Week #11 – Oct. 21st – 25th, 2019

Hello everyone.  I know what you are thinking.  “What happened to Week 10?” Well as it turns out, I was away at the CIMI 5th Grade field trip all weekend and I was unable to get the site updated.

Our Fall Festival will be this Wednesday the 23rd of October from 4 to 7 pm.  Make sure to join the fun!! There will be food trucks and raffles and lots of great games and prizes.  Please remember that our class will be raffling off a Golden Knights basket.  Our basket has over $300 worth of collectibles by my account (Including all 4 preseason Bobble Heads!) Tell your friends!!!  We also are collecting candy to hand out for Trunk-or-Treat that night.  The class in each grade level that brings the most wins a prize!  At the last weigh in, we were in 2nd place for 4th grade.  Please make sure to thank the GPATT and other volunteers for working so hard to put on such a great festival!

Parents, I will be sending out an email later this week to have parents sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  The scheduling will be online and will be first come, first served.  Make sure you try to schedule your time close to any other child you might have at Goynes so that you only have to make one trip!  Thursday, November 14th will be our evening conferences and Friday the 15th will be our no-school day set aside for conferences.

Parents, we are using our planners daily. If you have not purchased one in the office yet, please do so as soon as possible. Several students are not completing their homework and most of them are the same ones who do not have a planner. They are $6.00 and available anytime.

Speaking of homework, please make sure you are checking student work for neatness and that it is indeed completed. This week, we continue our Reading, Spelling, and Math homework. If your child has a free minute, have them practice their multiplication and division facts.

We will have our music field trip to the Smith Center coming up on October 30. It should be a great time and please remember that a field trip to the Smith Center is a privilege that is granted to us because of how well behaved our students are. Let’s keep getting invited back by maintaining those high standards!

 

Announcements:

Here is a digital copy of the back to school brochure handed out during our Open House and Teacher Meet and Greet.  Thank you all that came out and visited.  I enjoyed meeting you all!
Mr. Diaz Welcome Brochure 19-20

Remember that I do most of my communication through email so if you need to send me a message, please email me at diazjo @ nv.ccsd. net

Please be on the lookout for several memos coming home this 9th week from the school, from GPATT, and from my class.

10/23/2019 – Goynes Fall Festival!!
10/30/2019 – Smith Center Field Trip
10/31/2019 – Halloween Costume Parade 1:30 – 2:00 pm
11/11/2019 – Veterans Day – No School
11/13/2019 – Picture Makeup Day
11/15/2019 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
11/25 – 11/29 – No School – Thanksgiving Break

Specialists:
Mon: Day 2 – LIBRARY
Tue: Day 3 – SCIENCE
Wed: Day 4 – PE
Thu: Day 5 – MUSIC
Fri: No School!!! Nevada Day Observed

Homework:
Mon: Reading and Writing Summary, Spelling ABC Order only
Tue: Reading and Writing Summary, Spelling Sentences
Wed: Attend Fall Festival
Thu: No homework due to Nevada Day

Spelling: 
Nevada Words (same words will be used for 2 weeks)

  1. symbols
  2. transportation
  3. communication
  4. farming
  5. mining
  6. Battle Born
  7. single-leaf pinion pine
  8. bristlecone pine
  9. sagebrush
  10. mountain bluebird
  11. ichthyosaur
  12. desert bighorn sheep
  13. Lahontan cutthroat trout
  14. black fire opal
  15. turquoise
  16. sandstone
  17. desert tortoise
  18. silver
  19. Indian rice grass
  20. Home Means Nevada
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Week #9 – Oct 7 – 11, 2019

Greeting all!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  This week, we have a very busy week.

First, Picture Day is upon us.  Monday, we will have our pictures taken.  You can order online, or send money in the envelopes provided last week.  Please make sure to dress nice because these will be our yearbook pictures.

Secondly, we have our field trip to the Las Vegas Wetlands on Tuesday.  Please make sure that you arrive on time and if you signed up to bring a lunch from home, make sure you have it.  School lunches have already been ordered for those that indicated so.

