Note from Mr. Mushegan for February
It is hard to believe that we are already into the second month of the new year. February is a busy, yet fun month for our class. We will be having our Valentine's party on Wednesday, February 14 from 11:00 to 12:00. Students will have an opportunity to exchange cards. A class list will be sent home this coming week.

Please be aware as state testing and Open House approach, the pace of our curriculum will increase along with projects. Please check with your child each day to make sure s/he is keeping up with their assignments.

Congratulations to the following students (last names withheld for privacy):

Student of the Month: Ray A., Samuel A., and Rowyn W.

Character of the Month: Fedele C., Taylor N., and Giuliana R.

Academic All-Star: Malachi M., Victoria N., and Phoebe T.

I am very proud of each student and their achievements!

If you should have any questions, please give me a call or you can contact me at


Mark Mushegan


What We Are Studying This Month

Benchmark Series – Confronting Challenges
• Vocabulary & Spelling Units 18-21
• Informative Writing 

Math – 4th Grade
Chapter 8 - "Fractions”
Chapter 9 – “Operations with Fractions”

Math – 5th Grade
Chapter 8 - "Fractions and Decimals"
Chapter 9 – “Add and Subtract Fractions”

Social Studies – 4th Grade
Week 22 – “The Gold Rush”
Week 23 – “Life in Mining Camps and Towns”
Week 24 – “Women in Early California”

Social Studies – 5th Grade
Week 22 – “Differing Points of View”
Week 23 – “Turing Points”
Week 24 – “Impacts on Family”


Mystery Science – Earth and Space Science: Watery Planet

February 2019

February 8 – Field Trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium and San Jose Tech Musuem
February 11 – Holiday (No School)
February 14 – Valentine's Party
February 18 – Holiday (No School)