Friday, September 22, 2017

This Weekend and the Week Ahead


  • HAPPY FALL, Y'ALL! 
  • Only one assignment: Math textbook page. 87
  • This coming Wednesday:
    • NO SCHOOL - teacher inservice
    • NO Wednesday Folder. Expect it either on Tuesday or Thursday.
  • PTA Reflections contest work is due by Friday, 9/29
  • I am still missing about 12 student Emergency Kits. Please put one together and turn it in ASAP for your child.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

HW - Thursday, 9/21

Parents:
  • FRIDAY:  P.E.; Science Lab; Little Buddies
  • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
    1.  Read for 30 min.
    2.  Language Arts
    • Wordly Wise - 5e. Test TOMORROW.
    • Time for Kids - 3-2-1/Vocab for "article of their choosing on pages 7 or 8"
    3.  Math
    • Textbook pgs. 84-85
    • Workbook pg. 3-4 P; 3-5 R; 3-6 R
    • Topic 3 Math Test TOMORROW
    4.   History - pgs. none
    5.   Science - pgs. none

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    HW - Wednesday, 9/20

    Parents:
    • THURSDAY:  Music
    • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
      1.  Read for 30 min.
      2.  Language Arts
      • Wordly Wise - 5e (due Friday). Test on Friday.
      • Time for Kids - 3-2-1/Vocab for "What's Up, Dog?"
      3.  Math
      • Textbook pgs. 80-81; 82-83
      • Workbook pg. 3-3 P; 3-4 R
      • Topic 3 Math Test on Friday
      4.   History - pgs. 37-40
      5.   Science - pgs. 64-65

      Tuesday, September 19, 2017

      HW - Tuesday, 9/19

      Parents:
      • WEDNESDAY:  P.E.; Wednesday Folder
      • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
        1.  Read for 30 min.
        2.  Language Arts
        • Wordly Wise - 5c-d. Test on Friday.
        • Time for Kids: Read your magazine. You have activities later this week to complete.
        3.  Math
        • Textbook pgs. 78-79
        • Workbook pg. R 3-3
        4.   History - pgs. 31-36
        5.   Science - pgs. 56-63

        Monday, September 18, 2017

        HW - Monday, 9/18

        Parents:
        • TUESDAY:  Music (new time: 10-10:58 a.m.)
        • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
        • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
          1.  Read for 30 min.
          2.  Language Arts
          • Wordly Wise - 5a-b. Test on Friday.
          • Time for Kids: Read your magazine. You have activities later this week to complete.
          3.  Math
          • Textbook pgs. 70-73; 74-77
          • Workbook pgs. none
          4.   History - pgs. none
          5.   Science - pgs. 48-53

          Thursday, September 14, 2017

          HW - Thursday, 9/14

          Parents:
          • FRIDAY:  P.E.; Wordly Wise Test; History Open Book Chapter 1 Test
          • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
          • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
            1.  Read for 30 min.
            2.  Language Arts
            • Wordly Wise - 4e; Crossword due TOMORROW. Test TOMORROW.
            • Time for Kids: Remember to re-read the magazine this weekend. You have an "open magazine" quiz on Monday.
            3.  Math
            • Textbook pgs. 67
            • Workbook pgs. none
            4.   History - pgs. none
            • Review for Unit 1 Open Book Test TOMORROW.
            5.   Science - pages none

            Wednesday, September 13, 2017

            HW - Wednesday, 9/13

            Parents:
            • THURSDAY:  Music; Early Dismissal (1:00 p.m.)
            • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
            • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
              1.  Read for 30 min.
              2.  Language Arts
              • Wordly Wise - 4e; Crossword due Friday. Test on Friday
              3.  Math
              • Textbook pgs. 58-59; 60-61; 62 (we did this page in class; some may not have finished)
              • Workbook pgs. 2-2 P; 2-3 P; 2-6 P
              • Topic 2 Test TOMORROW
              4.   History - pgs. none
              • Lessons 3, 4, 5 and 6 Review Packets due TOMORROW
              • Unit 1 Open Book Test on Friday
              5.   Science - pages none

