• Team Ramsay News

    Posted by Amy Ramsay on 1/17/2020 2:00:00 PM

    January 17, 2020

    I am so impressed with the perseverance and grit these 5th graders are showing in math.  The math conservations around fractions have been amazing. Our Khan class goal for the beginning of March is 66% completion of 5th grade Khan. Most of them are either already there or very close to the goal.  Our AR goal for the end of January is 400,000 words.  Please make sure your child is not only reading, but taking AR quizzes after they finish a book.  We have many avid readers whose AR word count doesn’t reflect their passion for reading :-) 

     

    Talent Show Information

    This year's talent show, Loma-Palooza 2020, is on Friday February 28th. The window for applications opened today.  All applications must be submitted on-line and are due no later than 3pm on Friday Jan 24th. 

    All the information you need, including the on-line applications, can be found here:

    https://www.loma.k12.ca.us/Page/742

     Please contact Mrs. Riccomini directly with any questions you may have regarding talent show  j.riccomini@loma.k12.ca.us

     

    We are need of hot chocolate packets and printer ink for writer's workshop. Here is the link for our Amazon Wishlist  

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Upcoming Events: 

    Jan 17-24: Talent Show Applications open

    Jan 20: No School, MLK Day

    Jan 30: Talent Show Auditions @ 3-5pm in Loma Forum 

    Feb 14: Valentine's Day

    Feb. 17-21 NO SCHOOL

     

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  • Team Ramsay News

    Posted by Amy Ramsay on 1/6/2020 2:00:00 PM

    January 6, 2020

    I hope that you all have enjoyed this winter break. It was wonderful to relax and spend time with family. I thoroughly enjoyed the gifts and goodies. THANK YOU!

     

    In math, we'll begin Module 3 where students learn to add and subtract fractions.There are videos and homework help on the math resource page on my website.  

    Our Khan goal is to be 66% complete by March 1st. Many of them are either already there or very close to the goal. 

     

    Our Accelerated Reader goal for March 1st is 534,000 words.  Please encourage your child to read AND take the AR quiz after they finish a book. 

     

    In writing, we’ll begin our unit on opinion writing. We will be discussing various topics and learning to support our point of view with reasons and information. At the end of the month, students will chose a topic they are passionate about to write an opinion piece on. I look forward to reading all the reasons why--- gum should be allowed at school, schools should start later, video games are good for the mind, etc. 

     

    In social studies,  we will be learning about the competition among nations for control of the Florida territory of North America. They will also continue to explore colonial interaction with American Indians.  Reminder: the entire Studies Weekly newspaper and all of the wonderful support materials are available online to every student! In your child's planner, they have an index card that has all usernames and passwords your child will need this year. Check it out with your child! www.studiesweekly.com  

    Please sign your child’s homework planner daily and help them return their library books every Thursday. 

     

    That’s all for now!

    Amy

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS  

    1/15: Spelling Bee Finals @ 12:30

    1/20: NO SCHOOL

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  • Team Ramsay News

    Posted by Amy Ramsay on 12/6/2019 1:00:00 PM

    December 6, 2019

     

    We had a productive week. We are finishing Module 2 and will take the end of module assessment next week.The Math Homework Help page has videos for the students and parents.

     

    In writing this week we began a creative narrative project. Students are writing about being trapped in a snowglobe! They have to make this a realistic fiction piece and consider some key elements: How did you get into the snowglobe? What are you doing in the snowglobe? Are you happy in there, sad, scared? How do you get out of the snowglobe? 

     

    The Loma Spelling Bee will be given in our classroom on Thursday, December 12.  The 2 finalists from our classroom will attend the semi-finals in the forum at 12:30 on Wednesday, December 18. This is for families of the finalists only.

     

    Our class has voted to have a holiday Secret Santa gift exchange which will take place at our class party on Friday 12/20. Everyone has decided to participate. YAY! I emailed information about the exchange.  Please bring the wrapped gift by Thursday, Dec. 19.

     

     

    That’s all for now!