Finally, Friday is the 5th grade field trip to CIMI.  I will be attending that trip as a chaperone and so students in my class will have a guest teacher.  Please remember to be very respectful and kind each day.

Parents, we are using our planners daily. If you have not purchased one in the office yet, please do so as soon as possible. Several students are not completing their homework and most of them are the same ones who do not have a planner. They are $6.00 and available anytime.

Speaking of homework, please make sure you are checking student work for neatness and that it is indeed completed. This week, we continue our Reading, Spelling, and Math homework. If your child has a free minute, have them practice their multiplication and division facts.

We also have our Music field trip to the Smith Center coming up on October 30th!

Our Fall Festival will be the 23rd of October.  Make sure to join the fun!! Please remember that we are trying to create a basket with Golden Knights items to raffle off. Bring anything VGK to place in the basket.  We also are collecting candy to hand out for Trunk-or-Treat that night.  The class that brings the most wins a prize!  So far we have not received any for our class.

Announcements:

Here is a digital copy of the back to school brochure handed out during our Open House and Teacher Meet and Greet.  Thank you all that came out and visited.  I enjoyed meeting you all!
Mr. Diaz Welcome Brochure 19-20

Remember that I do most of my communication through email so if you need to send me a message, please email me at diazjo @ nv.ccsd. net

Please be on the lookout for several memos coming home this 9th week from the school, from GPATT, and from my class.

10/07/2019 – Picture Day
10/08/2019 – Wetlands Field Trip
– Crystal Palace Skate Night 5 -9 pm
10/15/2019 – Chili’s Dining Night
10/23/2019
 – Goynes Fall Festival!!
10/30/2019 – Smith Center Field Trip
10/31/2019 – Halloween Costume Parade
11/11/2019 – Veterans Day – No School
11/13/2019 – Picture Makeup Day
11/15/2019 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
11/25 – 11/29 – No School – Thanksgiving Break

Specialists:
Mon: Day 4 – PE
Tue: Day 5 – MUSIC
Wed: Day 6 – ART
Thu: Day 1 – PE
Fri: Day 2 – LIBRARY

Homework:
Mon: Spelling ABC Order only, No math or reading log due to Field Trip
TueOnline – No Homework Due to Field Trip
WedOnline – Read 20 mins and summary,  Spelling 5 sentences, Math problems
ThuOnline – Read 20 mins and summary, Spelling 4 times each and study words for test

Spelling:  Long U Sound

  1. usual
  2. threw
  3. truth
  4. groove
  5. huge
  6. afternoon
  7. bruise
  8. confuse
  9. flute
  10. scooter
  11. cruel
  12. humor
  13. mood
  14. juice
  15. excuse
  16. duty
  17. smooth
  18. cruise
  19. pupil
  20. curfew

Week # 8 – Sep. 30 – Oct. 4, 2019

Happy last day of September.  You can wake me up on Tuesday.  This week is a special week.  It marks our week of respect.  Different activities will happen as follows:

Mon 9/30 – Crazy About Respect: Mismatch Pattern Day
Wear your stripes, polka dots & patterns and let’s celebrate our diversity!

Tues  10/1 – Respect Yourself: Inside-Out Day
Wear your clothes inside-out and let’s remember that it is what’s on the inside that  counts, not how you look on the outside!

Wed  10/2 – Respect Each Other: Match with Friends
Find one friend or a whole group and show your love by matching head to toe!

Thurs 10/3 – Respect Your School: Favorite Team Jerseys
At Goynes STEM Academy we are a TEAM…wear your favorite team jersey!

Fri 10/4 – Get Your Blue On: Wear Bright Blue
Wear blue today and participate in our school-wide picture on the blacktop!

