5/22 Year end activity sign-up was sent home today. We are assigned cookies for "Field Day." Please make sure cookies are prepackaged and do not contain nuts. Thx.
5/21 Finish The Mango Tree--Vocab. pack and writing. Practice for a multiplication timed test on Thursday. A/R Results for the final grading period were sent home today. Don't forget to check grades regularly--a 51 % usually means that an assignment is missing or failed.
5/17 Grammar Pack # 8, Verb Tenses. Moby Max
5/16 Practice for preposition test tomorrow.
5/15 Finish Quadrilateral worksheet, Practice for a multiplication timed test on Friday. Reminder Binder Check.
5/14 A/R Goals are due Friday--Min. Approx. 8 pts. Moby Max.
5/13 Finish Equivalent Fractions Worksheet, Reminder Binder Check Tomorrow, A/R Goals are due Friday--Check Progress on A/R Home
Connect. Moby Max Informational Reading
5/9 Practice for your final preposition test. Moby Max
5/8 Moby Max, Come in tomorrow before school if you need help printing items for your Mission Report. The final written report should be hand written.
5/6 Read 30 minutes, A/R goals are due on May 17 - goals average in the 8 point range at 80% comprehension. Moby Max
5/2 Healthy snack tomorrow, A/R goals are due May 17, Check A/R Progress.
5/1 Crazy Math is due Thursday, journals are due Thursday--Focus on adjectives
4/30 Practice for a multiplication timed test on Wednesday and a Preposition test on Thursday--25 prepositions = 100%.
4/29 Crazy Math is due Thursday, journals are due Thursday--Focus on adjectives, Finish your social studies notes for week 11 and study for your test tomorrow.
4/25 Multiplication Timed Test Tomorrow. Crazy Math is due.
4/24 Crazy T-8 went home today--corrections on a separate piece of paper are due tomorrow.
4/22 Crazy Math is due Friday, Journal is due Thursday--dialogue focus, California Studies Newspaper #12 notes are due Friday for a test. Bring in a copy/picture of your mission. Practice for a timed preposition test tomorrow.
4/18 Moby Max, Study for your preposition test on Tuesday and mult. timed test.
4/15-4/18 Crazy #27 is due Thursday, Practice for your crazy math test and mult. timed test tomorrow.
Journals are due Thursday--underline five examples of idioms in your journal per page. Bring in a personal supply of pencils/pens. Moby Max.
4/11 Moby Max Literature. A/R results for March were sent home today.
Mission Report: The Mission Report will be due on May 9th. Please see Google Classroom for a complete listing of the assignments and grade sheet. Extra credit is allowed and encouraged for this assignment. Please log on to Google Classroom with your child for further information. The written portion of this assignment will be completed in class.
1.) Title Page with the mission title, your name, and your teacher’s name
2.) Note cards/computer notes summarizing main ideas—all direct copying must
be in quotation marks and the author must be given credit for work.
3.) An illustration of your mission placed at front of report—report cover
4.) A one and one-half (1½) page report including:
A.) An introduction paragraph
B.) A paragraph telling who founded the mission and why.
Also, describe the mission life for the padres.
C.) A paragraph or two describing the Native Californian tribe living at the
mission including what crafts/baskets, songs, and culture they had.
Also, describe what mission life was like for the Native Californian tribe.
D.) A paragraph describing any unique or special information regarding your
mission including natural disasters and rebuilding of the missions.
E.) Conclusion Paragraph summing-up why your mission is important and why
others might want to visit your mission. Why are missions an important
part of California history?
5.) A map showing where your mission is located in California.
6.) A bibliography showing your sources.
You may earn extra points by completing one or more of the following projects.
- Build a scale replica of your mission (50 pts.)
- Make a scale drawing of the layout of your mission. (20 pts.)
- Visit your mission and create a scrapbook of your adventure
- Write Create a report/power point of an important historical figure involved with the mission.
- Create a timeline of the missions including a few comments of how/why each was important.
- Make a large drawing/watercolor of your mission.
