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New Additions to Our Classroom Library

  • Chomp, by: Carl Hiaasen
  • Dog Man Lord of the Fleas, by Dav Pilkey
  • Go! Field Guide:  Rocks and Minerals
  • I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967, by Lauren Tarchis
  • Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World, by: Bill Nye and Gregory Mone
  • Just Princesses, by Crystal Velasquez
  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff, by: Robert Beatty
  • Toy Academy: Some Assembly Required, by: Brian Lynch
  • WhatsHisFace, by: Gordon Korman
  • Where is Walt Disney World?, by Joan Holub
  • Who is Pele?, by James Buckley Jr. 
  • Who Was Albert Einstein?, by: Jess Brallier
  • Who Was Dr. Seuss?, by: Janet B. Pascal



Scholastic Reading Club

Please consider ordering books for your child through Scholastic Reading Club.  Remember, for every book you order, our class earns FREE books and supplies.


Thank you for your support!


Class Code:  MGNGD

Melissa Caires

February Newsletter

We are beginning the first full week of February recognizing Words Matter Week.  Although our words matter each and every day, this week is a reminder of the influence we can have on ourselves and others and how it is important to choose our words wisely.  


Here is a look at the curriculum we will be exploring over the next few weeks: 




We have begun reading our next core literature novel, By the Great Horn Spoon! written by Sid Fleischman.  By the Great Horn Spoon!, is an adventure tale of a young boy and his butler on their journey to the California Gold Rush.  While completing this novel, we will be working in book clubs to develop our understanding of Historical Fiction, while continuing to practice our independent reading strategies to strengthen our reading comprehension skills.




We are beginning the drafting phase of our Informational Report on the routes to the California Gold Rush, and will eventually move to revising and editing our writing to ultimately publishing our final draft. 




In the science lab and our classroom, we are continuing our study of Physical Science by exploring heat energy, electricity, and magnetism. 


Social Studies:


In History-Social Science, we are approaching our study of California’s eventual statehood and how the discovery of gold affected our development.  Eureka! 




We are continuing our study of Fractions throughout this month.   


Important Upcoming Dates


  • Friday, February 1st – PTA Father-Daughter Dance
  • Monday, February 4th – Friday, February 8th - Words Matter Week
  • Tuesday, February 5th – Math Festival
  • Wednesday, February 6th – Spirit Day, Wear Blue or Shirts/Sweatshirts with positive messages
  • Wednesday, February 13th – Live Oak’s Spelling Bee
  • Thursday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day Celebration
  • Friday, February 15th – No School, Staff Development Day
  • Monday, February 18th – No School, Presidents’ Day
  • Wednesday, February 27th - Spirit Day, Monochromatic Day

Be A Mentor

New SRVUSD Volunteer Requirements


SRVUSD is implementing a new system for all adults who wish to volunteer on a school campus or drive/chaperone day and overnight field trips and athletic events. This new Volunteer Management System features a web-based software application that allows the District and all schools to better track and provide the appropriate level of clearance for school volunteers.


ALL adult volunteers will need to go through this new process. The District will NOT be asking parents to incur any of the costs associated with these clearance processes. For more information, and to begin the application process, click here.


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before starting the application process.

Homework Assignments

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  • Reading - Read for at least 20 minutes and complete Reading Response

  • Reading - Scholastic News

  • Vocabulary - Complete one Greek/Latin Roots assignment on Spelling City

  • Math - Module 5, Lesson 19, pages 103-104

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

  • Reading - Read for at least 20 minutes and complete Reading Response

  • Vocabulary - Complete one Greek/Latin Roots assignment on Spelling City

  • Math - Module 5, Lesson 18, pages 99-100

  • Other - Make Up Missed Classwork from Band/Strings



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Common Sense Media

We use Common Sense Media to proactively teach students to be respectful, responsible, and productive digital citizens.

Every Kid In A Park

Every year, beginning September 1st all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

Please click here to learn more information about out upcoming California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing.  Practice Tests are available on this link.


Assessment dates and times are to be determined at a later date.

Week of Fame!

Week of Fame Information Coming Soon!

Student of the Month

Science Lab

Mondays 8:55 AM - 9:45 AM

Thursdays 8:55 AM- 9:45 AM


Click here for information from Mrs. Gopalan


Wednesdays 8:55 AM - 9:45 AM


Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.  Water bottles are recommended. 

Instrumental Music

Beginning Band

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays:  1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Beginning Strings

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays:  2:00 PM - 2:45 PM