Mrs. Boveda

Virtual 5th Grade

Oct. 26-30

Halloween Goody Bag Pick-up

On Thursday, October 29th between 1:30-2:30, our room parents and Mrs. Boveda will be passing out Halloween goody bags. Lance the Lancer (school mascot) will be there to say hello! Students can wear their costumes:) If you are unable to make it, you may pick up the goody bag any time before Friday 4 pm.

Halloween Zoom Party

Our room parents have planned a really fun class Halloween Zoom Party for Friday from 10-10:45 am. You should have received an email about our party on 10/25. If you would like to help, please sign up on our class Shutterfly site.

Virtual Book Fair

Visit our Book Fair homepage between October 19 and November 1 to learn more and get started with online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lydiksenelemschool

Here is Mrs. Boveda's Classroom Wish List. Click on the BOVEDA tab to view books I would like for our classroom library. Also, here is our school counselor's list.

Student Progress

I have sent invitations to parents and guardians to receive weekly updates from Google Classroom. These updates will tell you what has been assigned in Google Classroom. To see your child's grades and the work they have turned in, ask them to show you their grades on Google Classroom. As always, email me with questions or concerns.

Oct. 19-23

Virtual Book Fair

We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online Book Fair from Oct 19th-Nov 1st! The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to experience the magic of the shopping experience through a Virtual Book Fair!

Stay tuned for some fun readings from Mrs. Fortunati and Mr. Berg!

Plus, enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products

  • All orders ship direct to home

  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25* (additional shipping may apply for non book orders at check out).

  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair homepage between 19 October and 1 November to learn more and get started with online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lydiksenelemschool

Here is Mrs. Boveda's Classroom Wish List. Click on the BOVEDA tab to view books I would like for our classroom library. Also, here is our school counselor's list.

Halloween Goody Bag Pick-up

Save the date. On Thursday, October 29th between 1:30-2:30, our room parents and Mrs. Boveda will be passing out Halloween goody bags. Lance the Lancer (school mascot) will be there to say hello! Students can wear their costumes:) More information will be sent out from our room parents soon. If you are unable to make it, you may pick up the goody bag any time before Friday 4 pm.

Conferences

Conferences will take place the week of November 16th, and we will be on a minimum day schedule Monday-Thursday (there is no school on Friday, Nov. 20th.)

Conferences provide time for teachers to meet to discuss student progress and performance, as well as set goals for the year. I recommend that you and your child attend, and I welcome questions, concerns, and input.

Please click on this link to sign up for a 20-minute conference. Once the schedule is complete, I will send a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

PPIE Week of the Stars- Support our Schools

How to register for Online Auction

1. Register now at https://www.auctria.com/auction/ppiegala2020

2. Enter your contact information. Remember to enter your Credit Card details in order to bid in the online auction.

3. In the comments section (on the last page of registration), do consider leaving your Teacher's Name and School along with a note of thanks / appreciation.

4. BID on our wonderful auction items and support our schools!!

Student Progress

Thank you for all you are doing to support your child. If you would like to see how your child is doing, please ask them to show you their grades on Google Classroom. As always, email me with questions or concerns.

Jump Ropes and Ukuleles

Thank you to the families that donated to my Donors Choose grant, Jumping for Health During Distance Learning. The grant was fully funded and the equipment is on the way! Yeah! Thanks to you, I can give each of our students a durable jump rope to build muscle and promote cardiovascular exercise during distance learning.

I still have another live grant. I would like to purchase more ukuleles for students to borrow since I have loaned out all the ukuleles I had. if you would like to help, visit Mrs. Boveda's Donor's Choose Page.

Week 10: Oct. 12-16

Halloween Goody Bag Pick-up

Save the date. On Thursday, October 29th between 1:30-2:30, our room parents and Mrs. Boveda will be passing out Halloween goody bags. Lance the Lancer (school mascot) will be there to say hello! Students can wear their costumes:) More information will be sent out from our room parents soon. AS always, if you are unable to make it, you may pick up the goody bag any time before Friday 4 pm.

Conferences

Conferences will take place the week of November 16th, and we will be on a minimum day schedule Monday-Thursday (there is no school on Friday, Nov. 20th.)

Conferences provide time for teachers to meet to discuss student progress and performance, as well as set goals for the year. I recommend that you and your child attend, and I welcome questions, concerns, and input.