- Other Ideas—see teacher for approval
- Power point:
4/8 Crazy # 26 is due Thursday, Journals are due Thursday--two pages using five examples of hyperbole and similes per page--underline.
3/20 Practice for Preposition test and Mult. timed test.
Cal. Character and Open House
Open House is this coming Thursday at 6:00 P.M. I am asking that students show-up five to ten minutes early to prepare themselves to present their California Character. Their California Character final draft and speech may be found on Google Classroom. Your kids can show you how to log in using their school I.D. and birthday. The Final Draft of the Cal. Character has been graded and they should change the report to first person (I and Me) in order to become their Character for Open House. You may help them spiff-up their report/script. They should arrive dressed in their costume.
3/19 Moby Max, Bring your Cal Character speeches and questions to school tomorrow in order to practice for Open House.
3/18 Cal. Character letter went home today--Make sure script, and five questions and answers are complete by Thursday. Open house is 6:00 P.M. on Thursday. - Come dressed as your character.
Crazy Math # 25 is due Thursday, No journals this week. A/R goals due Friday.
3/14 Moby Max 30 min. A/R goals are due next week.
3/12 Bring a whiteboard eraser or a clean sock, Bring a picture of your Cal. Character, Practice for a mult. timed test tomorrow.
3/11 Crazy Math # 24 is due Thursday, Journal is due Thursday-dialogue, Finish Social Studies notes for test tomorrow - Week 11. Moby Max if time. Check A/R progress on A/R Home Connect- Next Friday is the end of this round of A/R. Be ready to take A/R tests tomorrow.
3/10 I will be at school at 8:15 A.M. this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in order to help kids make-up/finish assignments.
3/7 Finish Social studies notes week 11 for a test tomorrow- 30 minutes max.--study, study, study. Crazy Math is Due.
3/6 Moby Max literature or informational reading, Please bring in an old shirt as a smock for painting.
3/5 Crazy Math # 23 is due Friday, Journal - one Page is due on Thursday-focus is on adjectives. Moby Max. Restock personal supply of pens and pencils. Please bring in a copy of your California Character picture--it should cover at least one half of the paper.
2/28 Crazy Math is due, Finish your weekly Moby Max.
Please dress in old clothes or bring in an old shirt to paint in this week.
2/27 Crazy is due Friday, Preposition Test, Moby Max.
2/25 Crazy Math # 22 is due Thursday, Journals are due Thursday- focus on similes, Moby Max-90 minutes by Friday.
2/21 Crazy Math is due, Journal is due, Practice for Mult. timed test tomorrow.
2/20 Moby Max 60 minutes before Friday.
2/19 Crazy Math #21 and Journals are due Friday - focus is on Quotaion marks/dialogue. Multiplcation timed test on Friday. Cal Character parent letter was sent home today.
Accerated Reader averages for January were posted today.
2/14 You have thru Tuesday to make-up Crazy T-6, Math Tutoring Tuesday 8:15 A.M. Accelerated Reader Results for January were sent home today.
2/13 Crazy Math and Journals are due, Healthy Snack Attack tomorrow afternoon, Cal Character Names will be posted on Google Classroom today. Correct Crazy T-6 and be ready to retake the test tomorrow if desired. Crazy T-6 was sent home today.
Math Tutoring Tuesday Mornings at 8:15 A.M.
2/11 Math Workbook Lesson 12-8 is due, Crazy Math # 20 is due Thursday, Journal is due Thursday, Journal grades for the first three weeks of the semester were posted.
2/7 Mini Read-athon and healthy snack attack tomorrow. A/R goals are due. Journals are due.
2/6 Crazy math is due, Journals are due Friday, Finish your social studies notes for Week 10 test tomorrow. Moby Max
2/5 A/R Goals are due Friday--check goal progress on A/R Home Connect--Moby Max--30 min.
Multiplication timed test on Thursday.
2/4 Crazy Math is due Thursday-# 19, Journal - Due Thursday--Focus on Adjectives. Finish Studies Weekly Notes for Week 10---Due tomorrow--test tomorrow Week 10. Moby Max
1/31 Finish your Weekly Studies notes Week 10 for a Explorer Test on Tuesday. Moby Max. Mult. timed test tomorrow.
