No School Monday, May 27th-Enjoy your Memorial Day!

May 24, 2019

Dear Families,

The end of the school year is fast approaching. The class calendar is continually being updated; click here to review what’s on our schedule.

Thank you to families who helped their students get June 5th Field Trip permission forms in by today! Remember that we need to have the very back side with Emergency Contact information filled out. New forms will be going home shortly for the San Jose Sharks’ “Sticks in Hand” program visit. Members of the team will be here on Monday, June 3rd. Look for those forms to go home by Tuesday, May 28th.

Mr. K and I have had a great time working with your children these past two weeks! In case you haven’t had the opportunity to meet our new classroom teacher, Mr K prepared a letter to families that went home yesterday. I have included the text of the letter below in case you missed it.

Have a great three-day weekend, and we will see you on Tuesday, May 28th!

Ms. Seyan and Mr. K

Friday’s Inspirational Video: Dream

Student Request: Cute Dog Video

REMINDER:  NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY MAY 27

Hello parents of B7,

Wow, what a great two weeks it has been!  I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you before or after school, or at Invention Convention, and I’m sure your kids have told you about a lot of the fun things we have been working on in B7.  If not, let me formally introduce myself – my name is Robert Kossayian (“Mr. K.”) and I will be finishing the school year in our classroom.

For the last two weeks we have been working hard on a few projects that will be our end of the year culminating activities.  In our Reader’s Workshop, we have been focusing on digging into our Social Studies texts and other reading material with an emphasis on Coding Strategy (how to mark up our reading for information we already know, information we didn’t know, exciting information, and information we still have a question on) as well as identifying the Main Idea of a text, and key and supporting details in the text, and how they all relate to the Main Idea.  This is a major project and it is our hope that the students will put in a final 100% effort towards a book that will definitely be something you want to save and remember! This is our final Writer’s Workshop Project.

In Math, Ms. Seyan and I have been diligently working with creating a bridge to 5th/6th grade math that they will see next year.  Many of the concepts build on strategies and tools they have already been using throughout their entire school career. We are currently making great headway in “Book B” of our Origo math series.  Be sure to start a conversation about what they are learning in math, and try to help them explain the concepts to you! Reinforcing these skills with outside worksheets and math games is a great idea over the Summer.

Speaking of Summer, we will be sending home information about Dreambox and Google accounts so your student can access these learning tools that they have been using all year.  As our classrooms become more and more connected, these tools are something that they can grow with and learn to be more proficient at.

We are planning a Class Party for Friday May 31st.  If you would be interested in volunteering, donating supplies, or donating money to be used for supplies, please contact me right away.  This party will celebrate all the hard work the students have put in this school year, as well as act as a final goodbye to our Carson 5th graders.  We will also be celebrating wrapping up our final academic projects.

If you have questions or just want to touch base about your students, I would love to hear from you!   Please email me at rkossayian@sjusd.org

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