              Tuesday, September 12, 2017

              HW - Tuesday, 9/12

              Parents:
              • WEDNESDAY:  P.E.; PTA general meeting @ 6 p.m.
              • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
              • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
                1.  Read for 30 min.
                2.  Language Arts
                • Wordly Wise - 4c-d
                3.  Math
                • Textbook pgs. 54-57; 58-59
                • Workbook pgs. 2-6 R
                • Topic 2 Test on Thursday
                4.   History - pgs. none
                • Lessons 3 and 4 Review Packet due Thursday
                • Unit 1 Open Book Test on Friday
                5.   Science - pages none

                Monday, September 11, 2017

                HW - Monday, 9/11

                Parents:
                • TUESDAY:  Music; VTA presentation
                • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
                • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
                  1.  Read for 30 min.
                  2.  Language Arts
                  • Wordly Wise - 4a-b
                  3.  Math
                  • Textbook pgs. 50-53
                  • Workbook pgs. 2-5 R/P
                  4.   History - pgs. none

                  • Lesson 1 and 2 Review Packet

                  5.   Science - pages 40-41 #1-20 and Map the Concept
                  • TEST - Chapter 1 Open Book TOMORROW

                  Friday, September 8, 2017

                  HW - Friday, 9/8

                  Parents:
                  • MONDAY: Monday Morning Flagpole; All 4th grade teachers are out for inservice but are on campus.
                  • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
                  • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
                    1.  Read for 30 min.
                    2.  Language Arts
                    • Wordly Wise - none
                    3.  Math
                    • Textbook pgs. 46-49
                    • Workbook pgs. 2-4 R/P
                    4.   History - pgs. none
                    5.   Science - pages 36-37; 38 Math only
                    • TEST - Chapter 1 Open Book (moved to Tuesday, 9/12)

                    Thursday, September 7, 2017

                    HW - Thursday, 9/7

                    Parents:
                    • Tomorrow: P.E.; PTA Ice Cream Social; Multicultural Fair Planning Meeting (open to ALL)
                    • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
                    • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
                    • Also, THANK YOU parents for supporting the arts! ALL of E-2's students are enrolled in Berryessa's music program!
                    • Reminder: ALL 4th grade teachers will be out of the classroom (but on campus) for an inservice day on Monday, 9/11.
                      1.  Read for 30 min.
                      2.  Language Arts
                      • Wordly Wise - 3e; Test on Friday
                      3.  Math
                      • Textbook pgs. 42-43; 44-45
                      • Workbook pgs. 2-2 R; 2-3 R
                      4.   History - pgs. 24-27
                      5.   Science - pages none
                      • TEST - Chapter 1 Open Book (moved to Tuesday, 9/12)

                      Wednesday, September 6, 2017

                      HW - Wednesday, 9/6

                      Parents:
                      • Tomorrow: Music Class and Back to School Night.
                      • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework. I am still missing 2/3 of the class's plans.
                      • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
                      • Also, THANK YOU parents for supporting the arts! ALL of E-2's students are enrolled in Berryessa's music program!
                      • Reminder: ALL 4th grade teachers will be out of the classroom (but on campus) for an inservice day on Monday, 9/11.
                        1.  Read for 30 min.
                        2.  Language Arts
                        • Wordly Wise - 3c-d (it is recommended that students work ahead on 3e); Test on Friday
                        3.  Math
                        • Textbook pgs. 40-41
                        • Workbook pgs. 2-1 R/P
                        4.   History - pgs. none
                        5.   Science - pages none
                        • TEST - Chapter 1 Open Book (moved to Tuesday, 9/12)

                        Tuesday, September 5, 2017

                        HW - Tuesday, 9/5

                        Parents:
                        • Tomorrow is P.E.
                        • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework.
                        • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
                        • Also, THANK YOU parents for supporting the arts! ALL of E-2's students are enrolled in Berryessa's music program!
                        • Reminder: ALL 4th grade teachers will be out of the classroom (but on campus) for an inservice day on Monday, 9/11.
                          1.  Read for 30 min.
                          2.  Language Arts
                          • Wordly Wise - 3a-b (it is recommended that students work ahead on 3e); Test on Friday
                          3.  Math
                          • Textbook pgs. none
                          • Workbook pgs. 1-7 P; 1-8 P; 1-9 P; 1-10 R/P
                          • TEST - Topic 1 TOMORROW
                          4.   History - pgs. 19-22
                          5.   Science - pages 32-35
                          • TEST - Chapter 1 Open Book (moved to Tuesday, 9/12)

                          Friday, September 1, 2017

                          Weekend Tidbits

                          • HW (ALL are due Tuesday)
                            • Math 
                              • Textbook pgs. 34-35
                              • Workbook pgs. 1-6 R/P
                            • History
                              • Geography Packet
                          • Work on your Lego "name tags" so the pieces can be ordered.

