Sunday, July 1, 2018

(Due July 6) TFK Kid Reporter Contest for Students

TFK Kid Reporter Contest

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(Teachers/Administrators: Please forward this email to any student whom you think might be interested in applying. Thanks!)

Do you dream of being a reporter or an editor? Are you a good writer who loves the news? If so, then you may have what it takes to be a winner of the TFK Kid Reporter Contest. We’re looking for 10 students from around the nation to be members of the TFK Kid Reporter team for the 2018-2019 school year. Next year’s team will continue the tradition of reporting local and regional news stories for TIME for Kids magazine and TIME for Kids online.

How to Enter
  1. Write a report no longer than 450 words about an interesting event in your school or community. The story should include a headline and quotes from people you’ve interviewed.
  2. On a separate paper, write a personal statement no longer than 50 words that explains why you would be a good TFK Kid Reporter.
  3. Complete this official entry form. Entries must be postmarked by July 6, 2018, and you must be 13 years of age or younger on September 1, 2018 in order to enter. Be sure to read the official rules and share them with your parent or guardian, who must sign the entry form.
  4. Mail your entry form, news story, personal statement, and a recent school photo of yourself (optional) to TIME for Kids, at:

    TIME for Kids 
    Kid Reporter Contest 
    225 Liberty Street 
    New York, NY 10281-1048 
If you have any questions or difficulties, please don’t hesitate to contact us atTfkinsiderspanel@meredith.com

Best, 
TIME for Kids Insiders

LEGO Contest (ends August 2): Architecture

Do you have a favorite building, structure, or landmark? Even if it’s no longer standing or you’ve moved away, architecture marvels can still be meaningful to us. In this last LEGO Rebrick contest, we invite you to build your most beloved place, city, or building using LEGO bricks!

One grand prize winner, will win:

       21019 The Eiffel Tower, 21028 New York City, 21029 Buckingham Palace, 21030 United States Capitol Building, 21032 Sydney, 21033 Chicago, 21034London, 21035 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®, 21036 Arc de Triomphe, 21037 LEGO® House, 21039 Shanghai, 21041 Great Wall of China, 21042 Statue of Liberty, and an upcoming 2018 LEGO Architecture product not yet revealed.

       $200 shopping spree on Shop.LEGO.com

       Winner’s certificate

We will also have two runner ups, who will win 21032 Sydney, 21033 Chicago, 21034 London, 21035 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®, 21036 Arc de Triomphe, 21039 Shanghai, 21041 Great Wall of China, 21042 Statue of Liberty, an upcoming 2018 LEGO Architecture product not yet revealed, and a Winner’s certificate.

The contest ends August 2nd, learn more and enter at:



Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thursday, 6/7

  • 1 DAY of school left!
  • NO MORE HW
  • Tomorrow is the last day of school
    • They still have P.E. first thing in the morning from 8:10 - 9:00 a.m. 
    • 1:00 p.m. dismissal
    • Class Party (start at 11:00 a.m.)
      • Bring something to share with others.
      • With the PTA funds, I will be getting pizza and drinks.
      • Let's keep the party simple. Let's end the year on a nice, calm note. :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, 6/6

  • 2 DAYS of school left!
  • NO MORE HW
  • For Cataldi tomorrow
    • we'll be leaving at 8:30 a.m. from Ruskin; leaving Cataldi at 12:15 p.m.
    • parents are welcome to hang out with us
    • wear your class t-shirt and comfortable shoes
    • bring a bag lunch 
    • consider bringing a hat and a water bottle (with your name on it)
    • consider wearing sunscreen 
    • anything you bring with you to the park is your responsibility (i.e., sweatshirts, playground equipment, etc.)
  • Friday is the last day of school
    • They still have P.E. first thing in the morning from 8:10 - 9:00 a.m. 
    • 1:00 p.m. dismissal
    • Class Party
      • Bring something to share with others.
      • With the PTA funds, I will be getting pizza and drinks.

GO CAVALIERS!!!



Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday, 6/5

PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE TODAY!!!


  • 3 DAYS of school left!
  • NO MORE HW
  • For Field Day tomorrow:

  • we need ONE parent volunteer for Field Day to help supervise the students 

  • wear your class t-shirt and running shoes 

  • bring a hat and a water bottle (with your name on it) 

  • consider wearing sunscreen 
  • Monday, June 4, 2018

    Monday, 6/4

    • 4 DAYS of school left!
    • NO MORE HW
    • We need a few (2-3) parent volunteers for Field Day to supervise the students. Please email me.