We will also be watching district-sponsored videos to reinforce the concepts covered during the Week of Respect. Check out Monday’s video here: https://ede.eduvision.tv/ajax/../share.aspx?q=CT1wecDsedC%252bT%252fABVtnoVQ%253d%253d#.XY6CsI4xbc4.gmail

#1forKids
#CCSDGetYourBlueOn

Parents, we are using our planners daily. If you have not purchased one in the office yet, please do so as soon as possible. Several students are not completing their homework and most of them are the same ones who do not have a planner. They are $6.00 and available anytime.

Speaking of homework, please make sure you are checking student work for neatness and that it is indeed completed. This week, we continue our Reading, Spelling, and Math homework. If your child has a free minute, have them practice their multiplication and division facts.

Remember that our field trip to the NV Wetlands is coming up on Tuesday, October 8th. More info will be handed out soon about what students may or may not bring.

We also have our Music field trip to the Smith Center coming up on October 30th!

Our Fall Festival will be the 23rd of October.  Make sure to join the fun!!

Announcements:

Here is a digital copy of the back to school brochure handed out during our Open House and Teacher Meet and Greet.  Thank you all that came out and visited.  I enjoyed meeting you all!
Mr. Diaz Welcome Brochure 19-20

Remember that I do most of my communication through email so if you need to send me a message, please email me at diazjo @ nv.ccsd. net

Please be on the lookout for several memos coming home this 8th week from the school, from GPATT, and from my class.

10/01/2019 – 7:15 am – 7:45 am Volunteer Badge Renewal Meeting
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm AstroCamp Informational Meeting with Parents
10/08/2019 – Wetlands Field Trip
10/23/2019 – Goynes Fall Festival!!
10/30/2019 – Smith Center Field Trip

Specialists:
Mon: Day 5 – MUSIC
Tue: Day 6 – ART
Wed: Day 1 – PE
Thu: Day 2 – LIBRARY
Fri: Day 3 – SCIENCE

Homework:
MonOnline – Read 20 mins and summary,  Spelling ABC Order, No Math due to test
TueOnline – Read 20 mins and summary,  Spelling Unscramble, Math problems
WedOnline – Read 20 mins and summary,  Spelling 5 sentences, Math problems
ThuOnline – Read 20 mins and summary, Spelling 4 times each and study words for test

Spelling:  Adding -s or -es

  1. monkeys
  2. holidays
  3. hobbies
  4. teammates
  5. friends
  6. months
  7. daisies
  8. memories
  9. plays
  10. companies
  11. delays
  12. bunches
  13. supplies
  14. costumes
  15. scratches
  16. batteries
  17. taxes
  18. sandwiches
  19. counties
  20. donkeys

 

 

Week #7 – Sep. 23 – 27, 2019

Greetings Earthlings!  I hope everyone survived Area 51 Weekend.  This week we will begin a new rotation.  We will be seeing Mrs. Cruz to begin social studies lessons.

Parents, I am having a difficult time with quite a few students talking non-stop.  I have had to seperate a few students once already and am going to do so again this week.  Please make sure to talk to your children about proper behavior at school because by this point, I should not have to repeatedly ask them to stop talking and pay attention so much.  I’m afraid if it doesn’t get better, citations will begin to be sent home.  

Remember, our awesome new music teacher, Mr. Urban, has scheduled a wonder field trip to the Smith center for all of our fourth grade students. It will be on October 30th. This is a second field trip in October for our kids, the first one being on the 8th to the Clark County Wetlands. Paperwork had been sent home 2 weeks ago and must be returned by this Friday,  the 27th of September. There is a $5.00 transportation charge for the bus. The students will be attending a special performance by the LV Philharmonic Orchestra. Please note that a new field trip release form and medical form is required for each field trip, so you will have to fill them out again, even though we just had you fill some out two weeks ago. The reason is that those forms pertain to the different venues and can only be used once. If you have questions or concerns, please let me know!

Parents, we are using our planners daily. If you have not purchased one in the office yet, please do so as soon as possible. Several students are not completing their homework and most of them are the same ones who do not have a planner. They are $6.00 and available anytime.