Please click on this link to sign up for a 20-minute conference. Once the schedule is complete, I will send a confirmation email with a Zoom link.

PPIE Week of the Stars- Support our Schools

How to register for Online Auction

1. Register now at https://www.auctria.com/auction/ppiegala2020

2. Enter your contact information. Remember to enter your Credit Card details in order to bid in the online auction.

3. In the comments section (on the last page of registration), do consider leaving your Teacher's Name and School along with a note of thanks / appreciation.

4. BID on our wonderful auction items and support our schools!!

Student Progress

Thank you for all you are doing to support your child. If you would like to see how your child is doing, please ask them to show you their grades on Google Classroom. As always, email me with questions or concerns.

Jump Ropes and Ukuleles

Thank you to the families that donated to my Donors Choose grant, Jumping for Health During Distance Learning. The grant was fully funded and the equipment is on the way! Yeah! Thanks to you, I can give each of our students a durable jump rope to build muscle and promote cardiovascular exercise during distance learning.

I still have another live grant. I would like to purchase more ukuleles for students to borrow since I have loaned out all the ukuleles I had. if you would like to help, visit Mrs. Boveda's Donor's Choose Page.

Week 9: Oct. 5-9

Materials Pick-up

Monday, October 5th from 2-3 pm in front of Lydiksen School

Google Classroom to View Progress

Want to know how your child is doing? Ask them to show you their grades on Google Classroom.

Need Tech Support?

If you need tech support, visit the district website to request devices or support.

Lydiksen Rebuild

Here is the latest drone video of the Lydiksen rebuild.

Week 8: Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

PUSD E-Connect Newsletter

Check out the Sept. 26th E-Connect newsletter for information, links, and opportunities.

"The Pleasanton Unified School District believes in providing accurate and timely communication. The E-Connection is a way to share E-mail notification of current news and emergency information. Pleasanton Schools’ E-Connection can be sent to more than one e-mail address, so that parents who work outside their homes still can be reached quickly. To arrange for more than one address, or to specify school(s) from whom you wish to hear, please enter the subscription process as many times as needed.To sign up to receive the E-Connection for your school site, Tri-Valley SELPA or for the District information, click here > Sign-up for E-Connection. You can always unsubscribe at any time if you choose." -PUSD

Mrs. Boveda's Wish List--- Ways You Can Help our Students This Year

  • Mrs. Boveda's Donors Choose Page- You can give to one of the projects I have posted or make a one-time or monthly donation. The Jump Rope project is almost funded- yeah!!! Once funded, the material are shipped immediately. I'd love to give each student (to keep) a high-quality exercise jump during the materials pick up in October. I have fun jump rope challenges planned to use as brain breaks:)

  • Teachers Pay Teachers Class Fund- Your donation allows me to purchase engaging digital resources to use during distance learning and in-person learning.

  • Lydiksen HELP Funds- click on Teacher Help Funds. Your donation goes directly to my teacher account. These funds are used to purchase books, classroom supplies, and other materials used to enhance and enrich the curriculum.

  • Amazon Wish List- I am requesting sets of novels to use during book clubs. My class library needs updating.

Calls for Teacher Appreciation

PPIE is hosting a Week of the Stars, October 9-17, to provide a range of activities to support our community - fun classes, restaurant outings, short videos, and Teacher Appreciation (see the flyer below for more info on the Week)! They are also collecting thank a teacher notes and entering those teachers in a drawing for a free gift card. If you would like to Thank a Teacher, which we appreciate!, please do the following:

  1. Register here for free.

    • Enter your contact information. Then you may enter your CC info to consider a range of great auction items (plane flight over the Bay, backstage Broadway tour via Zoom, vacation homes (when safe) and more (auction will open soon).

    • In the comments section, write your Teacher's Name and School along with a note of thanks.

  2. That’s it! PPIE will collect the comments and share with our teachers. We love them! And they’ll enter the names in a drawing for fun gift cards around town.

Also, please look for additional notices from PPIE about fun classes (from Cooking to Meditation), Restaurant deals and short videos to showcase how our schools and teachers are doing with distance learning. Thank you for helping us help your students. We are truly in this together!

Free Exercise Classes!

One of our students, Kyle, is in a First Lego League team called "Stinging Ants.” For this year’s innovation project, in October, they are hosting free online exercise sessions taught by local instructors. Detailed info can be found in the registration form. Here is the LINK. Participants also have a chance to win a prize.

