-181
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- QUIZ on Topic 7, Lessons 9 and 10  (FRIDAY)
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. 100-101


NOTES:
  • Please check your email regarding:
    • Ordering a class t-shirt (size).
    • December 18: Field Trip to Sharks Ice with Ms. Rice's class. Chaperones needed.
  • December 2-13: Canned Food Drive for families in need
  • December 6:  First School Spirit Day "Pajama Day"...And you can bring your stuffed animal to school!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

HW - Tuesday, 12/3

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 

(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in December 4...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension "Tall Story"
4.  Spelling Activities
5.  Wordly Wise 10c-d
6.  LA Workbook pgs. 156, 158-159

7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages NONE
-- WORKBOOK pages 105-106
-- QUIZ on Topic 7, Lessons 9 and 10  (FRIDAY)
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. 96-99


NOTES:
  • December 2-13: Canned Food Drive for families in need
  • December 6:  First School Spirit Day "Pajama Day"...And you can bring your stuffed animal to school!

Monday, December 2, 2013

HW - Monday, 12/2

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most AUTHORS read 
(You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in December 4...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension NONE
4.  Spelling Activities
5.  Wordly Wise 10a-b (some students have missing pages; I will be giving the xeroxed pages to them tomorrow to complete)
6.  LA Workbook pgs. 153, 155, 157
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 178-179
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- QUIZ on Topic 7, Lessons 9 and 10  (FRIDAY)
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. 88-93


NOTES:
  • December 2-13: Canned Food Drive for families in need
  • December 6:  First School Spirit Day "Pajama Day"...And you can bring your stuffed animal to school!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wishing All of Your Homes A Happy Thanksgiving!

For the kids...and no, root beer and popcorn were not on the first Thanksgiving menu:


This makes a lot of sense:


I hope you find time to do this today and every day:


A reflection from our late President John F. Kennedy, who created the Peace Corps:


One final wish:


I am thankful for your support and smiles!

May the blessings of the season fill your homes today and forevermore!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 25, 2013

15 New TenMarks Assignments Have Been Posted

Good morning!

I have posted 15 TenMarks Assignments.
About 3-5 of them were completed by a small number of students (less than 6) so I reassigned them.
They are all review of what we have learned since the beginning of school.

The lessons are:
  • 4.OA.2 - Multiplication and Division to Solve Word Problems
  • 4.OA.2 - Relate: Multiply & Divide, Multiply & Add
  • 4.OA.3 - Solve Problems Using the Four Operations & Estimation
  • 4.OA.3 - Solve Problems with Four Operations (No Estimation)
  • 4.OA.5 - Identifying Number Patterns
  • 4.OA.5 - Number Patterns and Word Problems
  • 4.OA.5 - Shape Patterns
  • 4.NBT.1 - Relating Place Value and Multiples of 10
  • 4.NBT.1 - Multiplying by Powers of Ten
  • 4.NBT.2 - Comparing Whole Numbers
  • 4.NBT.2 - Ordering Numbers
  • 5.OA.1 - Evaluate Numerical Expressions: No Grouping Symbols
  • 5.OA.1 - Evaluate Numerical Expressions with Grouping Symbols
  • 5.OA.2 - Writing Numerical Expressions
  • 5.OA.3 - Finding Rules that Represent Patterns

The Due Date is Sunday December 15.

If you have forgotten your login and/or password, please email me by clicking here.
(Please mention "Forgot TenMarks Login/Password" in the subject line.)

Enjoy!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

HW -Thursday, 11/21

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books Completed (You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in December 2...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension  NONE
4.  Spelling Activities  NONE
5.  Wordly Wise  NONE
6.  LA Workbook  NONE
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages Topic 7 Test Prep (skip # 10,11,14); Reteaching ODDS (skip Sets H and J)
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 7 Test on FRIDAY
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE

NOTES:
  • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) ALL WEEK due to conferences.
  • REMINDER: We have Science Lab and Little Buddies tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

HW - Wednesday, 11/20

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books Completed (You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in December 2...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension  "Alex Haley's ROOTS"
4.  Spelling Activities  NONE
5.  Wordly Wise  NONE
6.  LA Workbook  NONE
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 182-185 odds
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 7 Test on FRIDAY
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE

NOTES:
  • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) ALL WEEK due to conferences.
  • Bring an old or worn out t-shirt to wear AND a permanent marker (not the thin tip) for art (oil pastels).

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

*NEW* Scholastic Writing Contest


Polyjuice Potion Contest
Due Date for Entries: January 07, 2014
Here’s a chance for truly serious Harry Potter fan to win a trip to New York to meet the editors of Harry Potter! Just write an essay (no more than 1 page) that answers this question: If you took a sip of polyjuice potion and became another person for a few hours, who would you be and what would you do?


