• May082017

    POSTED AT 10:33 AM

    We leave for Pali on Wednesday!  Students must arrive by 7:15.  Please read the final Reminder List going home today.  We want to make sure that our departure goes smoothly and your cooperation is truly appreciated!  Our Charter bus comes equipped with a DVD player.  Students may bring a movie for us all to watch on the way there.  Please write your child's name on the DVD.



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    Apr292017

    POSTED AT 01:38 PM

    Room 28 will be taking the ELA portion of the SBAC this week.  So many acronyms!  ELA=English and Language Arts and SBAC= Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium...that's our standardized test.  We will be breaking it up over 3 days:  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. After having a class discussion, we have decided as a group to push back the math portion of the test until May 23 and 24. This will give us the time we need to finish up our final math concept and review. We have already been using Khan Academy to review the skills from the year, and we will continue to review up until May 22.  

    During testing times, it is more important than ever to be well-rested and to come to school having had a healthy breakfast.  These tests take a great deal of concentration, focus, and perseverance.  If you haven't yet previewed the format of the test and are interested in doing so, please visit http://www.caaspp.org/ and choose Practice and Training Tests.  The kids will know what to do from there as we have practiced in class already.  

    A few emails have come home regarding the math placement test for Hale students.  If you are interested in having your child take this test, please be sure to return the permission slip and your child will be tested at some point during the week.  If necessary, we will revise our SBAC testing schedule to accommodate the math test, but that probably won't be necessary.  Please read the latest email from Ms. Yoo which should give you a better understanding of the level of rigor of the accelerated math programs available. 

    Ballroom dance auditions will be held on Monday, May 8.  

    We are on a countdown to Pali Camp, and we couldn't be more excited.  Keep your eye on the weather for Running Springs, CA up until the last minute to make sure the kids have the right attire.  Believe it or not, we will be sending home a school field trip slip on Monday.  Please get that back by Wednesday, May 3 and we should be good to go.  Important note about packing: be sure sleeping bag and pillow are in a large bag (garbage bag is fine) and that ALL luggage is clearly marked with child's first and last name and school (room # wouldn't hurt).  Children are expected to carry their own bags to and from the cabin so plan accordingly.  Seems like yesterday we were at Back to School Night talking about Pali Camp together, and now...
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    Apr172017

    POSTED AT 04:12 PM

    Tuesday:  Module 5 Assessment
    Wednesday:  Standardized Science Test:  Pilot
    Progress Reports are coming home on Monday, April 17.  Please sign and return by Wednesday.  (Sign anywhere on half sheet if that's what came home).
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    Apr032017

    POSTED AT 03:22 PM

    Please read yellow sheet going home tonight regarding SBAC testing.  It includes the dates of 5th grade testing as well as information about the pilot science test 5th graders are taking this year.  
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    Mar262017

    POSTED AT 06:27 PM

    Open House this Thursday:  6:00-7:00 p.m. in Room 28.  

    Book Fair is up and running.  Check Welby Way website for hours. 
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    Mar132017

    POSTED AT 08:34 AM

    Next item on the Pali agenda:  Fill out and submit online paperwork as soon as possible.  Links were sent out to your email last week. If you have not received the link, please send me your preferred email via Remind and I will update your info and resend the link.  

    For students interested in participating in the Spelling Bee this year, our first round will be held in class on Friday.  A list of words went home last week.  The first round will be a written test.  

    Stems Test this Friday.  It's a multiple choice test that covers lists 11-20.
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    Feb262017

    POSTED AT 06:22 PM

    Final Pali Payments are due Tuesday, February 28.  Please contact me via Remind if you have any questions about your balance.

    Wednesday we go to the Music Center for a fabulous field trip.  All students attending (from ALL schools) will perform a dance in the outdoor pavilion of the Music Center.  I have linked to the instructional video on Google Classroom:  Room 28 for students who wish to practice at home.  

    This Friday we take the end of module assessment for Math.  The practice test will come home by Thursday.  Report cards came home on Friday.  Please sign and return the yellow copy.  

    Please remember that Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, dismissal will be at 12:30.  
    We have Books and Blankets on Friday.


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    Feb202017

    POSTED AT 09:40 PM

    This Wednesday we walk to Hale Middle School.  Hale does a fabulous job of highlighting many of the amazing programs they offer their students, touring the 5th graders around the school, and getting them acquainted with middle school life.  We will be leaving immediately in the morning.  Students may bring small backpacks to carry their own water, and are welcome to bring a snack, but Hale typically provides a snack for us.  We will be back by lunchtime.  This is the perfect day to wear Welby wear and 5th Grade apparel!

    Next week we have minimum days Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday to accommodate for Parent/Teacher conferences.  A pink sheet went home last week.  If you are interested in conferencing with me, please select times that you are available.  You can also opt out of conferences if you do not feel that it is necessary at this time.


    March 1, we are taking a field trip to the Music Center.  Many students returned trip slips, some still have not.  Please click flyer below:

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    Feb052017

    POSTED AT 08:59 AM

    Valentine's Day is on Tuesday.  For students who wish to bring in Valentine's for the class: there are 30 children:  14 girls and 16 boys.  We will be passing them out in the afternoon. 


    Parent Surveys went home last week.  It is extremely important that we have 100% participation.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and return it with your child by Wednesday, February 8.  Thank you in advance.


    Coming up are some 5th grade milestones:  Thursday, February 16 is 5th Grade Panoramas and Graduation Gown Photos.  In order to ensure that you get a Panorama, you will want to preorder.  The Graduation Gown photo, on the other hand, does not need to be preordered.  You can wait until you see it to order it.  

    We are taking the walking field trip to Hale on February 22.  Let me know if you would like to join us.  

    Thank you for getting in your Pali payments!  Just one more payment due date:  Woohoo!
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    Jan292017

    POSTED AT 05:42 PM

    Next Pali payments are due January 30.  Final payments are due February 28.  Each are $175.   Please send me a Remind message if you would like to know your balance. 

    Walking field trip to Hale is February 22.  Be sure to get in trip slips.  Parents are welcome to chaperone and help keep us safe on our mile walk to Hale.  Please let me know if you would like to join us.  
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