                          Thursday, August 31, 2017

                          HW - Thursday, 8/31

                          Parents:
                          • LAST CALL: 
                            • Music registration forms are due ASAP. The first day of Music class is September 5.
                            • Today is the last day for Scholastic Book Club orders. Please place them online. I will process and submit them tomorrow morning.
                          • Students may have brought home with them their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework.
                          • THANK YOU to the parents who have returned their PTA membership forms. This very important parent-run organization does wonders for your children and our school. Please sign up and join us!
                          • NO SCHOOL next Monday in observation of Labor Day.
                            1.  Read for 30 min.
                            2.  Language Arts
                            • Wordly Wise - 2e; Test on Friday
                            3.  Math
                            • Textbook pgs. 32-33
                            • Workbook pgs. 1-4 P; 1-5 R/P
                            • TEST - Topic 1 on Wednesday
                            4.   History - pgs. 11-18
                            • California Geography packet due Tuesday, 9/5
                            5.   Science - pages 22-27

                            • TEST - Chapter 1 Open Book next Friday

                            Wednesday, August 30, 2017

                            HW - Wednesday, 8/30

                            Parents:
                            • LAST CALL: 
                              • Music registration forms are due ASAP. The first day of Music class is September 5.
                              • Tomorrow is the last day for Scholastic Book Club orders. Place them online or send them to the class.
                            • Students may have brought home with them today their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework.
                            • NO SCHOOL next Monday in observation of Labor Day.
                              1.  Read for 30 min.
                              2.  Language Arts
                              • Wordly Wise - 2e due Friday; Test on Friday
                              3.  Math
                              • Textbook pgs. 30-31
                              • Workbook pgs. 1-1 P; 1-2 P; 1-3 P; 1-4 R
                              4.   History - pgs. 11-18 due Friday
                              • California Geography packet due Tuesday, 9/5
                              5.   Science - pages 14-19

                              Tuesday, August 29, 2017

                              HW - Tuesday, 8/29

                              Parents:
                              • P.E. Tomorrow. Please dress accordingly. Water bottles and mats are encouraged.
                              • Please bring in your Music registration forms ASAP, if you haven't turned them in yet. The first day of Music class is September 5.
                              • Students may have brought home with them today their Lego paper to plan their name tags. THIS should only be worked on after they are done with their homework.
                              • NO SCHOOL next Monday in observation of Labor Day.
                                1.  Read for 30 min.
                                2.  Language Arts
                                • Wordly Wise - 2c-d; Test on Friday
                                3.  Math
                                • Textbook pgs. 26-27; 28-29
                                • Workbook pgs. 1-8 R; 1-9 R
                                4.   History - pgs. 8-10

                                • California Geography packet due Tuesday, 9/5

                                5.   Science - none

                                Monday, August 28, 2017

                                HW - Monday, 8/28

                                Parents:
                                • Please bring in your Music registration forms ASAP, if you haven't turned them in yet. The first day of Music class is September 5.
                                • 100% of our classroom parents are connected on ClassDojo! Well done!
                                • NO SCHOOL next Monday in observation of Labor Day.
                                  1.  Read for 30 min.
                                  2.  Language Arts
                                  • Wordly Wise - 2a-b; Test on Friday
                                  3.  Math
                                  • Textbook pgs. 20-23; 24-25
                                  • Workbook pgs. 1-7 R
                                  4.   History - none

                                  5.   Science - none

                                  Friday, August 25, 2017

                                  HW - Weekend

                                  I usually do Math on Friday, but make it due on Tuesday.
                                  Students have the option to do it over the weekend or wait to do it Monday.
                                  (They will have additional Math HW on Monday.)

