January 6, 2020
Happy New Year! I hope you and your family enjoyed Christmas and the New Year holiday together. I loved spending time with mine!
Thank you very much for all of your help and support with the busy week we had before the break. The children had so much fun making their gingerbread houses and enjoying our class Christmas party. Thank you!!
We begin 2020 continuing our focus on nonfiction writing and will soon begin publishing our work. This week in math we begin multiplication and division by 8. Continued practice and memorizing these facts is key. We will study California’s First Peoples in Social Studies, primarily learning about the Kumeyaay. In Reader’s Workshop, we will continue to concentrate on nonfiction using both our Social Studies textbook and nonfiction books in this study. Can You Outrun a Dinosaur is a fun science mystery this week.
We are excited for our trip to Birch Aquarium with the fifth grade on Tuesday, January 7th. We will be learning about kelp forests, its importance to marine animals, and how changes in the environment affect this ecosystem. We will be leaving school at 8:00am and return about 12:00pm. Students are to wear their uniforms. We will not have time for a snack on this trip, so please make sure your child has had a nutritious breakfast that will get them through the morning. We will have lunch upon our return to school.
We also look forward to our trip to Mission Trails Regional Park next Monday, January 13th. This trip includes a free tour of the park’s museum and a ranger-led hike where students will discover how the Kumeyaay lived long ago. This will be a free-dress trip. I do ask that students wear closed toed shoes suitable for hiking trails. We will be outside for most of the trip, so I recommend that students dress in layers, use sunscreen, and wear a hat/visor. We will bring our lunches to the park and enjoy a picnic lunch there before returning to school.
Thank you, and have a wonderful week!
Ms. Anne Raymond
Topics this week:
Spelling: vowel+r; double letters; suffix -ing
Grammar: Irregular Verbs
Writer’s Workshop: Nonfiction writing
Math: Multiplying and Dividing by 8
Science: Can you outrun a dinosaur? (fossil evidence and behavior)
Social Studies: California’s First Peoples
Reader’s Workshop: Nonfiction
School Wide Events
Thursday, June 4th TALENT SHOW @ 12:45PM
Talent Show at 12:45 - 2:30pm
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 6th Graders! Dismissal after graduation - NO AFTER CARE.