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___
- Treat others like you want to be treated. (Respect them and their things).
- Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
- Listen when it’s other’s turn to talk.
- Verbal reminder
- Warning (move clip down)
- Benched during recess, fill out Behavior Form, get it signed by parent, return it the next day
- Sit out of next fun activity
- Principal’s office and/or call parents
- Lots of positive attention!
- “Caught Being Good” tickets, exchanged for prizes at end-of-the-month class auction.
- Valencia Victories tickets (possibility of a prize each Friday)
- Team points. When a team gets 20 points, they get microwave popcorn or crackers.
- Homework Heroes: students get a prize on Friday if they turn in all their homework for the week.
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.
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