Wednesday, October 30, 2013

HW - Wednesday, 10/30


1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 TOMORROW, November 1...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  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 7e
-- Lesson 7 Test on FRIDAY
6.  LA Workbook pages none
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 148-149, #7-36 ODDS
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Hodge Podge Quiz on FRIDAY (anything we covered is fair game!)
** 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.
  • RE: TenMarks, I have extended the assignment due date until TONIGHT. I do not use their performance on the TenMarks lessons as part of their grade. However, it is good practice as they correlate with the Topic we currently are working on or just finished. Also, I just assigned three more lessons on simplifying expressions (Algebra and Functions) to be completed by Nov. 3.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dress warmly for tomorrow


Parents,

Our fieldtrip is to Don Edwards Refuge, which is located in the town of Alviso. It is situated on the Southern tip of the SF Bay.

We will be outdoors, so please make sure your child is wearing a sweatshirt and a removable jacket, as well as dressed for a very breezy location.

Here's the forecast for the Bay Area tomorrow and for the rest of the week:

HW - Tuesday, 10/29

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 THIS FRIDAY, November 1...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  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 7c-d
-- Lesson 7 Test on FRIDAY
6.  LA Workbook pages none
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 140-143, #5-38 ODDS
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. none
9.  Science - Complete the Packet for tomorrow. If you cannot finish the packet tonight, BRING IT BACK TO SCHOOL tomorrow so you can work on it in the morning.

NOTES:
  • Tomorrow is our Field Trip to Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Please check the Conference Tab regarding open conference times.
  • RE: TenMarks, I have extended the assignment due date until October 31. I do not use their performance on the TenMarks lessons as part of their grade. However, it is good practice as they correlate with the Topic we currently are working on or just finished. Also, I just assigned three more lessons on simplifying expressions (Algebra and Functions) to be completed by Nov. 3.
  • Halloween Parade is this Thursday. If your child is not participating in the Halloween Parade, please email me (or send me a note), and they will report to the library @ 9:15 a.m. Ms. Sandra, our librarian, will be watching them.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Amazing

@abc7newsBayArea: A new report finds that about 2 in 5 children have used a mobile device before they could even speak a full sentence: http://t.co/awUWmsxrol

HW - Monday, 10/28

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 November 1...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension # 37-38  (Brown Book)
4.  Spelling Activities  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 7a-b
-- Lesson 7 Test on FRIDAY
6.  LA Workbook pages 108-111 (NO NEED to bring the reading book home!)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 138-139, #7-36 EVENS
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. none
9.  Science pgs. none (Though a couple of students did not complete pgs. 40-41)
-- Chapter 1 Test (Open Book) TOMORROW

NOTES:
  • Parents needed to serve as chaperones for this coming Wednesday's field trip.
  • Please check your email tonight regarding signing up for conference times.
  • RE: TenMarks, I have extended the assignment due date until October 31. I do not use their performance on the TenMarks lessons as part of their grade. However, it is good practice as they correlate with the Topic we currently are working on or just finished. Also, I just assigned three more lessons on simplifying expressions (Algebra and Functions) to be completed by Nov. 3.
  • Halloween Parade is this Thursday. If your child is not participating in the Halloween Parade, please email me (or send me a note), and they will report to Room K-2 @ 9:15 a.m. Mr. Lee will be watching them in his room.

This Friday, Meet SJ Sharks Raffi Torres

On Friday, November 1, Sharks forward #13 Raffi Torres and mascot S.J. Sharkie will be signing autographs and taking photographs with fans who donate new or gently used children’s books and/or make a monetary donation to Reading Is Cool Presented by Comerica Bank. 

The event will take place from 2:30-3:30 PM at Comerica Bank’s Milpitas Banking Center, located at 1289 S. Park Victoria St, Milpitas, CA 95035. (It's next to AMF Mission Bowling Lanes, and across the street from Lucky's.)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Progress Pictures

Due to the lack of a scanner, I found attaching pictures of your child's progress reports to be easier.

There's a lot of work to still grade and get added before the conference period, but I wanted you to see how your child is progressing overall.

Please note: if there is a blank, I probably have not corrected it. But I will be sending an updated version this week so your child can make up any missing work. As a result, I may have to revise the last turn-in date.

Friday, October 25, 2013

This Weekend

Parents,

A few things about this weekend:

  • I will be sending you via email pictures of your child's progress report. I apologize that they are not scans but its something to refer to before our conference week in November. Speaking of which...
  • November 18-22 (with some slots on the 13th) is our Parent-Teacher Conference Week. I will place the conference schedule on the Blog. Please email me your preferred date and time, and I will reserve that slot for you.
  • I will be emailing parents, who have indicated that they can assist for Wednesday's field trip, to see if they can help lead a class either by themselves or with a parent. Once confirmed, I can forward the PDF of the script the parent will be reading.
  • We will be correcting Science textbook pgs. 40-41 on Monday since we ran out of time today.
  • Other than the daily reading log, there's one assignment: Math textbook pgs. 138-139, #7-36 Odds
  • Finally, today is Big East Tip-Off Party on Fox Sports 1! Go Marquette! :)
Enjoy your weekend!

