Tuesday, February 18, 2020

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18-21st

Homework Tuesday
Science World-Read "Minecraft" and "Name that Element"
and do worksheets that go along with them.
Book Project due Friday!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish Reading Science World
Packet due Friday
Math L 9.1 Statistics Intro Due Friday
Pizza Project Due Friday


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Week of February 11-14th

Class Update
Thank you so much Room 20 parents and students for my birthday gift card to Cafe Cruz! I    am going to take my wife out the night before Valentine's Day!

While I was gone the substitute gave a great report for our class so I  a filled in the rest of the party chart. That means we get a class party this Friday! We will watch a movie and eat lunch together.

This week we are presenting our Environmental Pollution projects. Thus far they have been amazing!
Fracking, Global Warming, Electric Vehicles, Deforestation, Glacier reduction  just to name a few.

Homework Tuesday
Read p. 16+17 in Science World
Do p. 1 front/back in packet
Wordly Wise #10-Due Friday
Practice Environment Speech
Pizza Project

Homework Wednesday
Read p. 8+9 "Chewing Plastic"and Finish 4 pages on "Facial Recognition"
Wordly Wise #10-Due Friday
Practice Environment Speech
Pizza Project

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish Science World + Packet
Finish Wordly Wise
BYOB! Bring your own bed stuff for party tomorrow.



Monday, February 3, 2020

WEEK OF FEB 3-7th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Newsela-Screen time unhappiness + quiz
Science-Practice Env. Speech/Slide Show
Due next Tuesday
Finish Perspective Wkbk p. 209

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
AR 25 min.
Check grades on igrade for progress report
1 month left in Trimester
Math Finish  L 7.7
Practice Science Speech
Pizza Book Project Due: February 21st
Have Parents do Eco Footprint!
Due Tuesday, February 11th for
Env Projects

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
AR 25 Min. Optional
Practice Science Speech
Math - Practice Test-Due Friday
Have Parents do Eco Footprint!
Due Tuesday, February 11th for
Env Projects
TAKE HOME SCIENCE PROJECTS

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
AR
Math-Finish Chapter Review/Finish Practice Test
Finish Studies Weekly Week 12 + Bonus Content
on Computer-Study for test



Monday, January 27, 2020

WEEK OF JANUARY 27-JANUARY 31



HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-AR 25 min.
Math-Finish Wkbk p. 167-170
Wordly  Wise 9 Due Friday
Environmental Project-15 min.
Correct and Return work

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading 20 Min.
Finish Math Finish 7.5
Finish Studies Weekly: Quiz Tomorrow
Wordly Wise
Environment Project 20 min.
Science Project Due tomorrow
PAJAMA DAY

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
AR 20 Min.
Finish Wordly Wise
Practice Environment Slide Show Speech
Finish L 7.6


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WEEK OF JANUARY 21-24th

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading-AR + Finish Monkey Master Comprehension
Math-7.3 Due on Thursday
Environment Project 20 min.

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read: "Bitten" in Science World
Do first page front/back in packet
Math - Finish 7.3
Environmental Project 20 min.

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish Science World Packet (Emoji is in-class)
Finish 7.4 Math
Finish MLK Packet
Kahoots!(Gummy/Kenz)



Tuesday, January 14, 2020

WEEK OF JANUARY 14-17th

CLASS UPDATE

Welcome back! I hope everybody enjoyed that extended winter break. A huge thanks goes out to all the parents and students for their thoughtful holiday gifts! My family went to the San Jose Sharks to see them play the Columbus Blue Jacket. They won, which made it even better. My wife and I  enjoyed a getaway to Carmel, as well. Thank you so much for the gift card to Amazon! I was able to buy a new golf bag and some tennis shoes. 
During the break I enjoyed re-reading a book East of Eden that kept me up late at night. Finally, I golfed with Mr. Kyle and played tennis with my family and Mr. McMillan.  I was excited to see "The Rise of Skywalker" with my son during the break.
Enough about me! It's time to get back to learning.







Class Update:

These next two weeks we will be exploring the amazing life and struggle of Martin Luther King Jr. 

This week we are also doing New Year's Resolutions for school and at home to kick off learning and growth in 2020.

In History we are kicking off the Egypt Unit in History.

Science-In Science we are reading articles about the real - life science in Star Wars and even creating our own robot plans.

In Math-we will start Chapter 7, which focuses on Equations and Inequalities.

Field Trip Forms were sent home for NASA trip on Friday, February 28th and Rosicrucian Egypt Museum on Thursday, March 26th.

Science Projects are due on Wednesday, January 29th.


HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Star Wars on Location and the handouts 
"Fact vs. Fiction", Robot Designer  (Due Friday)
SCIENCE WORLD ONLINE CODE: PHMDLWA
Do New Year's Resolutions activity
Two Field Trip forms: (NASA, ROSICRUCIAN EGYPT MUSEUM)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read "Plastic or the Planet" + Handout
Finish Math L 7.1
Robot handout due Friday 
FIELD TRIP FORMS!

