Friday, January 19, 2018

I'm Back and This Weekend (And Beyond)

First, it's good to be back though not at 100%, I'm getting there.

Second, only HW this weekend is Math Textbook Topic 11, Lesson 2 and Workbook pages 11-2 Reteaching and Practice.

Also, Monday is the Pennies for Patients assembly. It's also going to be a wet beginning of the week, so please monitor the weather forecasts!

Last, our class was invited by NBC Bay Area to help celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. In addition to learning about the Winter Olympics, they would like artwork created by the class so we will be working on it next week. What is also cool is they're supposed to send us NBC 2018 PyeongChang medals and pins to use in our artwork and/or lessons. More information will follow as I receive it.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Enjoy Your 3-Day Weekend


  • Math Textbook pgs. 248-249; 250-251 (Test) on Wednesday
  • Science Textbook pgs. 224-225 (#1-20, map the concept) now due on Wednesday; Test now on Thursday
  • Please bring in your signed video permission forms as we will be watching the first video on Tuesday.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

HW - Thursday, 1/11

Parents:
  • Friday: P.E.; Wordly Wise Test
  • Next Monday: No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday)
  • Monday, 1/22: Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Assembly
  • Thursday, 1/25: Winter Performance @ 10:30 A.M. (Band in J-1; Strings in J-2)
    1.  Read for 30 min. / December Reading Logs due Friday, February 2!
    2.  Language Arts
    • Wordly Wise - Lesson 15 e; Wordly Wise Test tomorrow
    • Time for Kids - none
    3.  Math
    • Textbook pgs. 246-247
    • Workbook pgs. none
    • Topic 10 test on Tuesday, 1/16
    4.   History - pgs. none
    5.   Science - pgs. 224-225 #1-20, Map the Concept (due Tuesday)
    • Chapter 6 Open Book Test on Wednesday, 1/17

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Upcoming Videos We Will Be Viewing

    All are from PBS's NOVA science series:
    • Deadliest Earthquakes
      • "In 2010, several epic earthquakes delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike, in Haiti, killed more than 200,000 people and reduced homes, hospitals, schools, and the presidential palace to rubble. In exclusive coverage, a NOVA camera crew follows a team of U.S. geologists as they enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. The team hunts for crucial evidence that will help them determine exactly what happened deep underground and what the risks are of a new killer quake. Barely a month after the Haiti quake, Chile was struck by a quake 100 times more powerful, unleashing a tsunami that put the entire Pacific coast on high alert. In a coastal town devastated by the rushing wave, NOVA follows a team of geologists as they battle aftershocks to measure the displacement caused by the earthquake. Could their work, and the work of geologists at earthquake hot spots around the U.S., one day lead to a breakthrough in predicting quakes before they happen? NOVA investigates compelling new leads in this profound scientific conundrum."
      • Key Concepts: earthquakes; science analysis and prognostication; preparation
    • Japan's Killer Quake
      • "In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a death toll likely in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear meltdown. With exclusive footage, NOVA captures the unfolding human drama and offers a clear-headed investigation of what triggered the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear crisis. Can science and technology ever prevent devastation in the face of overwhelmingly powerful forces of nature?"
      • Key Concepts: earthquakes; plate tectonics; tsunami; preparation; science analysis
    • Killer Landslides
      • "Just before 11 a.m. on March 22, 2014, an ominous rumble startled the residents of the community of Oso, Washington, about an hour's drive from Seattle. It was the terrifying sound of what would become the United States' deadliest landslide in decades. The equivalent of one million dump truck loads of earth came plummeting down the valley. In a little over two minutes, a pile of debris up to 75 feet deep slammed into the neighborhood of close to 50 homes. While a massive search and rescue effort continues at the site, geologists are tracing the geological history of Oso to explain why the site was so unstable. But all around the world, scientists have reason to fear that the worst is yet to come. Globally, landslides and other ground failures take a tremendous human and economic toll, and with climate change bringing a sharp rise in intense precipitation events in many countries, the threat of bigger, more frequent landslides, like one that buried at least 350 people in Afghanistan spring 2014, is growing. In the Himalayas, the threat of devastating landslides is always lurking. As NOVA surveys landslide danger zones, discover how and why landslides happen, and how radar monitoring technologies could help predict landslides and issue life-saving warnings."
      • Key Concepts: landslides; science analysis; emergency response; geology

    HW - Wednesday, 1/10

    Parents:
    • Wednesday: P.E.; Scholastic Book Orders due; PTA General Meeting, Library @ 6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday: Music; Minimum Day
    • Friday: P.E.; Wordly Wise Test
    • Next Monday: No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday)
    • Monday, 1/22: Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Assembly
    • Thursday, 1/25: Winter Performance @ 10:30 A.M. (Band in J-1; Strings in J-2)
      1.  Read for 30 min. / December Reading Logs due Friday, February 2!
      2.  Language Arts
      • Wordly Wise - Lesson 15 e (due Friday); Wordly Wise Test on Friday
      • Time for Kids - none
      3.  Math
      • Textbook pgs. 244-245
      • Workbook pgs. R/P 10-7
      • Topic 10 test on Tuesday, 1/16
      4.   History - pgs. 75-80
      5.   Science - pgs. 218-221; 222
      • Chapter 6 Open Book Test on Wednesday, 1/17

