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!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ryon Healy Shares His Passion!

We had a visit from our first "passion speaker" today!
Ryon Healy inspired us with his message that hard word, a positive growth mindset, and the understanding that failure is part of the process, are what lead to success!
Starting right here at Welby Way and playing for Westhills Baseball, Ryon worked his way up playing baseball for, and graduating from, the University of Oregon. He was drafted by the Oakland As in June of 2013, played for the AA team, Midland RockHounds this last season where he was twice chosen as "Player of the Week," and also selected for the mid-season All-Star team!
We certainly were all inspired by Ryon today!

Hang on to those signed baseball cards!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

This Week In Room 20

Welby Way is collecting "Change for Change" to help Syrian refugees. 
Specific information from Mrs. Boyle will be sent to you soon.
Students are assigned the article 
"Syrian refugees among few to find a happy ending in Chicago"
on Newsela
Please try to bring in change to support these efforts!
Thank you!

There are middle school tours this week.
Please let me know if your child is attending one of the tours. It is ALWAYS a great idea to see the schools and get personal feelings in order to make an informed choice. 

Curriculum Foci

In Math:
Continuing to work on multiplying multi-digit numbers (Module 2, Lessons 7-11)
On Khan Academy:
Multiplying 2 digits by 2 digits
Multiply 2 digit by 2 digit with area models
Click BELOW for
Module 2 Homework Help

Continuing our reading and discussion of  Wonder.
Focus on Point of View (Point of View quiz will be on Tuesday)

Wordly Wise Quiz will be on Thursday, October 8th

In Science:
Continue focus on Mixtures and Solutions
Main Concepts:

(Test will be on Wednesday, October 7th)
Use Science Notebooks and Assigned readings in Science Resources Book to study!

In Social Studies:
We will finish reviewing First Americans (Unit 1 in OUR NATION)
You can access your textbook and assigned videos and activities by clicking below to go to the website: SOCIAL STUDIES, OUR NATION TEXTBOOK
All passwords are room20ww
Usernames will be given in class!
(Test will be on Friday, October 9th)

The first DODGER playoff game is this Friday!
Please wear your Dodger gear or Dodger Blue THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th, to support our Los Angeles Dodgers!

Just a reminder that you have only a few more weeks to sell the 5th grade restaurant cards to earn money to pay down your 5th graders Palicamp expenses.  
Last day to earn (50%) personally is  October 23rd!
  After that 100% of the money from cards sold will go into the 5th grade general fund.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fun Volunteer Opportunity

Come on out to Welby Way this Saturday between 9:00 and 11:30!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Another Week in the Books!

We finished off our 2nd week of 5th grade today!
After almost a full day of math, (sorry...) we ended the day with some much needed movement, and a little silliness during our "Gallery Walk" for our Non-Negotiables! Thought I'd share some pictures with you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Need Help with Math?

If you are struggling with your math homework or need extra reminders, the website below can help!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Welcome New 5th Grade Families!

I am so excited for the upcoming year!
I am looking forward to meeting all of you and working together to make it the best year possible!

This year, many of the "Beginning of the Year" forms are online for your convenience!
Please click on the links below to fill out the forms. 
(If you need a paper form, please let me know and I will be happy to provide you with one.)
If you have any questions, please email me at wendie.slezinger@gmail.com

Click here to read the Welcome Letter

Getting To Know Your Child Questionnaire

Roster Request Form

Parent Volunteer Form

Please try to have all forms filled out by Monday, August 24th!