Monday, March 31, 2014

HW - Monday, 3/31

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 TWO activities due Friday
5.  Language Arts
-  LA Workbook pages 303, 305-308
6.  Wordly Wise Lessons 9-12 Review Worksheets (Due tomorrow)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 340-341
-- WORKBOOK pages 191-194
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - Due Friday (Map Quiz; Page 8; Sticky Situation; Debate)

NOTES:
  • Wednesday, April 2:  Field Trip to Piedmont Hill HS for Beauty and the Beast musical.  We have room for ONE more chaperone.  It's not a whole day field trip; just a walk on over and a walk back afterwards.
  • Science Fair Projects are mandatory and will be due on Tuesday, May 6. They will get the information after an assembly this week.  You can always download them from Ruskin's Science Lab page (Click Here).
  • Family Fun Night will be on May 2 from 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wordly Wise Book 4, Lesson 11 Words

Due to a publisher's error, many books were missing Lesson 11 in its complete form.

I have attached the PDF of Lesson 11's words to assist students completing the review packet.

Click here for Lesson 11 PDF

Weekend HW (3/28-3/30)

Just a few things this time. Students were given ample class time to start the work:

  • Language Arts Workbook pgs. 299-301
  • Math Textbook pgs. 338-339
  • Wordly Wise Review Packet (Lessons 9-12) due Tuesday
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

SBAC (Common Core) Testing Days

Parents,

Today, the 3-5/SBAC classes received a schedule for taking the Smarter Balanced Field Test. There may be a change to one of our times (May 6 goes through lunch), but other than that, here is our class schedule:

  • Thursday, May 1  (8:10 - 9:10 a.m.)  -  English Language Arts
  • Tuesday, May 6  (11:45 - 1:25 p.m.)  -  Math
  • Tuesday, May 13  (9:10  -  10:25  a.m.)  -  Math Performance Test

To help prepare your child with the program's controls and interface, please have them practice as much as they can on the SBAC Practice Test using this link:  


After you have clicked on the above link, remember:
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 Practice Test


Thank you in advance!





HW - Thursday, 3/27

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 "The Woman of His Dreams" Due Friday
4.  Spelling Activities TWO activities due Friday
5.  Language Arts
-  LA Workbook pages 295-298
-  From the Mixed-Up Files Activity
--- Rewrite Chapter 10 from Jamie's point of view (perspective) - Due Friday
6.  Wordly Wise Lessons 5-8 Review Worksheets (Due Friday)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 335-337
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - NONE

NOTES:
  • Wednesday, April 2:  Field Trip to Piedmont Hill HS for Beauty and the Beast musical.  We have room for THREE more chaperones.  It's not a whole day field trip; just a walk on over and a walk back afterwards.
  • Science Fair Projects are mandatory and will be due on Tuesday, May 6. They will get the information after an assembly this week.  You can always download them from Ruskin's Science Lab page (Click Here).
  • Family Fun Night will be on May 2 from 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HW - Wednesday, 3/26

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 "The Woman of His Dreams" Due Friday
4.  Spelling Activities TWO activities due Friday
5.  From the Mixed-Up Files Activities
-  Rewrite Chapter 10 from Jamie's point of view (perspective) - Due Friday, 3/29
6.  Wordly Wise Lessons 5-8 Review Worksheets (Due Friday)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 332-333
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Math Packet due tomorrow
-- Topic 13 Test tomorrow
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - NONE

NOTES:
  • Science Fair Projects are mandatory and will be due on Tuesday, May 6. They will get the information after an assembly this week.  You can always download them from Ruskin's Science Lab page (Click Here).
  • Family Fun Night will be on May 2 from 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Are You a Fan of the KINGDOM KEEPERS series? Author Ridley Pearson @ Hicklebee's, Thursday, 4/3 @ 3:00 p.m.

