Week of May 21

What are we learning about?

Reading- We are finishing up literature circles. Each student in the group has a role- predictor, summarizer, connector etc.  In circles they discuss a book or a chapter they are reading -with very little help from the teacher.

Phonics/ Grammar-  We are reviewing all phonics charts.

Math– Keep practicing  addition and subtraction facts to 20.

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about the Engineering Design Cycle. We will be constructing straw bridges this week in the Maker Space Lab. Please see your child’s teacher about straw donations. Flexible and straight unwrapped straws are needed.

Writing- Students are writing friendly letters and summaries

 

Reminders:

The Chalk Walk is May 30th. Please don’t forget to send in the blue tape and/or baby wipes if you signed up to donate them.

 

Parents please take the very important Hanover survey to let us know how we are doing. Surveys are due by May 25th.

Parents – http://bit.ly/cvesdparent18

End of the Year Pizza and Movie Party  is June 1st at lunch. Please sign the movie/food permission slip and if you can donate store- bought sides let your child’s teacher know.

 

Important Dates:

May

28 No School! Memorial Day

29 ELAC Meeting @ 9:00

29 Volunteer Tea @ 6:30

30 Chalk Walk

31 Picnic/Yearbook/Softball Game

JUNE

1 Last Day of School!

 

 

 

Advertisements

Week of May 7th

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading poetry. Can your child identify words and phrases that appeal to the senses? Read aloud a story or a poem and have your child use facial expressions to display feelings.

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: aught in caught, g in giant and dge in fudge.

 

Math– Currently it is Math Mania, while we prepare the students for the cumulative math exam. If you do not understand one of the homework problems, please talk to your child’s teacher. Make sure your child can count to 120 by 1, 5 and 10.

 

District Local Measure Test May 15,16

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about the Engineering Design Cycle. We will be constructing a marshmallow house on Friday 5/18 and a straw bridge the week of the 21st in the Maker Space Lab. Please see your child’s teacher about straw donations. Flexible and straight unwrapped straws are needed.

Writing- Students are writing poems and making mini books.

 

Reminders:

The Chalk Walk is May 30th please don’t forget to send in the blue painter’s tape and baby wipes if you signed up to donate them. Also volunteers should try to go to the training.

 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

 

Important Dates:

May

15, 16 District Math Test

22 DAC/DELAC Meeting @ 12:00 (district)

25 Awards Assembly: K-2 @ 9:00

28 No School! Memorial Day!

29 ELAC Meeting @ 9:00

29 Volunteer Tea @ 6:30

30 Chalkwalk

31 Picnic/Yearbook/Softball Game

 

 

Week of April 30

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading poetry. Can your child identify words and phrases that appeal to the senses? Read aloud a story or a poem and have your child use facial expressions to display feelings.

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: ph in phone , ch chorus and ought in thought.

 

Math– Math Chapter 8 Test: this Thursday/ Friday. Make sure your child can use the 120 chart to add and subtract tens and ones. Up and down for addition and subtraction of tens and left to right for addition and subtraction of ones.

District Local Measure Test May 15,16

 

Social Studies/Science- Students are learning about the Engineering Design Cycle. We will be constructing a marshmallow house on Friday 5/13. We need donations of toothpicks and marshmallows. See your child’s teacher to see if supplies are still needed.

Also if you want to see what any of our furry friends are up to at the San Diego Zoo. Check out the live cams. http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/content/video-more

Writing- Students are writing about their experience at the San Diego Zoo.

Reminders:

The Chalk Walk is May 30th and we still need volunteers.

We are testing students in reading in the Morning the next two weeks of May, so attendance is critical.

Important Dates:

May

7SSC Meeting @ 3:30

8 PTA Meeting @ 6:00

10 Music Showcase @ 6:30

15,16 District Local Measures Math Test

Week of April 23

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading poetry. Can your child identify words and phrases that appeal to the senses? Read aloud a story or a poem and have your child use facial expressions to display feelings.

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: ie in brownie, ey in key, and ey in obey. Does your child use the “Fab Five” to check their writing? TIP: They can use their five fingers to check their work. 1. Punctuation, 2. Capitalization, 3. Stretch- Out the Words (spelling), 4.Reread to see if it makes sense and 5. Finger Spaces between the words.

 

Math– Find the missing addend and comparison word problems

Peter has 3 goats living on his farm. Julio has 9 goats living on his farm. How many more goats does Julio have than Peter?

Emi planted 12 flowers Rose planted some more. They have 15 flowers in all. How many flowers did they plant?

 

 

Social Studies/Science- The butterflies have started to emerge. They will most likely be released to our butterfly garden Friday. Students are taking notes and observing the lifecycle. We saw an amazing movie at the museum. For more information check out: http://www.flightofthebutterflies.com/the-butterfly/

 

Writing- On Monday students practiced writing. On Tuesday they started the planning and note taking part of the District Writing Test. They will write on Wednesday. Please make sure your child gets a good night sleep and comes ready to do their best this week.

