Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Thank you to all that attended Winter Wonderland Festival.  What a great way to show community spirit!

Field Trip on Friday, February 16th to Discovery Cube.  Pack a sack lunch with water bottle and snack.  

Curriculum

Math.  Module 5:   Fraction Equivalence Using Multiplication and Division.  Area model and multiplication are used to show the equivalence of two fractions.  Lessons 6–10: Use the area model and multiplication (division in L 9 and 10) to show the equivalence of two fractions.  Use of number lines to make meaning of fractions.  

Language Arts.  Core Literature, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  The importance of setting.  Students compare settings from poetry and Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright Students write using metaphors, similes, sensory details, summaries and settings.  End goal:  writing a personal narrative.

Earth Science with Mrs. Kearns on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Health. "Stop, Talk, Walk" positive behavior method.  

Social Studies.  Black History Month, Presidents Day and continuation of California history up to the California Gold Rush. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

This WEEK:  SATURDAY is the WINTER WONDERLAND Festival.  Hope to see everyone there.

Curriculum

Math.  Module 5:  Fractions. Lessons 1 - 6 this week.  Decompose fractions as a sum of unit fractions using tape diagrams.  Decompose non-unit fractions and represent them as a whole number times a unit fraction using tape diagrams and area models to show equivalence.  

End of Module 4 tests will be returned on Tuesday.  Please go through the test with your child.  Before you sign the test (that it has been reviewed by you), corrections must be made on 8-1/2 X 11 inch lined paper.  

Language Arts.  Core Literature, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  The importance of setting.  Short story by Ray Bradbury and poetry by Robert Frost. Students write metaphors, similes, sensory details, summaries and settings.  On Monday students participate in a Socratic Seminar.  

Earth Science with Mrs. Kearns on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Quiz on Tuesday.

Health. Bullying and use the "Stop, Talk, Walk" positive behavior method.  

Social Studies.  Continue early California history up to the California Gold Rush. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fitness Week was a huge success.  We had such a great week!  Thank you so much to the parents that sent in fruits and vegetables.  The students REALLY enjoyed eating the different items each day.  I received emails from parents stating that their child had shown a new love for vegetables that they had never eaten!  That alone made our class winners!  There were many different areas that were used to tabulate the points for the team winners.  I think we lost out in a few areas that were out of student's control.  Nevertheless, the week was fun and I feel we were very successful.  Thank you! 


Math.  Module 4:  Angle Measures and Plane Figures. 
Lessons 14-18.   Problem Solving with the Addition of Angle Measures and Two-Dimensional Figures and Symmetry.   End of Module Test on Thursday, February 1.  

Language Arts.  Core Literature, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  The importance of setting.  Short story by Ray Bradbury and poetry by Robert Frost. 

Earth Science with Mrs. Kearns on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Health. WeVideo on a specific health topic. Students should come to class on Tuesday with enough information for all slides in the 4-minute video. 

Social Studies.  Continue early California history up to the California Gold Rush. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fitness Week, January 21 – 26. 

EAT more fruits and vegetables this week.  Daily suggestions:  red, yellow, orange, green and blue or purple colored vegetables. 

Fourth Grade Walk-a-thon on Friday from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. (with fifth grade – on two different tracks)  Snack in classroom provided by parents after recess in classroom.    

Math.  Module 4:  Angle Measures and Plane Figures. 
Lessons 10 – 17.   Problem Solving with the Addition of Angle Measures and Two-Dimensional Figures and Symmetry.   Mid-Module Quiz returned on Tuesday.  Correct errors and return to class by Friday, 1/26. 

Language Arts.  Core Literature, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  The importance of setting.  Short story by Ray Bradbury and poetry by Robert Frost. 

Earth Science with Mrs. Kearns on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Health. WeVideo on a specific health topic. Students should come to class on Tuesday with enough information for all slides in the 4-minute video. 

Social Studies.  Continue early California history up to the California Gold Rush. 


Monday, January 15, 2018

January 16 - 19, 2018

SCHOOL NEWS

January 22 – 26 BRING YOUR GAME TO FITNESS WEEK!  Room 26 has red t-shirts.  If you have several red t-shirts (any type) – send in one or two so that we have extra on hand for students that forget to wear RED.  Plan on having all of the vegetables at home so that your child can eat the colors of the rainbow each day. 

CURRICULUM

Math.
Mid-Module 4 Quiz to take place on Wednesday, January 17th.  There was a complete review on lessons 1 - 8 on both Thursday and Friday last week.  Students are comfortable with angles and ready for this quiz. 

This week's Eureka Math:
Topic C.  Decompose 360° .  Straight line is 180° .  Students combine two adjacent angles to form a line.  Students continue to create and understand supplementary angles and complementary angles.  

In Topic D students learn symmetry.  Symmetry leads to working with triangles and its precise definition.  Students learn isosceles, equilateral and scalene triangles and explore the definitions of quadrilaterals.  Students learn to classify them through their measurement.  

Language Arts. 
Last week we read and held discussions about Martin Luther King, Jr.  Discussions included racial equality and  vocabulary connected with honoring him.  

This week we return to core literature and begin working on a unit called, "Extreme Settings."  The unit includes short stories and poems along with the book, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.

Earth Science continues on Wednesday and Thursday with Mrs. Kearns.  Not sure at this point, but there might be a quiz on Thursday.  Mrs. Kearns will inform students on Wednesday. 

Social Studies.  Mexican rule changes life in California.  

Health.  Students are working on individual slide shows and a WeVideo about a specific health issue of their choice.