October 2015 archive

Red Ribbon Week

Hello families!

This week, students are invited to wear specific clothing for each day of Red Ribbon Week – to show that they will make healthy choices concerning drugs and alcohol.

Monday – inside out day (wear your clothes inside out)

Tuesday – crazy hair day

Wednesday -chew gum day

Thursday – team day (wear your favorite team shirt or jersey)

Friday – red day (wear red clothing)

Look for your conference form this week, which lists the time, date and teacher you will meet for conferences.

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful colors of Fall.

Mrs. Tran

email me with questions at:

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Race for Education week

Hi families,

This week, students will participate in the Race for Education. On Friday, our class will go outdoors and participate in some group activities to help raise money for our school. Sounds like a fun day!

In science, we continue to study plate tectonics.

In math, we have been working on rates and ratios. This week, students will begin a unit rate shopping activity using newspaper ads.

In language arts, we begin our new unit this week, with the story “Universe.”

Please email me with any questions:

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Thanks for your continued help and support.

Mrs. Tran

Fall writing this week

Hello families 🙂

I hope you are enjoying the wonderful colors of Fall.

This week in math, students are learning about ratios and unit rates. In class, students will examine unit prices among many different items (such as cereal) to determine which item offers the best price when they go shopping.

In language arts, students will take their first district writing assessment on Thursday. Our focus this week will be on improving different aspects of writing. Please look for the progress binder to come home this week. In the binder, you will find assessments, classwork and progress reports from our Achieve reading online program.  Please keep the assessments and progress reports in the binder and sign the parent log, so that I know you have seen all tests.

Students have been working with partners on completing a self discovery of plate tectonics. Later in the week, they will work independently to create an ad for one of the landforms they discovered, and illustrate how plate tectonics affected that land form.

Thanks for your continued support of our work in the classroom.

If you have any questions, please email me at

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Have a great week! :)

First math test this week

Hi families,

This week, my math class will take their first unit assessment on Monday.

Then, on Tuesday, we will take a pre-assessment on our math ratio unit.

In science, students are learning about plate tectonics.

In Language Arts, my students will be reading the story “Hachiko.” Students will have a spelling test Friday, as well as a reading assessment with a written response. If you have any questions, please email me at

kim_rochester-tran@elanco.org

Thanks for your continued help. 🙂