     

    Upcoming Events:

    12/12 AR Cozy Fort day & PJ Day for our class only

    12/13 Art in Action @ 12:30

    12/20 Minimum Day 12:30 dismissal/School-wide PJ Day/Class Party

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  • Team Ramsay News

    Posted by Amy Ramsay on 11/22/2019 3:00:00 PM

    November 22, 2019

    Thank you all for attending conferences. I enjoyed sharing your child’s accomplishments.  As the year progresses, please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.

     

    We had an amazing auction today. Thank you so much for your donations. I will be asking again at the end of February. Seems like the amazon wishlist was helpful so I will do it again. 

     

    Also, in just a few weeks we will begin the process of our annual school Spelling Bee! We'll practice in class and have our classroom Bee during the week of December 9th. Our top two class spellers will then move on to the semi-finals with the entire school will take place during the week of December 16th and the finals will be in January. Click here for more information

     

    Loma Book Fair:

    Also, the online book fair is still open until Nov. 23rd!  Any purchases made online still helps our school libraries.  Online book purchases are delivered to your home.  The online fair can be found here Click for Book Fair  Please feel free to contact Nicole if you have any questions at:  n.fichthorn@loma.k12.ca.us 

     

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Amy

     

    Upcoming Events:

    11/25-29 NO SCHOOL, THANKSGIVING BREAK

    12/6- Citizen of the Month assembly

    12/20 Minimum Day 12:30 dismissal/ PJ Day/ Class Party

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  • 11/8 Team Ramsay News

    Posted by Amy Ramsay on 11/8/2019 2:00:00 PM

    Happy Friday! We had our first Friday math centers. The kiddos did fabulous.

    Our class is having our first auction next Friday. Please bring in auction items by Thursday November 14.

    Here are some of the toys/items we are hoping to have for our auction:

    rubrics cubes; squishies, extreme dot to dot books, paint by number, slime, putty, football, basketball, anything sports related, etc.

     

    Feel free to ask your child for ideas on what they would like to see in their auction. 

    Thanks in advance!

    Amy

     

      Important Reminders: 

    • Conferences began Monday, November 18; Huge thanks to all who signed up using the Sign Up Link.
    • EVERY conference day is a MINIMUM DAY with DISMISSAL at 12:30
    • Send a snack AND a lunch!
    • No milk on minimum days

     

    Upcoming Events:

    11/11: No School

    11/18-22: Parent-Teacher Conferences (school out at 12:30)

    11/18-22: Book Fair

    11/22: Academic Award Assembly at 8:30

    11/25-29: NO SCHOOL, THANKSGIVING BREAK

     

     

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  • Team Ramsay News

    Posted by Amy Ramsay on 11/5/2019 2:00:00 PM

    November 5, 2019

     

    What a fabulous Halloween party! Huge thanks to Jenn Riese and team for the food, games and fun.  I will be sending out a Sign Up Link for parent teacher conferences later this week.  I look forward to meeting with all of you and sharing your child’s successes. 

     

    In math, we are continuing with Module 2 where we are dividing two-and three-digit dividends by two-digit divisors. 

    In social studies, we are learning about the routes of early explorers and describing the early explorations of the Americas.

     

    ONLINE BOOK FAIR IS OPEN NOVEMBER 18th THROUGH NOVEMBER 23rd: 

     (books purchased online are shipped to your home!

    https://www.scholastic.com/bf/lomaprieta

     

    Thanks!

    Amy

     

    Upcoming Events:

    Nov. 11: No School

    Nov. 18-22: Parent-Teacher Conferences (school out at 12:30)

    Nov. 25-29: NO SCHOOL, THANKSGIVING BREAK

     

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  • Team Ramsay News

    Posted by Amy Ramsay on 10/24/2019

    Wow what a fabulous week! Pigeon Point was amazing. I will send out a link to share our pictures soon. 

    Halloween - Parents, please review your child's costume to ensure it is school-age appropriate - no weapons or extreme gore, nothing violent. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. The Halloween Parade will begin at 8:45. It is a minimum day with dismissal at 12:30. Our fabulous room mom, Jenn Riese is working on fun activities for our Halloween party. Thanks in advance for your help.

