Class News

Week of: Feb. 12 - 23

Counting Homework:  Week 20

Language Arts

This week in Language Arts we will continue Unit 5: Technology at Work.  In this unit we will be listening to stories and learning how to retell key ideas and details.  Students will be learning how to build vocabulary by distinguishing shades of meaning among verbs.  We will be learning how to use photographs to describe work settings.  Students will be learning how to make and confirm predictions about events in the story.  We will be working on finding text evidence to make and confirm predictions about events; explain author’s word choice, and use details to describe setting.   Students will be learning how to compare and contrast an informational text and a rhyming story.

You can see what students are learning in phonics this week by clicking on the Weekly Focus tab and opening the PDF.  We are on Unit 5, Week 3 this week.  In writing students will be working on writing key details, a new event, describing characters, and writing an opinion about characters. Independently students will be working on writing a dialogue.  In language, we will be learning about different kinds of sentences and prepositions.


Math

Students will be starting Topic 12: Length this week.  We will be learning how to compare and order lengths of objects.  Students will be learning how to indirectly compare objects by length.  We will be learning how to estimate, measure, and compare lengths of objects by using nonstandard units.  We will finish up Topic 12 next week as well as take the Topic 12 test.


Valentine’s Day

We will not be having a Valentine’s Day Party.  It is a short week that week, so we just won’t be able to fit in a whole party.  However, we will be passing out Valentine’s for Valentine’s Day on February 14th.  I have sent home a class list of names for your child to bring Valentine’s.  I am asking that you please have your child make a Valentine for ALL kids and not just a few (we want to keep everything fair).  So, our Valentine’s celebration will be passing out and reading our Valentine’s.  I know it’s not our normal party stuff, but it’ll be great fun!  Sorry you won’t be able to participate with us this time. J  Thanks for your understanding!!!


No School

In celebration of President’s Day, we do not have school Feb. 15th, 16th and 19th.  Please make arrangements for child care for your children on those days we won’t be here.  Have a great 5 day weekend and enjoy your family time!! 

Flat Stanley

Please check on your Flat Stanley’s.  I would really like them back no later than March 30th, which is right around the corner, so that we can start hearing about all of Flat Stanley’s adventures.  If you have Flat Stanley ready to come back now, please send him in as soon as he is ready! J We can’t wait to find on the map everywhere Flat Stanley traveled.  Please send out reminders to everybody you sent one to so they can get them in the mail to me by March 30th.  

Things to work on at home…

There are several things you can be working with your student on at home in addition to their nightly homework:

        Tying their shoes

        Spelling their last name—some kids do not know how to spell their last name….this is important for many reasons.  THANK YOU!!! J

        Memorizing their phone number

        Memorizing their address and knowing their middle name for our Autobiography!!

        Following a list of 3-4 specific directions (listening skills)

        Jumping jacks

 

Spirit Fridays!!
We have Spirit Days each Friday. Please dress your child in Green, Gold, or Twelve Bridges wear to show your school pride! School spirit is part of our grade level competition.  We need to wear our spirit wear to earn points!!


Wishlist
Here’s our most up to date Wishlist.  If you order anything from amazon, here’s the link so that the school will get credit/donation for your purchase, http://smile.amazon.com) 

·         HP 62 Ink, both black and tri-color needed

·         White Cardstock-ream

·         Flashdrive to save files (if you have an extra lying around….I can’t locate the 2 that I use at school)

·         6 portable CD players (to be able to listen to books on CD to help with reading AR books and taking AR quizzes)

·         Extra headphones (for when student headphones unexpectedly stop working but they still need something to use during iReady in the classroom)

·         Sandwich bags

·         Bags of uncooked popcorn to be able to pop for treats and extra snacks when needed

Additional Upcoming Events

February 10th — Family Bowling Night with baskets 5:00-7:00, more details to follow

February 12th — Early Release, School out at 1:40

February 15-19th — No School, President’s Week

February 20th—Pennies for Patients Kick-off Assembly; February 20th-March 2nd

Pennies for Patients Drive for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

February 26th — Early Release, School out at 1:40

February 27th-March 2nd—Read Across America Week

February 28th—Spring Pictures K-2

 

March 1st—Spring Pictures 3-5; 4th Grade In School Field Trip 8:15

March 2nd—4th Grade In School Field Trip 8:15

March 5th — Early Release, School out at 1:40; 2nd Grade to Barnes & Noble

(Davies/Emmerling) 8:30

March 6th—PTC Board Meeting 12:30

March 7th—4th Grade to Sacramento Museum 9:00

March 8th — Sami’s Circuit Day #2

March 9th—4th Grade to Sacramento Museum 9:00

March 12th — No School, District/Site Day for teachers, no students

March 14th — Sami’s Circuit Family Night #2 6:00-7:00

March 17th — Daddy-Daughter Dance, more details to follow

March 19th — Early Release, School out at 1:40

March 26th-April 2nd — No School, Spring Break

 

April 3rd—PTC Board Meeting 12:30

April 5th —5th Grade to MotherLoad River Center 8:15

April 6th — Monte Carlo Night, more details to follow

April 9th — Early Release, School out at 1:40

April 10th—Choir @ Rivercats 5:00

April 16th — Early Release, School out at 1:40

April 18th—3rd Grade to Maidu (Andrews & Villa) 9:15

April 19th—3rd Grade to Maidu (Snook & Evangelisti) 9:15

April 23rd — Early Release, School out at 1:40

April 25th—Starstruck Showcase TBD

April 26th—Starstruck Showcase TBD

April 30th — Early Release, School out at 1:40

 

May 1st—1st Grade to Woodcreek Nature Center (Munno/Snodgrass) 10:30; 3rd

Grade to Bernhard’s Museum (Andrews/Villa) 8:30; PTC Board Mtg 12:30

May 2nd—3rd Grade to Bernhard’s Museum (Sanchez/Evangelisti) 8:30

May 3rd—ATOU Workshop for 4th Grade

May 7th — Early Release, School out at 1:40

May 7th-May 18th—SBAC Testing Window for Grades 3-5

May 9th—1st Grade to Woodcreek Nature Center (Gutierrez/Williamson) 10:30

May 14th — Early Release, School out at 1:40

May 14-18th — Book Fair

May 17th — Open House 5:00

May 21st — Early Release, School out at 1:40

May 23rd—4th Grade to Empire Mine (Conway/Scarbrough) 8:45

May 25th—4th Grade to Empire Mine (Swanson/Mandel) 8:45

May 28th — No School, Memorial Day

May 30th—Senior Parade

June 1st—TBES Carnival Day

June 4-7th — Early Release, School out at 1:40

June 7th — Last Day of School!; 5th Grade Clap-Out 1:30

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