Homework Thursday
Finish Reading Science World
Do Comprehension Mult Choice Page
Finish Robot/Plastic
Finish Math Wkbk 155-158 7.2
Field Trip Forms





Friday, December 13, 2019

LAST WEEK OF THE YEAR!

Homework Monday
AR Optional
Finish Written Final Drafts of 3 Poems
Study Spelling Words

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Get White Elephant Gift
Dress up in ugly sweater/nice clothes for
Recital/Finish Poetry Art
Study Spelling Words/Holiday History

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Bring White Elephant Gift
Study Holiday History:
Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Saturnalia/Yule
Study Spelling Words

CLASS UPDATE

Holidays: The class is learning about some winter holidays and their history. (Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and Saturnalia/Winter Solstice)

Hour of Code- Next week our class will participate in Coding together during math time!

Poetry Recital:
Parents are invited on Wednesday at 945am for our recital. Students will be dressed up in their ugly sweaters/holiday colors to present their 3 poems to the class. This will be followed by a little cafe with cider and treats. There will be a brief intermission for their recess to get out the wiggles. This later time start is due to the Holiday Singalong in the morning.

On Thursday we will have our small class party at 11:40-12:15 (Games)
12:55-White Elephant gift exchange. Students should get some present under $15 by next Thursday that either a boy or girl would enjoy. 

Over the break students will have a  few optional projects to work on if they desire, which aren't due until February. (Environmental Pollution Slide Show/Speech, Pizza Book Project)

Progress Reports will go home on Wednesday so you can check in on your child's progress thus far in the 2nd trimester. (40% of total days)

I am SO GLAD to share that our progress on the MAP test that we took this week was off the charts. Our class is learning at high levels with depth. Let's keep this going the second half of the year. Thank you for all of your support on this learning journey.



Monday, December 9, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 9-13th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Math Chapter 5.7 odds in book
Wordly Wise Due Friday
Practice Poems (Due next Wednesday)

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading AR
Wordly Wise due Friday/Sparkle tomorrow
Math-Finish Chapter Review p. 239 #1-22
Practice Poems

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Newsela History of Christmas + Quiz
Math Review Chapter 5 BIM
Wordly Wise
Practice Poetry!











Monday, December 2, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-6th





CLASS UPDATE

Attention! We will have a donation box in our classroom until winter break to send needed items to a elementary school in Vuelta Granda, Guatemala
where the school and many of the children who attend do not have access to
these items. These donations will be sent through the Dream Volunteers club
at Aptos High School. Pizza Party for winning group who brings the most donations

Donate the following:
Children Books in Spanish or English
Clothing-especially sweat shirts, T-shirts, jeans in good condition
School Supplies-crayons, markers, colored pencils, art supplies, dry erase markers, etc.


We need three chaperones to attend the field trip this Friday. You may drive separately
to Monte Vista in Corralitos to see their performance of Elf. Please let me know if you are available and willing!

Science Fair Projects begin soon. Here is the link for the Science Fair Projects:
https://riodelmar.pvusd.net/pf4/cms2/news_themed_display?id=1574764256992

This is an optional project and will be designated as  extra credit in Science.

The Spelling Bee will be held this Wednesday in class to determine the two representatives from our class that will participate in the school-wide Spelling Bee.

Our Poetry Recital Cafe will be Wednesday, December 18th. Students chose their poems today and are in the process of writing their own.

Our Holiday White Elephant party will be on Thursday, December 19th.

In Math we are working on Ratios and Percents this week

In reading we kicked off our unit on "Animal Allies"

In Science we are starting our environmental projects

Next week we will be taking the MAP test.



HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Newsela Great Pacific Garbage + Quiz
Math-L 5.5 due Wednesday (Percents)
Writing - Finish couplet poem
Sign up for Environment Project
FIELD TRIP FORM DUE ASAP

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading 25 min. AR
Math Finish 5.5 %
Finish Writing Problem/Solution Poem
Science Environment Project Research
Practice Reciting Famous Poem
Field Trip Form
Guatemala Donations

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Newsela on how Racism affects health + Quiz
Math - Finish 5.6 Using Percents
Writing-Do 1/2 of Problem Poem final draft
Guatemala Donations

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish L 5.7 + Study for 5.5-5.7 Quiz
Finish Poem final draft
Guatemala Donations (SEE ABOVE)


SCIENCE PROJECT DETAILS

If student(s) choose to participate, submit bottom portion of the sign up sheet by Friday, December 13th.

We will not be printing packets. Click link above to find out the directions.

These projects are to be completed at home and are due Wednesday, January 29th to the classroom.

Students may work in groups 1-3 students

Only grades 4th-6th can move on to County and State Level.

Thursday, January 30th will be the Science Fair Judging. That night students and parents can tour the Science Fair from 6:30-7:30pm

Friday, January 31st School Tour of Projects











Monday, November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving Week!

Homework Monday 
Prepare Dish to bring Tuesday
Study 5.1-5.4 Ratios for Quiz