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!