Thursday, February 27, 2014

Doodle 4 Google

Let those creative juices flow, kids!

Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

As a follow-up to last night's Common Core presentation in the Multi, here again is the link to the Smarter Balanced Practice Test.

You do NOT need any log-ins or passwords; just continue through to the test.
However, you do need to select the grade for the test.

1)  Ignore the Warning Pop-Up
2)  Just click on Sign-In
3)  Select Grade
4)  In the next window, select the Math or Language Arts Training/Practice/Performance Test

HW - Thursday, 2/27

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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 due Friday (One must be the summary of Sing to the Stars)
6.  Wordly Wise 18e / Lesson 18 Test on Friday
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 274-275, 277 (started in class)
-- Unit 4 Language Arts (Houghton Mifflin) Theme Test on Thursday
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 291
-- WORKBOOK pages 164-166
-- Topic 11 Test on Friday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
10.  Science pgs. 222 (Math Only) - 225 (Due Monday)
-- Chapter 6 Open Book Test on Monday, 3/3
11.  Scholastic News - Due Monday


NOTES:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

HW - Wednesday, 2/26

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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 due Friday
6.  Wordly Wise 18e
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 269-274 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 286-289
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 11 Test on Friday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
10.  Science pgs. 218-221
-- Chapter 6 Open Book Test on Monday, 3/3
11.  Scholastic News - Due Monday


NOTES:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HW - Tuesday, 2/25

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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 due Friday
6.  Wordly Wise 18c-d
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 265-268 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 284-285
-- WORKBOOK pages 163
-- Topic 11 Test on Friday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
10.  Science pgs. 214-215
-- Chapter 6 Open Book Test on Monday, 3/3


NOTES:

Monday, February 24, 2014

"Growing Up Asian in America" Contest - Due Wednesday, March 5



Growing Up Asian in America

Student Art, Essay & Media Contest • $20,000 in Cash & Prizes 

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, March 5, 2014


2014 CONTEST THEME: FOOD

Food connects us to our families, communities and identities. Food helps us learn about the diverse cultures of our friends and neighbors. Preparing and sharing meals with one another is part of daily life, and also part of many important family traditions and cultural or religious celebrations.
What role does food play in your life as an Asian or Pacific Islander growing up in America? How are you shaped by the traditions or beliefs your family, culture or community holds around food?

PRIZES

3 Essay and 3 Art winners from each grade category will win $1,000 cash plus other prizes valued at $500.

LINK to ENTRY FORM and RULES:  http://www.asianpacificfund.org/files/growing_up_guidelines_2014_final.pdf

Three New TenMarks Assignments

Three TenMarks assignments were released. "Due Date" is Next Monday, March 3.

Fractions: Denominator of 10 or 100 (4.NF.5)

1  
Due on Mar 3, 2014
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33 Incomplete

Decimal Notation and Fractions (4.NF.6)

1  
Due on Mar 3, 2014
-Average
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33 Incomplete

Comparing Decimals (4.NF.7)

1  
Due on Mar 3, 2014
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HW - Monday, 2/24

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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 due Friday
6.  Wordly Wise 18a-b
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 260-264 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 282-283
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 11 Test on Friday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
10.  Science pgs. 210-213


NOTES:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

HW - Thursday, 2/13

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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.  Cinderella Stories...Your completed BOOK is due TOMORROW
5.  Spelling Activities Two due Friday
6.  Wordly Wise 17e / Test tomorrow
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 259 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages NONE
-- WORKBOOK pages 159-162
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
10.  Science pgs. NONE


NOTES:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

HW - Wednesday, 2/12

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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.  Cinderella Stories...Your completed BOOK is due THIS FRIDAY
5.  Spelling Activities Two due Friday
6.  Wordly Wise 17e
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 250-256 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages NONE
-- WORKBOOK pages 155-158
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
10.  Science pgs. NONE