Speaking of homework, please make sure you are checking student work for neatness and that it is indeed completed. This week, we continue our Reading, Spelling, and Math homework. If your child has a free minute, have them practice their multiplication and division facts.

Remember that our field trip to the NV Wetlands is coming up on Tuesday, October 8th. More info will be handed out soon about what students may or may not bring.

Announcements:

Here is a digital copy of the back to school brochure handed out during our Open House and Teacher Meet and Greet.  Thank you all that came out and visited.  I enjoyed meeting you all!
Mr. Diaz Welcome Brochure 19-20

Remember that I do most of my communication through email so if you need to send me a message, please email me at diazjo @ nv.ccsd. net

Please be on the lookout for several memos coming home this 6th week from the school, from GPATT, and from my class.

09/19/2019 – Volunteer Badge Meeting
09/26/2019 – Literacy Night! 5 – 6 pm
09/27/2019 – Smith Center forms due!!!!
10/01/2019 – 7:15 am – 7:45 am Volunteer Badge Renewal Meeting
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm AstroCamp Informational Meeting with Parents
10/08/2019 – Wetlands Field Trip
10/30/2019 – Smith Center Field Trip

Specialists:
Mon: Day 6 – ART
Tue: Day 1 – PE
Wed: Day 2 – LIBRARY
Thu: Day 4 – SCIENCE
Fri: Day 4 – PE

Homework:
MonOnline – Read 20 mins and summary,  Spelling ABC Order, Math review
TueOnline – Math Assessment review Practice Pages 87-88 Assessment
WedOnline – Select 10 words and write 10 sentences
ThuOnline – Read 20 mins and summary, Spelling 4 times each and study words for test tomorrow, Study Red math Practice assessment page (87 and 88)

Spelling:  Long E

  1. prairie
  2. finally
  3. rookie
  4. balcony
  5. calorie
  6. movie
  7. hockey
  8. steady
  9. honey
  10. country
  11.  collie
  12.  alley
  13.  valley
  14.  empty
  15.  breezy
  16.  trolley
  17.  money
  18.  city
  19.  jury
  20.  misty

Week #6 – September 16th – 20th, 2019

** Update on homework today 9/17/2019**
We need a little more practice on subtraction so students are to work on #1-8 on Page 75 Homework that they ripped out of their book.  These extra problems are in addition to the normal homework sheet that is available online in Google classroom.  Sorry for the confusion.

 

Hi everyone!

This school year is going by quickly.  Can you believe we are already a month and a half into the school year?  Where does the time go?

Last week, we had a fun project where the students got to pretend to be scientists like Mary Anning and draw and write about a fossil.  Then they made a cornstarch plaster to bury the fossil.  This Monday we will use tools to pick, pick, pick the plaster away and reveal the fossil.  Then we will try to piece it back together like Mary Anning did!

Our awesome new music teacher, Mr. Urban, has scheduled a wonder field trip to the Smith center for all of our fourth grade students. It will be on October 30th. This is a second field trip in October for our kids, the first one being on the 8th to the Clark County Wetlands. Paperwork had been sent home last week and must be returned by the 27th of September. There is a $5.00 transportation charge for the bus. The students will be attending a special performance by the LV Philharmonic Orchestra. Please note that a new field trip release form and medical form is required for each field trip, so you will have to fill them out again, even though we just had you fill some out two weeks ago. The reason is that those forms pertain to the different venues and can only be used once. If you have questions or concerns, please let me know!

We are in our rotations so that means that our students will finish up the end of the day in another class. They will be getting released by that teacher. This week, we will be rotating to Ms. Melancon for health. She releases the students by the flagpole

Parents, we are using our planners daily. If you have not purchased one in the office yet, please do so as soon as possible. Several students are not completing their homework and most of them are the same ones who do not have a planner. They are $6.00 and available anytime.

Speaking of homework, please make sure you are checking student work for neatness and that it is indeed completed. This week, we continue our Reading, Spelling, and Math homework. If your child has a free minute, have them practice their multiplication and division facts.

