May 5

Scholastic Book Ordering for May

May book order due date: Friday, May 8th

Shop Online:

One-Time Class Activation Code: GZMR7


Dear Families, Good news!

This month’s Scholastic Reading Club flyers are ready for you to explore with your child. Children read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the flyers together. Each flyer is filled with grade-specific, affordable titles.

Place your order online at or return the order form and payment to me. Ordering online is the easiest way to ensure I get your order on time. Also, there are more books to choose from as well as teacher recommendations.

Remember, for every book you order, our class earns FREE Books and supplies…and we have our eye on some new additions. Thank you for your support!

PS: Books make wonderful gifts! Please let me know if your order includes a gift, and I will contact you when it arrives.

Ordering online is fast and easy:

  •  VISIT
  •  ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
  •  SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  •  SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  •  All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!

Please submit all May book orders by Friday, May 8th!

April 17

Day of Silence

In Yale 24, we’ve been learning about children’s rights. In some parts of the world, children have to be silent about how they are being hurt emotionally and physically every day. They have to be silent because speaking out could bring them more harm. Here are some facts we’ve learned about children being denied their rights:

  • 57 million children around the world are not in school
  • 6.6 million children under the age of 5 die every year
  • 30% of children ages 12-18 have been bullied
  • 215 million children are engaged in child labor
  • 1 in 4 children in Los Angeles do not have enough healthy food to eat

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On Thursday, April 16th, our homeroom decided to participate in We Are Silent because the best way to get attention is to not talk. We took a vow of silence for the school day, and wore masking tape over our mouths and held up signs with these facts and statistics. Many students came over on the playground to read our signs and some wanted to get signs themselves to help spread the word.

Overall, we feel pretty proud of our work to raise awareness of these issues at our school. In addition to raising awareness, we also raised some funds for Free the Children, an organization that works to end child labor and ensure all children’s access to education.

We are excited to come up with more ideas and ways to spread the word and take on new challenges, both local and global.

March 3

Watsons Quiz Ch. 8-11


  • Remember, read questions carefully and ACE each one.
  • Keep working the whole time.
  • If you get stuck on a question, skip it and come back to it at the end.
  • Your goal is to finish all questions by the end of Per. 1.

Access the quiz here.


When finished with quiz, view Literary Essay: Lesson 11 and study the examples.

Then begin working on strengthening the way you used evidence in the body paragraphs of your essay, choosing exactly the right words from the story to quote.