Intermediate News

September 23rd, 2019

Coastal Cleanup

Permission slips for Coastal Cleanup went home two weeks ago and are due back this Friday Sept 27th. Students who do not turn in a permission slip for Coastal Cleanup or mark that they will not be participating will help clean up our campus instead of the creek. All students will be participating in community service that day, whether it is helping to clean the creek or our campus.

Cal Academy of Sciences Permission Slip

Intermediate will be visiting the California Academy of Sciences in November. Permission slips for that field trip will be going home soon. If you are interested in chaperoning, please make sure that your insurance and DMV record is turned into the office at least one week before the trip. This helps ensure that all of our drivers are cleared to drive before the day of the field trip. All permission slips must be turned in by the due date. If your child needs a scholarship or you would like an extension on the donation, please write that on the permission slip and turn it in by the due date. We are unable to make accommodations for students who turn in their permission slip late!

Research Projects

Research projects are underway! Please check in with your student about their progress on their project. This week their second performance is due. This should be their word performance! If this is your student’s first research project and you missed the presentation at Back to School Night, please come in one day after school to look at the samples we have. Presentations will be the week of October 21st.


As you may have noticed, the Intermediate teachers are beginning to experiment with using gradelink as an online grading system. Each teacher is using the system in their own way as we get comfortable with it. You may notice grades popping up for certain classes or whole class emails being sent from the system. Please make sure that your student’s information is current in our system! We will continue to update you as we use Gradelink more.

Trapper Keepers aka Zipper Binder

As students complete their weekly assignments, they should file their old work under math, language arts, social studies, science or their elective, if appropriate. At test time, they will be able to pull out and review relevant topics.  For example, science students are given hand-outs that should be filed until test time. Science students get to use those materials during the test.

Scholastic Book Orders

Our first scholastic book order form will be going home in student mailboxes this week. Please remember that we are doing online orders only. Orders are due by Friday October 4th.

You can order online at, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests. Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!

First Time Ordering Online?

  • Go to

  • Enter our one-time Class Activation Code: PTZ2W

  • Shop and submit your child’s book order.

  • Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.

Weekly Work

Students received their Weekly Work folders this week. Inside those folders you will find all of their assignments. We will also include the assignments each week in the newsletter just in case.

All Intermediate Students

Research: Performance #2

Lifeskill: Organization

Social Studies: Woodlands

Writing: Transition Words

Science: Plants need?

STEM: Lines of Symmetry


LA #1: Soccer

LA #2: Get to the Point

LA #3: V & V

LA MobyMax: Punctuation

Spelling/Grammar: Unit 3

Math #1: Green Numbers and Operations Cards (6)

Math #2: Multiplication Crossword

Math #3: 1 – Unit 1-2s1

        2 – Unit 1-2s4

        3 – Unit 1-3s4

Math MobyMax: 20 Minute Math


LA 1: ”Disease..”

LA 2: Part 2-Opinion Writing

LA 3: none

LA Moby Max: Identify…Volume

Spelling: “-Ex”

Grammar:  Adjectives

Math 1: Solve equations with Parenthesis

Math 2: Box Method

Math 3: Student Strategies

Math Moby Max: Multiply Using Expanded Form

Other:  Pass 2 mult. Tests or a fact sheet unless you are a “Master of Multiplication”


Language Arts #1: Bud, Not Buddy Ch. 5-8

Language Arts #2:Vocabulary

Language Arts #3: Comprehension Questions

LA MobyMax: Quote Evidence

Math #1: Ch.1 Review

Math #2: Test

Math #3: 2.1.1

Other: 2.1.2

Math MobyMax: Fact Fluency (20 minutes for the week)

Spelling: x2

Dates to Remember:

Oct 4th – 2nd Cup of Coffee

Oct 4th – Scholastic Book Order Due

Oct 4th – Coastal Cleanup

Oct 7th-14th – October Break