Welcome Parents and Students

Week of October 16, 2018

Upcoming Events:

Oct. 26 - Trunk or Treat Event.

Oct. 31 - Halloween Parade.

***Please visit the Welby Way website and calendar to see all of the exciting upcoming events during the last week of school!

Parents need to submit their yearly online volunteer form in order to volunteer in the classroom.  Please make sure your TB test is updated.  You will receive information regarding fingerprinting that is now required.  I will not be putting out a sign-up sheet for volunteers until the office advises me of parents' clearance.


 Notes and Reminders:

My LAUSD email: cas8149@lausd.net

Please write a note explaining your child's absence to avoid a truancy notice.  I CAN'T CLEAR YOUR CHILD'S ABSENCE WITHOUT A NOTE SPECIFYING THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE AND INDICATING THE DAYS OF THE ABSENCE.  Thank you!

Please send a sweater or light jacket daily for your student to wear when I turn the air conditioner on.  Please make sure your child's name is on all items (backpack, lunchbox, water bottle, clothing).

Homework -- Example of a typical week:

Monday: Math and reading.
Tuesday: Math and language arts.
Wednesday:  Math and language arts.
Thursday: Math and social studies.  

***Homework is always subject to change!

***If your child is absent and you want to request homework, you need to call the office at 818-348-1975 before 10:00 am.  If you email me, I won't see it because I usually do not check my LAUSD email during school hours. 

 Language Arts: 

Unit Theme:  Plants and Animals in Their Habitats

Essential Question:  How do living things get what they need to survive.

Last week's skills are continuing this week.

Phonics/Spelling: R-controlled words /ar/.

Spelling:  car, farm, garden, hard, large, march, shark, smart, star, yard.

High Frequency Words: move, never, once, round, small, their, too, walk, where, year.

Comprehension Skills:  Main idea and key details, fluency (rate and pausing for punctuation), annotate for genre, dialogue, context clues for vocabulary meaning.

Grammar: Adjectives, contractions, commas in greetings and closings of letters, capitalization.

Writing:  Friendly letters and narratives.




Module 3 - Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1,000
This is a complex module in which we delve into base 10 and learn several strategies to add and subtract larger numbers.  It is important that you check your student's work each day for neatness and accuracy.  I am sending home Homework Helpers for the first 10 lessons to help you check your child's homework for precision and neatness. 

Homework pages and problems are listed daily on each student's Homework Assignment Sheet.  Please make sure your child is on the correct page of the book, and there is a difference between the title of the pages: either "Homework" or "Problem Set."  EITHER TITLE MAY BE ASSIGNED FOR HOMEWORK DEPENDING ON OUR PROGRESS IN THAT DAY'S LESSON. 

Every word problem requires a RDWW in order to solve it:  R= Read the question; D= Draw a picture (usually a tape diagram); W= Write a number sentence AND W= Write a statement.  Points are taken off on tests and quizzes that don't include all parts of the RDW process.  

***You can access a great deal of helpful Eureka Math parent information on this website:

***Students should access Zearn for reteaching of each day's math skills.  Usernames and passwords were sent home.

Science and Health:

We are doing investigations with and discovering the properties of solid objects.

 Social Studies: 

We are studying what it means to be a responsible citizen.


 Computer Lab:

Your students should practice typing skills daily.  

Students need to access Typing Tutor to develop keyboarding skills.  If they practice at home, please make sure they follow the lighted fingers displayed on typing tutor, and that they rest their fingers on the home row keys.  It's similar to learning to play the piano. 

Grade key: pink
Password: bee


We will create a landscape with watercolors.