Room 7 Weekly Newsletter 10/7

Weekly Newsletter


Announcements:  This month in class we are reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.  This novel “gives readers an emotionally charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in.”  Our class has loved having a chapter or two read to them each day.  They hang on every word, feel every emotion, and beg for more.  Wednesday evening I commented on the author’s tweet via twitter and received a reply!  Here is a screen shot of her response:


The students were beyond thrilled that the author of our book sent them a message!  For anyone who has read this novel, we are all “fantisticos!”

STAR 360:  Today your child is bringing home their STAR 360 Reading and Math test results.  These copies are for your files.  You do not need to return them to school.

Religion:  Chapter 5 Celebrating Penance and Reconciliation

“A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit.”  (Psalm 51:21)

4th Grade Language Arts:  Unit 1 Lesson 5

Quizlet Account:  Please click here to access both 4th and 5th grade material.

5th Grade Language Arts:  Unit 1 Lesson 5

Quizlet Account:  Please click here to access both 4th and 5th grade material.

4th Grade Math:  Chapter 2 Addition and Subtraction Concepts

Students will be able to:

  • Use rounding to estimate sums and differences
  • Add and subtract money amounts

5th Grade Math Group A:   Chapter 2 Multiplication

Students will be able to:

  • Multiply whole numbers by two and three digit multipliers.
  • Multiply with zeros in the multiplier
  • Multiply money amounts

5th Grade Math Group B:  Chapter 3 Division

Students will be able to:

  • Divide larger dividends by 1-digit divisors
  • Divide by 1-digit divisors to obtain quotients with one or more zeros
  • Use short division when dividing by 1-digit divisors

Social Studies:  Chapter 2 The First Californians

Students will be able to:

  • Identify California’s first inhabitants
  • Identify location of major California Indian groups and describe similarities/differences
  • Explain why communities lived in coastal areas
  • Identify three Coastal Indian communities
  • Discuss importance of mountains, rivers, valleys, and resources to California Indian communities
  • Define culture and describe two Maidu traditions
  • Explain Cahuilla government
  • Identify two groups that lived in desert areas
  • Name two desert resources


Monday 10/10:  P.E.

Wednesday 10/12:  8am Mass, Khan Assignments due, 2:30pm Dismissal

Thursday 10/13:  4th Gr. Math Ch. 2 Test, P.E.

Friday 10/14:  Spelling/L.A. 1.5 Test, Religion Ch. 5 Test, 2:15pm Rosary in Church

Monday 10/17:  Grandparents’ Day, 12noon Dismissal

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