                                  Math Textbook: Topic 1-6 pgs. 20-23 (Due Tuesday)

                                  Thursday, August 24, 2017

                                  HW - Thursday, 8/24

                                  Parents:
                                  • P.E. tomorrow from 8:10 - 9:00 a.m.
                                  • Ruskin T-Shirt Friday tomorrow
                                  • If you haven't turned in the Highlights form, please do so. Remember: you do NOT have to subscribe; just sign/initial after checking off "NO" and return to the classroom. Your cooperation is appreciated!
                                  • Only a few more parents to get connected on ClassDojo! Invitations have been sent to their emails. Please join!
                                  • With music demonstration classes over and registration forms going home today, the first day of Music class is September 5.
                                    1.  Read for 30 min.
                                    2.  Language Arts
                                    • Wordly Wise - 1e due Friday; Test on Friday
                                    3.  Math
                                    • Textbook pgs. 18-19
                                    • Workbook pgs. 1-1 R; 1-3 R
                                    4.   History - map sheet

                                    5.   Science pgs. none

                                    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

                                    HW - Wednesday, 8/23

                                    Parents:
                                    • Please join ClassDojo as soon as possible. Communication will take place there. HW Blog will keep the HW and other resources.
                                    • Tomorrow is the last music demonstration day.
                                    • HW Blog tabs have been updated.
                                      1.  Read for 30 min.
                                      2.  Language Arts
                                      • Wordly Wise - 1e due Friday; Test on Friday
                                      3.  Math
                                      • Textbook - Topic 1, Lesson 3 pgs. 12-13; Lesson 4 pgs. 14-17
                                      • Workbook - none
                                      4.   History pgs. none

                                      5.   Science pgs. none

                                      Tuesday, August 22, 2017

                                      HW - Tuesday, 8/22

                                      Parents:
                                      • Please join ClassDojo as soon as possible. Communication will take place there. HW Blog will keep the HW and other resources.
                                      • HW Blog tabs have been updated.
                                        1.  Read for 30 min.
                                        2.  Language Arts
                                        • Wordly Wise - 1c-d due tomorrow; Test on Friday
                                        3.  Math
                                        • Textbook - Topic 1, Lesson 2 pgs. 10-11
                                        • Workbook - Topic 1, Lesson 2 Reteaching ONLY
                                        4.   History pg. 6

                                        Monday, August 21, 2017

                                        HW - Monday, 8/21

                                        Parents:
                                        • Today's eclipse viewing was a success! Many were able to view the eclipse in different ways! Thank you for your support!
                                        • HW Blog tabs have been updated.
                                          1.  Read for 30 min.
                                          2.  Language Arts
                                          • Wordly Wise - 1a-b due tomorrow; Test on Friday
                                          3.  Math
                                          • Textbook - Topic 1, Lesson 1 pgs. 7-9
                                          4.   History pgs. 3-5

                                          Sunday, August 20, 2017

                                          Friday, August 18, 2017

                                          I Will Be Sending an Email This Weekend

                                          Parents,

                                          I will be sending an email this weekend covering the following topics:

                                          • Next week's schedule of activities
                                          • Monday's Eclipse: what our class will be doing/not doing
                                          • Classroom needs
                                          • Updates to the blog tabs
                                          Have a great weekend!

                                          Thursday, August 17, 2017

                                          First Day of School - Thursday, 8/17

                                          Today was a good start to the school year!

                                          Students were busy with their beginning of the year activities after we went over rules and the classroom set-up.

                                          Tomorrow is their first P.E. class. Since the P.E. teacher, Mr. Cross, will begin at 8:10, students will be brought into the classroom, lunch count and attendance will be taken, then I will bring them out to the black top.

                                          Just a friendly reminder: clothing appropriate for running around, jumping, stretching, general exercises, etc. is recommended as is a water bottle (with your child's name on it).

                                          Wednesday, June 28, 2017

                                          Want to help set a Guinness World Record?

                                          Earn a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD 
                                          LOTUS LIVE 

                                          Sat, July 15 | 1-3 PM
                                          FREE
                                          RSVP Online 
                                          Want to be a part of history—and get a free admission to the Asian Art Museum? Join us for LOTUS LIVE – our attempt to earn the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest human flower!

                                          DESCRIPTION

                                          The Asian Art Museum’s LOTUS LIVE is an effort to earn the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest human flower

                                          Part human be-in, part artwork, part celebration of the museum’s Flower Power exhibition and the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's Summer of Love and ALL FUN!

