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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!

Writing Project: Scientific Procedures or Steps

Writing Scientific Procedures, due Friday, Nov. 17

Students in Mrs. Wing’s class are writing the steps or procedures for a scientific event (for example, how an animal goes through its life stages, how a plant grows, how the moon goes through its phases).  Children will write a 5-paragraph essay with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs describing the steps, and a short conclusion. Each child will also do an illustration. Students will brainstorm ideas on a graphic organizer, then will write a roughdraft, and will edit it. Finally, they will write a final draft. We are doing most of the work in class but students are welcome to work on it at home as well. (For a list of possible ideas, see the worksheet that was passed out in class on Monday, Oct. 30.)

Santa Cruz County Project: Due Nov. 27

We have been learning about our county. As part of this unit of study, you will research a person, place, or thing of historical significance to Santa Cruz County. You will complete a Note Taking Page and write a paragraph using the information you have gathered. Reports should include at least three sources of information, including a visitation or interview, if possible. Sources can be found online or at the library. Reports must be written neatly and oral presentations should be rehearsed. You can take photos, make a model, or draw pictures of your person, place, or thing. You will share your projects and reports with other third grade classes, as well as your own, on Wednesday, November 29.

Lynnelle Wing

News from Class 19: Nov. 20 - 21

SHORT WEEK! School is only Monday, 11/20 and Tuesday, 11/21. THANKSGIVING VACATION from Wed. 11/22 - Sun. 11/26. See you back here at school on Monday, 11/27, at 8:00 am!

 

Remember, your Santa Cruz County Project is due on Monday, Nov. 27! Oral presentations will be done all that week. Make sure not to leave it until the last minute!

 

      This week in RTI we are reading nonfiction books, studying about adaptations of plants and animals. In writing, students are writing the procedures or steps of a scientific event (such as how a plant grows, or how the Earth orbits the sun to create seasons). In math, we are continuing learning how to do and chart our progress on "Mini Quizzes" in addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Keep practicing at home! We are also learning multiplication tricks and what multiplication means. In social science, we are learning about the 3 levels of government, the federal, state, and local divisions, and what it means to be a citizen in this country. We are also starting work on our "Santa Cruz County" project, where students got to choose a place, thing, or person which is important to our county, and students are making a picture, model, collage, pamphlet, or other project about it. We are also doing some fun and challenging projects with our "Buddy" class of Ms. Silva's 1st graders. They are so capable, intelligent, and cute! We have gone searching for fall leaves with them, wrote a poem, and did leaf rubbings with them to celebrate autumn.

 

         We are still getting to know each other and learning about working as a class and community by doing "Class Challenges", where students are given real-life tasks to do that teach them about teamwork. Kids are getting used to doing daily homework, which is practicing basic math facts (adding facts from 1 - 10, subtraction facts from 1 - 20, multiplication facts from 1 - 12), a Reading Log and Fluency Page. Each day, students are to practice basic math facts either by using flash cards, computer programs, having someone quiz them orally, or using some other method (which is checked off on their "Homework Schedule" that comes home each Monday). Students are also to read anything, for at least 30 minutes, and note down the title and time on their log. Each day, students are also to read aloud their Fluency Page (a story) to an adult, who notes how many words the child has read in a minute, and writes it in a box at the top of the Fluency Page. These pieces of homework are to improve retention of math basic facts, to improve reading, and to improve smoothness and comprehension in reading aloud (fluency). The goal in the Fluency Pages is NOT to simply speed-read, but also to show punctuation, and to read with expression and appropriate emphasis.

 

         On this page, I will give short updates about what we've been doing in class, and reminders and notices of upcoming events. This first week, the most important thing is to be excited about getting to know your new classmates and teacher, and getting comfortable with the new rules and methods in your new classroom. Much of the first few weeks will focus on getting to know each other, learning how the classroom works, and learning how to work with each other. Because students will need to work hard both in school and at home to succeed this year, they will need all the support we can give them - which means parents will be working hard as well! In addition to making sure they are well-rested, fed, and arrive to school on time, they'll need encouragement to complete homework and to remember school materials every day. Please let me know what else I can do to help your child succeed.