Week 7: September 21-25

Class Parties and More

Please read the letter emailed to you on Sept. 14th from our room parents, Laetitia Fraeyman and Cassie Begley, to learn about our class Shutterfly account, class parties, and more.

Jump Ropes and Ukuleles

I have written two grants on Donors Choose to get high quality jump ropes to give to each of our students and for ukuleles for our class club members to borrow. Please consider donating. Every bit helps. Visit Mrs. Boveda's Donor's Choose Page

Optional activities for students in Mrs. Boveda's Class

3D Printing Club Every other Wednesday, 1:15-1:45 pm. Students will learn learn how to use Tinkercad to create 3D designs. They will create original designs and I will 3D print their designs and deliver them during material pickup days.

Ukulele Club Tuesdays, 1:15-1:45 (date change due to conflict with Strings class) I have 2 more ukuleles to loan out, so if students are interested in joining in the fun, they should email Mrs. Boveda ASAP. Students will learn how to play 4-5 chords so they can play many songs.

How to Checkout Lydiksen Library Books

Lydiksen now offers remote checkout and curbside "Grab & Go" service, so students have access to library books.

There are two links below. One is to the library website, which contains instructions and a video explaining our remote checkout and curbside "Grab & Go" service and a link to our library catalog. The second link goes directly to our Lydiksen library catalog, which students use to reserve books.

After books are placed on hold, students will receive a Gmail notification with the day and time their books will be available for pickup. Book pickup will be in the front loop under the white canopies.

There is a library book return bin located in front of the office. All returned books are quarantined for four days before being returned to the library shelves.

Lydiksen Library Too - Website

Library Catalog - Lydiksen

Week 6: September 14-18

Donors Choose

This Wednesday only, Donors Choose will make a 50% match to your donation!

What a wonderful community of learners we have in our classroom this year! I’m so excited to help our students learn and grow. I also want them to have easy access to a fun way to exercise- jump ropes. I have created a project for our classroom on DonorsChoose, an amazing website where individuals can contribute to public schools.

Jumping for Health During Distance Learning- Help me give each of my students durable jump ropes to build muscle and promote cardiovascular exercise during distance learning.

Please spread the word about our classroom page (and contribute if you can)!

Mrs. Boveda's Donor's Choose Page

New this week! Optional activities for students in Mrs. Boveda's Class

3D Printing Club Every other Wednesday, 1:15-1:45 pm. For interested students, it is important to join this week's Zoom call to learn about 3D printing and to learn how to use Tinkercad to create 3D designs.

Ukulele Club Wednesdays, 1:45-2:15. Tuesdays 1:15-1:45 Students should join this week's class Zoom call to learn more about the club and to reserve a ukulele to use at home.

Parent Faculty Club (PFC)

Membership in the Lydiksen PFC is available to all families and staff for free in the 2020-21 school year. Please register at the Lydiksen PFC website.

Week 5: September 8-11

Spirit Days at Lydiksen

Friday, Sept. 11 College Day (college-themed clothing)

Friday, Oct. 9 Sock Day (unique socks)

Friday, Nov. 13 Hat Day (not crazy)

Friday, Dec. 18 Pajama Day (PJs)

Friday, Jan. 8 New Year’s Day (Happy New Year’s Week)

Friday, Feb. 5 Sports Day (sports clothing or jerseys)

Friday, March 5 Character Day (character-style clothing)

Friday, April 16 Spring Day (tropical, Hawaiian-style clothing)

Friday, May 14 Red, White & Blue Day (RWB clothing)

Communicate and Connect

  • Have a question or concern? Send an email to Mrs. Boveda: lboveda@pleasantonusd.net.

  • Bookmark this website and check updates weekly. Visit Parent and Student Resources pages.

  • To receive important text updates, join our class remind: text @boveda2020 to 81010.

Attendance

  • Attendance will be taken every day in the morning during a whole class Zoom session.

  • Please encourage your child to attend every live session and participate in daily assignment/activities to ensure their growth and success this year.

  • If your student will be absent, please notify the office at 426-4420 and email me at lboveda@pleasantonusd.net

Week 4: August 31 - September 4

Material Pick Up on Tuesday, Sept. 1

On Sept. 1st from 2-3 pm, I will be at Lydiksen to deliver materials. Please drive through the front loop and I will walk up to your car to give you the materials. If you are unable to come during this time, please let me know.

