Some parents have been asking for the directions for the agricultural fair projects. The information I sent home attached to the project interest form is the only information I have as well. I also included pictures of the pages I sent home if you no longer have the project information pages at home. I apologize for the copies being difficult to read. You can check out the Ag Fair website for more information, as well as download the entire information booklet if needed at: agfair.org.
Our new Reading Common Core Unit entitled, "Building Bridges" begins this week! It will focus on both fiction and nonfiction. It will include important components for writing as well. More information will follow soon!
Don't forget to check out the new instructional charts posted this week also! Please review parts of speech with your child. Some students are having difficulty remembering the difference between nouns, verbs, adjectives, and prepositions.
Welcome to our class website!! I was finally able to retrieve my past blogs. We are already past mid-trimester and things are in full swing! Please check back often as our site changes often. Some areas to keep in mind:
The calendar of events will keep you posted on school and classroom happenings. Check out the "Links" tab to access online websites including vocabulary, spelling, math, keyboarding, i-Ready, and Study Island. Also, don't forget to check out our instructional charts weekly to help review concepts with your child. Remember you can access this website directly, or go through our nlmusd district website.
We completed Mr. Potatohead and earned a party! Yipee!!
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How are your silkworms doing? This past weekend many of the silkworms have formed their cocoons and our now in Stage 3 (Pupa) of their life cycle. I hope those of you who took their silkworms home got to see this beautiful transformation. There are still about 8-10 silkworms that have not moved into Stage 3. Can't wait to hear your stories about your weekend!!
Thank you to all who attended the Cerritos Center Awards Recognition Ceremony on March 19th. It was an exciting event. The students and I went up on stage and accepted our class award for our mural we created for the Sarakasi African Acrobats. We also incorporated our drum lessons with Mr. Max into our submission, as well as, letters of thanks to the Friends of Arts Education. Congratulations, Students!!
We just finished our first week of testing. Students took their time and gave their best effort. Don't forget to review Study Island concepts in math. The test questions will be read orally them. Students MUST stay focused, as each question is only read twice. Have your child practice homework problems using scratch paper to show their work. They cannot write in their test booklets for math.
Our class is receiving an award for our Creative Expressions mural of the Sarakasi African Acrobats and the letters you wrote to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts! Great Job! The ceremony is on Sunday, May 19th at the Cerritos Center. Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 10th. See information being sent home on May 8th. I hope you all can make it!
New charts are posted for our Procedural Text Unit. This is our "How-To" unit. Students have been reading texts that explain "how-to" make or do something. This is very "real world" learning. They have to follow steps in order to understand the text. In writing, the students are also writing their own "How-To" as well. Can't wait to read them. They are all excited about sharing them! We'll let you know when we are having our Writing Celebration so you can attend if you like!
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