Now for some important rules...
1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, students must write an essay (no more than one page) that answers this question: If you took a sip of Polyjuice potion and became another person for a few hours, who would you be and what would you do? Each entry must include student, teacher, and school names; grade; and school address and phone number. Entries must be mailed to: Polyjuice Potion Essay Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714. Entries must be received by January 7, 2014. No other means of entry accepted. 
                  4. There will be one (1) Grand-Prize Winner who will receive an all-expense-paid trip for two (winner and parent or legal guardian) to New York City to visit Scholastic headquarters, have lunch with member(s) of the Harry Potter editorial team, and go on a $300 shopping spree in The Scholastic Store.  Date of visit will be determined by Scholastic in coordination with the winner and the winner’s parent or legal guardian. (Approximate retail value of this prize is $2,500.) Actual value of prize trip may vary depending on winner’s residence and seasonal rates. All expenses not specified above, including, without limitation, all federal, state, and local taxes and international tariffs, are the winner’s sole responsibility. 
There will be ten (10) Runner-Up Winners who will receive a World of Harry Potter Library. (Approximate retail value of this prize is $60.)


HW - Tuesday, 11/19

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books Completed (You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in December 2...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension  "Cookies from the Sky"
4.  Spelling Activities  NONE
5.  Wordly Wise  NONE
6.  LA Workbook  NONE
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 176-177
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 7 Test on FRIDAY
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE

NOTES:
  • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) ALL WEEK due to conferences.
  • LIBRARY TIME is TOMORROW. Bring your books!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

HW - Thursday, 11/14


1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books Completed (You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in December 2...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension  NONE
4.  Spelling Activities  NONE
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 9e
-- Lesson 9 Test on FRIDAY
6.  LA Grammar Practice Worksheet (More Plural Nouns)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 169-171 EVENS
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 7 Quiz on FRIDAY
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE


NOTES:
  • Please check the Conference Tab regarding open conference times.
  • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) TOMORROW and ALL NEXT WEEK due to conferences.
  • LIBRARY TIME is NEXT WEDNESDAY. Bring your books!

ATTENTION: Sumdog Login Change

When logging into Sumdog.com, students must enter the new passcode.

Instead of typing ruskin-elementary-school in the school field, they must type ruskin.

It was shortened to help facilitate student logins.

Please bookmark this link so you do not have to type ruskin anymore: http://www.sumdog.com/sch/ruskin

NOTE: If you access the website normally (using www.sumdog.com), be aware that you will have to type ruskin in the school field.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

HW - Wednesday, 11/13

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books Completed (You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in December 2...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension  NONE
4.  Spelling Activities  NONE
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 9c-d
-- Lesson 9 Test on FRIDAY
6.  LA Grammar Practice Worksheet
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 169-171 ODDS (started in class)
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 7 Quiz on FRIDAY
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. 31-36 (started in class)
9.  Science pgs. 78-79 and Unit A Packet (Due Thursday)
-- Chapter 2 Open Book Test on Thursday


NOTES:
  • Please check the Conference Tab regarding open conference times.
  • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) THIS FRIDAY and ALL NEXT WEEK due to conferences.
  • LIBRARY TIME is NEXT WEDNESDAY. Bring your books!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

UPDATE: Minimum Day Schedule

I am sure that you are aware that next week is a minimum day schedule.

This Friday apparently is a minimum day as well, which means a 1:00 p.m. dismissal time.

Please plan accordingly.

HW - Tuesday...11/12/13!!!

Enjoy the next to the last day of consecutive numbers (next one is 12/13/14) until the next millennium ( 1/2/(30)03)! 

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books Completed (You MUST complete a book within your reading range a.k.a. ZPD!)
Keep track of the books you read daily by writing them down on the Reading Log, get your parent or guardian to initial, total your pages read, and turn it in December 2...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension  NONE
4.  Spelling Activities  NONE
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 9a-b
-- Lesson 9 Test on FRIDAY
6.  LA Workbook pages 145-149
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 160-161 #10-34 EVENS; 162-163 #7-29 ODDS
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 7 Quiz on FRIDAY
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. none
9.  Science pgs. 78-79 and Unit A Packet (Due Thursday)
-- Chapter 2 Open Book Test on Thursday

NOTES:
  • Please check the Conference Tab regarding open conference times.
  • Minimum Days (1:00 p.m. dismissal) ALL NEXT WEEK due to conferences.
  • LIBRARY TIME is NEXT WEDNESDAY. Bring your books!
  • November Scholastic Book Orders: If you still want to order, please do so by tomorrow night so that we can receive the shipment before Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

New TenMarks Lessons...and S.I. Letters

Parents,

I added a few more TenMarks lessons (due 11/30):

Understanding Division Using Models and Strategies

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Relating Multiplication and Division

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Solve Word Problems Involving Division

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Multiplication and Division to Solve Word Problems

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Estimating Products and Quotients

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