How Our Virtual Classroom is Organized

NEW! Google Hangouts (Chat): For immediate help or answers, students may send a message to me during school hours. I have asked students to turn on notifications for their Google Hangout so they know when I am trying to reach them.

Clever: This is our main learning hub. Think of it as our classroom. Students use their Google login to access weekly learning plans, assignments in Google Classroom, resources, and learning apps.To access CLEVER students first sign in to their Google account. (*CLEVER will be active soon.)

Google Classroom: This is where students access and turn in assignments. They can get to Google Classroom through CLEVER, from their Google Drive, or at drive.google.com.

Ms. Boveda's Website: This is where weekly newsletters, learning plans, and resources are posted. Please bookmark this site and visit each Friday afternoon for updates.

Email: This is how families, students, and Mrs. Boveda communicate. Parent/guardian, please include your child's first name in the subject line.

MAP TEST- Information for Parents/Caregivers

Students recently completed the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests. MAP provides accurate and meaningful information about your child’s learning to assist teachers in identifying students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

EUREKA MATH - Support for Parents/Caregivers

Eureka Math by Great Minds offers a homework helper for parents, which provides step-by step explanations of how and why to solve the problems (that are similar to what is assigned in the HW book for students). Here is a guide for parents to access the suite.

ZEARN MATH - Support for Parents/Caregivers

We are using ZEARN math as part of our digital learning tools. ZEARN is offering free webinars to parents/caregivers.

Training for adults supporting remote learning

Knowing how many adults will help with remote learning this year, we are launching new tools and materials designed to support all adults, whether they are parents, tutors, caregivers, or coordinators at community-based organizations.

To kick off this work, we are offering free virtual webinars for parents, caregivers, tutors or other adults supporting remote learning. The webinar includes an orientation to Zearn digital resources as well as critical steps to support remote learning with Zearn. Please feel free to share the below webinar registration links with parents, caregivers, tutors, and adults who are coordinating of remote learning:

Week 3: August 24-28

This past week, students learned how to use Google Hangouts (aka Chat) to contact me if they need immediate help. Students should send me an email if the do not need an immediate answer. Parents are encouraged to communicate through email.

Students can access Learning Plans in three places: this website, Clever, and Google Classroom. Parents, you can find the Learning Plans on this website. Students should check the plans daily for changes.

Week 2: August 17-21

During the first two weeks of school, students are learning routines and expectations and how to navigate our digital classroom. I think we are making excellent progress. Thank you for helping your child get up and get ready for the school day. We have had really good attendance on our class Zoom calls.

Starting this week, the amount and level of school work will begin to increase. Each morning (preferably before our first Zoom call) students are expected to check the Distance Learning Plan, read their email, and check Google Classroom to view assignments. Please encourage your child to reach out to me if they need help accessing these sites or help with an assignment. I am here for them.

Science Camp is Canceled

Unfortunately, but perhaps not too surprising, we received news from our science camp, Exploring New Horizons, that they will be shut down for the entire school year of 2020-2021. We realize nothing can replace the traditional experience of outdoor education. Although this is disappointing, we will be in contact with the staff from the Science Camp about possible online activities.

From Exploring New Horizons science camp director: "As this has been and will continue to be a very financially challenging time for Exploring New Horizons as a nonprofit if you are willing and able, please share the donation information below with past students and counselors to ensure ENH is able to survive this crisis and continue providing high-quality outdoor education." https://secure.donationpay.org/exploringnewhorizons/

Spirit Wear

The Lydiksen spirit wear store is open until Tuesday, Aug. 18. Go shopping for Lancer gear at https://lydiksen.itemorder.com/sale.

Message from PFC: Future Fund

Hello Families!

A huge THANK YOU to all Lydiksen families who have completed their student's Future Fund registration for 2020-2021 school year. We would like to thank all the families for their generous donations in supporting their Classrooms, Teachers, PFC Dollar a Day and more! Lydiksen PFC is able to fund amazing tools for our students because of the continuous support from parents like you! In addition, this year's PFC Membership is FREE, but you must register in Future Fund to become a PFC Member.

If you have not registered in Future Fund yet, please visit the website here: https://lydiksen.futurefund.com/registration

If you have already registered in Future Fund, but forgot to make a donation or would like to make a donation directly to your student's teacher, please click here: https://lydiksen.futurefund.com/store

Thank you from Lydiksen PFC! Go Lancers!

