- Our Staff
2/7 Pacific Marine Mammal Center Fieldtrip
2/10 Niguel Hills Parent Night 6:00
2/13 Friendship Social
2/14-2/17 No School
2/18 NNMS Student Visit
2/20 Segerstrom Hall Symphony Fieldtrip
3/3-3/6 Spring Conferences Min. Days
3/11 - Whale Watching Fieldtrip
3/17 - St Patrick's Day activity w/ Little Buddies
3/19 - Colonial Day
4/2 5th 6:00 pm
5th Grade Open House
Camp Pali Meeting
4/6-4/10 Spring Break
5/18- 20 Camp Pali
5/25 No School - Memorial Day
5/26 - 5th Grade Science Test
5/27 - Walk Through the Revolution
6/2 - El Adobe 5th Grade Celebration
6/3 - Beach Day
6/4 - End of Elementary School- Middle
School here we come!
GENERAL HOMEWORK AND DUE DATES
Spelling/Vocabulary: Wordly Wise and Benchmark
February 24-28: Vocabulary: Wordly Wise - Week 12
February 24-28: None this week
Writing/Language Arts: Topic this Month: Opinion Writing -We will be using a color coded model to guide us through the opinion writing process. Topics to include: Distracted Driving Stricter Laws? Tik-Tok - Good For Kids? Which invention made a bigger impact... The Bicycle or TV?
AR MARKING PERIOD 4 ENDS FEBRUARY 28th
BOOK REPORT/PROJECT: Famous Inventor/Scientist - Due FRIDAY 2/28
Unit 5 : Next up is division with double digit divisors and decimals. This always proves to be difficult when students struggle with multiplication facts. Please use the variety of online apps(5-10 minutes daily) to help your student find success. Also, use math strategies with them in the real world EVERYDAY!!! Making sense of numbers and how we use them ALL THE TIME will help as we understand reasonableness of our answers.
We will also continue to practicing deconstructing word problems with fractions.
Science - How Big? How Far? Students created scaled models of Earth- Moon Relationship and Solar System distances. What can your young scientist tell you about these objects in our night sky? Next up, constellations.
Social Studies - Unit 4: Life in the Colonies - Colonial School Day is just around the corner! The "New World" is teeming with Europeans and how to make new lives for themselves. Look for information about our special day soon!
COLONIAL DAY: March 19th - Volunteer opportunities for this fun filled day will be in Thursday folder (2/27)
Independent Reading: AR book needs to be at school each day!
Students are given 20 minutes of sustained reading time each day. Pages read and AR tests taken are recorded for accountability. Reading goals have been set, and can be accessed through the AR Home Connect
40 Book Challenge - Ask your students how many squares they have colored, and what genre they are reading. Students are well on the way to conquering this challenge!
AR Marking Period 4 Ends February 28th
Students have access to a variety of websites through CLEVER. Clicking on my Teacher Resources gives them additional resources. Math Fact practice can be found in MOBY MAX or XTRAMATH
SOUPER BOWL CHALLENGE
SOUPER BOWL CHALLENGE
SOUPER BOWL CHALLENGE
JERSEY DAY - HONORING KOBE
Welcome the 2019-20 School Year! I am excited for another enriching school year with my 5th grade scholars. This will be my 22nd year at Malcom - where has the time gone! I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th at Malcom - with 5th being my all time favorite.
I have lived in Laguna Niguel since 1976 and attended Marco Forster and Dana Hills, followed by San Diego State and National University. My husband and I have 3 children all who went through Malcom. My two older children live in Arizona and Northern California with their families. Our youngest attends Texas Christian University where she is studying Environmental Biology
I enjoy the many aspects of teaching and seeing the new heights that the scholars soar to. I also enjoy reading, taking the time to enjoy the beaches and deserts, and cooking. Visiting my granddaughters( 2 year old Piper and 4 year old Remington) is also a new favorite.
I look forward to meeting many new families this year and watching all Mariners make a difference in themselves and the world as they lead through G.R.I.T.
CUSD LOG-ON PROCEDURES
- Students should use their Capo email for log-in and their 7 digit password. For example: 27butterworthjs Their student number will stay with them until graduation from CUSD in 2027(hence, the 27before their name). Also, when they log onto any of the web based district programs they will need to add "a" after their password (EX: 00000a)