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.