      Tuesday, January 9, 2018

      HW - Tuesday, 1/9

      Parents:
      • Wednesday: P.E.; Scholastic Book Orders due; PTA General Meeting, Library @ 6:00 p.m.
      • Thursday: Music; Minimum Day
      • Friday: P.E.; Wordly Wise Test
      • Next Monday: No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday)
      • Monday, 1/22: Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Assembly
      • Thursday, 1/25: Winter Performance @ 10:30 A.M. (Band in J-1; Strings in J-2)

        1.  Read for 30 min. / December Reading Logs due Friday, February 2!
        2.  Language Arts
        • Wordly Wise - Lesson 15 c-d
        • Time for Kids - none
        3.  Math
        • Textbook pgs. 242-243
        • Workbook pgs. R/P 10-6
        4.   History - pgs. 71-74
        5.   Science - pgs. 214-215

        Monday, January 8, 2018

        HW - Monday, 1/8

        Parents:
        • Tuesday: Music
        • Wednesday: P.E.; Scholastic Book Orders due; PTA General Meeting, Library @ 6:00 p.m.
        • Thursday: Music; Minimum Day
        • Friday: P.E.; Wordly Wise Test
        • Next Monday: No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday)
        • Monday, 1/22: Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Assembly
        • Thursday, 1/25: Winter Performance @ 10:30 A.M. (Band in J-1; Strings in J-2)
          1.  Read for 30 min. / December Reading Logs due Friday, February 2!
          2.  Language Arts
          • Wordly Wise - Lesson 15 a-b
          • Time for Kids - none
          3.  Math
          • Textbook pgs. 240-241
          • Workbook pgs. R/P 10-5
          4.   History - 67-70
          5.   Science - pgs. 210-213

          Thursday, January 4, 2018

          HW - Thursday, 1/4

          Parents:
          • HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2018 bring good health, pleasant memories and prosperity!
          • Wednesday Folders will go home today.
          • Scholastic Book Orders due Wednesday, 1/10.
          • Friday: P.E.; Wordly Wise Test
          • Next Monday: (Confirmed) San Jose Earthquakes Fitness Assembly @ 1:30 p.m., Multi
          • Next Wednesday: PTA Meeting, Library @ 6:00 p.m.
          • Monday, 1/15: No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday)
          • Monday, 1/22: Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Assembly
          • Thursday, 1/25: Winter Performance @ 10:30 A.M. (Band in J-1; Strings in J-2)
            1.  Read for 30 min. / December Reading Logs due Friday, February 2!
            2.  Language Arts
            • Wordly Wise - Lesson 14 e; Test tomorrow
            • Time for Kids - none
            3.  Math
            • Textbook pgs. 234-237
            • Workbook pgs. R 10-3
            4.   History - none
            5.   Science - pgs. 206-207

            Wednesday, January 3, 2018

            HW - Wednesday, 1/3

            Parents:
            • HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2018 bring good health, pleasant memories and prosperity!
            • Wednesday Folders will go home as Thursday Folders tomorrow.
            • Thursday: Music; Minimum Day
            • Friday: P.E.; Wordly Wise Test
            • Next Monday: (Tentative) San Jose Earthquakes Fitness Assembly
            • Next Wednesday: PTA Meeting, Library @ 6:00 p.m.
            • Monday, 1/15: No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday)
            • Monday, 1/22: Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Assembly
            • Thursday, 1/25: Winter Performance @ 10:30 A.M. (Band in J-1; Strings in J-2)
              1.  Read for 30 min. / December Reading Logs due Friday, February 2!
              2.  Language Arts
              • Wordly Wise - Lesson 14 c-d
              • Time for Kids - none
              3.  Math
              • Textbook pgs. 230-233
              • Workbook pgs. none
              4.   History - none
              5.   Science - pgs. 200-205

              Tuesday, January 2, 2018

              HW - Tuesday, 1/2

              Parents:
              • HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2018 bring good health, pleasant memories and prosperity!
              • Wednesday: P.E.; TFK Quiz
              • Thursday: Music; Minimum Day
              • Friday: P.E.; Wordly Wise Test
              • Next Monday: (Tentative) San Jose Earthquakes Fitness Assembly
              • Next Wednesday: PTA Meeting, Library @ 6:00 p.m.
              • Monday, 1/15: No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday)
              • Monday, 1/22: Pennies for Patients Fundraiser Assembly
                1.  Read for 30 min. / December Reading Logs due TOMORROW, January 3!
                2.  Language Arts
                3.  Math
                • Textbook pgs. 228-229
                • Workbook pgs. R/P 10-1
                4.   History - none
                5.   Science - none