Good morning all~ we are almost ready for Friday’s field trip. There are still sets of permission slips I am waiting on from four kids. Remember there are two: one for the Archdiocese and one for the City of Ventura. Both must be singed, even if you’re chaperoning, as the field trip is school sponsored. Mr. Puerto and Ms. Maiava are driving, but all parents are invited to attend. There will be seating available in Mr. Puerto’s bus.This field trip is always one of the favorites, so if you’re available that day, please consider joining us!
Greetings from Fourth!
Today (Tuesday) at 1PM we have our annual Spelling Bee. Aitana Gonzalez, Sofia Borras, Misiela Maiava and Josiah Avila will compete. Our alternate is Zayra Landeros. Good luck to all of you. We are so proud of you!
Wednesday, we walk to EP Foster Library. Be sure your child has their library card; I have everyone else’s applications, which will be turned in tomorrow. I limit the kids to 3 check outs because they have to carry them here and back. However, the library doesn’t set such an unreasonable limit, so if your student needs more for their Missions, you are still able to check out some.
On Thursday, Shirley Kelly will be in to get us started on our auction project. This is just the first visit of many prior to that auction Saturday.
Friday morning, during our computer time, we have STAR testing.
Tests: Wednesday Religion Chapter 9 and Friday Spelling lesson 11
I will be sending home permission slips for our February 3 field trip sometime this week, so be on the lookout.
Greetings from Fourth! This week in Religion we wind up our discussion of the Holy Spirit and how He guides daily. On Thursday there is a Math test on multiplying 2 digits by greater numbers. And, there is a Spelling test on Friday, lesson 10 Review. Those students participating in the Spelling Bee should be studying their word packet as well.
Social Studies look at the events leading up to statehood for California and in Science we examine sedimentary rocks and their properties.
Wednesday, weather permitting, we will walk to EP Foster for a one hour session in robotics, coding, and other STEM activities. We will have time for the students to check out a couple of books, so if your child has a library card, have them bring it; I have all the applications for the other students, so they will have a card.
We have finished Esperanza Rising and almost all students loved it. That brings us back to our class reader which picks up with a reader’s theater. In Grammar we are looking closely at singular/plural nouns and how to write using them.
Thursday is “fee” dress; $1 for dressy-dress and $2 for jeans. This is an 8th grade fundraiser that minimizes the costs of graduation. There is, also, hot lunch (chili dogs) which you will have paid for some time ago.
And, lastly, this Friday is Fun Friday; it’s a great to-do for families, so please consider attending.
Update on Missions: Mea culpa, but the Mission project is due on January 29th, a Friday and the Open House dislplay of the Missions is on the 29th of this month, a Sunday. Sorry for the error.
Greetings from Fourth! Welcome back to a rainy start to 2017. I sincerely hope that each and everyone of you had a Christmas filled with awe and good memories.
This week is a short one, so no Spelling until next week. We are expanding the multiplying of 2 digits by greater numbers and today we dissected owl pellets (among many squeals of “yuck!”) With the Epiphany this Friday, we say good bye to the Christmas season into Ordinary and our focus in Religion will be the role of the Holy Spirit. In English we have left verbs and are beginning a study of nouns, in all their forms. With Esperanza Rising novel done, we will be returning for a brief time to our “Excursions” reader for short reading pieces.
Next Wednesday, we will be walking to the EP Foster Library for some Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities, along with checking out books using our library cards. The plan is to visit the library every three weeks (when books are due). If for some unforeseen reason the class does not go, I will personally take the books in to avoid late fees the day that they are due.
And, just a reminder:
- Mission project and written report are due January 29th
- Our Olivas Adobe field trip is February 3rd
- Third book report is February 17th
Blessings from Fourth….