Intermediate News

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, 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.


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.


Weekly Work


All Intermediate Students

Research: Science Fair Planning Sheet

Lifeskill: Perseverance

Social Studies: Government

Writing: Future Outline

Science: Collisions

STEM: Presentations



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: “ 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

Other: Review

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

Spelling: (On Advanced: only need to do 1 lesson per week)

Grammar: None


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