Sunday, March 22, 2015

NEWS ON THE MARCH


I'm proud of the entire cast and crew for putting on a fabulous Journey Intwo Ireland play. I love how all of us came together and executed with strong precision. The play has evolved beautifully over the last few years. There's no telling where it's headed. Thank you parents for attending the show. We greatly appreciated having you as our audience.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR TRIP TO THE SF ZOO ON FRIDAY. 

                                                              One of my favorite videos. EVER!

State Float: It's been a long tradition at CMS to have float day. Students will parade around the school on May 15th showcasing their float. It's the perfect way to end their Social Studies unit: States and Capitals. A student's float should contain some or all of the items below. Keep it movable, simple, and fun. Work on the float at home. Work on the write up in class. 

            §  The state flag
§  The state flower
§  The state bird
§  The state tree
§  The state animal
§  The state fossil
§  The state song
§  The state’s motto
§  The state’s nickname
§  The state’s major industry
§  The state’s major point of interest

ELA: This week The Fireballs will finish writing their Animal reports. We'll put the final touches on the book all week. Our goal is to have them completed by Thursday, March 26th. 

Classical Roots Lesson 14(bas and pos). Words: bass, exposure, position, and positive

Wordly Wise: Lesson 20 indignant, jest, mirth, moral, outskirts, resume, ridicule,

Book Club - They'll focus on characters, setting, conflicts, point of view, and external and internal conflict. Each student will read in class and at home for at least 15-20 minutes. I'm expecting all students to keep up with the group members and really do a thorough job with their packet work Blogger will be dedicated to their book club work as well.

Charlotte Doyle - We'll tackle chapters chapters 20-22. Students will work on skills such as symbolism, summary writing, character traits, writing questions, and supporting opinions. ALL COMP. BOOKS MUST BE SHARED WITH A GUARDIAN ON MONDAY NIGHT.

Information Animal Report - Please pay attention to the schedule below.

February 23 - 27 Introduction
March 2 - 6 Chapters 1 and 2 with pictures
March 9 - 13 Chapters 3 and 4 with pictures
March 16 - 20 Chapters 5, 6, and 7 with pictures
March 23 - 26 Conclusion, Bibliography, All About Me, and Cover Page
MARCH 26 - FINISH BOOK


History: We will review lessons 1-4, Unit 5. What events led to the American Revolution? How did the colonists work together?

Grammar: Correlative Conjunctions: Either ... orneither ... nor, and not only ... but also are all correlative conjunctions. They connect two equal grammatical items.

 
Math: Time to focus on Unit 9 which covers area, perimeter, and coordinate graphing.

Science: We will continue to study Matter.


Camp W: Summer Sessions
Session 1: July 6 - 16
Session 2: July 20 - 30

Character Ed. Trip - The Fireballs earned their 10K points. They received PV Board approval on Wednesday. Congratulations! If approved then we'll move into our next step which is putting all the logistics together. Right now the entire overnight would cost $110 per student; that includes admission, dinner, late night snack, breakfast. Students will try to raise $$$ to defray expenses.

We'll need 2 parent chaperones to accompany Mr. Frederick, Mrs. Perlow, and Miss Donna. You''ll have to be fingerprinted and cleared by the PV District. More overnight information to come.  Stay glued and tuned. 

Songs to Sing and Learn
  • Loretta Lynn "She's got You"
  • Young MC "Pick up the Pace"
  • Ry Cooder "Onda Callejera"
  • Midnight Oil "Blue Sky Mine"

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