 

Reminders:

Thursday 4/26 APEX FUN RUN 12:30 –wear running shoes and bring a water bottle

Friday 4/27 all APEX MONEY is DUE

 

NO HOMEWORK OR READING LOG THIS WEEK

 

FUN RUN-Don’t forget to log on to Apex and select the free t-shirt in your child’s size. The majority of the funds raised this year will go to our school to pay for: New Lighting for the MPR and basic school improvements. Every little bit counts, so please help us reach our goal by logging onto the Apex’s website at http://www.apexfunrun.com to make your pledges and share your student’s page with at least 10 family and friends.

If you need your child’s access code to login at http://www.apexfunrun.com, please email info@apexfunrun.com.

 

 

Important Dates:

April

24, 25 District Writing Test

26 Apex Fun Run  @ 12:30 and

Film Festival @ 6:30

May

1st Field Trip- San Diego Zoo 9-2

Week of April 16

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading about weather patterns and seasons and how the position of the Earth affects them. Students are also identifying nonfiction text features. Ask them where the table of contents is and what is its purpose, where is the glossary and what is its purpose? What is the difference between a glossary and an index?

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: ea in leaf, ea in thread, and ea in steak. Can your child change the vowel sound to make the word correct? Have them try with these words: bead, bread and break…

 

Math– Make sure your child is comfortable with making a ten. For instance 37 + 18 =

First draw the tens and the ones for each number. Next, see if they can group a ten with the amount of ones. For example: Circle 2 of the 7 ones and circle the 8 . 2+8= make another 10. So you are left with 5 ones. Now add all the tens: 3+1+1= 5 tens and then the left over ones -5= 55

 

Social Studies/Science- The caterpillars have pupated and are now in their chrysalises. Students are taking notes and observing the lifecycle. We saw an amazing movie at the museum. For more information check out: http://www.flightofthebutterflies.com/the-butterfly/

 

Writing- Students conferenced with the teachers about their writing. This week we practiced Opinion and Narrative. The Writing Test is NEXT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AM. It is so important that students practice the correct format and the correct transitions for each text type. There are examples in the homework. It is also important that students be here everyday and ready to do their best.

 

Reminders:

Friday 4/20 is Duo Day –Dress up with a friend or friends in matching clothes or find one friend to dress like a Famous Duo-Example: Salt/Pepper, Ketchup /Mustard, Sun/Moon etc….

Spring Pictures and/ or Money is Due: Tomorrow 4/19

FUN RUN-Don’t forget to log on to Apex and select the free t-shirt in your child’s size. The majority of the funds raised this year will go to our school to pay for: New Lighting for the MPR and basic school improvements. Every little bit counts, so please help us reach our goal by logging onto the Apex’s website at: http://www.apexfunrun.com to make your pledges and share your student’s page with at least 10 family and friends.

If you need your child’s access code to login at http://www.apexfunrun.com, please email info@apexfunrun.com.

Important Dates:

April

24, 25 District Writing Test

26 Apex Fun Run and Film Festival @ 6:30

May

1 Field Trip- San Diego Zoo 9-2

 

Thank You- To all the volunteers who helped chaperone the Rueben H. Fleet Field Trip. We had a great time!

Week of April 9

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- We are reading about weather patterns and seasons and how the position of the Earth affects them. Students are also identifying nonfiction text features. Ask them why a word is bold, where is the glossary? Where is a heading?

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: c in city, au in faucet and aw in saw. Does your child know common inflections: es, ing, er, est, ly. How do these change root words?

 

Math– Make sure your child is comfortable with the 120 chart. Can they add 10 more and 10 less from anywhere on the chart. What is 10 less then 52? 10 more.? Also they must know how to go up and down when adding/subtracting tens and left to right when adding and subtracting ones. Try these problems… 56 plus 30, 12 plus 70,  30 plus 5 and 27 plus 14

 

Social Studies/Science- We have pet caterpillars! We are having fun watching them eat and grow and eat and grow some more. Students are taking notes and observing their lifecycle.

Writing- Students are meeting with the teachers about their writing. The Writing Test is coming up soon. It is so important that students practice the correct format and the correct transitions for each text type. There are examples in the homework. It is also important that students be here everyday and ready to do their best on the test.

 

Reminders:

Wear Purple to Support Military Kids on Friday 13th

 

 

Important Dates :

April

16 Field Trip Fleet Science Center 9-1

23-27 District Writing Test

26 Apex Fun Run

26 Film Festival @ 6:30

May

1st Field Trip San Diego Zoo

Week of April 2

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- When you are reading this week think about the author. What types of questions could you ask him or her? They can be about the story or about their life. You could also write a letter to an author. Tell them what parts you enjoyed about their story.