    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Last Weekend of the School Year!

    Parents,

    Just a few things:

    • THANK YOU to the following parents who were chaperones for today's field trip: Annika's mom; Avery's mom; Gregory's mom; Jesse's dad; Kyle's mom; Marley's grandma; Miguel's parents
    • Schedule for the last week of school:
      • Monday - Talent Show
      • Tuesday - Last regular day of classroom activities
      • Wednesday - Field Day
      • Thursday - Field Trip to Cataldi Park (grade 4 picnic)
      • Friday (MINIMUM DAY) - Classroom Party


    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    HW - Thursday, 5/31

    Parents:
    • LAST DAY OF MAY!
    • NO Wednesday Folder today. Last Wednesday Folder of the year will go out next Wednesday instead.
    • 6 more days of school 
      • Good luck next year in the 5th grade and have a great summer!
    • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
    • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT NOT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
    • Thursday: Band concert (p.m.) in the Multi [students report 6:45 p.m.; starts 7:00 p.m.]
    • Friday: Field Trip to Mission San Juan Bautista
    • Last Day of Music is today, Thursday, 5/31
    • Please note: the LAST DAY of school is NOT an early dismissal day but a regular MINIMUM DAY (1:00 p.m. dismissal)
      1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
      2.  Language Arts
      • Time for Kids - No magazine
      • Cinderella stories - Students will be reading from now until the end of the school year
        3.  Math - none

        Wednesday, May 30, 2018

        HW - Wednesday, 5/30

        Parents:
        • NO Wednesday Folder today. Last Wednesday Folder of the year will go out next Wednesday instead.
        • 7 more days of school 
          • Good luck next year in the 5th grade and have a great summer!
        • Please turn in the permissions slips for:
          • 6/1 - Mission San Juan Bautista
          • 6/6 - Cataldi Park (4th Grade Picnic)
        • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
        • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT NOT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
        • Thursday: Music; Band concert (p.m.) in the Multi
        • Friday: Field Trip to Mission San Juan Bautista
        • Last Day of Music is tomorrow, Thursday, 5/31
        • Please note: the LAST DAY of school is NOT an early dismissal day but a regular MINIMUM DAY (1:00 p.m. dismissal)
          1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
          2.  Language Arts
          • Time for Kids - No magazine
          • Cinderella stories - Students will be reading from now until the end of the school year
            3.  Math - none

            Friday, May 25, 2018

            Enjoy Your 3-Day Weekend!

            Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend!
            (no homework)

            And here is a brief outline of the coming days (9 more!):

            5/28 - MEMORIAL DAY (NO SCHOOL)
            5/29 - Music Concert (Ms. Wang's classes) @ Multi, 6:15 - 8:00 p.m.
            5/30 - Field Trip: Happy Hollow (Little Buddies)
            5/31 - Music Concert (Mrs. Clements's classes) @ Multi, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

            June  2018
            6/1 - Field Trip: Mission San Juan Bautista
            6/6 - Talent Show
            6/6 - Field Day (4th/5th grades)
            6/7 - Field Trip: 4th Grade Picnic @ Cataldi
            6/8 - Last Day of School; Minimum Day (1:00 p.m. dismissal); Class Party

            Thursday, May 24, 2018

            HW - Thursday, 5/24

            Parents:
            • NO Wednesday Folder today either. Due to the paucity of inserts, it will go out next Wednesday instead.
            • 10 more days of school 
              • Good luck next year in the 5th grade and have a great summer!
            • Please turn in the permissions slips for:
              • 5/30 - Happy Hollow
              • 6/1 - Mission San Juan Bautista
              • 6/6 - Cataldi Park (4th Grade Picnic)
            • Friendly reminder: please return the Spring Pictures and/or payment to school
            • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
            • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT NOT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
            • Friday: P.E.
            • Last Week of Music is next week, ending on Thursday, 5/31
            • Please note: the LAST DAY of school is NOT an early dismissal day but a regular MINIMUM DAY (1:00 p.m. dismissal)
              1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
              2.  Language Arts
              • Time for Kids - No magazine
              • Cinderella stories - Students will be reading from now until the end of the school year
                3.  Math
                • Textbook pgs. none
                • Workbook pgs. none
                • Fraction worksheets (2)

