Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Monday, November 13th was our field trip to Olivas Adobe Ranch in Ventura.  What a great learning experience for our fourth graders.  Students had hands-on experiences with the ranchero lifestyle 1820’s, creating masa, making tortillas, roping cattle, and creating mud bricks.   Special thanks to Ms. DeMello, Mr. Khan and Mr. Van Gerwen for chaperoning the trip. 

We need two parents each Monday morning from 8:10 until 9:10 to help  out with psychomotor.  I will be emailing a google document for parents to sign up to volunteer.

No school next week - Thanksgiving break.


Language Arts.  Continue with Wit & Wisdom unit A Great Heart.  Focus question:  How do the characters in Love that Dog show characteristics of great heart, themes, and how to use evidence to write a supporting paragraph.  Students are truly enjoying the poetry in this unit.

Math.  Lessons 24 – 28.  Determine if a whole number is a multiple of another number.  Explore properties of prime and composite numbers to 100 by using multiples.  Division of thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.  Divide multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000 by single digit numbers.  Students will solve division problems with up to a three-digit dividend numerically and with place value disks requiring decomposing a remainder in the hundreds place. Lesson 28: Represent and solve three-digit dividend division with divisors of 2, 3, 4, and 5 numerically.

Social Studies.  Rancheros on Monday – visiting Olivas Adobe Ranchero.
Mapping the four California regions on Thursday.  Materials and supplies needed from home.

Science.  Energy Transfer.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

November 6 – 10, 2017

HUGE thank you to the parents that volunteered for traffice duty.  Great job showing up to be a part of this very important school job!

Volunteers Needed for Monday morning Psychomotor.  Each Monday a.m. we need one parent to come and help out with the outdoor activity.  Just show up at 8:10 a.m. on the blacktop.  

School Day Schedule due to Conferences all week
Monday 8 – 12:30
Tuesday 8 – 1:30
Wednesday 8 – 12:30
Thursday 8 – 12:30
Friday.  Veterans Day.  No School.

Sign up on the Google document to work the Hassig/Dant booth at the WW Winter Wonderland Festival to be held December 8th from 11 – 4 p.m. This is a fun, community event.  Come!

Math.  Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite.

Lesson 22:  Find factor pairs for numbers to 100, and use
understanding of factors to define prime and composite.

Lesson 23: Use division and the associative property to test for factors and observe patterns.

Lesson 24: Determine if a whole number is a multiple of another number. 

Lesson 25: Explore properties of prime and composite numbers to 100 by using multiples. 

Language Arts.  Continuing with the Elements of Poetry.  Reading Love That Dog.  Summary writing and poetry writing.  Students will use newsela each day. 

Science.  Electromagnets review.

Social Studies.  Regions.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

October 30 – November 3, 2017

All week:  Room 26 has Traffic Duty.  It’s not too late to sign up!  Brunch sign up below also.

Sign up sheet (click link) Traffic Service: Hassig Oct 23-Nov 3 


We will also be having a Halloween party for the kids on October 31st after the parade. Please click the link to sign up for food n drinks. 

Monday.  Several pieces of printed material go home for parents to read, sign and return. 
1.     School survey
2.     Field Trip to Olivas Adobe
3.     Best Foot Forward (Ballroom Dance) permission slip.
Please sign and return the paperwork at your earliest convenience.

Tuesday.  Halloween Parade at 8:15.  After the parade we will have a brunch outside of the classroom.  Thank you for signing up to food items.  There are still a few items needed.

Friday.  I have several fall conferences throughout the day.  I am hoping to hold them in the day care room.  I will let you know as soon as I get permission to use a room.  Plan to be at school several minutes before your conference time as it takes five minutes to get there after signing in at the front desk.  Conferences during the week of November 6 – 10 will be held in room 26.

Friday, November 10.  No School

Thanksgiving Break.  November  20 – 24.


ELA.  Love that Dog.  Writing a summary and the elements of poetry.  Fluency reading and different styles of poems.  Several poems used this week.

Math.  Represent and solve division problems requiring decomposing a remainder in the tens, and finding whole number quotients and remainders.  Students explain remainders by using place value understanding and area models.  Later in the week students find factor pairs for numbers to 100, and use understanding of factors to define prime and composite numbers.  Associative property is used to test for factors and observe patterns. 

Science.  Electromagnets.

Social Studies.  California’s four regions.

Health.  Finish studying the heart.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

October 22 – 26, 2017

PARENTS! We need help at psycho motor each Monday from 8:10 until 9:10.  Please help out.  It is fun!

We have traffic duty for the next two weeks.  Sign up to help out! 

Conferences take place from November 3 – 9.  On Monday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. I will send out a Google doc for parents to sign up for a conference time during that week.  Click on the document and select a time.  I have one entire conference day – all day November 3rd  - that has been made available to upper grade teachers due to classroom size.  If you are able to attend that day – GREAT!

Halloween Parade at Welby to take place on October 31 at 8:15 a.m.  When the parade is over, our class will have a small brunch in the classroom.  Mrs. Chatterjee has sent out a google sign up for snacks.  After the brunch, students will change into school day clothing and the real fun will begin (academics)!

Did your child tell you that he/she ran a mile on Friday morning?


Math.  Math.  Module 3, Lessons 14 – 19.  Students use arrays and area models to solve division word problems involving remainders. Students practice dividing two-digit dividends with a remainder in the ones place using place value disks and decompose the tens remainder into ones.  The long division algorithm is introduced in lesson 16. 

Language Arts.  Continuing with the Great Heart unit.  Students prepare to write an essay comparing the literal and figurative meaning of the word “heart.” 
Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday.

Science.  Electromagnets.  Investigation and reading.  I-check quiz on Friday, October 26th.  Composition notebook check on Friday.

Social Studies.  Regions.  We will complete a California region relief map on Friday.

Health.  The human heart.  The majority of the heart information coming from the language arts program and the resources provided from Great Heart.