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Mrs. Shigemasa's Class
Instructor: Mrs. Shigemasa   

"ROOM 23 IS THE BEST PLACE TO BE!"
                                                                                          -- Chris L. (student)

"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you."                                      
                                                                    --Aldous Huxley
MESSAGES FROM ROOM 23
HAPPY SUMMER!
Dear students: Enjoy a summer of fun and relaxation, and most importantly, set aside time to read! Begin by checking out the 4 Cs link below and reading the many eMagazines that have been shared. Check out the Colonial News eMagazines, Life Science eMag, and California Government eMagazines. You worked hard through the very last day of school. You should be proud to have completed and submitted all final projects. It was a challenging goal. Now it's time to jump into summer vacation. Be healthy and safe!
TALKER
Our students created a Prezi for the Baldwin Stocker Talker. You will find the online link from Peachjar which you should be receiving through email. If not, you can find a Peachjar link from the district and also our school website. Click on it to find the latest publication of Talker.
CELL LESSON 2
CELLS LESSON
Wednesday's homework: View the lesson, but please do not take the test.
http://prezi.com/97my3_12vuwf/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

NERVOUS SYSTEM LESSON
Tuesday's homework: View the lesson, but please do not take the test.
http://prezi.com/bicikzljk-w3/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
SKELETAL SYSTEM LESSON
View the lesson, but please do not take the test.
http://prezi.com/ei9kzpzugbyz/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
SMARTER BALANCED TESTS
Students have taken the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests in class. You can view the tests and answer keys from the online website located here: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/practice-test/ Answer Keys are available by scrolling down to the link called "Scoring Guide" OR . . . .
you can view the Scoring Guide (answers) from this link: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/resources/#scoring
Beginning tomorrow, students will be taking the Smarter Balanced Interim Tests. Scores will not be sent home. The Interim tests will help teachers practice administering the actual tests while providing them some feedback as to how their students performed. The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (actual) will be given later in the school year (spread across a couple of weeks in May).
TenMarks Math Survey
Parents:
If you read the TenMarks math letter in your child's Weekly Work envelope sent home today, you will have seen the directions on how to sign up for a TenMarks online math account. I'm hoping you were successful in creating a parent account so that you can view the results of your child's math quick quizzes. Today, your child took the first of many to come. Please take the Google Form survey after you have created (or tried to create) a TenMarks math account so that I will know if you were able to join. Here's the survey link:

It would be great if you could submit your Google Form answers by Friday.
Read Blog Updates!
Reminder: Please read Blog Updates together with your parent(s). It is important to keep informed! Please don't forget. Thanks! smiley
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2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR IS HERE!

Welcome to Room 23, the Best Place to Be! I am looking forward to a productive, new school school year. I hope your child is eagerly awaiting the excitement, engagement, and enthrallment that make fourth and fifth grade so very special. They will build upon what has been taught in past years and will face many new challenges as well. This should be a wonderful and memorable year.

Communication is key to helping your child succeed. I believe our class website can help to keep you informed, so that is why it is updated regularly and carefully maintained throughout the school year. Be sure to check for new announcements. In addition, I post a weekly blog informing you of what we will be covering in class. The blog is updated every Monday. Our class website offers links to many resources that support student learning. Keep informed by utilizing our helpful website resources, watching for important announcements, and reading the weekly blog.

It is a privilege to share a partnership in your child's education. There is much to look forward to.
Together, we can help your child to do his or her best!

ROOM 23's WEB PAGES
Student created resources for learning can be found here.
The power of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity is best exemplified by visiting these links.
Students share big ideas about grade level standards through their unique avatar hosts.
Who earned monthly and AR awards? Anything special going on in the classroom? Find the answers here.
THIS WEEK'S ASSESSMENTS
Tues. 4th:
5th:                   
Wed. 4th:
5th:
Thurs.

4th: 
5th:

Fri. 4th:
HW
Problem

 
http://tinyurl.com/mvz2met
 
TenMarks
Math
Assignments will be given throughout the week.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
No "HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS" exist(s)
PODCASTS, VODCASTS, AND VIDEOS PROMOTING LEARNING & GOOD HABITS
MRS. SHIGEMASA'S FILES/DOCUMENTS
 HEALTH
View the health lesson textbook pages.
 SCIENCE
Resources, ideas for reviewing, letters for parents provide help in science.
 SRI_ProfPaper_Lexiles.pdf
SRI and the LEXILE System
SLIDESHOWS OF STUDENTS AT WORK

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