                Wednesday, May 23, 2018

                HW - Wednesday, 5/23

                Parents:
                • NO Wednesday Folder today. Will go out tomorrow.
                • 11 more days of school 
                  • Good luck next year in the 5th grade and have a great summer!
                • Please turn in the permissions slips for:
                  • 5/30 - Happy Hollow
                  • 6/1 - Mission San Juan Bautista
                  • 6/6 - Cataldi Park (4th Grade Picnic)
                • Friendly reminder: please return the Spring Pictures and/or payment to school
                • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT NOT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
                • Wednesday: STEM Night (Registration is closed, from 5:40 - 7:00 p.m.)
                • Thursday: Music; Mrs. Paddock's class play; Volunteer Tea (By Invitation Only)
                • Friday: P.E.
                • Last Week of Music is next week, ending on Thursday, 5/31
                • Please note: the LAST DAY of school is NOT an early dismissal day but a regular MINIMUM DAY (1:00 p.m. dismissal)
                  1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                  2.  Language Arts
                  • Time for Kids - No magazine
                  • Cinderella stories - Students will be reading from now until the end of the school year
                    3.  Math
                    • Textbook pgs. none
                    • Workbook pgs. none
                    • Fraction worksheets due Thursday

                    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

                    HW - Tuesday, 5/22

                    Parents:
                    • 12 more days of school 
                      • Good luck next year in the 5th grade and have a great summer!
                    • Please turn in the permissions slips for:
                      • 5/30 - Happy Hollow
                      • 6/1 - Mission San Juan Bautista
                      • 6/6 - Cataldi Park (4th Grade Picnic)
                    • Friendly reminder: please return the Spring Pictures and/or payment to school
                    • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                    • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT NOT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
                    • Wednesday: P.E.; STEM Night (Registration is closed, from 5:40 - 7:00 p.m.)
                    • Thursday: Music; Mrs. Paddock's class play; Volunteer Tea (By Invitation Only)
                    • Friday: P.E.
                    • Last Week of Music is next week, ending on Thursday, 5/31
                    • Please note: the LAST DAY of school is NOT an early dismissal day but a regular MINIMUM DAY (1:00 p.m. dismissal)
                      1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                      2.  Language Arts
                      • Time for Kids - No magazine
                      • Cinderella stories - Students will be reading from now until the end of the school year
                        3.  Math
                        • Textbook pgs. none
                        • Workbook pgs. none
                        • Fraction packet due Thursday

                        Monday, May 21, 2018

                        HW - Monday, 5/21

                        Parents:
                        • 13 more days of school 
                          • Good luck next year in the 5th grade and have a great summer!
                        • Please turn in the permissions slips for:
                          • 5/30 - Happy Hollow
                          • 6/1 - Mission San Juan Bautista
                          • 6/6 - Cataldi Park (4th Grade Picnic)
                        • Friendly reminder: please return the Spring Pictures and/or payment to school
                        • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                        • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT NOT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
                        • Tuesday: Music
                        • Wednesday: P.E.; STEM Night (Registration is closed, from 5:40 - 7:00 p.m.)
                        • Thursday: Music; Mrs. Paddock's class play; Volunteer Tea (By Invitation Only)
                        • Friday: P.E.
                        • Last Week of Music is next week, ending on Thursday, 5/31
                        • Please note: the LAST DAY of school is NOT an early dismissal day but a regular MINIMUM DAY 
                          1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                          2.  Language Arts
                          • Time for Kids - No magazine
                          • Cinderella stories - Students will be reading from now until the end of the school year
                          3.  Math
                          • Textbook pgs. none
                          • Workbook pgs. Complete all pages in Step-Up

                          Friday, May 18, 2018

                          Weekend Notes


                          • Cinderella books are due Monday!
                            • If you would like to volunteer to read your book on Monday, please email me. Available times are:
                              • 9:55-10:10
                              • 12:20-12:35
                              • 12:35-12:50
                              • 12:50-1:05
                              • 2:30-2:45
                          • NO TFK quiz on Monday since there wasn't a magazine this past week.
                          • Music
                            • 5/29 Concert (Wang), 6:15-8:00 p.m.
                            • 5/31 Concert (Clements), 6:30-8:00 p.m. 
                            • Last day of music classes will be Thursday, May 31.
                          • Please return the following papers ASAP:
                            • INTENT TO RETURN
                            • FIELD TRIP FORMS
                              • 5/30 Happy Hollow
                              • 6/1 Mission San Juan Bautista
                              • 6/7 Cataldi Park (4th grade picnic)
                          • Field Day is on Wednesday, 6/6

