Welcome Parents and Students

Week of May 20, 2019

Upcoming Events:

Since May is always a very busy month in the life of Welby Way, please make note of the following upcoming events:

May 20 - May 24 - Fitness Week.  Our color is green, and our team name is Green Lightning.  Please have your children wear their shirts each day, or another green shirt if you have one.

May 22nd - Primary Olympics Students should wear appropriate athletic shoes.

Friday, May 24th - Square dance performance at 8:15 in the auditorium.  Please enter and exit through the back door of the auditorium rather than signing in to come onto the campus. ***Students may dress "western" (dressy shirt or skirt)  if you already have the clothing.***  Teachers are providing neck scarves for the occasion, and students may take them home and keep them.

Monday, May 27th - No school - Memorial Day holiday.  

Thursday, May 30th - We will perform our play, "Rumpus in the Rainforest," at 8:20 and 1:45 in the classroom.  You will receive a note with a tear-off asking you to sign up to attend only one performance due to space.  The play lasts between 25 and 30 minutes.

Friday, May 31st - We will perform in the Spring Sing at 8:30 and 1:00 in the auditorium, however I will not know our order or an approximate time until one or two days before the performance.  

***Please visit the Welby Way website and calendar to see all of the exciting upcoming events!
 Notes and Reminders:

My LAUSD email: cas8149@lausd.net

Please write a note explaining your child's absence to avoid a truancy notice.  

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: 
Benchmark Reading Unit Theme: Buyers and Sellers

Essential Question: How do the goods we make, buy, and sell connect us? 
***We will read and discover how buyers and sellers are connected.

Spelling/Phonics:  Words ending with /y/ and /ly/ such as: friendly, quickly funny happy, likely, lucky, messy, rainy, and slowly.

High Frequency Words:  able, behind, carefully, common, easy, fact, remember, sure.

Academic Language: handmade, indoors, nearby, strawberries, declared, delectable, delighted, advertisement, introduction, sawmill.

Comprehension Skills:  Compare and contrast informational texts; author's purpose; order of key events; making inferences.

Grammar: Capitalization, punctuation, identifying root words.




We are moving quickly through Module 7 - Problem Solving with Length, Money, and Data.
At the same time, we are also working in Module 8 so that we have exposure to geometric shapes, lines, and angles.

***Please work with your students to practice counting coins from those with the largest value to those with the smallest so that students grasp the concept of skip counting when changing coin values.

Students will be able to practice addition and subtraction within 100, and problem-solving skills using different units of length, money, and data. They will also represent data using picture graphs, bar graphs, and line plots.  

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:

***Most students are still not accessing Zearn on a daily basis to reinforce skills.  They usually blame YOU for not allowing them access to a computer.
Science and Health:

We will continue our earth materials unit on Pebbles, Sand, and Silt. 
We are also studying dinosaurs and preparing group reports. 

 Social Studies:

We will study producers and consumers. 



 Computer Lab:

We are completing a biography tower.

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 oil pastels.