                                          Be part of history and join us to form a beautiful lotus that can be seen from the sky. We need at least 3,000 community members who want to create something larger than themselves to break the record. The current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest human flower featured 2,297 people at the Rochester Lilac Festival on May 9, 2014.



                                          DATE AND TIME

                                          LOCATION

                                          Asian Art Museum - Civic Center Plaza
                                          200 Larkin Street
                                          San Francisco, CA 94102

                                          Friday, June 23, 2017

                                          California Habitat Links and Selected Habitats




                                          NameHabitatState/National Park
                                          Jesustropical rainforestEl Yunque NF, Puerto Rico
                                          RusskylarforestOuachita NF, OK/ARNF = National Forest
                                          JashanforestShawnee NF, IL
                                          Elianatropical rainforestEl Yunque NF, Puerto Rico
                                          VickytundraDenali NP, AKNP = National Park
                                          Nathan D.temperate rainforestRedwoods National Park, CA
                                          AndrewoceanCumberland Island NS, GANS = National Shoreline
                                          ThanhforestAshley NF, UT/WY
                                          Heiditemperate rainforestGorges State Park, NC
                                          KellybeachesVirgin Islands NP, VI
                                          DarrinislandChincoteague Island NWR, VANWR = National Wildlife Refuge
                                          MichaeloceanChannel Islands NP, CA
                                          TarendesertChihuahuan NP, AZ/NM/TX
                                          Paul N.oceanEverglades NP, FL
                                          DanieloceanPoint Reyes NS, CA
                                          KatieoceanKalaupapa NHP, HI
                                          AndersonislandAngel Island State Park, CA
                                          Aaronisland beachesHawai'i (Hapuna Beach State Park?)
                                          AnthonielakeLake Tahoe
                                          Jennifertropical rainforestEl Yunque NF, Puerto Rico
                                          HarmandeepriverSnake River
                                          Nathan T.ocean
                                          Kalaupapa NHP, HI

                                          Joshuacoastal beachesMiami (Oleta River State Park?)
                                          Paul V.coral reefFlorida Reef, FL
                                          BrandonforestApalachicola, FL

                                          Tuesday, June 20, 2017

                                          Chris Colfer is Coming!

                                          Hicklebee's Header

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                                          Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
                                          at the Hammer Theatre Centre

                                          Bestselling author and Glee star Chris Colfer will bring his sixth and final The Land of Stories book to a Hicklebee's audience. Order tickets now (the book is included in the $22 price) for this event which will feature a reading from Chris, audience Q&A, Land of Stories Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes.
                                          worlds Everyone attending this offsite event at the downtown Hammer Theatre Centre (the "blue cube" that formerly housed San Jose Rep) must have a ticket. Each ticket includes a pre-signed copy of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide and a raffle ticket. Fans who attend in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Five lucky readers (and one guest each) will have a chance to meet Chris, snap photos, and get their book personalized.

                                          In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, twins Conner and Alex will try to restore order in a world where all the fairy tale characters--heroes and villains alike--are no longer confined in their stories. There will be breathtaking action mixed with laugh-out-loud moments. Hollywood is waiting with as much excitement as Chris's fans.

                                          FREE Day at the Tech (and $5 for IMAX movies)

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                                          Community Day at The Tech

                                          Sun, Jun 25, 2017   |  10:00am - 5:00pm
                                          The Tech Museum of Innovation
                                          201 S Market St, San Jose

                                          Come one, come all! For one day only, we’re opening our doors for free! Spend a day in beautiful downtown San Jose and experience The Tech’s award-winning exhibits and hands-on activities. And tickets to the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater will be just $5.

                                          Wednesday, June 7, 2017

                                          HW - Wednesday, 6/7

                                          Parents:

                                                THANK YOU to the parents who volunteer to chaperone today's field trip as well as drive their cars with other parent volunteers! The field trip was a success because of you! Again, thank you!
                                          • Field Trip tomorrow to Cataldi Park. Please wear your class t-shirt and comfortable clothes; bring your lunch; and be ready to have some safe fun and make good memories.
                                          • ALL music instruments need to be returned ASAP!
                                          • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately! Or you need to pay for your book/s!
                                          • PTA News:  
                                          • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
                                          • CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016-17 San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool MVP Reader: ANDREA!
                                            1.  Read for 30 min.