                          Thursday, May 17, 2018

                          HW -Thursday, 5/17

                          Parents:
                          • The Last Day of Mr. G's two-week block continues tomorrow.
                          • Permission slips went out today for:
                            • 5/30 - Happy Hollow
                            • 6/1 - Mission San Juan Bautista
                            • 6/6 - Cataldi Park (4th Grade Picnic)
                          • Friendly reminder: please return the Spring Pictures and/or payment to school
                          • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                          • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
                          • Friday: P.E.; Leadership Play (1st show 8:30-9:15; 2nd show 9:30-10:15)
                            1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                            2.  Language Arts
                            • Time for Kids - No magazine
                            • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your books. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.)
                              • ALL books are NOW due Monday, 5/21. Sign-ups for reading times will be posted by Friday as well.
                            3.  Math
                            • Textbook pgs. Lesson 9, #7-38 (all students); Lesson 8 (for those who did not finish yesterday)
                            • Workbook pgs. Step Up Lesson 9 R/P (all students); Lesson 8 R/P (for those who did not finish yesterday)

                            Wednesday, May 16, 2018

                            HW - Wednesday, 5/16

                            Parents:
                            • Day 9 of Mr. G's two-week block continues tomorrow.
                            • Permission slips will go out for:
                              • 5/30 - Happy Hollow
                              • 6/1 - Mission San Juan Bautista
                              • 6/6 - Cataldi Park (4th Grade Picnic)
                            • Friendly reminder: please return the Spring Pictures and/or payment to school
                            • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                            • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
                            • Thursday: Music; BDAC meeting (6:30 p.m.) / SPIRIT DAY (last one): Ocean/Water/Beach theme
                            • Friday: P.E.; Leadership Play
                              1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                              2.  Language Arts
                              • Time for Kids - No magazine
                              • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your books. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.)
                                • ALL books are NOW due Monday, 5/21. Sign-ups for reading times will be posted by Friday as well.
                              3.  Math
                              • Textbook pgs. 464-465; 466-467
                              • Workbook pgs. Step Up Lesson 8 R/P

                              Tuesday, May 15, 2018

                              HW - Tuesday, 5/15

                              Parents:
                              • Day 8 of Mr. G's two-week block continues tomorrow.
                              • Permission slips go out tomorrow for:
                                • 5/30 - Happy Hollow
                                • 6/1 - Mission San Juan Bautista
                                • 6/6 - Cataldi Park (4th Grade Picnic)
                              • Friendly reminder: please return the Spring Pictures and/or payment to school
                              • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                              • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
                              • Wednesday: P.E.; Ms. Pender's kissing the pig (1:30-2:00 p.m.)
                              • Thursday: Music; BDAC meeting (6:30 p.m.) / SPIRIT DAY (last one): Ocean/Water/Beach theme
                              • Friday: P.E.; Leadership Play
                                1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                                2.  Language Arts
                                • Time for Kids - No magazine
                                • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your books. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.)
                                  • ALL books are due this Friday. Sign-ups for reading times will be posted by Friday as well.
                                3.  Math
                                • Textbook pgs. 461-462 #9-26
                                • Workbook pgs. Step Up Lesson 6 R/P

                                Monday, May 14, 2018

                                HW - Monday, 5/14

                                Parents:
                                • THANK YOU for your generosity and compliments from the past week! I appreciate the gifts but more so the time each of you took to write a card or note, or even say something endearing!
                                • Day 7 of Mr. G's two-week block continues tomorrow.
                                • Friendly reminder: please return the Spring Pictures and/or payment to school
                                • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                                • Please complete and bring back to school the INTENT TO RETURN paperwork ASAP. It helps us plan classes for next year.
                                • SBAC Testing has ended. Thank you for helping your child prepare for the test at home.
                                  • Any students who need to complete their tests will do so in the coming days.
                                • Tuesday: Music
                                • Wednesday: P.E.; Ms. Pender's kissing the pig (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
                                • Thursday: Music; BDAC meeting (6:30 p.m.) / SPIRIT DAY (last one): Ocean/Water/Beach theme
                                • Friday: P.E.; Leadership Play
                                  1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                                  2.  Language Arts
                                  • Time for Kids - No magazine
                                  • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your books. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.)
                                    • ALL books are due this Friday. Sign-ups for reading times will be posted by Friday as well.
                                  3.  Math
                                  • Textbook pgs. 460-461 #9-25
                                  • Workbook pgs. Step Up Lesson 5 R/P