1/30 Journals and Crazy Math are due.
1/29 Crazy Math 18 is due Thursday, Journals are due Thursday-Focus on similes. Moby Max-30 min.
1/24 Journals and Crazy Math #17 are due. Finish Social Studies notes for Newspaper #8--test tomorrow--study. Multiplication Timed Test tomorrow.
1/22 Crazy Math is due Friday--#17, Journals are due Friday--focus on five descriptive adjectives per page, Check journal grades from last week. Report card envelopes are due tomorrow. Finish your Weekly studies notes for a S.S. test on Thursday--Week # 8.
1/17 Journals are due, Practice for spelling test and mult. timed test. Moby Max.
Three Second Semester Math Scores Were Posted Today - Check Infinite Campus. A
51 % indicates a failed or missing assignment.
1/16 Crazy Math is due, Moby Max. Spelling test on Friday--Wildfire--Spelling City.
1/15 Moby Max, Crazy Math is due Thursday, Journals are due Friday, Practice for a multiplication timed test.
Math Tutoring Tomorrow morning - 8:15
1/14 Read 30 minutes, Book shares are due tomorrow, Crazy Math # 16 is due Thursday, Journals are due Friday morning-focus on outrageous dialogue, Moby Max 90 minutes per week.
1/10 Decompose Fraction Pack is due, Spring Flower Reducing Sheet is due, Practice for multiplication timed test.
1/9 Moby Max - 30 minutes, Finish Fraction Pack--due Friday. Spelling Test on Friday--Spelling City--"Salmon Summer"
1/8 Read 30 minutes, Moby Max, No Crazy Math/Journal this week, Practice for a multiplication timed test on Friday. Finish "Louisiana" expanding fractions worksheet.
12/20 Bring in a healthy snack for a healthy snack attack, Finish your "Winter Poem" found in Google Classroom, Friday is a minimum day, A/R goals are due tomorrow.
12/18 Finish Equivalent Fraction Sheet--"Churn Dash", Check A/R Home connect for A/R progress.
12/17 A/R Goals are due Friday, We will be having a healthy snack attack on Friday, Please bring in a healthy snack to eat. I need paper plates and cups for Friday.
12/13 Practice for a multiplication timed test tomorrow, Crazy Math # 15 is due, Check A/R goal progress on A/R home connect--Goals are due next Friday, December 21 st--The average goal is 8 points per month.
12/12 Bring in an old shirt for painting, journal is due, Moby Max 30 minutes.
12/11 Bring in six inch tiles, cotton balls, q-tips, extra rough sandpaper. Journals are due Thursday and Crazy Math is due Friday.
12/10—Crazy Math is due Friday, Journals are due Thursday—focus on dialogue. Moby Max, Bring in 6-inch tiles, extra rough sand paper, round toothpicks for art project.
12/6 Practice for a multiplication timed test, Finish Weekly Studies week # 5 notes for a test on Tuesday, Journals are due tomorrow. Moby Max
12/5 Crazy Math is due, Journals are due on Friday. Moby Max 30 min. Bring in 6-inch tiles for art project
12/4 Moby Max 30 minutes, Workbook 11-1 is due tomorrow.
12/3 Crazy Math #14 is due Thursday, Journals are due Thursday – focus outrageous descriptive adjectives, Practice for mult. Test on Friday, Bring in 6-inch tiles for project, Math tutoring tomorrow morning at 8:15 A.M.
11/29 Journals are due, Math workbook lesson11-1 is due, Practice for mult. timed test, Crazy math test is tomorrow.
11/28 Crazy Math is due, Moby Max informational-30 minutes, Journal is due Friday. Please bring in 6 inch tiles and glass paint for our winter project.
11/26 Crazy Math is due Thursday, Journals are due Thursday—focus on dialogue. Storyworks think about it questions on Wolves is due tomorrow. Don't forget to bring in 6 inch tiles and glass paint for our winter art project.