Ridley Pearson presents the final installment of his epic Kingdom Keepers series, The InsiderApril 3 @ 3:00 (presentation at 3:30).
In this, the final installment in the Kingdom Keepers series, betrayal and ambition push the boundaries of loyalty. Chasing scattered clues in pursuit of a long-lost icon—whose magic offers a fighting chance against an evil that Walt Disney himself created—the Keepers find their hearts and minds tested in the park where it all began. Bonds that once threatened to fray are renewed under the pressure for survival. As the five are pushed to their limits—and then beyond—feelings intensify behind self-imposed walls of well kept secrets.

Ridley has earned a reputation for writing fiction that "grips the imagination." His crime novels for adults emphasize dazzling investigative detail, and, all too often, imitate life. His previous novels have helped solve two real-life homicides and helped settle an environmental lawsuit.

Disney Theatrical created a stage play of his children's novel Peter and the Starcatchers, co-written with Pulitzer Prize winning humorist, Dave Barry, that opened in March 2011 and is now on Broadway.

LINK:  http://www.hicklebees.com/event/ridley-pearson-april-3

HW - Tuesday, 3/25

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 "The Woman of His Dreams" Due Friday
4.  Spelling Activities TWO activities due Friday
5.  From the Mixed-Up Files Activities
-  Rewrite Chapter 10 from Jamie's point of view (perspective) - Due Friday, 3/29
6.  Wordly Wise Lessons 5-8 Review Worksheets (Due Friday)
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 332-333
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Math Packet due Thursday
-- Topic 13 Test on Thursday, 3/27
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. 232-235
10.  Scholastic News - NONE

NOTES:
  • Tomorrow is our Field Trip (Little Buddies to Discovery Museum); permission slips due ASAP
  • Science Fair Projects are mandatory and will be due on Tuesday, May 6. They will get the information after an assembly this week.  You can always download them from Ruskin's Science Lab page (Click Here).
  • Family Fun Night will be on May 2 from 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Monday, March 24, 2014

HW - Monday, 3/24

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 TWO activities due Friday
5.  From the Mixed-Up Files Activities
-  Rewrite Chapter 10 from Jamie's point of view (perspective) - Due Friday, 3/29
6.  Wordly Wise Lessons 1-4 Review Worksheets; L 17-20 Crossword
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 328-331
-- WORKBOOK pages 179-184 (Extended: Due Thursday)
-- Topic 13 Test on Thursday, 3/27
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - NONE

NOTES:
  • Field Trip (Little Buddies to Discovery Museum) permission slips due ASAP
  • Science Fair Projects are mandatory and will be due on Tuesday, May 6. They will get the information after an assembly this week.  You can always download them from Ruskin's Science Lab page (Click Here).
  • Family Fun Night will be on May 2 from 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

HW - Thursday, 3/21

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 "Sadako and Thousand Paper Cranes" Due tomorrow
4.  Spelling Activities NONE
5.  From the Mixed-Up Files Activities
-  U.N. (print an online article or cut one out of a newspaper; read it and prepare to share a short paragraph about what you read) due on MONDAY (if you find one tonight, share it tomorrow!)
-  Rewrite Chapter 10 from Jamie's point of view (perspective) - Due Friday, 3/29
-  Think of your design for a soap sculpture; due to tomorrow's impacted schedule, we will start it on Monday.
6.  Wordly Wise 20e / Lesson 20 Test tomorrow
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 324-327 (estimate to check for problems #11, 13, 15, and 17 only)
-- WORKBOOK pages none
-- Topic 13 Test on Thursday, 3/27
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - Due tomorrow (Page 8; Sticky Situation; Debate)

NOTES:
  • LAST WEEK FOR RAFFLE TICKETS!!!  Berryessa Education Foundation Fundraiser is going on right now! Great prizes are being offered. $2 of each $4 raffle ticket goes to Ruskin to help our Science Lab!
  • We just finished From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. We are taking the Chapter 9-10 AR quiz and Open Book Test as well as the whole book AR quiz. The students will be working on various activities this week and next. We will be watching the movie adaptation, The Hideaways (Rated "G"; originally released in 1973/re-released in 2000), starting on Wednesday in 30 minute increments.  For more information about the movie, please read the Amazon reviews.
  • Minimum Days ALL this week
  • Report Cards go home tomorrow.
  • Science Fair Projects are mandatory and will be due on Tuesday, May 6. They will get the information after an assembly this week.  You can always download them from Ruskin's Science Lab page (Click Here).
  • Family Fun Night will be on May 2 from 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Learn How to Program Games Using Scratch!

