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Reminder 5/16/17

May16

Reminders

La Purisima Mission Field Trip is Tomorrow!

  • Arrive at usual drop-off time 
  • Free Dress–comfy shoes and layers
  • Bring snack, lunch, and water bottle in a backpack
  • Cancel Locally Grown Kids (if applicable) for Wednesday
  • Gift Shop–students may bring money if they wish to purchase items
  • Students will be returning right around pick-up time
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Announcements for the Week of 5/15/17

May15

Announcements

Upcoming Tests, Projects, & Quizzes

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Upcoming Events

Field Trip to La Purisima Mission–Wednesday, 5/17/17 (8:45-3:00)–Please be sure to read the email I sent regarding this field trip.

Citizenship Breakfast–Friday, 5/19/17 (guests only)

Field Trip to Santa Cruz Island–Friday, 5/26/17 (7:45-5:30)

Memorial Day/No School–Monday, 5/29/17

Poetry Reading–Friday, 6/2/17 (8:30-9:30)

Lower School Track & Field Day–Wednesday, 6/7/17

Closing Ceremony–Thursday, 6/8/17 (9:00)

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Homework for the Week of 5/15/17

May15

homework

Monday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Complete math study link 9.3.
  3. Complete spelling lesson 31.

Tuesday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Complete math study link 9.4.
  3. Practice giving your speech for the Citizenship Breakfast. 

Wednesday–All-Day Field Trip to La Purisima Mission

  1. Practice giving your speech for the Citizenship Breakfast.

Thursday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Practice giving your speech for the Citizenship Breakfast.
  3. Log onto Spelling City from any computer or mobile device, login, and access your spelling words for practice. There are games and practice tests. Make sure you don’t take the real test. If you would like to practice another way, here are some of the options we discussed in class:
    • Use your spelling worksheet to make flashcards and practice quizzing yourself.
    • Write each word five times.
    • Practice spelling words verbally with a parent.
    • Practice with any other method that you already know and use.
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Announcements for the Week of 5/8/17

May7

Announcements

Upcoming Tests, Projects, & Quizzes

Unit 8 Math Test–Tuesday, 5/9/17

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Upcoming Events

Field Trip to La Purisima Mission–Wednesday, 5/17/17 (8:45-3:00)

Citizenship Breakfast–Friday, 5/19/17

Field Trip to Santa Cruz Island–Friday, 5/26/17 (7:45-5:30)

Memorial Day/No School–Monday, 5/29/17

Poetry Reading–Friday, 6/2/17 (8:30-9:30)

Lower School Track & Field Day–Wednesday, 6/7/17

Closing Ceremony–Thursday, 6/8/17 (9:00)

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Homework for the Week of 5/8/17

May7

 

homework

Monday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Study for unit 8 math test.
  3. Work on your citizenship essay.

Tuesday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Complete test corrections for unit 8 math test.
  3. Work on your citizenship essay.

Wednesday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Complete math study link 9.1.
  3. Work on your citizenship essay.

Thursday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Complete math study link 9.2.
  3. Work on your citizenship essay.
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News Flash–5/3/17!

May3

news-flash

Due to the extra rehearsal time this week for the Spring Concert, we will have our unit 8 math test on Tuesday instead of tomorrow! 

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Announcements for the Week of 5/1/17

May1

Announcements

Upcoming Tests, Projects, & Quizzes

Unit 8 Math Test–Thursday, 5/4/17

Spelling Test–Friday, 5/5/17

Unit 8 Math Test–Tuesday, 5/9/17

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Upcoming Events

Lower School Art Show & Spring Concert–Thursday, 5/4/17 (5:15)

Grandfriends’ Day–Friday, 5/5/17

Field Trip to La Purisima Mission–Wednesday, 5/17/17 (8:45-3:00)

Citizenship Breakfast–Friday, 5/19/17

Memorial Day/No School–Monday, 5/29/17

Poetry Reading–Friday, 6/2/17 (8:30-9:30)

Lower School Track & Field Day–Wednesday, 6/7/17

Closing Ceremony–Thursday, 6/8/17 (9:00)

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Homework for the Week of 5/1/17

May1

homework

Monday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Complete math study link 8.8.
  3. Finish your spelling lesson for unit 29.

Tuesday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Practice your math facts using flashcards, having someone quiz you, or using one of the math websites on the blog under Websites for Kids–Math Web Links.  

Wednesday

  1. Read for 20 minutes and record it in your reading log. 
  2. Complete unit 8 math study guide.
  3. Log onto Spelling City from any computer or mobile device, login, and access your spelling words for practice. There are games and practice tests. Make sure you don’t take the real test. If you would like to practice another way, here are some of the options we discussed in class:
    • Use your spelling worksheet to make flashcards and practice quizzing yourself.
    • Write each word five times.
    • Practice spelling words verbally with a parent.
    • Practice with any other method that you already know and use.

Thursday–No Homework due to Spring Concert

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Crane Track & Field Day

May1

Last Tuesday, our 3-5th grade students participated in the Crane Track & Field Day. Our students did very well and demonstrated good sportsmanship. 

What’s in a Song?

May1

As part of our poetry unit, we are comparing songs and poems. We are looking at some of the greatest songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s for inspiration. Students compare the performances of different artists performing the same songs. What is apparent is that well-written songs are often rediscovered by later artists.

Joni Mitchell

Rolling Stone called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever”,[2] and AllMusic has stated, “When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century”.[3] Drawing from folk, pop, rock and jazz, Mitchell’s songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment and joy.

Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock

Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is famous for his songwriting. Many of his songs are written about what was happening in the world from his perspective. Last year Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here’s a news clip from CNN.

“Upon the announcement of Dylan’s award in October, the academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, said Dylan “is a great poet in the English-speaking tradition,” drawing parallels between his work and that of ancient Greek poets.”

Bob Dylan’s The Times They are a Changing

Bob Dylan’s Blowin in the Wind

I try to model what I ask students to attempt, so here is one of my originals.

Donna Brown’s Eagles

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