Valencia Elementary School

Informational Essay: HEROES

Students in Mrs. Wing's class will write an informational report about a hero, due March 10. In it, they will explain what makes their person a "hero" and give facts, examples, and details, and will state their sources. Second graders will write an introductory sentence, 1 body paragraph, and a concluding sentence. Third graders will write an introductory paragraph, 2 body paragraphs, and concluding sentence. Students will be doing most of the work in class, and will be led in class through the stages of brainstorming, planning their writing with a graphic organizer, writing a roughdraft, editing their own work and other's work, and writing a final draft. Work can also be done at home, if students desire.

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Chaperones & Drivers

If you just want to volunteer in the classroom, you do NOT have to get fingerprinted. You WILL have to still get a TB test, and fill out forms from the front office.
 
If you want to be a chaperone on a field trip and/or a driver (who is driving with students in your car), you have to do these steps:
 
1) Fill out Volunteer Driver Forms, from Valencia's front office. You MUST DO THIS EACH NEW YEAR, even if last year your forms had the same information on them. It's just district policy to make sure everyone stays safe.
 
2) Get fingerprinted and cleared at the District Office (call them to make an appointment. NOT NECESSARY if you're staying in the classroom or campus!)
 
3) Give the front office a copy of your vehicle insurance (showing coverage and dates), and a copy of your driver's license.
 
Thanks!

Yearbook Photos Needed!

We need your help with photos.  Parent volunteers, please send us your pictures of our class -the more the merrier. We are looking for the first day of school, harvest festival, art project, class party, food harvest, class activity, school wide spirit days, 3rd grade mini fair, big buddy visits, candid, field trips, and assembly photos, etc. Don't forget classroom celebrations too!

Just email your photos anytime to communications@

homeandschoolclub.org and we'll do the rest! Just use the subject line for the caption and the body of your email to give us the description. Last day to send all pictures is February 28th.

Free Thermometers!

Dear families,
 
Kinsa thermometers are back in stock! If you would like a Kinsa thermometer, please input your order before the deadline of Dec. 1. After this date, we’ll no longer have access to free thermometers.
 
Ordering your thermometer is easy:
·         Download the Kinsa app for iPhone or Android.
·         Create profiles for each member of your family.
·         Search for our school group using zip code. Join the group.
·         Fill out your shipping info, and a thermometer will be mailed to your home*! (For questions visit getkinsa.com)
 
We look forward to your participation.
 
Carla Bentley
School Nurse
Valencia Elementary School

Lynnelle Wing

News from Class 19: March 20 - 25

Yay! Funding was approved to fix Valencia Rd.! I heard that the letters from all our students really made a splash in Sacramento with the legislators. Great persuasive writing, kids, you showed that writing letters does make a difference. I am very proud of the perseverance that kids of Rm. 19/209 have shown in adjusting to our often challenging situation in our temporary classroom. Second graders, remember you have the Monterey Bay Aquarium trip this Friday! It is for 2nd graders only, and our second graders will be going with Mrs. Matlow's class (2 doors down at 207). Chaperones, please be at our classroom by 8:00 am so we can get groups together and go over rules.

 

       In math, we have been learning about division and solving and writing word problems, and how to count money and relate it to decimals. Most kids are meeting or exceeding their goals in the weekly addition, subtraction, and multiplication tests. In my reading class, we are reading nonfiction books about outer space and the solar system. Students are getting much better at writing complete answers with sentences, capital letters, and ending punctuation.

 

         In writing, we are practicing how to write informational reports, and these last few weeks have been working on a report about a hero. Kids have chosen a hero from a list, and have been given a short biography about that person to read. Students have made notes about what qualities make this person a hero, and we will be writing a graphic organizer and roughdraft using these notes. Then we will edit each other's work, and make a final draft.

 

         Keep an eye on this page for each week's homework, announcements, and other information this year!

 

         WISH LIST: If you can/want to donate, we ALWAYS need lots of:

          * Spiral bound notebooks

          * Kleenex, napkins, hand sanitizer, paper towels (for our messes and dribbly noses)

          * Any kind of paper: colored, lined, unlined, scratch, all sizes

          * Microwave popcorn or Goldfish crackers for rewards

          * Any kind of typical school supplies, like gluesticks, pencils, lined paper, color pencils, stickers

 

THANKS SO MUCH!- Mrs. Lynnelle Wing

 

Mrs. Wing's Homeroom Weekly Schedule

                        Mon              Tues           Wed           Thurs           Fri

 

7:45 –8          Jobs, pledge  HW Check    HW Chk     HW Chk       HW Chk

8 – 9:20         Math/Writing Math/Wrtng   Math/Wrtng Math/Wrtng  Math/W

9:20 – 9:35    RECESS       RECESS      RECESS    RECESS      RECESS

9:35–10:40    RTI (Reading)RTI                RTI            RTI              Art/PE   

10:40 - 11:20 Math              Math             Math          Math             Math     

11:20–11:55   LUNCH         LUNCH         LUNCH      LUNCH       LUNCH 

11:55–1:00     V.A.P.A         PE/Soc. Sci  12:00 Dis.   V.A.P.A        PE/Sci.

1:00–1:30      PE/Soc./Sci. Library                             PE/Soc./Sci. PE/Art 

1:30–1:45      Handwriting  Handwtg                          Handwtg      Hndwg

1:45–2:00      End of Day   End of Day                       End of Day  End___

 

Classroom Management:

 

Classroom Rules:

  1. Treat others like you want to be treated. (Respect them and their things).
  2. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  3. Listen when it’s other’s turn to talk.

