Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Experts Present!

Wow! I was so impressed with my students' presentations. This was their 1st PowerPoint presentations, and they did wonderful. They had detailed accurate information with appropriate photos to match the text.  It is unbelievable how far my students have come. They really take their learning very seriously and are able to meet the goals set for them.  We all have room for growth, areas that need to be refined, but I know they will only get better. I cannot even begin to imagine all they will be able to do later in their educational careers. I am only so glad to be a part of it.

Thank you to all the parents who came in support of your child. I hope you enjoyed their presentations. They really wanted to impress you.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Zoo Time!

Today we were at the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens. The new animal lair is unbelievable. The students really enjoyed themselves observing the animals in their "natural" habitats. It was a great learning experience for them, they were able to make many connections, and they related back to all we have been  learning. For one of my students, it was his first time ever at the zoo.:0  I am glad they all got to experience it in their own way.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I am so proud of your hard work and dedication!

As you trickled into the classroom with your completed projects, I was blown away at what you were able to accomplish. I have always known that I have the best students in the world. You proved to me once again, that you are able to accomplish whatever you set your mind to with lots of hard work and perseverance.
Remember that you will be presenting in front of your classmates and families. Those that I had scheduled for Monday, will be presenting on Thursday. Practice what you are going to say (the content) and how (expression, tone, annunciation).
I can't wait to see you be the expert presenter!
Here is a small glimpse...

Thursday, May 24, 2012


16 days left before summer break!
Tomorrow is the big day. Your student projects are due.

  • Powerpoint
  • Biome Report
  • Diorama
I can't wait t see all your creativity and hard work come together. You are now the expert of your biome. You should be very proud...I am.

The presentations I scheduled for Monday will be held on Thursday.  I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Here are some pictures of our trip to the Natural History Museum.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

17 More Days!

The year is winding down...17 more days to be exact, but we are still working and learning new content. I wanted to give everyone an update on any events that are coming up as well as what we're still learning. First, mark these dates on the calendar:

May 30th: Los Angeles Zoo field trip- 8:30-2:00 students should pack a lunch, wear cool comfortable clothing and shoes. Kids can bring a camera to take pictures with their friends!

May 28th: Memorial Day- No School                              

June 1st
International Day Festival @ 8:30 am -12:15 dismissal
June 8th: 12:15 Dismissal

June 19: Last Day of School! -Dismissal is @ 12:15  

Here's what we're working on in the classroom:

Reading: We are reading about the different biomes and its organisms. Our final spelling test will also be next week and will be the 3rd school assessment.

Math: We are reviewing many areas and beginning to cover some 5th grade concepts for next year.

Science: Students have been working on a research project that is due this Friday, May 25th. No late projects will be accepted. the presentations' schedule was sent home with your child. See you there!

Writing: We are finishing up on our visitors' biographies and will be working on end of the year virtual memory book (powerpoint).

I will be posting the homework for the summer and any links that are related.
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