                                  Friday, May 11, 2018

                                  Weekend Notes, 5/12-13

                                  • HW - Keep working on Cinderella stories (They are NOW due Friday, 5/18) and review your TFK magazine for Monday's quiz
                                  • HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the moms out there!!!

                                  Thursday, May 10, 2018

                                  HW - Thursday, 5/10

                                  Parents:
                                  • Wednesday Folders go out today
                                  • THANK YOU for the goodies! 👾
                                  • Day 5 of Mr. G's two-week block continues tomorrow.
                                  • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                                  • Book orders due this Friday, 5/11.
                                  • Friday: P.E.
                                  • Berryessa Art and Wine Festival is this weekend (5/12) as is Mother's Day (5/13)!
                                    1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                                    2.  Language Arts
                                    • Time for Kids - Read the new issues; quiz next Monday
                                    • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your books. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.) Students have their hardcover books to complete.
                                    3.  Math
                                    • Textbook pgs. 458 (#11-26)
                                    • Workbook pgs. none

                                    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

                                    HW - Wednesday, 5/9

                                    Parents:
                                    • Due to time constraints, Wednesday Folders go out tomorrow
                                    • THANK YOU for the mints and gum! 👻
                                    • Day 4 of Mr. G's two-week block continues tomorrow.
                                    • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                                    • Book orders due this Friday, 5/11.
                                    • SBAC Testing has ended. Thank you for helping your child prepare for the test at home.
                                      • Any students who need to complete their tests will do so in the coming days.
                                    • Wednesday: PTA General Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
                                    • Thursday: Music
                                    • Friday: P.E.
                                    • Berryessa Art and Wine Festival is this weekend (5/12) as is Mother's Day (5/13)!
                                      1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                                      2.  Language Arts
                                      • Time for Kids - Read the new issues; quiz next Monday
                                      • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your books. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.) Students have their hardcover books to complete.
                                      3.  Math
                                      • Textbook pgs. 456-457 (#7-22)
                                      • Workbook pgs. Step-Up R3/P3

                                      Tuesday, May 8, 2018

                                      HW - Tuesday, 5/8

                                      Parents:
                                      • THANK YOU for the flowers and plant life! 😄
                                      • Day 3 of Mr. G's two-week block continues tomorrow.
                                      • NO MORE LIBRARY for the rest of the year! Bring your Ruskin library books to school once you're done with them! If you don't, Ms. Sandra and Ruskin will send you a bill to pay!
                                      • Book orders due this Friday, 5/11.
                                      • SBAC Testing has ended. Thank you for helping your child prepare for the test at home.
                                        • Any students who need to complete their tests will do so in the coming days.
                                      • Wednesday: P.E.; PTA General Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
                                      • Thursday: Music
                                      • Friday: P.E.
                                      • Berryessa Art and Wine Festival is this weekend as is Mother's Day!
                                        1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                                        2.  Language Arts
                                        • Time for Kids - Read the new issues; quiz next Monday
                                        • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your books. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.) Students have their hardcover books to complete.
                                        3.  Math
                                        • Textbook pgs. 454-455
                                        • Workbook pgs. Step-Up R2/P2

                                        Monday, May 7, 2018

                                        HW - Monday, 5/7

                                        Parents:
                                        • THANK YOU for the tea and other goodies! 😄
                                        • Day 2 of Mr. G's two-week block continues tomorrow.
                                        • LIBRARY is tomorrow! Bring your Ruskin library books to school!
                                        • Book orders due next Friday, 5/11.
                                        • SBAC Testing has ended. Thank you for helping your child prepare for the test at home.
                                          • Any students who need to complete their tests will do so in the coming days.
                                        • Tuesday: Music
                                        • Wednesday: P.E.; PTA General Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
                                        • Thursday: Music
                                        • Friday: P.E.
                                        • Berryessa Art and Wine Festival is this weekend as is Mother's Day!
                                          1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                                          2.  Language Arts
                                          • Time for Kids - Read the new issues; quiz next Monday
                                          • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your books. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.)
                                          3.  Math
                                          • Textbook pgs. 452-453
                                          • Workbook pgs. none