NOTES:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

HW - Tuesday, 2/11

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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.  Cinderella Stories...Your completed BOOK is due THIS FRIDAY
5.  Spelling Activities Two due Friday
6.  Wordly Wise 17c-d
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 249-250 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 279-281
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
10.  Science pgs. 206-207


NOTES:
  • Scholastic Book Orders are due TODAY. Please remind your child that they should consider using their "Birthday" coupons soon (if they received one).
  • We will be having a Valentine's Day party this Friday. It is also a minimum day. A list of names will be available this week. I will providing the pizza and drinks. Nothing else is needed, but if you'd like to bring something to share, you may.
  • Place your yearbook orders online.  DEADLINE EXTENDED: Last chance to order them is March 1, 2014.

Monday, February 10, 2014

HW - Monday, 2/10

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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.  Cinderella Stories...Your completed BOOK is due THIS FRIDAY
5.  Spelling Activities Two due Friday
6.  Wordly Wise 17a-b
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 244-245, 248 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 276-277
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
10.  Science pgs. 200-205


NOTES:
  • We will be having a Valentine's Day party this Friday. It is also a minimum day. A list of names will be available this week. I will providing the pizza and drinks. Nothing else is needed, but if you'd like to bring something to share, you may.
  • Place your yearbook orders online.  DEADLINE EXTENDED: Last chance to order them is March 1, 2014.
    • http://www.betteryearbookpublishing.com/login/signin_parents.htm
      • USER ID: ruskin  / PASSWORD: roadrunner
  • Scholastic Book Orders are due on Tuesday. Please remind your child that they should consider using their "Birthday" coupons soon (if they received one).

Friday, February 7, 2014

Weekend Notes


  • Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...Receive a Prize!  Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.

  • Cinderella Stories...WORK ON THEM! Completed BOOK due 2/14
  • Math TEXTBOOK pages 274 (Algebra Connections)
    • Topic 10 Retake on Monday; Lower of the two test grades will be thrown out
  • Monday:  Last day for Scholastic Book Orders
  • This Friday:
    • Valentine's Day party. Just bring your cards, etc. for your classmates. I'll supply the pizza and drinks.
    • It's also a MINIMUM DAY. Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
  • President's Week (February 17-21) - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Reminder: TOMORROW Crazy Clothes Day



HW - Thursday, 3/6

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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.  Cinderella Stories...WORK ON THEM! Completed BOOK due 2/14
5.  Spelling Activities Two due Tomorrow (Must do the Summary of Marven)
6.  Wordly Wise 16e and Crossword
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 238-242 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 272-274
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Make Up Topic 10 Math Test moved to Monday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
-- Scholastic News [Read it; Do Map Quiz; Debate (Choose a side, write a paragraph); Sticky Situation (Write a paragraph); Complete back page] Due Tomorrow
10.  Science pgs. NONE


NOTES:
  • District Testing wraps up this week. Due to using the netbooks, we will take our District Math test tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow is CRAZY CLOTHES DAY! Wear anything crazy to school...just make sure that it's safe and appropriate to wear.
  • We will be having a Valentine's Day party next Friday. It is also a minimum day. A list of names will be available this week.
  • Place your yearbook orders online.  DEADLINE EXTENDED: Last chance to order them is March 1, 2014.
    • http://www.betteryearbookpublishing.com/login/signin_parents.htm
      • USER ID: ruskin  / PASSWORD: roadrunner
  • Scholastic Book Orders are due on Tuesday. Please remind your child that they should consider using their "Birthday" coupons soon (if they received one).