11/14 Practice for your mult. Timed test tomorrow, Moby Max. Finish lesson 10-2 in hard cover math book #’s 1-6.
11/13 Hard Math Book 10-1, questions 1-6, Practice for a multiplication timed test on Thursday, Moby Max 30 minutes literature. You may bring in carrots, celery, grapes or another healthy snack on Friday to eat in class.
11/7 Moby Max 30 miin. and Square and a half division sheet is due Friday.
11/6 Moby Max, Division worksheet is due. Journals are due Thursday. –Focus on outrageous adjectives and dialogue. Bring in sugar cookie dough.
11/5 No Crazy Math this week—Alaska Division sheet due Wednesday—work problems on a separate piece of paper. Journal is due on Thursday. Moby Max—Thirty minutes. Bring in Cookie dough and supplies by Wednesday.
11/1 Journals and Crazy Math are due, Practice for your multiplication timed test tomorrow.
10/31 continue working on your crazy math and journal. Practice for your multiplication timed test on Friday.
10/30 Live lit. day tomorrow —no scary costumes. Journals and Crazy Math will be due Friday.
10/29 Journals are due Thursday—descriptive adjectives. Crazy Math # 11 is due Thursday. Workbook lesson 10-4 is due Wednesday. Moby Max 30 minutes. Math Tutoring tomorrow at 8:15 A.M. A/R goals are due Friday.
10/25 Journals are due, Practice for your multiplication timed test tomorrow. Moby Max 30 minutes.
10/24 Crazy Math is due, Journals are due on Friday, Practice for your multiplication timed test on Friday.
10/23 Moby Max, Crazy Math is due Thursday, Journals are due Friday.
10/22 Moby Max 30 minutes, Crazy Math #10 is due Thursday, Journals are due Friday-focus is on idioms/sayings and hyperbole. Practice for multiplication timed test on Friday. Please bring in your box tops by tomorrow. Spelling test on Thursday—Journeys as found on spellingcity.com.
10/18 Practice for your multiplication timed test tomorrow. Moby Max—30 minutes. Bring in donations for the Turkey Trot.
10/17 Journals and Crazy Math are due. Math tutoring will be starting next week on Tuesday, at 8:15 A.M. Check AR progress on AR Progress at AR Home connect. Multiplication Timed Test on Friday.
10/16 Week three Studies Weekly test has been postponed until tomorrow. Finish your notes.
10/15 Moby Max – 30 minutes-literature, Finish Social Studies notes for Week 3-test tomorrow. Journals are due Thursday-focus on dialogue and hyperbole. Crazy Math #9 is due Thursday.
10/12 Practice for your multiplication timed test on Monday
10/11 Moby Max 30 minutes, Crazy Math is due.
10/10 Finish Math Workbook 9-4, Journals are due tomorrow, Moby Max 30 minutes.
10/9 Conference slips are due tomorrow
Crazy Math # 8 is due Friday
Journals are due Thursday--two pages are due--focus is on dialogue/quotation marks. Bring in donations for the Turkey Trot--Moby Max 30 min. Multiplication Timed Test is on Friday
10/8 Moby Max—non fiction 30 minutes, Journal is due Thursday. Conference slips were sent home today.
10/4 Practice for your multiplication timed test tomorrow, don’t forget to log in to Moby Max and complete 30 minutes of reading lessons.
10/2 and 10/3 Journals are due Thursday—this week we are focusing on similes and hyperbole. Crazy Math is due Thursday. Bring in donations for the Turkey Trot. Please e-mail me if it is ok for our room mom to contact you. Moby Max –sixty minutes per week.
10/1 Journals are due Thursday—this week we are focusing on similes and hyperbole. Crazy Math is due Thursday. Crazy T-2—test was returned today—make corrections on a separate piece of paper. Bring in donations for the Turkey Trot. Please e-mail me if it is ok for our room mom to contact you. Moby Max –sixty minutes per week.
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Mr. Donald Craven
Welcome to Room 42.
Welcome back to school. Don't forget to check our class web site daily for important class information. Please contact me via e-mail if you have any questions.