Welcome Parents and Students!

Week of March 19, 2018

Please check your child's planner each night for specific homework assignments. Initial at the bottom of each night. Please review your child's homework for neatness and accuracy. 
Thank you for making my birthday so special with the notes, cards, and gifts! I am truly grateful!

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

Minimum Day:
March 21-12:30 Dismissal
OPEN HOUSE at 6:00 pm March 21

Spring Break - March 26-April 2.  School resumes on Tuesday, April 3.

Field Trips:
2nd Grade Only:  
Rock Hounds will visit the second grade classes in April (19th, 20th).  They have a fabulous presentation about rocks, fossils, and dinosaurs.  

Tree People Field Trip will be in May

Whole Class: 
Field trip to the America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College - April 5th.  Please return trip slips ASAP! TRIP SLIPS MUST BE TURNED IN BY FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD!

Hands On/Interactive Presentation on the Chumash is scheduled for April 23.

Please check the Welby Way website for all upcoming events and important dates.

Please check out the new POWW website!

Language Arts:   
Key: 2nd grade is red
        3rd grade is blue
          (black is for both)

Unit Title: 
Comprehension Skills: main idea and details

High Frequency Words: 

Grammar:  pronouns, adverbs, prefixes, suffixes

Writing:  narrative, informative, letter writing

Read Aloud:  Various biography books

 Spelling Bee:
Written test is the week of March 19th.  Please begin studying your grade level words that were sent home in the corrected work envelope last week. Third grade spelling bee test will be on Wednesday, March 21Second grade spelling bee test will be on Thursday, March 22.

Note to 3rd grade parents:  Please have your child take SBAC practice tests once a week in order to prepare for SBAC testing in May.  Thank you.
2nd Grade: Module 5-Addition and Subtraction Within 1,000, with Word Problems to 100.
Please have your child make flash cards of addition and subtraction facts to 20 and practice them daily.  Log into the Zearn site for additional math practice.


3rd Grade: Module 5-Fractions as Numbers on the Number Line. Log into Zearn for daily additional practice and reinforcement of lessons as part of nightly homework.

Review multiplication facts every night!

Math homework for 2nd and 3rd grade is in a spiral bound book and will travel from school to home daily.  The book needs to be returned everyday!

Social Studies:
The children have worked diligently on their biography reports.  Reports are completed and I am very proud of my students.

Science: Animal research and reports are completed! Yeah!

The children all have their parts for our play entitled "Biomes" as a culminating activity to our animal and life science unit.  All parts in the play were student selected.  The performance will be sometime after spring break.  Stay tuned for performance date information. 

Learning Websites: 

Eureka Math Resource for parents:
2nd grade:

3rd grade:

AR tests will be taken at school.  

ComputerWise Kids can be accessed at home for keyboard practice.  Information will be sent home with specific instructions to access this program.  Keyboarding is an important skill for all students.  Please encourage your child to practice at home. Encourage your child to practice skills on www.typing.com in addition to typing tutor.

ZEARN is a supplemental math program that is closely aligned to the Eureka math program.  I sent home a letter with your child's log in information with the Back to School information. Here are the class codes to get started:
Class Code (2nd):UM9E7Y
Class Code (3rd): PQ9G3X

Students can access the Scholastic News website to read the edition at home that we are reading in class by using the following website:
Log in as a student.
Enter class password: drinkflag5
Click on "All Issues"
Find the issue we are reading.

Homework: Independent reading is required for 15-20 minutes each night. Homework that involves reading counts toward the minutes.

* Reading comprehension
* Math

* Language Arts Skills
* Math

Wednesday:(psychomotor 2nd grade only) 
* Math

Thursday: (psychomotor -3rd grade only)
* Scholastic News
* Math

The next AR deadline for 3rd grade students is April 3. Reading is part of nightly homework and 4 new points are required by each monthly deadline.
*Homework is subject to change

Please have your child practice keyboarding on Typing Tutor every week, at least 2 lessons a week.  
*The activation code to place Scholastic book orders online is DXPV3.  Next order due date will be March 12, 2018. 

Weekly Enrichment Schedule:
Monday: PE (3rd) 10:40-11:10
Tuesday: Computer 10:45-11:30
                    Library 1:00-1:30
Wednesday:   Psychomotor 8:10-9:10 (2nd)           
Thursday:  Psychomotor 8:10-9:10 (3rd)
Friday:                  Square Dance (2nd) 8:15                                          
            PE (2nd) 10:40-11:10
            Music 2:00-2:30
Square dance is every other week.  On the weeks we dance, kids will skip PE.

(enrichment schedule subject to change)