                                          Friday, May 4, 2018

                                          Weekend Notes, 5/5-5/6


                                          • HW - Keep working on Cinderella stories and review your TFK magazine for Monday's quiz
                                          • Tonight is a big playoff day for both Bay Area teams: Sharks and Warriors.
                                          • Tomorrow is not only Cinco de Mayo but...


                                          Each store has different offerings and promotions so try to go to as many as you can!
                                          Here are a few sample comics that may be available tomorrow:


                                          • Next week, our student teacher, Mr. G, will begin his two-week stint in the classroom. He has planned what he's going to be doing with the class over the next ten school days. Some things like Music, P.E., Science Lab, Library, and Little Buddies will still take place at their respective times. With Mr. G, they will continue to work on their
                                            • Time for Kids magazines and quizzes
                                            • Math - Step Up to 5th Grade Lessons
                                            • Novel reading and activities from By The Great Horn Spoon
                                          • Please refer to your calendar as May is filled with loads of events.


                                          Thursday, May 3, 2018

                                          HW - Thursday, 5/3

                                          Parents:
                                          • Tomorrow: May the Fourth be with you!
                                          • Book orders due next Friday, 5/11.
                                          • SBAC Testing has ended. Thank you for helping your child prepare for the test at home.
                                            • Any students who need to complete their tests will do so in the coming days.
                                          • Reminder: I have assigned all of the TenMarks lessons for review. Choose the ones you want to do (preferably the ones you need to work more on) or do them all. They are not for a grade, just for SBAC preparation.
                                          • Friday: P.E.
                                            1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                                            2.  Language Arts
                                            • Time for Kids - Read the new issue; quiz next Monday
                                            • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your final draft. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.) The further along you are on finalizing your story, the less work you're going to have to do. You will get your books tomorrow and we are going to number the pages on Wednesday. DO NOT WORK ON YOUR BOOKS UNTIL YOU'RE DONE CORRECTING EVERYTHING...
                                            3.  Math
                                            • Textbook pgs. none
                                            • Workbook pgs. 16-5 R/P; 16-7 R/P; 16-8 R/P
                                            • Topic 16 Math test tomorrow

                                            Wednesday, May 2, 2018

                                            HW - Wednesday, 5/2

                                            Parents:
                                            • SBAC Testing ends this week
                                              • If students need more time or are absent, we have make-up days.
                                              • There will be less homework assigned so students can get enough sleep
                                              • Take the Practice Tests here: https://practice.smarterbalanced.org/student
                                                • First Window: Click SIGN-IN
                                                • Second Window: Select Grade 4
                                                • Third Window: There are SIX tests. DO THE MATH ONES.
                                                  • Take the Training Tests FIRST. DO NOT forget to scroll (up/down, left/right) and use the toolbox if needed.
                                                  • Then take the 4th Grade specific tests.
                                            • Reminder: I have assigned all of the TenMarks lessons for review. Choose the ones you want to do (preferably the ones you need to work more on) or do them all. They are not for a grade, just for SBAC preparation.
                                            • Thursday: SBAC Math; Music
                                            • Friday: P.E.
                                              1.  Read for 30 min. / May Reading Logs due Friday, 6/1
                                              2.  Language Arts
                                              • Time for Kids - Read the new issue; quiz next Monday
                                              • Cinderella stories - Keep working on your final draft. Make sure you have proper indentations and punctuation marks. Please use your Google Drive accounts and do not let anyone edit your work (your family can, however). Your friends can - and should - comment if they are editing. (No more than 3 friends please.) The further along you are on finalizing your story, the less work you're going to have to do. You will get your books tomorrow and we are going to number the pages on Wednesday. DO NOT WORK ON YOUR BOOKS UNTIL YOU'RE DONE CORRECTING EVERYTHING...
                                              3.  Math
                                              • Textbook pgs. 448-449; 450 (picture on a blank white paper; paragraph on separate binder paper)
                                              • Workbook pgs. none
                                              • Topic 16 Math test on Friday