Sunday, September 16, 2018

Week of September 17-21

UNIQUE OF THE WEEK: KIEKIE

What we are Learning:
  • ELA - Reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • ELA- Informative Writing
  • Math - Module 2  (Lessons 1-4) 
    • Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
    • Module 1 Test will go home on Monday. Students need to get it signed and make corrections on the provided MATH CORRECTION sheet.
  • Begin to work on LEND A HELPING HAND, Kiva Project.
    • If parents would like to sign up to be an "investor" for this special project, click HERE to sign up. Feel free to ask trusted relatives and friends to sign up to a part of this, as well!
  • Geography - Learning about the Southwest Region states and their capitals on a US map
  • Science: This week we continue our unit about Earth’s systems, specifically the hydrosphere and the Earth’s fresh water as a natural resource. 
  • Social Studies- Explorer Interactions (Explorer Brochure due 9/21)
  • Word Knowledge - Vocabulary from Wonder and Stem Word List #4 this week
    • Students are independently responsible for making sure the words they choose actually contain the STEM. 
  • Art - Keith Haring
  • Other - Kiva/ Investor Project

Tests this Week

  • Stem Word List #4 on Friday this week
  • Southwest States and Capital Quiz on Friday

Other News

  • Please send in stamped, blank California postcards
  • Apparel orders were due Friday, 9/14! Send in by Tuesday, 9/18 so you don't miss out
    • We have sample sizes for your child to try on, if you would like
  • Pali Camp commitment form and donations by 9/19 to POWW box in the office
  • There is no school on Wednesday, September 19th
  • A flier will be coming home asking for you to purchase Phantom Tollbooth for our next novel study. Click HERE to purchase from Amazon.com
  • We need volunteers for Psychomotor on Fridays from 8:10-9:10- Please let me know if you are interested.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Week of September 11-14

Tuesday, September 11th is Patriots Day
Wear RED WHITE and BLUE
We will have an assembly on the lawn first thing in the morning. 
Parents are welcome, but must sign in first in the office. 
THANK YOU!

What we are Learning:
  • ELA - Reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • ELA- Informative Writing
  • Math - Finishing Module 1 - Understanding Decimal Place Value (lessons 15 and 16 and review)
  • Begin to work on LEND A HELPING HAND, Kiva Project.
    • If parents would like to sign up to be an "investor" for this special project, click HERE to sign up. Feel free to ask trusted relatives and friends to sign up to a part of this, as well!
  • Geography - Learning about the Southwest Region states and their capitals on a US map
  • Social Studies- Explorer Interactions (Explorer Brochure due 9/21)
  • Word Knowledge - Vocabulary from Wonder and NO Stem Words this week
  • Art - Keith Haring
  • Other - Non-Negotiables

Tests this Week

  • Module One Math Test on Friday
  • NO Stem Words this week
  • Southeast States and Capital Quiz on Tuesday

Other News


  • Please send in stamped, blank California postcards
  • Apparel orders are due Friday, 9/14
    • We have sample sizes for your child to try on, if you would like
  • Pali Camp commitment form and donations by 9/19 to POWW box in the office


Monday, September 3, 2018

Week of September 4th-7th

UNIQUE OF THE WEEK: RASTIN

Thank you for attending Back To School Night!


What do we need?

Dear Families,
Over the summer, I connected with teachers from across the country, and we organized a Postcard Exchange for our students.
This year, our class will be sending postcards to classes in different states, and we will receive them in return.

I ask that each student bring to class 1-2 stamped postcard(s) to send from our city/state. They should say, or reflect, something specific about our city or state. Please send in by SEPTEMBER 21st.

Do not write anything on the postcard. We will write our letters in class.
We hope to receive a postcard from every state, and we want to see how many postcards we can get from each state! Please tell your friends and family to also send us postcards, and think of us when you are traveling!
THANKS!

What are we learning?

  • ELA 
    • Reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    • Characteristics of an Informative Text
  • Math 
    • Module 1 - Adding and Subtracting Decimals (lessons 11-14)
    • MAKER CHALLENGE, "Invent a Sport" and presentation due FRIDAY, 9/7
  • Geography
    • Southeast Region states and their capitals on a US map
  • Social Studies
    • Why did Europeans sail to new places?
  • Science
    • We will begin our unit about Earth’s systems, specifically the hydrosphere and the Earth’s fresh water as a natural resource. Our first lesson will be “How much water is in the world?”
  • Word Knowledge
    • Vocabulary from Wonder and 5 Stem Words
  • Art
    • Romero Britto
  • Other
    • Non-Negotiables

Tests this week
  • Midwest States and Capitals Quiz- Tuesday
  • Stem Words List #2 - Tuesday... know the definitions and provide examples of each stem word.
  • Southeast States and Capital Quiz on Friday
  • Stem Words List #3 - Friday... know the definitions and provide examples of each stem word.

