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Paula Gonzalez

pgonzalez@knightsen.k12.ca.us

925-625-0073 x2007

General School Recources
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Supply List

  • 1/2 “ binder (3 ring)
  • dividers with pockets (5)
  • college ruled binder paper
  • 1 composition book
  • simple calculator

Pencil Pouch/Box (to be carried and used in ALL classes):

  • pencils (sharpened and ready)
  • personal pencil sharpener (for emergencies)
  • colored pencils (sharpened and ready)
  • red, green, blue, and black ball point pens (for color coding and note taking)

Paula Gonzalez

Welcome Back!

 

AR DUE DATES FOR TRIMESTER 1:

  • Friday, October 19th
  • Book Report - Due October 26th (outline is going home Tuesday, 9/11)

Homework for Wednesday, October 16th

  • MATH - finish decimal art project
  • SS - crossword and think and review questions we've covered to this point
  • ELA - Spelling: Wednesday
    • Anthology - read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, pgs. 118-131
  • BOOK REPORT - Don't forget to be reading and taking notes. You should be finishing the book up by now and starting to work on a rough draft. 

Reading Response Journals - Starts October 22nd

 

When Is My Journal Due?

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Jay

Breanna

Yaseen

Taelynn

Taylor

Santi

Ki

Juan

Enzo

Brooke

Max

Hayden

Machai

Isaias

Seth

Efren

Angel

LJ

Dakota

Tessa

Beatriz

Jordyn M.

Ian

James

Madison

Luna

Jose

Juliet

Jordyn s.

Pipa


 

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

  • Rights:
  1. To learn while in school
  2. To fair and equal treatment
  3. To learn in a safe place
  4. To share my opinion
  • Responsibilities:
  1. To follow school rules
  2. To treat adults and peers with respect
  3. To listen and not talk when other are talking - especially the teacher!
  4. To be prepared for class, participate, and complete assignments
  5. To not distract others from learning

Testing Schedule

We've adjusted our week so that we don't have all of our tests taking place on Fridays - Math being the only exception. Math quizzes and tests are hard to predict - we get to them as they come along and when we are ready. 

 

Monday - MATH 5-a-day quiz

Tuesday - Spelling packet due and test

Wednesday -  None

Thursday - Grammar packet due and quiz

                -ELA 5-a-day quiz

Friday - ELA (R/WW) packet due and selection and/or weekly test

           - Social Studies packet due and assessment 

THIS WEEK IN:

9/10 - 9/14

LANGUAGE ARTS - We're on Week 5 in reading, grammar, and spelling. They always go hand in and hand and you can see the weeks on the bottom of the pages.

  • We are reading two persuasive pieces addressing different points on weather technology is good or bad for students and their education. We'll be looking at what a counterpoint is and the importance of analyzing and considering data when looking at two opposing points of view. 
  • In Grammar we are working on complete sentences, fragments, and run-ons. It's important to remember that complete sentences need a subject and a predicate and that if we have a run-on, sometimes we simply need to add the correct punctuation to make it a complex sentence instead. We are going to work through our grammar packets by Thursdays so we can take the quiz that goes with them that day. 

MATH - We are almost done with Chapter 2, which is all about division. Students should already know how to divide, so this is review and an introduction to using Partial Quotients when dividing with larger two-digit divisors. We should be finishing up this week and hopefully taking our Chapter 2 test by Friday, or possibly Monday. 

  

SOCIAL STUDIES 

  • We are going to be finishing our Northeaster Region of states and capitals this week. We need to get moving with those, so students came home with a study guide on Monday and should be using it everyday to review and study for their first quiz on Friday. 
  • We're on Week 5 in our Social Studies Weekly: American Indians of the Eastern Woodland. Students start with a list of vocabulary words in their notebooks and we read over all questions in both their review questions and their test. Students can then look for the information they need as they read to complete the questions in the packet, complete the crossword, and be prepared to enter their test in on-line on Friday. Students will be given their codes this week so they can start accessing the on-line platform this week. 

Test Retake Procedures

Students with test scores that are 67% or lower (D or F) should always retake the test. Any other test scores that students are unhappy or dissatisfied with, can be retaken as well. It is,however, their responsibility to come see me  WITH THE TEST IN HAND so we can start the retake letter and discuss the retake plan. Students then need to take the test and letter home to have a parent sign it. If you are signing a retake letter for your child, please take the time to  read over the letter so you are reminded of the process and what is required. Students who do not follow the process and meet deadlines may not be allowed to retake the test.

Below are the steps outlined on the retake letter:

 

 1. Complete all missing assignments on the unit/story.

 2. Complete corrections on the first test, which include a short response that includes an explanation of what the answer should have been.

 3. Select three items from our "How to Study" list and commit to spending a minimum of 20 minutes each night for the four nights prior to the retake. 

 4.  Provide evidence that you have completed items 1 through 3 prior to the retake. (In many stances, the evidence required is a parent signature. If students do not have this, they may not retake the test.)

 

VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER!

  • Students need to see me about a retake within a week of getting the test back. The retake process then needs to happen within a week. That means that the process to retake should happen within two weeks of getting the test returned. 
  • If a study guide or test review is given and students fail to complete the assignment prior to the test, they may not retake the test. It is important that they take responsibility for their education and make an effort the first time around. If they do and still do poorly, then I will do whatever I can to help them identify where they struggled and to make improvements. 

** Progress reports come home EVERY OTHER WEEK. Please check school wise frequently to keep track of grades.