Currently, only 5th graders were offered the opportunity to sign up for two classes of coding (Scratch).

But you can have your child learn at home!

1)  Register at this website (it's FREE): http://scratch.mit.edu
--- For Parents:  What is Scratch?

2)  Use the online Tutorial  OR  download the PDF to start.

(OPTIONAL)  Purchase this book as it is handy for children to follow along (each chapter covers tasks children have to compete). It's roughly $15 on Amazon right now.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Scratch-Programming-Adventure-Covers-Version/dp/1593275315/ref=dp_ob_title_bk



HW - Wednesday, 3/19

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 "Sadako and Thousand Paper Cranes" Due Friday
4.  Spelling Activities NONE
5.  From the Mixed-Up Files Activities
-  U.N. (print an online article or cut one out of a newspaper; read it and prepare to share a short paragraph about what you read) and Renaissance Crossword (you might need to use the internet!) due tomorrow
6.  Wordly Wise 20e due Friday / Lesson 20 Test on Friday
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 322-323
-- WORKBOOK pages none
-- Topic 13 Test on Thursday, 3/27
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - Due Friday (Page 8; Sticky Situation; Debate)

NOTES:
  • LAST WEEK FOR RAFFLE TICKETS!!!  Berryessa Education Foundation Fundraiser is going on right now! Great prizes are being offered. $2 of each $4 raffle ticket goes to Ruskin to help our Science Lab!
  • We just finished From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. We are taking the Chapter 9-10 AR quiz and Open Book Test as well as the whole book AR quiz. The students will be working on various activities this week and next. We will be watching the movie adaptation, The Hideaways (Rated "G"; originally released in 1973/re-released in 2000), starting on Wednesday in 30 minute increments.  For more information about the movie, please read the Amazon reviews.
  • Minimum Days ALL this week
  • Report Cards go home on Friday.
  • Science Fair Projects are mandatory and will be due on Tuesday, May 6. They will get the information after an assembly this week.  You can always download them from Ruskin's Science Lab page (Click Here).
  • Family Fun Night will be on May 2 from 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Tab: What Are the Common Core Standards?

I added a new tab with links to help introduce and explain what the Common Core standards are all about.

I am sure there are more resources out there, but I went straight to the main one.

Check it out at this link ( http://ruskinamutan.blogspot.com/p/what-are-common-core-standards.html ) and in the tab above.

HW - Tuesday, 3/18

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 "A Guest for the Night" Due Tomorrow
4.  Spelling Activities NONE
5.  From the Mixed-Up Files Activities
-  "You" worksheet due tomorrow
-  U.N. (print an online article or cut one out of a newspaper; read it and prepare to share a short paragraph about what you read) and Renaissance Crossword (you might need to use the internet!) due Thursday
6.  Wordly Wise 20c-d
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 320-321
-- WORKBOOK pages none
-- Topic 13 Test on Wednesday, 3/26
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - Due Friday (Page 8; Sticky Situation; Debate)

NOTES:
  • LAST WEEK FOR RAFFLE TICKETS!!!  Berryessa Education Foundation Fundraiser is going on right now! Great prizes are being offered. $2 of each $4 raffle ticket goes to Ruskin to help our Science Lab!
  • We just finished From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. We are taking the Chapter 9-10 AR quiz and Open Book Test as well as the whole book AR quiz. The students will be working on various activities this week and next. We will be watching the movie adaptation, The Hideaways (Rated "G"; originally released in 1973/re-released in 2000), starting on Wednesday in 30 minute increments.  For more information about the movie, please read the Amazon reviews.
  • Minimum Days ALL this week
  • Report Cards go home on Friday.
  • Science Fair Projects are mandatory and will be due on Tuesday, May 6. They will get the information after an assembly this week.  You can always download them from Ruskin's Science Lab page (Click Here).
  • Family Fun Night will be on May 2 from 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Monday, March 17, 2014

If You Can, Go See the Star Wars: Where Science Meets the Imagination Exhibition at the Tech Museum


It ends this weekend.