 

Consequences:

  1. Verbal reminder
  2. Warning (move clip down)
  3. Benched during recess, fill out Behavior Form, get it signed by parent, return it the next day
  4. Sit out of next fun activity
  5. Principal’s office and/or call parents

 

Positive Rewards:

  1. Lots of positive attention!
  2. “Caught Being Good” tickets, exchanged for prizes at end-of-the-month class auction.
  3. Valencia Victories tickets (possibility of a prize each Friday)
  4. Team points. When a team gets 20 points, they get microwave popcorn or crackers.
  5. Homework Heroes: students get a prize on Friday if they turn in all their homework for the week.

Other Rules:

Water: students are allowed and encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to sip on during class.  They may bring water, but not any other liquid, as those are difficult to clean if they spill.

Homework:

We have homework every day except for Friday. Every day, we have math (practicing basic math facts in addition and subtraction up to 20, and multiplication and division facts up to 12) and reading (30 minutes, fill out a portion of the Reading Log, whole log is due each Friday) and practicing their fluency page each day (also due on Friday). Occasionally we have social science, writing, or science homework. Every day the students write the required homework on their "Homework Agenda", and I sign it to make sure they copy it correctly. Every morning, homework is checked and if a student doesn’t finish, or forgets it, then they have to return it the next day or they don't get a star on the "Homework Heroes" chart.

 

Thank you, and looking forward to a great year!

Mrs. Lynnelle Wing

Lynnelle_wing@pvusd.net / (831) 728-7836 ext. 3219

Calendar

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3/19/17
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3/21/17
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3/22/17
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3/23/17
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3/24/17
Saturday
3/25/17

Notes

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Homework: Week of March 20-25

MONDAY  3/20/17

Fluency: Read Fluency Page out loud and get timed for 1 minute. Write score at top of page. Students should aim to read words aloud correctly, smoothly, and with expression. Expected mid-year progress for 2nd graders  is 78 words per minute, and expected mid-year progress for 3rd graders is 93 words per minute.

 

Reading: Read 30 or more minutes and fill out a line on their “Reading Log” showing the book’s title and pages read. Reading Log is due on Friday. Parents or guardians sign on the bottom to confirm that the student has read.

 

Writing: (optional): Work on your "Hero" paper. (Due this Friday, but students will be given time in class daily to work on it.)

 

Science: 0

 

Math: 2nd graders: practice your addition and subtraction basic facts. 3rd graders: practice your multiplication and division facts.

 

Other: Try to bring your Valencia Library book tomorrow.

 

TUESDAY  3/21/17

Fluency: Read Fluency Page out loud and get timed for 1 minute. Write score at top of page. Students should aim to read words aloud correctly, smoothly, and with expression. Expected mid-year progress for 2nd graders  is 78 words per minute, and expected mid-year progress for 3rd graders is 93 words per minute.

 

Reading: Read 30 or more minutes and fill out a line on their “Reading Log” showing the book’s title and pages read. Reading Log is due on Friday. Parents or guardians sign on the bottom to confirm that the student has read.

 

Writing: (optional): Work on your "Hero" paper. (Due this Friday, but students will be given time in class daily to work on it.)

 

Science: 0

 

Math: 2nd graders: practice your addition and subtraction basic facts. 3rd graders: practice your multiplication and division facts.

 

Other: Try to bring your Valencia Library book.

 

WEDNESDAY  3/22/17

Fluency: Read Fluency Page out loud and get timed for 1 minute. Write score at top of page. Students should aim to read words aloud correctly, smoothly, and with expression. Expected mid-year progress for 2nd graders  is 78 words per minute, and expected mid-year progress for 3rd graders is 93 words per minute.

 

Reading: Read 30 or more minutes and fill out a line on their “Reading Log” showing the book’s title and pages read. Reading Log is due on Friday. Parents or guardians sign on the bottom to confirm that the student has read.

 

Writing: (optional): Work on your "Hero" paper. (Due this Friday, but students will be given time in class daily to work on it.)

 

Science: 0

 

Math: 2nd graders: practice your addition and subtraction basic facts. 3rd graders: practice your multiplication and division facts.

 

Other: Try to bring your Valencia Library book.

 

THURSDAY 3/23/17

Fluency: Read Fluency Page out loud and get timed for 1 minute. Write score at top of page. Students should aim to read words aloud correctly, smoothly, and with expression. Expected mid-year progress for 2nd graders  is 78 words per minute, and expected mid-year progress for 3rd graders is 93 words per minute.

 

Reading: Read 30 or more minutes and fill out a line on their “Reading Log” showing the book’s title and pages read. Reading Log is due on Friday. Parents or guardians sign on the bottom to confirm that the student has read.

 

Writing: (optional): Work on your "Hero" paper. (Due this Friday, but students will be given time in class daily to work on it.)

 

Science: 0

 

Math: 2nd graders: practice your addition and subtraction basic facts. 3rd graders: practice your multiplication and division facts.

 

Other: Try to bring your Valencia Library book. Second graders, come on time tomorrow (7:45 am) for your Monterey Bay Aquarium field trip! Bring layers of clothing and your lunch! Chaperones, you need to be at my classroom by 8:00 am for groups and going over rules.

 

FRIDAY  3/25/17

No homework on Fridays!

 

 

   

 

 

We Need Class Photos!!

Please send us photos of your kid's class activities! We are looking for the first day of school, harvest festival, art project, class party, food harvest, knitting hats, toys for tots, class activity, school wide spirit days, spelling bee, 3rd grade mini fair, science fair, candid, 6th grade science camp, field trips, and assembly photos, etc. Don't forget classroom celebrations too!

This year we have added a new easy way to submit photos for the yearbook. Just have you, parent volunteer, or anybody email your photos anytime to communications
@homeandschoolclub.org and we'll do the rest! Just use the subject line for the caption and the body of your email to give us the description. Last day to send all pictures is February 28th.