Weekly News

May 2-6

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Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Field Trip
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Parent Volunteers

Please join us for coffee and homemade sweets and treats.

Friday, May 20


Outdoor Lunch Area

With deep appreciation,

The ECC Faculty

Testing Practice- We will soon begin testing format practice in class. The purpose is to familiar students with how the test will look and how to input responses. If you would like to see this practice sit, you may click on the link and have your child try some problems out.

https://practice.smarterbalanced.org/student/. Once you click on the link, simply login as a guest and follow the prompts, choosing grade 4. Eventually a screen will appear that will allow you to choose a math or language arts practice test. We test during the first week of June.


This is the best math unit for student success! I am convinced it is due to the extensive practice with fractions.

We continue with decimals this week.

Below are links to video tutorials on decimals.

IXL Decimals


The Great IXL Race Begins.

Top 7 Finishers win treasure ticket prizes.

Shun Sound and Academic Vocabulary

1. decade
2. century
3. outside
4. everything

5. release

6. already
7. instead
8. phrase
9. distraction

10. completion

11. affection
12. collection

13. construction

14. fraction

15. inspection

16. inaccurate

17. inefficient

18. insecure

19. illegal

20. illegible

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We are reading, By the Great Horn Spoon! It is quite the adventure. It ties perfectly into our Social Studies unit on Gold Rush. We will read about, discuss, and respond to many elements of this historical fiction novel by Sid Fleischman.

Character Can Book Report

Students read a Newberry Award Winning book, create a character can, and present a summary to the class. Detailed information is on Edmodo. It is due on Tuesday, May 24.

Ask your child about their book selection. The last day to make book changes is this Friday.

Science: Electricity and Magnetism

Students will learn about electricity and magnetism over the next few weeks. They will conduct experiments in Science Lab.

Field Trip to the Vista Court House

Monday, May 23 is our day to reenact a mock trial. Students have designated roles and are practicing their parts. Students are learning about the justice system.

We are in need of drivers. Please consider joining us.

Permission slips go this week.

Gold Rush Days is on June 9th

Please contact our gracious class liaison, Gina O'Leary, if you have questions about his exciting



Coming Up

  • 5/23 Superior Court of North County (Vista)
  • 5/24 Character Can Book Reports Due
  • 5/26 Open House
  • 5/30 Memorial Day (No School)
  • 5/31-6/3 CAASP Testing
  • 6/9 Gold Rush (Full day)
  • 6/14 Walk Through California (This is an on site presentation and all parents are welcome to come to it.)
  • 6/16 End of the Year Party
  • 6/17 Last Day of School

Have a wonderful week!

~ Mrs. Jones