Ms. Webb's Weekly News

Last Week, This Week, and Next Week

Unit: How We Express Ourselves

Islamic Values: Courage and Persistance

English Language Arts

Through out this unit we have used a lot of reading comprehension techniques with award winning texts. We visualized with the story Olivia, made inferences with Whistle for Willie, classified and categorized with Cool Jobs, made predictions using clues with Dot and Jabber, and for our last big class story we are focusing on character, setting, and plot with Super Oscar. In grammar we have been focusing on pronouns, subjects, and starting this week, combining sentences. In phonics the kids have an ear and an eye for vowels, prefixes, suffixes, root words, contractions, two syllable words, and compound words. The kids have been writing letters, conservation reports, how to make a butterfly step by step writing, and personal narratives about what they want to be when they grow up and this week about a special day in their life.

Social Studies

Students have been learning how a government works. We have reviewed America working for freedom from King George and the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. We learned that from our freedom, our founding fathers decided the type of government we have. They learned about the Constitution; the important laws of our county, it stating that we can choose our leaders, and how the Constitution keeps things fair. The biggest portion this unit, has been comparing the city, state, and country government and how laws are made in each. Students know that being a good citizen means you follow the laws and have good values such as honesty, fairness, compassion, and courage. They have shown these qualities with writing letters to their representative to petition bills for conservation laws. This week and next week we will talk about how the government handles the economy and how the economy is dependent upon the flow of goods and services.


This unit the kids have been working on 2-digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. This week we will recognize and name coins and bills up to $20. Change a coin or bill for an equivalent set of coins or bills of a smaller denomination. We will count the amount of money in a set of coins and bills and make up a set of coins and bills for a given amount. Then we will compare amounts of money. Next week we will going shopping with money earned and work on word problems.


Students learned the parts of a plant and what plants need to grow. They also reviewed

how plants and animals need each other to survive. We have been doing experiments with observing different plants growth cycle. They have learned how an object or living thing is shaped and its substructure determine many of its' properties and functions. Students will soon design a greenhouse that is best suited for plants in cold weather.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Thursday, May 26th, 8-9am

Pillars Blue MPR

Come celebrate our appreciation of all that you do for the students and staff of Pillars Academy!

Memorial Day Monday, May 30th No School

Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

Wednesday, June 1st, 8:15am-3pm

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA

School-wide field trip of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Sincerely, Ms. Webb