Week 1: August 11-14

Welcome, Families!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Lydiksen Elementary School. My name is Mrs. Boveda, and I am excited to be your child’s 5th-grade teacher. There may be some uncertainty and difficulty in becoming accustomed to the technology and virtual learning model. Please know, I am here to help. Don't hesitate to reach out to me at lboveda@pleasantonusd.net. For now, it would be very helpful if you could complete this FORM so I can gather emails and get some information about your child.

Materials Pick Up

On Tuesday, August 11 between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm there will be a time slot for 5th-grade parents to pick up student curriculum materials. Please come to the front loop and pick up materials from Mrs. Boveda.

Virtual Back-to-School Night

I look forward to meeting parents and guardians during our virtual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 13, 6:00 - 6:45 PM. Look for an email explaining how to join our Zoom meeting.

Students

Join our Google Classroom:

  1. Log in to your pleasantonusd.net Google account. Have your parents email Mrs. Boveda if you need Google login information.

  2. Click on the “waffle” icon in the upper right corner.

  3. Click on the Google Classroom icon.

  4. In Google Classroom, click on the plus symbol “+”.

  5. Click “Join Class.”

  6. Enter this class code: sbypysl

  7. Click on “Join”.

Schedule

Here is an overview of our classroom schedule: Schedule Overview (doc) (revised 8/14)

Specific weekly learning plans can be accessed on this website under "Learning Plans." Students can also access the learning plans on CLEVER when it becomes active.

How Our Virtual Classroom is Organized

CLEVER: This is our main learning hub. Think of it as our classroom. Students use their Google login to access weekly learning plans, assignments in Google Classroom, resources, and learning apps.To access CLEVER students first sign in to their Google account.

Google Classroom: This is where students access and turn in assignments. They can get to Google Classroom through CLEVER, from their Google Drive, or at drive.google.com.

Ms. Boveda's Website: This is where weekly newsletters, learning plans, and resources are posted. Please bookmark this site and visit each Friday afternoon for updates.

Email: This is how families, students, and Mrs. Boveda communicate. Parent/guardian, please include your child's first name in the subject line.

Curriculum

Community Building

To build our classroom community and to get to know each other, fun and engaging activities have been planned for the first 2 weeks.

Math

In this first module of Grade 5, we will extend 4th grade place value work to multi-digit numbers with decimals to the thousandths place. Students will learn the pattern that one-tenth times any digit on the place value chart moves it one place value to the right. They will also perform decimal operations to the hundredths place. During week two, students will take an assessment called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and results will be analyzed so that remediation and advanced math activities can be planned.

English Language Arts (ELA)

We begin by reading Benchmark Universe Unit 2, “Developing Characters’ Relationships.” In this unit, your child will read and respond to several excerpts from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyers in which he or she compares characters and analyzes their relationships with each other. We are also reading the novel, Wonder (students receive a copy in Materials Pick Up.) Writing, grammar, and spelling are integrated into the daily ELA lessons.

Science

Mrs. Farahmand is teaching Earth Science during Science Lab lessons. Classroom lessons supplement Science Lab instruction.

Social Studies

We begin with an exploration on native people who lived in North America.

Growth Mindset Lessons

This week, we begin learning about growth mindset in class as a part of a Khan Academy program called LearnStorm. In this series of activities, your child will learn how the brain is set up to learn and grow, how to overcome frustrations with different learning strategies, and how to positively work through mistakes.

Digital Citizenship

When our kids are young, we do our best to help them get the most out of the Internet while protecting them from the risks and downsides of the online world. As children mature into "tweens," our role shifts to helping them learn to make their own safe and thoughtful decisions as they navigate their digital lives. Google's Be Internet Awesome curriculum helps students to...

• Think critically and evaluate websites, email, and other content online.

• Protect themselves from online threats, including bullying and scams.

• Get smart about sharing: what, when, how, and with whom.

• Be kind and respectful toward other people online, including respecting their privacy.

• Ask for help with tricky situations from a parent or other trusted adult.

You can check out the resources for families that are available at g.co/BeInternetAwesome. I encourage you to ask your student about what activities they are participating in and continue the conversation at home – and who knows, you just might pick up a few privacy and security tricks yourself! Here is a Family Letter.