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Callie Cain

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Room 10 News


Dear Families,

Thank you to all our wonderful parents who accompanied us to Hidden Villa Farm!  We would not be able to go on trips like it without your help.

Looking forward to the rest of November and December, students will continue nonfiction writing and studying plants and animals in science. We have planted carrots, kale, and spinach and students have been observing them grow. We will be replanting some of them in the community garden to continue to observe changes and the rest into terrariums as we transition into learning more about animals and habitats, specifically earthworms and pill bugs. Students will learn how animals meet their needs and the importance of these little decomposers to larger habitats and ecosystems. In math, students continue to build fluency in addition and subtraction within 20 and continue to build their number sense through counting collections.

I hope everyone is finding the time to enjoy Fall!



Callie Cain

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(650) 312-7500 ext. 4062



Important Dates

 December 6: Art in Action

December 8: report cards go home

December 22-January 8: Winter Break


Spelling Words

 lunch, chop, when, catch, whiff, check, much, match, once, hurt


Word Wall Words

Students should be able to read and spell these words.

the, I, to, a, is, my, go, me, like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up, at, see, he, do, you, an, can, no, am, little, big, him, one, jump, come, here, what, put, went, now, was, out, who, good, these, our, once, hurt


Phonics Skills

short a: an, at, ap, ack

short e: en, et, ed, ess, eg, ell

short i: id, ip, ick, it, ig

short o: ot, op, ox, ock

short u: ull, ut, up, ug, uck, un, ub, uff

blends (l, r, s), digraphs (th, ch, sh, ng)


Helpful Links

Geography Games

Math Playground



Scholastic Reading Club-P9BYL


Daily Schedule

8:20-8:40 homework check/number of the day/handwriting practice

8:40-8:50 calendar activities

8:50-9:15 literacy activity

9:10-9:30 phonics

9:30-10:25  writing workshop


10:45-11:40 reading workshop

read to self (guided reading groups)

partner reading (guided reading groups)

11:40-12:05 center rotations


1:10-2:10 math/PMT

2:10-2:30 social studies/science

2:30-2:40 read aloud

Music-Tuesdays 8:55-9:25

Computer Lab-Thursdays 9:00-10:00

Library-Fridays 9:00-9:25