Room 9 Updates

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hello All,
This week our class will be having a "Game Day", which the class won through its great behavior. Kids should bring games to share on Tuesday (not electronics). Kids should also bring $ if they wish to stick Mrs. Dorney to the wall on Tuesday ( part of the "Stick it to hunger" campaign). On Friday our class will be having its winter holiday party.

This week we will have a regular Homework Packet, due on Friday. In math we'll continue learning various strategies for division. RTI groups will be reading a biography of Gloria Estefan, and we'll read about European explorers of California in Social Studies.

Finally, have a warm and wonderful holiday, with much joy and family connection.
Yours,
Carroll Mayer

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hi All,

First of all, thanks so much to the parents who were able to chaperon the Monterey Bay Aquarium field trip. I heard from many kids that this was the best field trip ever!  For those of you who weren't able to drive, let me encourage you to take care of the district-level paperwork (TB test and fingerprinting). It's a process that takes some time, but it'll last throughout your children's time in PVUSD, and enable you to volunteer for trips and activities on a more spontaneous basis.

This week our math will be shifting from multiplication to division, although it's still all part of Module 3. While many kids are aware of the relationship between these 2 processes, expect many more opportunities to make the connection. In RTI we'll be doing a short biography unit. We will wrap up our unit on Ecosystems this week, with a test on Thursday. This week's homework includes the final lesson of this chapter, as well as a review of the whole unit. During the last week before break we'll return to Reflections, the Social Studies text, and read about explorers and the beginning of the Spanish missions in California. We will not be doing a mission report or project until January.

Finally, I realize that this time gets busy, with lots of extra activities and holiday gatherings. Please work with your child to plan ahead in terms of homework, and to get plenty of rest.

Have a great week,
Carroll Mayer