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Mrs. Cruz's Daily Schedule


--New Book Clubs were assigned today; the first packet is due Next Friday 4/26.

--Final Book Report for the year will be assigned next week.  All 4th-grade classes will be focusing on Biographies.  I have given students a heads up and many are beginning to think about who they would like to research.  As usual,  reports will be a poster format and will be presented to the class in May. 

--Current writing project is wrapping up; students had to research a state park or historical landmark in California and then create a travel brochure all about their park.  Final brochures will be due on Friday, April 26th (same day as book report).  If you have not seen your student's brochure yet, don't worry!  All of the work on this writing project has been completed in class! We will be holding our Publishing Party on Friday, May 3!  



--Decades Day is coming on Friday, April 26th.  This means your student can wear clothing representing their favorite decade/era.  For example:  Tie Dye for the 60s, Disco clothes for the 70s, etc.  

--Friday Flag Ceremony led by Room P2! Friday 4/26

--Family Life Parent Preview Tuesday 4/30 - Every spring we teach a basic course on puberty changes and basic hygiene.  The course materials are available for parent preview and will be in Room P1 (Ms. Walsh' room)

--CAASPP (State Testing) is beginning on April 30th!  We are working on test-taking skills and review of big concepts from this school year.  Also, ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING IN A PAIR OF HEADPHONES OR EARBUDS for the audio part of the test.  You can send these in anytime between now and 4/30!  

--Young Author's Book Faire is coming up on Saturday, May 3.  As promised, I will be taking all student-authored books from our school, down to the Capitola Mall to put on display for the day.  The event happens from 10-3 and students can drop in anytime if they would like an opportunity to read from their published works.  If anyone is interested in helping out, I could use support--message me if you're interested. 

--Gold Dust or Bust Musical is in the works!  We will wrap up our study of California with a musical about the Gold Rush!  We are reading through the play in class and all students will have a part whether it's speaking, pantomiming or singing.  We plan to have a preview of our biggest musical numbers on Open House Night! 

--Roaring Camp Field trip is Tuesday 5/7; We will need drivers

--Spring Sing at SVHS is Wednesday 5/22 at 6:00

--Open House is Thursday 5/23!  

--Final Kindness Assembly Fri 5/31

--Gold Dust or Bust Musical Performance Friday 5/31

--Final Class Field Trip to SC Museum of Art and History - Wed 5/29

--49'er Day Tuesday 6/4 is our annual 4th grade end of year celebration featuring 1800s era games and chili.  More details to be announced as we get closer to the date.