     

    Auction -

    Your children have been working hard to earn classroom “cash”. We will hold a class auction on Friday, November 15 so that they may spend some of their hard-earned money. Here are some of the toys/items we are hoping to have for our auction:

    rubrics cubes; squishies, extreme dot to dot books, paint by number, slime, putty, football, basketball, anything sports related, etc.

     

    Feel free to ask your child for ideas on what they would like to see in their auction.  If I can get all the items by Tuesday, November 12th- it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

     

    Thanks,

    Mrs. Ramsay

     

    Upcoming Events:

    Oct 21 - 2nd grade buddies

    Oct 25: Citizen of the Month assembly; Art in Action 

    Oct 31: Halloween Parade at 8:45; Dismissal at 12:30

    Nov 1: No School; Staff Development

     

     

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  • Team Ramsay News

    Posted by Amy Ramsay on 9/27/2019 2:00:00 PM

    September 27, 2019

     

    Happy Friday! We ended the week with art in action. The students will be taking the Module 1 math assessment on Tuesday and starting Module 2. Module 2 will consist mostly of multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals. The Math Homework Help page has videos for the students and parents.

     

    In writer’s workshop, students have published a personal narrative. We thoroughly enjoy our hot chocolate Wednesdays during writer’s workshop. If you would like to contribute hot chocolate packets and/or plastic spoons either through the Amazon Wishlist or by having your student bring in -it would be greatly appreciated. 

     

    Permission slips and T-Shirt orders are due back by next Friday. If you have not returned the signed permission slip, please do so.  Please make sure you take a look at the Pigeon Point Packing List. Our class will leave Monday, October 14th at 8:20 and return Wednesday, October 16th at 1:30. Feel free to email me with questions or concerns. 

     

    Huge thanks to our Art in Action volunteers!

    Mrs. Ramsay

     

    Dates to Remember:

    10/4 Pigeon Point forms due

    10/5 Gala at 4pm 

    10/7 No School; Staff Development

    10/10 Student Council Election Day

    10/14-10/16: Pigeon Point Science Camp

    10/31 Halloween Parade at 8:45; Dismissal at 12:30

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  • Team Ramsay News

    Posted by Amy Ramsay on 9/13/2019 10:00:00 AM

    September 13, 2019

     

    Hello families! It was a HOT week here. Huge thanks to Jenn Riese and Amy Haas for taking on the Gala basket and treasure. 

     

    Pigeon Point: 

    Permission slips and important information will be coming home on Monday, September 23. All students must have the online Medical Form complete. If your child is not planning on attending camp and/or you have concerns. please let me know.

     

    This week…

    Math:  We will continue working on Module 1 in Engage New York. All students have successfully logged into Khan Academy. Please make sure your child has headphones that can stay at school.  The 3rd- 5th grade teachers, along with the administration, are making some adjustments for how we use Khan at school and home so stay tuned. I should know more by the end of next week.

     

    Social Studies: 

    We successfully took our second unit test on American Indians of the Southwest. Graded Social Studies test will be coming home on Mondays. Reminder: the entire Studies Weekly newspaper and all of the wonderful support materials are available online to every student! In your child's planner, they have an index card that has all usernames and passwords your child will need this year. Check it out with your child! www.studiesweekly.com

     

    Spelling:

    We took our third spelling test today. I am impressed with how well the students are doing. Most Fridays students will be coming home with their graded spelling test. 

     

    Our Annual Gala is Saturday Oct 5th. Get your tickets now! For more information go to the LPEF website

     

    I have updated my Team Ramsay Amazon Wishlist and the Math Homework Help

    Have a great weekend!

    Amy

     

    Dates to Remember:

    10/4 Spirit Day: Favorite animal

    10/5 LPEF Gala at Maison du Lac

    10/7 NO SCHOOL, Staff Development Day

    10/14-10/16: Pigeon Point Science Camp

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