Sunday, October 21, 2018

October 22-26th

STUDENT OF THE WEEK:



Reminders:
  • Colonial Day November 15th - Please send in VOLUNTEER FORM
    • Because this is an educational, structured event, only parents who are signed up to help will be allowed on campus. Thank you for understanding, and volunteering!
  • Halloween Brunch - Please CLICK HERE sign up for Halloween Brunch if you have not done so, yet. THANKS!
  • Book- Phantom Tollbooth books should be at school
  • Ballroom Dance- Paperwork MUST be sent in!
  • Volunteers- We need volunteers for Psychomotor (Fridays 8:10-9:10)
  • Magnet Tours- If you are planning on taking your child on a middle school magnet tour, please fill out necessary paperwork PRIOR to the tour.
  • Sign up for Parent Conference Time Requests- See email for instructions
  • Middle School Night- Wednesday, October 24th at 6:00 PM



What We are Learning:
  • ELA- Continue Wit and Wisdom program, WORD PLAY. This program will include daily reading, writing, discussions, vocabulary, grammar, etc.
  • Word Knowledge- STEM List #9
  • Writing- Narrative Writing through Wit and Wisdom program.
  • Math- Module 2, Multi-Digit whole Number and Decimal fraction Operations (Lessons 24-29)
  • Science- Water Cycle; How can you save a town from a hurricane?
  • Social Studies- Unit 4- Life in the Colonies
    • Final Colonial Postcard Pack DUE 11/14- A good majority of the work will be done at school, so be prepared with information each week. You make work ahead, but not fall behind!


Tests This Week:

  • STEM Test List # 9 on Friday
  • Module 2 Math Test on Friday

Sunday, October 14, 2018

October 15-19th

STUDENT OF THE WEEK:
Violet



Reminders:

  • Investors Evening- THIS Thursday, 10/18 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM 
  • Book- Send Phantom Tollbooth books to school by Thursday 10/18. We will start the novel on Friday.
  • Ballroom Dance- Paperwork MUST be sent in!
  • Volunteers- We need volunteers for Psychomotor (Fridays 8:10-9:10)
  • Magnet Tours- If you are planning on taking your child on a middle school magnet tour, please fill out necessary paperwork PRIOR to the tour.
  • Sign up for Parent Conference Time Requests- See email for instructions



What We are Learning:

  • ELA- Starting new unit in Wit and Wisdom program, WORD PLAY. This program will include daily reading, writing, discussions, vocabulary, grammar, etc.
  • Word Knowledge- STEM List #8
  • Writing- Persuasive Letters and Narrative Writing through Wit and Wisdom program.
  • Math- Module 2, Multi-Digit whole Number and Decimal fraction Operations (Lessons 20-24)
    • Lend a Helping Hand, Kiva Project
  • Science- Water Cycle; How can you save a town from a hurricane?
  • Social Studies- Unit 4- Life in the Colonies


Tests This Week:

  • STEM Test List #8 on Friday


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Week of 10/8 - 10/12

STUDENT OF THE WEEK:
ETHAN N.


Reminders:

  • Investors Evening- Thursday, 10/18 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM 
  • Book- Send Phantom Tollbooth books to school by the end of the week.
  • Ballroom Dance- Paperwork MUST be sent be Friday!
  • Volunteers- We need volunteers for Psychomotor (Fridays 8:10-9:10)
  • Magnet Tours- If you are planning on taking your child on a middle school magnet tour, please fill out necessary paperwork PRIOR to the tour.



What We are Learning:

  • ELA- Continue, and finish Sign of the Beaver. Students will read, discuss, and answer critical thinking questions and view events from multiple perspectives.
    • Theme in literature
  • Word Knowledge- STEM List #7
  • Writing- Persuasive Letters
  • Math- Module 2, Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
    • Review for Mid Module Test on Tuesday AND Lessons 16-18
    • Lend a Helping Hand, Kiva Project
  • Science- Water Cycle; Can we make it rain?
  • Social Studies- The Fight for a Continent


Tests This Week:

  • STEM Test List #6 on Monday
  • Mid Module 2 Test on Tuesday, October 9th


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Week of 10/1-10/5

UNIQUE OF THE WEEK: RYAN




Reminders:
  • RemindersProgress Reports - Please send the progress report back by Monday.
  • Scrip - Check out the information. This program helps contribute towards Pali Camp.
  • Send the Phantom Tollbooth books to school by the end of this week.
  • Thursday - Sharky's Fundraiser all day... Come see me and other Welby teachers make guacamole between 4-6pm!
  • Ballroom Dance paperwork - two forms will be sent home on Monday regarding the program. Please complete and return by Friday.
  • Volunteers- We need volunteers for Psychomotor on Fridays from 8:10-9:10- Please let me know if you are interested.
  • Investors Evening will be ONE EVENING during the week of 10/15. Please keep posted for details!

What we are Learning:
  • ELA: New novel starts Monday called, Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare. Students will read, discuss, and answer critical thinking questions.
  • Word Knowledge - Finish Wonder vocabulary words and new STEM list #6
  • Writing - students will work on informational essays this week
  • Math - Module 2 on Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations (Lessons 11-15)
    • Mid Module Test will be at the beginning of next week
  • Math- LEND A HELPING HAND, Kiva Project
  • Geography- The United States

  • Social Studies - Unit 3 - The Fight for a Continent (Lessons 3 and 4)
  • Science - Watery Planet
  • Art - Warm and Cool colors
  • Current Events - Time For Kids magazine


Tests this Week
  • Stem Word List #5 on  Monday, 10/1
  • West States and Capital Quiz on Monday, 10/1
  • Stem Word List #6 on Friday, 10/5

Other News


Monday, September 24, 2018

Week of 9/24-9/28

UNIQUE OF THE WEEK: CONNOR

PICTURE DAY IS THURSDAY, 9/27


What we are Learning:
  • ELA - Finish reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    • Watch Wonder movie on Friday to compare and contrast to the book
  • ELA- Informative Writing
  • Math - Module 2  (Lessons 5-11) 
    • Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations
  • LEND A HELPING HAND, Kiva Project.
  • Geography - Learning about the West 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 9/27)
  • Word Knowledge - Vocabulary from Wonder and Stem Word List #5 this week
    • Students are independently responsible for making sure the words they choose actually contain the STEM. 
  • Art - Keith Haring

Tests this Week

  • Stem Word List #5 on  Monday, 10/1
  • West States and Capital Quiz on Monday, 10/1

Other News

  • Progress Reports will go home on Monday, 9/24- Please review them with your child
  • A flier went 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.
  • PICTURE DAY IS THURSDAY, 9/27

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!