You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate the actual models, costumes, and props used in the making of various Star Wars films.

Here are some pictures of what you will see:












The Lost and Found Closet Is Now Empty

Please go to the multipurpose room and claim what belongs to you!


HW - Monday, 3/17

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 "A Guest for the Night" Due Wednesday
4.  Spelling Activities NONE
6.  Wordly Wise 20c-d
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 318-319
-- WORKBOOK pages none
-- Topic 13 Test on Wednesday, 3/26
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - Due Friday (Page 8; Sticky Situation; Debate)

NOTES:
  • LAST WEEK FOR RAFFLE TICKETS!!!  Berryessa Education Foundation Fundraiser is going on right now! Great prizes are being offered. $2 of each $4 raffle ticket goes to Ruskin to help our Science Lab!
  • We just finished From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. We are taking the Chapter 9-10 AR quiz and Open Book Test as well as the whole book AR quiz. The students will be working on various activities this week and next. We will be watching the movie adaptation, The Hideaways (Rated "G"; originally released in 1973/re-released in 2000), starting on Wednesday in 30 minute increments.  For more information about the movie, please read the Amazon reviews.
  • Minimum Days ALL this week
  • Report Cards go home on Friday.
  • Science Fair Projects are mandatory and will be due on Tuesday, May 6. They will get the information after an assembly this week.  You can always download them from Ruskin's Science Lab page (Click Here).
  • Family Fun Night will be on May 2 from 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

HW - Thursday, 3/13

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 "The First Cowboys" (Due tomorrow)
4.  Spelling Activities NONE
6.  Wordly Wise 19e / Topic 19 Test due tomorrow
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 314-315
-- WORKBOOK pages 168, 170
-- Topic 12 Test tomorrow
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. NONE
-- Open Book Test on Monday, 3/17
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - Due tomorrow (Page 8; Sticky Situation; Debate)

NOTES:
  • Berryessa Education Foundation Fundraiser is going on right now! Great prizes are being offered. $2 of each $4 raffle ticket goes to Ruskin to help our Science Lab!
  • Minimum Day tomorrow
  • Family Fun Night is also coming up: May 2, 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Art Opportunity: Sumi-e and Chinese Brush Painting

U N I V E R S I T Y   A R T    P A L O   A L T O    P R E S E N T S 
Painting by Shirley Chen 
Sumi-e
and
Chinese Brush Painting

with
Shirley Chen

                                    FREE DEMO 
  
When: March 15th, 2014
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

Where: UArt Palo Alto

Registration:  
You Must RSVP to attend this free demo.
Seating is limited.  
For reservations, please contact University Art Palo Alto  
ONLY by phone at (650) 328-3500. 
E-mail inquiries will not be added
  
Shirley Chen is an award winning artist who's been painting and instructing in the South Bay for almost thirty years. Many of her students have gone on to win awards themselves. Shirley paints both in black & white and in color, using Chinese Brush and Japanese Sumi-e techniques.  

