Static Electricity Halloween Science Lab
Halloween Carnival this Friday- students come to school in their Halloween costume and stay in it all day. Thank you so much to all volunteers that day!! We couldn't do it without you!
Keep in mind school dress code rules in regards to costumes: no blood, gore, weapons, violent or explicit messages, clothing that is too tight or revealing.
Students should also bring a bag for trick-or-treating at the nursing home. Thank you to my drivers: Lane Miller ,Lisa Ronco, Angie Sciarrino, Lisa Black, Stephanie Pena, Rhonda Quick and Lori Mendes
Math - I will be differentiating math lessons for this next chapter so that I can best support students' needs. Homework will be differentiated as well. If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to ask.
Book Reports- students should have checked out a classic novel for their next book report. We went over the directions for the report in class today. They are also posted on my website. This report is due on December 11th. I recommend that students finish their novels before September 1st so that they have plenty of time to do their report. This is an at home project. I advised students to take notes as they read and also to start the project as soon as they finish their novel. They can get the "newspaper" paper from me upon request.
The first trimester is ending in a few weeks. I have a huge stack of no-name papers and many students are missing several assignments. (Please see my late/make-up work policy). Please check gradelink with your child to make sure that they are all caught up. There should be no surprises when report cards come out.
Coming Up next week
Sister Eva is visiting next Wednesday!
Noon dismissal next Friday 11/6
Mid-chapter math quiz next Friday
Unit 1 Grammar test next Wednesday
Students can bring in a t-shirt for art on Friday- we will be working with clay.
Academic Areas of Focus this Week
Reading Genre: persuasive articles
Reading Skill: main idea and key details
Vocabulary Strategy: suffixes
Word Study: long i vowel sounds
Science: Life Science
Social Studies: California Native Americans
Religion: God's Creation