   

         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, and stickers, bouncy balls, small toys and fancy pencils, for rewards

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

          * Gift cards to Target or Walgreens for school supplies

 

THANKS SO MUCH!- Mrs. Lynnelle Wing

 

Mrs. Wing's Homeroom Weekly Schedule

                        Mon              Tues           Wed           Thurs           Fri

 

8:00 - 8:15    Jobs, pledge  Daily Bite    Daily Bite     Daily Bite     Daily Bite

8:15 – 9:20    VAPA             Math           Math            Math            Math

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              Writing         Writing         Writing        Writing   

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

11:55–1:00    DEAR/Sci     PE/Soc. Sci  12:15 Dis.   Soc. Sci       Class Mtg.

1:00–1:45      PE/Soc./Sci. Library                             End/VAPA    Sci./Soc.

1:45–2:00      Handwriting  Handwrtg                         VAPA           Hndwrtg

2:00–2:15      End of Day   End of Day                       VAPA           P.E.__

 

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. Benched for another recess, 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 (Reading Log, Fluency Page, and signed Homework Agenda.) If homework is complete and signed, they get to choose a prize from the small prize box.

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, children should practice out loud their fluency page, and have someone record how many words they read in 1 minute. They also read for at least 30 minutes daily (they fill out a portion of the Reading Log, which is due, completed and signed, each Friday). Occasionally we have math, 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, so this is where you and students can go to see what homework is required. In addition, every Monday I give out a Homework Agenda giving the homework and notices about the week. Also, the whole week's homework is listed on this webpage. Each Friday, we collect the week's Reading Logs, Fluency Pages, and Homework Agendas, and kids who completed and got their Reading Logs and Homework Agendas signed get a small prize.

 

Thank you, and looking forward to a great year!

Mrs. Lynnelle Wing

Lynnelle_wing@pvusd.net / (831) 728-7836 ext. 3019

Homework: Week of Nov. 20 - 21

MONDAY  11/20/17

Fluency: Read aloud your Fluency Page to an adult. Adult times you for 1 minute and writes how many words you read correctly, at top of the page. Due TOMORROW. Students can cross out Wednesday and Thursday.

Reading: Read at least 30 minutes, and write the title and time in your Reading Log. Due TOMORROW. Students can cross out Wednesday and Thursday.

Writing: (optional:) Work on your Scientific Procedures paper, if you want. Due Friday, Dec. 1.

Social Science: Work on your Santa Cruz County Project! Due Nov. 27. All work is done at home!

Math: Practice basic math facts in addition, subtraction, and multiplication! Check it on your Homework Schedule. Due TOMORROW.

Other: Notices! Thanksgiving vacation is Wed., Nov. 22 - Sun., Nov. 26.

 

TUESDAY  11/21/17

Fluency: Read aloud your Fluency Page to an adult. Adult times you for 1 minute and writes how many words you read correctly, at top of the page. Due TOMORROW. Students can cross out Wednesday and Thursday.

Reading: Read at least 30 minutes, and write the title and time in your Reading Log. Due TOMORROW. Students can cross out Wednesday and Thursday.

Writing: (optional:) Work on your Scientific Procedures paper, if you want. Due Friday, Dec. 1.

Social Science: Work on your Santa Cruz County Project! Due Nov. 27. All work is done at home!

Math: Practice basic math facts in addition, subtraction, and multiplication! Check it on your Homework Schedule. Due TOMORROW.

Other: Notices! Thanksgiving vacation is Wed., Nov. 22 - Sun., Nov. 26.

 

WEDNESDAY  11/22/17 MIN. DAY:  Dismiss at 12:15 pm

NO SCHOOL, THANKSGIVING VACATION!

 

THURSDAY 11/23/17

NO SCHOOL, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

FRIDAY  11/24/17 

NO SCHOOL, THANKSGIVING VACATION! See you back at school on Monday, Nov. 27!