University Art 267 Hamilton Ave. Palo Alto, CA

HW - Wednesday, 3/12

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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 "The First Cowboys" (Due Friday)
4.  Spelling Activities NONE
6.  Wordly Wise 19e
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 310-313
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
-- Topic 12 Test on Friday
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. 29-30
-- Packet (Lessons 5-8) due Tomorrow
-- Open Book Test on Monday, 3/17
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - Due Friday (Page 8; Sticky Situation; Debate)

NOTES:
  • Berryessa Education Foundation Fundraiser is going on right now! Great prizes are being offered. $2 of each $4 raffle ticket goes to Ruskin to help our Science Lab!
  • Family Fun Night is also coming up: May 2, 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!
  • Report Cards in two weeks!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

NOW! Berryessa Education Foundation Raffle

Would you like to win a 50-inch LED HD-TV, four-day hopper tickets for Disneyland, an Apple iPad Air with Wi-Fi, a $200 gift card for Southwest Airlines, a Samsung Chromebook or many other prizes?
Tickets are only $4 each. 

A drawing will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at the Berryessa Farmers' Market located at 1376 Piedmont Road. (Participants do not have to be present to win.)
The schools in Berryessa are looking for creative ways to help support their needs. The Berryessa Education Foundation, which supports Berryessa schools, has planned a "Make a Difference Raffle."
If you are interested in purchasing tickets, stop by Ruskin's office or any of the Berryessa school offices to buy tickets.
The Berryessa Education Foundation was created in 1992 to help support Berryessa teachers in the classroom. Since 1992 they have given $120,000 to make a difference for Berryessa students. Half of all ticket sales will be made available for needs at the schools and the other half will be used to help the foundation continue to provide grants to Berryessa teachers.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, they have received approval from the State of California to conduct a raffle in California to help raise funds.
For more information, call (408) 923-1815.

HW - Tuesday, 3/11

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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
6.  Wordly Wise 19c-d
7.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 306-309 (EVENS); Handout
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
8.  History pgs. 61-64
-- Packet (Lessons 5-8) due Thursday
9.  Science pgs. NONE
10.  Scholastic News - Due Friday (Page 8; Sticky Situation; Debate)

NOTES:
  • Berryessa Education Foundation Fundraiser is going on right now! Great prizes are being offered. About 50% of each dollar spent comes back to Ruskin to help our Science Lab!
  • Family Fun Night is also coming up: May 2, 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!
  • Report Cards in two weeks!

Monday, March 10, 2014

HW - Monday, 3/10

1.  RuskinFIT (Physical Exercise) - 60 minutes
2.  Ruskin Reads - 30 minutes
Reading Goal of the Month:  Most Pages 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  April  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
6.  Wordly Wise 19a-b
7.  From the Mixed-Up Files (Paragraph on another plan they could have done)
8.  Math
-- TEXTBOOK pages 306-309 (ODDS)
-- WORKBOOK pages NONE
** Practice Sumdog.com OR Tenmarks.com for 15 minutes **
9.  History pgs. 57-60
10.  Science pgs. NONE
11.  Scholastic News - Due Friday (Page 8; Sticky Situation; Debate)

NOTES:
  • Berryessa Education Foundation Fundraiser is going on right now! Great prizes are being offered. About 50% of each dollar spent comes back to Ruskin to help our Science Lab!
  • Family Fun Night is also coming up: May 2, 4-8 p.m.
  • April 11 is the next PTA Movie Night...FROZEN!
  • Report Cards in two weeks!
  • Tonight, I will be emailing the Conference forms to the parents I would like to meet with next week. I'm sorry for the delay.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Please Take a Few Minutes to Complete the District's "3 Question" Survey

The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is the state's way of giving more control over the education monies back to the school districts. Berryessa USD is conducting a survey of the community priorities for the district's resources.

The three question survey is one major way the district is collecting information to help plan how they spend their monies.

Because it's only on "one page," it should take no more than 3-4 minutes to complete.

LINK:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/englishsurveylcff

Cool Vending Machines

Vending machines were very popular during the 70s and 80s in the US, but they're not as easily found nor innovative as they once were.

However, in other parts of the world, especially in Japan, they're very much a staple of daily living as well as an artistic way of food/goods delivery.

Here are a couple of items (obtainable through vending machines) that really caught my eye:

Live Crab (China)

Lettuce (Japan)

Pizza (Italy?)


French Fries (Australia and other countries)

Lobster (California)

Cupcakes via ATM (California)