February 24th, 2020
Spring Scholastic Book Orders
Does your student need new books for SSR? Our spring scholastic book order form will be going home in student mailboxes this week with exciting new reads. Please remember that we are doing online orders only. Orders are due by Friday, March 6th.
You can order online at scholastic.com/readingclub, 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?
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.
Trimester 3 electives teachers needed!
We need volunteers to supervise/teach electives for our 4th-8th grade students. This is a vital part of our program allowing students to enjoy and be introduced to varied experiences. Some past popular electives and new ideas include: outdoor sports, board games, photography, recycle art, drama, woodworking, gardening, ultimate Frisbee, cooking, special effects makeup, filmmaking/editing, costume design, theater, zumba, foreign language, fun with science, fundraising, singing, yoga, volleyball, sign-language, origami, escape room design,ukulele instruction and video game design. We encourage new ideas too!
If you have a special talent you are willing to share or can supervise an activity on one of our elective days, please let us know ASAP. Electives are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00. 3rd trimester electives will run from March 16th through May 21st.
Science Fair Packets
Science Fair packets went home on Feb. 14th. The packet includes all of the due dates, check lists and descriptions to guide students through the process. In our room 3 library, we have many books full of simple science fair project ideas. In addition, there are many great websites such as Science Buddies that are helpful. The first assignment is due this week; it is the Science Planning sheet. It must be reviewed by Mrs. Gonzalez and approved. Attached to this newsletter is an electronic version of the science fair packet.
All Intermediate Students
Research: Science Fair Planning Sheet
Social Studies: Government
Writing: Future Outline
LA #1: Abraham Lincoln
LA #2: Modal Verbs
LA #3: 1- Fourth Grade Rats
2/3 – Because of Winn Dixie
LA MobyMax: Modal Verbs
Spelling/Grammar: Unit 16
Math #1: 1 – Subtracting Decimals
2/3 – Decimal Word Problems
Math #2: 1 – Intro to Decimals
2/3 – Division
Math #3: 1 – Unit 4-1
2 – Unit 4-2
3 – Unit 4-4
Math MobyMax: Decimals
LA 1: Scholastic (Back Cover) Feb.17 issue
LA 2: Readworks.org “ F “
LA 3: Bud, Not Buddy Ch 19
LA MobyMax: Free Write (instead)
Spelling: Lesson 22
Grammar: Duolingo 50XL
Math 1: Finding Equivalent Expressions (u3,m1,s2)
Math 2: Candy Sales Graph & More (u3,m1,s4)
Math 3: More Decimal Practice (u3,m2,s7)
Math MobyMax: Fact Fluency. 20 min. total
Other: Math quiz on decimals and rounding
Language Arts #1: Giver Plot Map
Language Arts #2: Giver Themes
Language Arts #3: Giver Test
LA MobyMax: None
Math #1: 4.2.1
Math #2: 4.2.2
Math #3: 4.2.4
Math MobyMax: Fact Fluency (20 minutes for the week)
Spelling: Typing.com (On Advanced: only need to do 1 lesson per week)
Dates to Remember:
Mar 6th – 2nd Cup of Coffee
Mar 9th-13th – Conference Week (minimum days)
Mar 20th – Walk-a-Thon
Mar 24th – Spring Pictures
Apr 3rd – 2nd Cup of Coffee
Apr 6th-10th – Spring Break