Mr. Amutan

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sumdog iPad App is Now FREE

Sumdog news, October 14:Our iPad apps are now free
 
 

Free apps, at home or school

We've decided to make our iPad apps completely free - whether or not you have a subscription.
Our first app lets you play our popular Snowball game, both at home and at school.
It's available from iTunes. (If you have a time-limited version, you can get an unlimited one here.)

Ohhhhh Boy! Jeff Kinney is Coming to the South Bay

wimpy banner

Is Jeff Kinney coming to San Jose?!

According to his #WimpyKid Hard Luck Truck Tour site, he's headed West!

UPDATE:  He WILL be NEAR San Jose...Campbell, to be specific!

Jeff Kinney ~ November 14

11/14/2013 6:00 pm
Jeff KinneyGreg Heffley’s on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg’s life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
Find out from author Jeff Kinney
November 14
Where: Campbell Christian School
1075 W. Campbell Ave. Campbell, CA  
6:00 ~  Special Hard Luck activities begin and run throughout the signing.
7:00 ~ Jeff Kinney book signing begins.
Pre-order your copy of Hard Luck at Hicklebee's or drop by on or after November 5th. Each purchase includes one ticket (admits two) for entry to this event. Orders through this website are included.  Space is limited! (We'll have all of Kinney's books availlable at Hicklebee's and at the event, too.)
See our event guidelines here.
Questions? Contact Hicklebee's by phone 408.292.8880 or email.

Reading Comprehension #32: Can Plants Express "Emotions"...and MORE


Stamps on the undersides of ceramic goods (Note: Trenton, N.J.)
 


The first pottery factory in Trenton (1852)


A brief history of the Trenton Pottery Scene from its origins to present-day status.



HW - Thursday, 10/24

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 November 1...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension # 31-32  (Brown Book)
4.  Spelling Activities  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 6e
-- Lesson 6 Test TOMORROW
6.  LA Workbook pages 104-107 (NO NEED to bring the reading book home!)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages NONE...really!
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. none
9.  Science pgs. 40-41,  #1-20 and Map the Concept
-- Chapter 1 Test (Open Book), next Tuesday 10/29
10.  Scholastic News (back page)
NOTES:
  • Parents needed to serve as chaperones for this coming Wednesday's field trip.
  • DELAY: I'm still grading some assignments. You will receive a progress report on FRIDAY based on what I have graded. There will be some empty spots where grades will eventually filled in; but, if your child did not do or turn in their assignment, it will state that it is "missing". They have until Wednesday, November 6 to make them up.
  • RE: TenMarks, I have extended the assignment due date until October 31. I do not use their performance on the TenMarks lessons as part of their grade. However, it is good practice as they correlate with the Topic we currently are working on or just finished. Also, I just assigned three more lessons on simplifying expressions (Algebra and Functions) to be completed by Nov. 3.
  • Halloween Parade is next Thursday.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pio Nock

The clown that was in our reading comprehension selection yesterday was a real-life clown.
In fact, he hailed from a family that had a legacy of performing in circus acts.

Read more about him (It'll prompt you to PRINT. Don't. Just CANCEL.)

Here's a YouTube video of his appearance in John Wayne's film, Circus World (1964).

Of course, what's amazing is hundreds of years later, the Nock families live on in the circus world:


HW - Wednesday, 10/13

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 November 1...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension # 27-28  (Brown Book)
4.  Spelling Activities  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 6e
-- Lesson 6 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pages 102-103 (NO NEED to bring the reading book home!)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 126-129 EVENS; 130-131 ALL; 132-133 ODDS
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Lesson 5 Test TOMORROW
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. none
9.  Science pgs. 40-41,  #1-20 and Map the Concept
-- Chapter 1 Test (Open Book), next Tuesday 10/29

NOTES:
  • Please talk to your child about respectfully keeping their hands and feet to themselves. Also, tell them that if they have a problem talk to the person that have an issue with (and try to work it out verbally) before talking to the teacher/yard duty, school staff person, etc.
  • I'm still grading some assignments. You will receive a progress report tomorrow based on what I have graded. There will be some empty spots where grades will eventually filled in; but, if your child did not do or turn in their assignment, it will state that it is "missing". They have until Wednesday, November 6 to make them up.
  • RE: TenMarks, I have extended the assignment due date until October 31. I do not use their performance on the TenMarks lessons as part of their grade. However, it is good practice as they correlate with the Topic we currently are working on or just finished. Also, I just assigned three more lessons on simplifying expressions (Algebra and Functions) to be completed by Nov. 3.
  • About half the class struggled with the Order of Operations. Please review Topic 5, Lesson 4 in the math books with them.
  • Halloween Parade is next Thursday.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