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: o in shovel, a in banana and c in city. We are also identifying prefixes and suffixes.

Math– Addition with numbers to 20.

 

Social Studies/Science-

Writing- Students will conference with the teachers about their writing. Theres only three more weeks until the BIG writing test. We are practicing all writing types now.

 

Reminders:

Spring Picture Day April 4th

Money and Field Trip Permission Slips Due ASAP

DONATIONS: white copy paper

 

 

Important Dates:

9 SSC Meeting @ 3:00

10 PTA Meeting @ 6:00

16 Field Trip to the Museum $10 Due

17 DAC/DELAC Meeting @ 12:00 (district)

Week of February 19

What are we learning about?

 

Reading- Focus on fact vs. opinion. When reading a story with your child ask them to tell you three facts and three opinions.

 

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: es in peaches, ild in child and ind in kind/

Can your child go back and edit their own work. Does the sentence make sense? If not, what needs to change?

 

Math– Making numbers with Tens and Ones. What are ways you can make 32 using tens and ones? One way is 3 tens and 2 ones, another way is 1 ten and 12 ones, the last way is 32 ones. Practice this with other numbers. Have children draw a line for “quick ten” and a circle for a one.

 

Social Studies- We are reading books by Dr. Seuss and also learning about his life.

 

Writing- Students are working on Personal Narratives and adding dialogue.

 

Reminders:

School Spirit-3/2 Friday -is Pajama Day –your child may wear pajamas and slippers, but must have tennis shoes for outdoor play. Blankets and pillows are not allowed, but small stuffed animals are. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!

 

Year Book Orders are also Due Friday 3/2- check with the office for pricing and payment

 

Thank You for all of the Pasta for Pennies Support

 

Important Dates:

March

5 SSC Meeting @ 3:30

6 DAC/DELAC Meeting @ 12:00 (district)

8 On a Roll Lunch!

8-15 Parent/Teacher Conferences

9 Awards Assembly: 9:00 K-2

13 ELAC Meeting @ 9:00 PTA Meeting @ 6:00

19-30 Spring Break!

 

April

2 Students Return – Minimum Day

 

 

Week of February 19th

What are we learning about?

Reading- Focus on fact vs. opinion. When reading a story with your child ask them to tell you three facts and three opinions.

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: ly in slowly and en in sharpen

Can your child go back and edit their own work. What words need to have a capital letter? Does the sentence need punctuation? What type?

Math– Making numbers with Tens and Ones. What is a quick ten?

Science- What are the differences between Frogs and Toads?

Writing- Students conferenced with the teachers about their Opinion writing.

 

Reminders:

Pasta for Pennies money is Due on Friday 2/23

 

Important Dates:

March

5 SSC Meeting @ 3:30

6 DAC/DELAC Meeting @ 12:00 (district)

7 GLEE Club @ 12:15

8 On a Roll Lunch!

8-15 Parent/Teacher Conferences

9 Awards Assembly: 9:00 K-2

Week of February 5th

What are we learning about?

Reading- Focus on PLOT. When reading a story with your child ask them about the problem and solution . Good stories always have multiple problems and solutions. An acronym that helps is SWBS- Somebody__(who) Wanted _(what does the character want)______But (problem), So _____(solution or what they did to solve the problem(s)_____________…

Phonics/ Grammar- This weeks’ phonics patterns are: er in bigger and est in biggest. They are used to compare items. One is used for 2 items and the other is used for 2 or more.

Math– Geometry- 3D shapes. Name the attributes of a cone, rectangular prism, cube, and cylinder. How many faces does each have? How many flat surfaces? Can they make new shapes by adding these shapes together? TEST THIS WEEK

Social Studies-We are reading about U.S. symbols and monuments. Why are they important and what do they stand for?

Writing- Students practiced Opinion writing and are taking a TEST THIS WEEK

Reminders:

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART THIS FRIDAY at 1:00. Please send your child with a water bottle and tennis shoes. They do not need a permission slip, but donations can be made after school by the flagpole.

 VALENTINES DAY 

If you wish to participate in passing out cards on Valentines Day please remember these three things. 1. Only write your child’s name on all of the cards. Do not fill out the “to” section. This makes “passing out” much easier. 2. We have 24 students and if your child wishes to participate they must pass out to all students. 3. No candy or unhealthy food is allowed. If you wish to pass out a treat with the card peanut free snacks like goldfish or gummies are ok or even better erasers stickers and pencils

Important Dates:

February

5-23 Pennies for Pasta

5 SSC Meeting @ 3:30

7 Family Dinner Night @ Project Pie

13 DAC/DELAC Meeting @ 12:00 (district) 13 PTA Meeting @ 6:00

14th Valentines Card Exchange

15 Dances with Wolves @ 2:00 MINUMUM DAY

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY 2/16 or MONDAY 2/19