                                            Tuesday, June 6, 2017

                                            HW - Tuesday, 6/6

                                            Parents:
                                            • Field Trip tomorrow to Mission San Juan Bautista. Please wear your class t-shirt and comfortable clothes; bring your lunch; and be ready to learn!
                                            • ALL music instruments need to be returned ASAP!
                                            • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately! Or you need to pay for your book/s!
                                            • PTA News:  
                                            • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
                                            • CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016-17 San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool MVP Reader: ANDREA!
                                              1.  Read for 30 min.

                                              Monday, June 5, 2017

                                              Looking Ahead


                                              • Science Camp dates have been set: September 11-15, 2017. The cost per student is roughly $320 for the 5 days and covers room and board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while they are at camp. To ensure your child experiences the unique exploration of the local habitats and practical application of their science curriculum, the 5th grade teachers are asking that you plan ahead and start saving some money for Science Camp.
                                              • Orchard Supply Hardware is having a "Build A Race Car with Dad" event this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Limit one kit per child, while supplies lasts.
                                              • Also this Saturday at Toys R Us:

                                              HW - Monday, 6/5

                                              Parents:
                                              • Talent Show tomorrow (~1.5 hours).
                                              • ALL music instruments need to be returned ASAP!
                                              • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately!
                                              • PTA News:  
                                              • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
                                              • CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016-17 San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool MVP Reader: ANDREA!
                                                1.  Read for 30 min.

                                                Friday, June 2, 2017

                                                LAST WEEKEND OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!!!

                                                Time just "speeds up" as you get older...

                                                The schedule for the last week of school:
                                                • MONDAY - Field Day. Wear your class t-shirt, loose clothes (maybe shorts), running shoes, and you may want to bring a hat/cap and water bottle. Applying sunscreen before school may be a good idea, too. Field Day will end before lunch; ribbon assembly is after lunch; and the PTA purchased popsicles for each participating student.
                                                  • Parents, if you can assist, please show up on Monday. We will need parent helpers to watch the students.
                                                • TUESDAY - Talent Show. If you are participating in the Talent Show, make sure you are practicing your routine/skit/etc. I hear it's a pretty long one this year (about 1.5 hours).
                                                • WEDNESDAY - Mission San Juan Bautista Field Trip. Please wear your class t-shirt and bring your lunch and as well as some comfortable walking shoes and clothes. I will be contacting parent chaperones this weekend.
                                                • THURSDAY - 4th Grade End-of-the-Year Picnic at Cataldi Park. Please wear your class t-shirt (if possible) and bring your lunch and as well as some comfortable walking shoes and clothes.
                                                • FRIDAY - Last Day of School. We will be hanging out, signing yearbooks, playing games, etc. Remember: 1:00 p.m. dismissal. (But you can always sign them out earlier if you have other functions to attend that day.) Hot lunch will be available for students who would like to order one.
                                                Congratulations to Andrea as she was our classroom's San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool MVP Reader for the school year!

                                                Thursday, June 1, 2017

                                                HW - Thursday, 6/1

                                                Parents:
                                                • UPDATE:  Field Day and the End-of-the-Year Picnic are back ON. Parents, please contact me if you can help watch the kids on Monday.
                                                • ALL music instruments need to be returned TUESDAY. Ms. Wang and Ms. Clements need to collect and inventory them for next year.
                                                • It's going to get warmer so drink lots of water and stay cool!
                                                • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately!
                                                • PTA News:  
                                                • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
                                                • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                  1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                  2.  P.E. tomorrow

                                                  Wednesday, May 31, 2017

                                                  HW - Wednesday, 5/31

                                                  Parents:
                                                  • Restating an email that was sent out earlier today: Acting on recommendations from the County Health Department, all Field Days and End-of-the-Year Picnics have been CANCELLED.
                                                  • ALL music instruments need to be returned TOMORROW. Ms. Wang and Ms. Clements need to collect and inventory them for next year.
                                                  • It's going to get warmer so drink lots of water and stay cool!
                                                  • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately!
                                                  • PTA News:  
                                                  • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
                                                  • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                    1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                    2.  Music tomorrow

