Saturday, January 31, 2015

THANK YOU! And On To The Third and Final Phase!

We are the proud recipients of 4 Chromebooks and 6 colorful covers! 
Our 3rd and final phase (3 Chromebooks, 1 more cover, and a storage compartment) of our project is up!
If you have any friends or family who would like to help, we were lucky enough to get the opportunity for matching funds again. By entering SPARK in the promo code section, the donation will be DOUBLED!!

A journalist got wind of our request and may be writing a short article on us, our request, and our relationship with our new pen pals from Ethiopia!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Updates and Other Points of Interest

This week we will be studying:

In Math: Finishing up our division unit and moving on to fractions
Click HERE for an EXCELLENT overview of fractions the COMMON CORE way

In ELA: Continuing Who Was Steve Jobs, along with informative writing and text structure
In Science: Mrs. Dant continues instruction in Earth Science

In Social Studies: Finishing up Explorers and moving on to California Missions. There will be a quiz on Explorers this Wednesday. Use the link in the upper right hand corner to log on to your  Pearson OLE Social Studies  page (using the same username and password as Pearson Realize-Math) for assignments to help you study
In Art: Continue our study on creating texture using lines to create Power Hands!

Thank you for contributing to our Donors Choose project. 
We have secured 4 Chromebooks and 6 iPearl covers!
You are the best!
We are SO grateful and appreciative!
The 3rd and final phase will include 2 more Chromebook and a storage center! That will be coming soon!

Ethiopian Pen Pals
We are in the process of writing back our Ethiopian Pen Pals and creating a video to show our life in West Hills. We are even learning how to write some Amharic phrases in Fidel! Pretty impressive!
Students are brainstorming ideas and we may need your help in capturing photos and very short videos of your child engaged in their everyday activities like dance and sports.
A video they shared with us of their Wolitic traditional dance

We are in need of tissues, paper towels, and white copy paper in the classroom
Thank You!

Thursday, January 22, 2015