Other News
  • I would love for all Room 26 families to join "Remind," a handy app where you can receive the most important info coming from our classroom. When you sign up, include "Child's Name/Relationship." For example, my mom would sign up as "Wendie's Mom." This makes my searches so much easier and helps me know who I'm communicating with, especially at the beginning of the year. 
  • Send 5th Grade Apparel Orders in by September 14th
  • Send any $ donations to the office please!  THANK YOU!






Thursday, August 30, 2018

What's On the Inside!

We watched the following video during MORNING MEETING this week and had a wonderful discussion! Such kindness, positivity, and reflection occurred!


David Flood - This Will Change How You See People Forever




Saturday, August 25, 2018

Week of August 27th


UNIQUE OF THE WEEK: MARWA

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What are we learning?

  • ELA 
      • Reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio
      • Characteristics of an Informative Text
  • Math - Module 1 - Adding and Subtracting Decimals (lessons 8-10)
    • Click on Eureka "Homework Help" and "Math Help" to the right for tips on how we are teaching math :)
  • Geography - Learning about the Midwest Region states and their capitals on a US map
  • Social Studies- Why did Europeans sail to new places?
  • Word Knowledge - Vocabulary from Wonder and 5 Stem Words
  • Art - Romero Britto
  • Other - Non-Negotiables

Tests this Week
  • Mid Module 1 Math Test (Lessons 1-8) - Tuesday
  • Stem Words List #2 - Thursday... know the definitions and provide examples of each stem word.
  • Midwest States and Capital Quiz on Thursday

Other News
  • I would love for all Room 26 families to join "Remind," a handy app where you can receive the most important info coming from our classroom. When you sign up, include "Child's Name/Relationship." For example, my mom would sign up as "Wendie's Mom." This makes my searches so much easier and helps me know who I'm communicating with, especially at the beginning of the year. 
  • *****There will be a meeting in the auditorium at 5:00 to explain the verification process for Magnet Middle Schools.*****
  • Send any $ donations to the office please!  THANK YOU!
  • NO SCHOOL on Friday, August 31 or Monday, September 3rd. Enjoy the long weekend!




Thursday, August 23, 2018

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH ALL THE SUPPLIES ON THE LIST!  WE WERE READY TO LEARN ON DAY 1.  THANK YOU ALSO FOR THE TISSUES, WIPES, AND COPY PAPER!  

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What are we Learning?

  • ELA - Reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Math - Module 1 - Understanding Decimal Place Value (lessons 3-7)
  • Geography - Learning about the Northeast Region states and their capitals on a US map
  • Word Knowledge - Vocabulary from Wonder and 5 Stem Words
  • Art - Romero Britto
  • Other - Non-Negotiables

Tests this Week

  • Stem Words List #1 - Friday... know the definitions and provide examples of each stem word.
  • Northeast States and Capital Quiz on Friday

Other News

  • Parents: 
    • Please complete "Getting to Know Your Child" form
    • I would love for all Room 26 families to join "Remind," a handy app where you can receive the most important info coming from our classroom. When you sign up, include "Child's Name/Relationship." For example, my mom would sign up as "Wendie's Mom." This makes my searches so much easier and helps me know who I'm communicating with, especially at the beginning of the year. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND
  • Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 28th from 5:30-6:30  I will share the curriculum and my philosophies, and attempt to answer any questions you might have. There will be a meeting in the auditorium at 5:00 to explain the verification process for Magnet Middle Schools.
  • Send any $ donations to the office please!  THANK YOU!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Figure It Out!

Round to the nearest hundredth, if necessary. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Science homework

Please answer the question on pages 38 and 40 in your Science book! 
You will have an open notes and open book test tomorrow! It is the ONLY homework tonight so take your time to prepare! 
You did such an amazing job this week! Teach it to someone in your family!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Stoichiometry! Yep, You Read It Right!

Ask us how to balance chemical equations! Room 20 students are sure to impress!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

More Passion in Room 20!

We had a visit from our second "passion speaker" today!

Hailey inspired us with her message that hard work, openess to change, and the understanding that failure is part of the process, are what lead to success!

Starting right here at Welby Way, Hailey's passions developed and changed over the years, but always involved helping others. She attended college at UCLA and, although she played basketball and softball throughout high school, she chose to follow her other interests in college. During her junior year, she studied abroad in Ghana and found what she called her "true passion!" She wanted to close the gaps of inequality in education. She applied for Teach for America, but was turned down. Although she was upset when it happened, she now sees it as the event that pointed her in the right direction. She applied to the Peace Corps, was accepted and just returned from 27 months in the very small town of Bele, Ethiopia. She was moved by the experience and the people, who made as big of a difference in her life as she made in theirs! Her next venture is graduate school, either in Washington, D.C. or New York to work toward her Masters in International Education! 

We certainly were all inspired by Hailey today!