                                                    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

                                                    HW - Tuesday, 5/30

                                                    Parents:
                                                    • THANK YOU to all the parents and guardians who were chaperones today!
                                                    • ALL music instruments need to be returned on THURSDAY. Ms. Wang and Ms. Clements need to collect and inventory them for next year.
                                                    • It's going to get warmer so drink lots of water and stay cool!
                                                    • Want your 2016-17 student ID? Bring your library book/s AND/OR textbooks to Ruskin immediately!
                                                    • PTA News:  
                                                    • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                      1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                      2.  Language Arts
                                                      • Nutrition Handbook - none. We will review the Handbook tomorrow.
                                                      3.  Math
                                                      • We are done with the textbook and workbook.
                                                      • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
                                                      4.   P.E. tomorrow

                                                      Friday, May 26, 2017

                                                      Memorial Day Weekend Notes


                                                      • NO SCHOOL on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
                                                      • Complete Nutrition Handbook Lesson 7 for Wednesday.
                                                      • Happy Hollow field trip on Tuesday, 5/30.
                                                        • Wear your class t-shirt, comfy shoes, and bring your lunch.
                                                        • NO permission slip = NO field trip
                                                      • Cinderella story readers this coming week
                                                        • Wednesday:  Sango, Vanessa, Kevin, Katelyn
                                                        • Thursday:  Jonas, Andrea
                                                        • Friday:  Austin, Riena, Aiden, Jacob
                                                        • If someone is absent, the next person will be "moved up" the schedule. Example: If Vanessa is absent, then Kevin and Katelyn still will read but Jonas will be moved to the last reader on Wednesday and Austin will be moved to the last reader on Thursday. Vanessa will then be the last reader on Friday.
                                                        • If it's your day to read, cold lunchers report directly to the library and eat your lunch there. Hot lunchers need to get their lunch then report directly to the library and eat your lunch there.
                                                      • Happy and safe travels to all who are traveling!

                                                      Thursday, May 25, 2017

                                                      HW - Thursday, 5/25

                                                      Parents:
                                                      • UPDATE: Friendly reminder
                                                        • Today is the Spring Music Concert (held outside, flagpole area)
                                                          3rd grade:       6:30 - 7:00
                                                          4th/5th grades:  7:00-  8:00
                                                        • Times may have changed by 15 minutes or so. Check with your child.
                                                      • It's going to get warmer so drink lots of water and stay cool!
                                                      • Bring ALL library books AND TEXTBOOKS to Ruskin immediately!
                                                      • PTA News:  
                                                      • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                        1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                        2.  Language Arts
                                                        • Nutrition Handbook - Lesson 6 is due tomorrow; Lesson 7 is due Tuesday
                                                        3.  Math
                                                        • We are done with the textbook and workbook.
                                                        • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Yesterday, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
                                                        4.   P.E. tomorrow

                                                        Wednesday, May 24, 2017

                                                        HW - Wednesday, 5/24

                                                        Parents:
                                                        • UPDATE: Friendly reminder
                                                          • Tomorrow is the Spring Music Concert (held outside, flagpole area)
                                                            3rd grade:       6:30 - 7:00
                                                            4th/5th grades:  7:00-  8:00
                                                        • It's getting warmer so drink lots of water and stay cool!
                                                        • Tomorrow morning, we will accompany the primary grades with Mr. Truong and watch Ms. Rice's class perform their play.
                                                        • Bring ALL library books AND TEXTBOOKS to Ruskin immediately!
                                                        • PTA News:  
                                                        • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                          1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                          2.  Language Arts
                                                          • Nutrition Handbook - Lesson 5 (break down your dinner into food groups; check if it's balanced)
                                                          3.  Math
                                                          • We are done with the textbook and workbook.
                                                          • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review. Today, I just added 10 5th grade strands (20 problems each). These were identified by the 5th grade teachers as important to practice.
                                                          4.   Music tomorrow

