Happy Veterans' Day to all! I hope that everyone is having a relaxing, long weekend. I can’t believe that we only have this coming, four day week and then the following week we have 2 days and then it will be Thanksgiving break! After Thanksgiving, we only have five weeks and then it is Winter Break! This time will be full of lots of projects and activities, so it will go by super fast!
On Friday, we had Mrs. Welch's son, Colman, drop in. I taught Coleman in third grade and he is all grown up and has just finished Boot Camp for the US Marines. He presented his adventures to the kids and I can't tell you how engaged they were listinging to him and asking him questions. They shared family stories about people in their families that have served in the military. It was an awesome tribute to Veterans' Day.
This Friday is the end of our first trimester and is a minimum day. Students will be released at 12:00. Report cards will go home on Thursday, November 29.
There are still a few students who have not reached their full AR goals. I would like all students to meet their AR goals by Friday. Please ask your child if he/she has met his/her AR goal. If students do not meet their goal it will affect their reading grade.
This Friday will be our reward party for kids who pass multiplication in XTra Math! If passing is important to your child, please remind them that they should work on the program extra time this week.
This coming week, we will be on spelling Unit 3 Week 4. We will do the spelling activities on line, but we will not have a spelling test on Friday due to the short day! Our day will be crazy!
We will take a break from Reach reading and begin the book Sign of the Beaver. It is a 5th grade favorite and teaches many valuable lessons about friendship, courage and relying on oneself to solve problems.
Mrs. Harwood is sending out a Sign Up for our Thanksgiving celebration. Many thanks to her for offering to make chicken and dumplings for the kids. The kids can choose whether or not to bring lunch that day. All that we need other parents to bring in are some pies.
Please check in with the kids about what chapter book they are using for their book report. It sounds like most of them have that figured out. If they can bring the book to class on the 19th that would be great. Another way to help would be to talk to your child about the main character from his/her book. Here are the directions to the book report. We will be doing it in class, but if you could discuss the character components with your child it would be a great help!
This assignment has several components:
On the front panel of your paper bag, draw your character. You may wish to use the templates provided, or draw your own picture.
On one of the side panels, write about your character’s likes and dislikes. Include one paragraph for each and use supporting evidence from the text.
On the other side panel, write about how other characters in the text react and interact with your character. Again, don’t forget to use at least 3 pieces of supporting evidence from the text.
On the back panel, explain how your character changed throughout the text. What was your character like at the beginning of the text? At the end? Why did your character change? Include strong supporting evidence from the text.
Inside your bag, include 3-5 items that you would associate with your character. Be prepared to explain and defend your choices in the oral presentation. Dig deep into the novel and your thinking for these items
Oral presentation – You will be asked to orally present your assignment. In your assignment, explain who your character is, and what text he or she is from. Briefly explain your information on the two side panels and back panel Show us the items you chose to put in your bag. Explain why you chose these items and why they are important to your character.
Some parents already returned the permission slip for our December field trip. It would be great if we could get all of those in my Friday.
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This Thursday is our Las Katarina’s fundraiser! Have dinner with your family and raise money for our school!
Our Kids Can food drive has begun! Anything that you can send in will be appreciated. These are the foods that they say are most needed: Canned meats including tuna, chicken, turkey, ham, stew and chili. They also need canned vegetables,
pasta & pasta sauce,
healthy cereals, peanut butter, baby food & baby formula. No glass containers, please! Everything should be in original packaging with the expiration date in tact.
The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, we will be cancelling reading groups. We only have two days that week and we will be focusing on completing our book reports. We will have only math homework on Monday that week.
Thank you so much for all of your help and support! Your children are doing a great job!
Monday, November 12th Veteran's Day, no school
Tuesday, November 13, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30
Thursday, November 15 Las Katarias Night, 20% of the proceeded go to our school
Friday, November 16 Minimum Day/ End of Trimester 1 (Meet math fact goal and full AR goal. Math fact reward party this day!)
Monday, November 19th, Begin Book Report in Class (Full AR goal reward celebration this day!)
Tuesday, November 20, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30
Wednesday, November 21- Friday, November 23 Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 27, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30
Thursday, November 29th, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:00
Tuesday, December 4th PTC meeting in the library 6-7
Tuesday, December 4, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30
Saturday, December 8th Holiday Free Shopping
Tuesday, December 11, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30
Wednesday, December 12 5th Grade to the CA Aerospace Museum
Wednesday, December 12 to Saturday December 15 Mistletoe Mall
Saturday, December 15th Pancake Breakfast at Alta Sierra
Tuesday, December 18, Love and Logic Class at Alta Sierra 5:30-7:30
Friday, December 21, Minimum Day
Saturday, December 22- Sunday January 6th Winter Break, No School
Monday, January 7th, Professional Development Day for teachers. No School For Kids
Tuesday, January 8th PTC meeting in the library 6-7
Thursday, January 10th 4th Grade to the Maidu Indian Museum
Friday, January 18th Mid-Trimester
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day, No School
Thursday, January 24th Storybook Night 6:00
Friday, January 25th Rally Round the Flag 7:55
Tuesday, February 5th, Begin Book Report in Class
Tuesday, February 5th PTC meeting in the library 6-7
Friday, February 15th President's Day, No School
Monday, February 18th, President's Day, No School
Friday, February, 22nd, Rally Round the Flag 7:55
Thursday, April 11, 5th Grade to the State Capitol
Thursday, May 23 4th Grade to Coloma