HW - Tuesday, 10/22

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 November 1...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension # 23-24  (Brown Book)
4.  Spelling Activities  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 6c-d
-- Lesson 6 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pages none
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 126-129 ODDS
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Lesson 5 Test on Thursday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. none
9.  Science pgs. 36-37 (write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the Antarctic water ecosystem with other water ecosystems); 38 (Math section only)

NOTES:
  • Some students have had to be benched because of incomplete work.
  • LAST DAY of the Ruskin Book Fair is today. Also, you can buy the Book Fair books online by clicking HERE!
  • PARENTS: I need some parents to commit to the Field Trip next Wednesday. Please email when you can.
  • RE: TenMarks, I have extended the assignment due date until October 31. I do not use their performance on the TenMarks lessons as part of their grade. However, it is good practice as they correlate with the Topic we currently are working on or just finished. Also, I just assigned three more lessons on simplifying expressions (Algebra and Functions) to be completed by Nov. 3.
  • About half the class struggled with the Order of Operations. Please review Topic 5, Lesson 4 in the math books with them.
  • Halloween Parade is next Thursday.

Monday, October 21, 2013

HW - Monday, 10/21

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 November 1...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension # 19-20  (Brown Book)
4.  Spelling Activities  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 6a-b
-- Lesson 6 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pages none
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 124-125
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Lesson 5 Test on Thursday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. none
9.  Science pgs. 32-35

NOTES:
  • Some students have had to be benched because of incomplete work.
  • UPDATE: Ruskin Book Fair has been extended to Tuesday. Also, you can buy the Book Fair books online by clicking HERE!
  • PARENTS: I need some parents to commit to the Field Trip next Wednesday. Please email when you can.
  • RE: TenMarks, I have extended the assignment due date until October 31. I do not use their performance on the TenMarks lessons as part of their grade. However, it is good practice as they correlate with the Topic we currently are working on or just finished. Also, I just assigned three more lessons on simplifying expressions (Algebra and Functions) to be completed by Nov. 3.
  • Halloween Parade is next Thursday.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Reading Is Cool Medals and Bookmarks Are Here

The medals are here!

Do you want to earn one?

Try to do your best on each monthly Reading Goal...AND TURN YOUR READING LOG IN EVERY MONTH!

One medal will be given for the following months: October, November, December, January, February, March, and April. The last medal is given to the Best Overall (All-Star) Reader!

So READ and complete (and turn in) your READING LOGS!!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

TOMORROW: Meet SJ Earthquakes and US Men's National Team Player Chris Wondolowski and Get His Autograph

Autograph Session
Who: Earthquakes player Chris Wondolowski
Where: Wells Fargo Branch, 360 North Capitol Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133  
(intersection of N. Capitol and McKee)
When: Friday, October 18 at 5:45 p.m.

LINK:  Read more about him



Picture Day Is Tomorrow. Need to Order a Picture Package Online?

Look to the far right corner of this image for online ordering info.

You Can Begin to Order Yearbooks

HW - Thursday, 10/17

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 November 1...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension # 13-14  (Brown Book)
4.  Spelling Activities  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 5e (due tomorrow)
-- Lesson 5 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pages 88-91 (started in class)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 122-123
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- NO Quiz tomorrow
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History
-- Unit 1 Open Book Test TOMORROW
9.  Science pgs. 28-29
10.  Homophones "Bear" Mini-Book due TOMORROW

NOTES:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Planning for college

An opportunity for parents who will be planning for college in the near future.


HW - Wednesday, 10/16

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 November 1...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension # 9-10  (Brown Book)
4.  Spelling Activities  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 5e (due Friday)
-- Lesson 5 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pages 82-87 (started in class)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 120-121
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History
-- Unit 1 Open Book Test, Friday 10/18
9.  Science pgs. 22-27
10.  Homophones "Bear" Mini-Book due Friday, 10/18

NOTES:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

HW - Tuesday, 10/15

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages Read
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 November 1...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension # 5-6  (Brown Book)
4.  Spelling Activities  (TWO activities this week, due Friday)
5.  Wordly Wise
-- Lesson 5 c-d
-- Lesson 5 Test on Friday
6.  LA Workbook pages 79-81
7.  Math
-- Topic 4 Test TOMORROW
-- TEXTBOOK pages 118-119
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Worksheet  (Test Practice)
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History
-- Unit 1 Open Book Test, Friday 10/18
9.  Science pgs. 14-19 (EDIT: corrected page numbers)
10.  Homophones "Bear" Mini-Book due Friday, 10/18

NOTES: