{Hayes} Weekly Update, January 20, 2020

{Hayes} Weekly Update, January 20, 2020
Posted on 01/19/2020

Room 204/Mr. Hayes Update 1/20/2020

Parent/Teacher Communication folder: Look for the following in the 2-pocket folder sent home on the date listed:

1/17 Multiplication Facts quiz paper. *Students absent on 1/15 will not have this paper.

Classwork/Homework Classwork-Students have been working on independent reading assignments in class, using the textbook, Traditions. Students keep their completed work in a file in our room and they have a completion check sheet in their AVID binder under the Reading tab.

Students should finish working on The Stranger and begin working on Cendrillon. If these stories are completed, please work on extra credit assignments. The Traditions book can be taken home. The extra credit projects may be completed at school or at home.

1/16 Topic 7 (Factors and Multiples) test results are now available on-line:

Students will use their district username and ID to gain access to the test (no extra username and password required).

1. Log in to https://powerschool.sandi.net.

2. Click on "Pearson Courses" which is listed at the bottom of the navigation column on the left hand side of the screen.

3. Click on the "Pearson Realize" button on the right side of the screen.

4. Click on "Classes"

5. Look for the "Topic 7" test dated 1/16/2020.

Students who scored below 70% will take a second opportunity paper test on Thursday, January 23. Please review the on-line test to see which type of factor/multiple problems to practice for the paper test.

STMath-The goal is to complete 12% more in January. By the end of January a student should have 60% complete.

What We are Studying

Literacy: Read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies.

Reading: See Social Studies below.


Students continue to write their biographies about famous people in California history both past and present. The biography is a minimum of five paragraphs: introduction, early life, adult life, greatest achievement, and conclusion/legacy. The biography can be viewed on Google classroom using your child's district username and password.

Mathematics: Fraction Concepts- See Envision math text Topic 8

We began a new unit on fractions. Students are learning to find equivalent fractions using drawings, fraction bar kits and/or multiplication and division.

Social Studies

Students learned about early European explorers who sailed to present day California and what motivated them to make the trip across the oceans. We also began studying early European settlers and why they moved into the region. If you would like to review the information that we have gone over in class, it can be found in the Reflections textbook in Unit 2, Chapter 3, Lessons 1-2 pages 110-122.


Students continued preparing for our upcoming engineering design project. Students explored potential and kinetic energy using the "Pendulum Lab" in Brainpop (Brainpop is accessible on-line just like STMath under the Clever application). On Friday, they used the VEX construction kits to make a physical model of a pendulum.

***Science Volunteers Needed: Students will be working on creating a restraint system (seatbelt) that will protect an egg in a crash. They will use the VEX construction kits to build the vehicles. Volunteers will work with groups to help with the construction and to keep the project on track.

Time: 1:05-2:00, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Place: Room 204

Volunteers must have SDUSD volunteer forms completed and a tuberculin clearance. Please check with the office if you are not sure of your volunteer status.

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