                                                          Tuesday, May 23, 2017

                                                          HW - Tuesday, 5/23

                                                          Parents:
                                                          • A HUGE "Thank You" to the parents who volunteered for today's field trip. Your patience, understanding and commitment is appreciated! 
                                                          • Drink lots of water and stay cool!
                                                          • Bring ALL library books AND TEXTBOOKS to Ruskin immediately!
                                                          • PTA News:  
                                                          • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                            1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                            2.  Language Arts
                                                            • Nutrition Handbook - none
                                                            3.  Math
                                                            • We are done with the textbook and workbook.
                                                            • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review.
                                                            4.   P.E. tomorrow

                                                            Monday, May 22, 2017

                                                            HW - Monday, 5/22

                                                            Parents:
                                                            • Tomorrow's Field Trip to Don Edwards:
                                                              • Bring your lunch
                                                              • Bring your light jacket/sweater
                                                              • Wear comfortable shoes and your class t-shirt
                                                              • No backpacks on the field trip (but you can bring them to school)
                                                            • Drink lots of water and stay cool!
                                                            • Bring ALL library books AND TEXTBOOKS to Ruskin immediately!
                                                            • PTA News:  
                                                            • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                              1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                              2.  Language Arts

                                                              • Nutrition Handbook - Complete Lesson 4 tonight with your family
                                                              3.  Math
                                                              • We are done with the textbook and workbook.
                                                              • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review.
                                                              4.   No Music tomorrow due to our field trip

                                                              Friday, May 19, 2017

                                                              Weekend Quick Hits


                                                              • Only ONE assignment this weekend: for ONE dinner, students must write down the item/s they were served or consumed and the serving sizes of the five food groups contained in the food. (This is to help them understand and apply the concept of "serving size".) Please assist them, if needed, and sign the bottom of the page of their nutrition handbook.
                                                              • Interested in building your own Lego spinner? You can look online or through YouTube videos, but Lego has released official instructions for one of their creations:


                                                              Enjoy the weather!


                                                              Thursday, May 18, 2017

                                                              HW - Thursday, 5/18

                                                              Parents:
                                                              • Be mindful of the weather. We will be warming up heading into the hot weekend.
                                                              • Oakland A's tickets have been distributed! Please check the flyer for instructions!
                                                              • Bring ALL library books AND TEXTBOOKS to Ruskin immediately!
                                                              • PTA News:  
                                                              • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                                1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                                2.  Language Arts
                                                                • Time for Kids - none arrived for this week
                                                                3.  Math
                                                                • We are done with the textbook and workbook.
                                                                • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review.
                                                                4.   P.E. tomorrow

                                                                Wednesday, May 17, 2017

                                                                HW - Wednesday, 5/17

                                                                Parents:
                                                                • Be mindful of the weather. We will be warming up heading into the hot weekend.
                                                                • Oakland A's tickets have been distributed! Please check the flyer for instructions!
                                                                • Bring ALL library books AND TEXTBOOKS to Ruskin immediately!
                                                                • PTA News:  
                                                                • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                                  1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                                  2.  Language Arts
                                                                  • Time for Kids - none arrived for this week
                                                                  3.  Math
                                                                  • TEXT pgs. 470-471
                                                                  • WKBK pgs. Step Up Lesson 10 (no quiz for Step Up)
                                                                  • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review.
                                                                  4.   Music tomorrow

                                                                  Tuesday, May 16, 2017

                                                                  HW - Tuesday, 5/16

                                                                  Parents:
                                                                  • SBAC Tests: We are done with our SBAC tests!
                                                                  • Be mindful of the weather. We will be warming up heading into the hot weekend.
                                                                  • Spring Music Concert papers were distributed last week. Thank you to the parents who submitted to be volunteers!
                                                                  • Bring ALL library books AND TEXTBOOKS to Ruskin immediately!
                                                                  • PTA News:  
                                                                  • CONGRATULATIONS to our April San Jose Sharks Reading is Cool winner: ANDREA!
                                                                    1.  Read for 30 min.
                                                                    2.  Language Arts
                                                                    • Time for Kids - none arrived for this week
                                                                    3.  Math
                                                                    • TEXT pgs. 468-469
                                                                    • WKBK pgs. Step Up Lesson 9 (no quiz for Step Up)
                                                                    • Oakland A's Math Packets were corrected on Friday and submitted (via USPS mail) on Saturday. Now we wait!
                                                                    • TenMarks - Students can complete the rest of the assignments for practice and review.
                                                                    4.   P.E. tomorrow