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

HW - Wednesday, 2/5

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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.  Cinderella Stories...WORK ON THEM! Completed BOOK due 2/14. They can present their book and turn it in earlier if they want. Once it's turned in, it can't be retrieved for corrections!
5.  Spelling Activities Two due Friday (Must do the Summary of Marven)
6.  Wordly Wise 16e and Crossword
7.  LA Workbook pgs. NONE
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 270-271
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 10 Test; review the test at home (and I will do so tomorrow) RETAKE on Friday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
-- Scholastic News [Read it; Do Map Quiz; Debate (Choose a side, write a paragraph); Sticky Situation (Write a paragraph); Complete back page] DUE Friday
10.  Science pgs. NONE


NOTES:
  • District Testing is this week. ELA was today and Math is tomorrow.
  • We will be having a Valentine's Day party next Friday. It is also a minimum day. A list of names will be available this week.
  • February Book Orders are due on Monday, 2/10. Please remind your child they can use their birthday coupon (good for one book up to $5), if they received one.
  • Cinderella Story instructions went home two weeks ago and the actual "blank" book went home on Monday. HOWEVER, they should be working on their stories. Please try to type the stories and 1) email them to me or 2) create a Google account, type it in a Google Doc, then share it with me.
    • We will continue to work with the netbooks tomorrow and possibly Friday. Also, we will be using them most of next week.
  • Place your yearbook orders online.  Last chance to order them is March 1, 2014.
    • http://www.betteryearbookpublishing.com/login/signin_parents.htm
      • USER ID: ruskin  / PASSWORD: roadrunner

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

HW - Tuesday, 2/4

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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  March 3 ...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.  Cinderella Stories...WORK ON THEM! Completed BOOK due 2/14
5.  Spelling Activities Two due Friday (Must do the Summary of Marven)
6.  Wordly Wise 16c-d
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 234-237 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 269
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
-- Scholastic News [Read it; Do Map Quiz; Debate (Choose a side, write a paragraph); Sticky Situation (Write a paragraph); Complete back page] DUE Friday
10.  Science pgs. NONE
-- Science Chapter 5 Open Book Test TOMORROW


NOTES:
  • District Testing is this week. ELA tomorrow and Math on Thursday.
  • We will be having a Valentine's Day party next Friday. It is also a minimum day. A list of names will be available this week.
  • Cinderella Story instructions went home two weeks ago and the actual "blank" book went home on Monday. HOWEVER, they should be working on their stories. Please try to type the stories and 1) email them to me or 2) create a Google account, type it in a Google Doc, then share it with me.
    • We will continue to work with the netbooks tomorrow and possibly Friday. Also, we will be using them most of next week.
  • Place your yearbook orders online.  Last chance to order them is March 1, 2014.
    • http://www.betteryearbookpublishing.com/login/signin_parents.htm
      • USER ID: ruskin  / PASSWORD: roadrunner

Monday, February 3, 2014

HW - Monday, 2/3

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Books 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 March 3 ...Receive a Prize!
Remember: Read your Accelerated Reader Book (selected with your ZPD in mind) and take the Quiz in class.
3.  Reading Comprehension Saki's "The Mouse" Due Tomorrow
4.  Cinderella Stories...WORK ON THEM! Completed BOOK due 2/14
5.  Spelling Activities Two due TOMORROW (oops!)
6.  Wordly Wise 16a-b
7.  LA Workbook pgs. 224-225, 227, 229-233 (started in class)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages NONE
-- WORKBOOK pages 147-154 (started on Thursday)
-- Math Quiz (Topic 10) tomorrow. Test will be TOMORROW
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. NONE
-- Scholastic News [Read it; Do Map Quiz; Debate (Choose a side, write a paragraph); Sticky Situation (Write a paragraph); Complete back page] DUE Friday
10.  Science pgs. NONE
-- Science Chapter 5 Open Book Test on Wednesday


NOTES:
  • Cinderella Story instructions went home two weeks ago and the actual "blank" book went home on Monday. HOWEVER, they should be working on their stories. Please try to type the stories and 1) email them to me or 2) create a Google account, type it in a Google Doc, then share it with me.
    • We will continue to work with the netbooks tomorrow and possibly Friday. Also, we will be using them most of next week.
  • Place your yearbook orders online.  Last chance to order them is March 1, 2014.
    • http://www.betteryearbookpublishing.com/login/signin_parents.htm
      • USER ID: ruskin  / PASSWORD: roadrunner

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy Lunar New Year!

Wishing you and yours Happiness, Prosperity and Longevity
 in this new year!