Remember that our field trip to the NV Wetlands is coming up on Tuesday, October 8th. More info will be handed out soon about what students may or may not bring.

Announcements:

Here is a digital copy of the back to school brochure handed out during our Open House and Teacher Meet and Greet.  Thank you all that came out and visited.  I enjoyed meeting you all!
Mr. Diaz Welcome Brochure 19-20

Remember that I do most of my communication through email so if you need to send me a message, please email me at diazjo @ nv.ccsd. net

Please be on the lookout for several memos coming home this 6th week from the school, from GPATT, and from my class.

09/19/2019 – Volunteer Badge Meeting
09/27/2019 – Smith Center forms due!!!!
10/08/2019 – Wetlands Field Trip
10/30/2019 – Smith Center Field Trip

Specialists:
Mon: Day 1 – PE
Tue: Day 2 – LIBRARY
Wed: Day 4 – SCIENCE
Thu: Day 4 – PE
Fri: Day 5 – MUSIC

Homework:
MonOnline – Read 20 mins and summary,  Spelling ABC Order, Math 3 problems
TueOnline – Read 20 mins and summary, Spelling 5 sentences, Math 3 problems
                        Plus #1-8 on  Page 75 Homework
WedOnline – Read 20 mins and summary, Spelling Unscramble Words, Math 3 problems
ThuOnline – Read 20 mins and summary, Spelling 4 times each, Math Page 84

Spelling:  Long E and Long O sounds

  1. sweet
  2. below
  3. greet
  4. indeed
  5. each
  6. throat
  7. season
  8. rainbow
  9. three
  10. float
  11.  croak
  12.  grown
  13.  least
  14.  foam
  15.  shallow
  16.  seaweed
  17.  freedom
  18.  flown
  19.  eagle
  20.  hollow

Week #5: Sept. 9 – 13, 2019

Happy New Week!

**UPDATE**
Our awesome new music teacher, Mr. Urban, has scheduled a wonder field trip to the Smith center for all of our fourth grade students.  It will be on October 30th.  This is a second field trip in October for our kids, the first one being on the 8th to the Clark County Wetlands.  Paperwork is being sent home Tuesday and must be returned by the 27th or September.  There is a $5.00 transportation charge for the bus.  The students will be attending a special performance by the LV Philharmonic Orchestra.  Please note that a new field trip release form and medical form is required for each field trip, so you will have to fill them out again, even though we just had you fill some out last week.   The reason is that those forms pertain to the different venues and can only be used once.  If you have questions or concerns, please let me know!

We are officially finished with testing for the start of the year.  I do have a couple of students that were absent during testing that do need to make up a few assessments, but nevertheless, we will begin our regular learning schedule including rotations.

With rotations, our students will finish up the end of the day in another class.  They will be getting released by that teacher. This week, we will be rotating to Ms. Oliver for Science.  She releases the students in the same area that I do.

Parents, we are using our planners daily.  If you have not purchased one in the office yet, please do so as soon as possible.  Several students are not completing their homework and most of them are the same ones who do not have a planner.  They are $6.00 and available anytime.

Speaking of homework, please make sure you are checking student work for neatness and that it is indeed completed.  This week, we resume our Reading, Spelling, and Math homework.  If your child has a free minute, have them practice their
multiplication and division facts.

Remember that our field trip to the NV Wetlands is coming up on Tuesday, October 8th.  More info will be handed out soon about what students may or may not bring.

This week we also have the first book fair of the year.  It runs through Thursday the 12th.

Announcements:

Here is a digital copy of the back to school brochure handed out during our Open House and Teacher Meet and Greet.  Thank you all that came out and visited.  I enjoyed meeting you all!
Mr. Diaz Welcome Brochure 19-20

Remember that I do most of my communication through email so if you need to send me a message, please email me at diazjo @ nv.ccsd. net

Please be on the lookout for several memos coming home this 5th week from the school, from GPATT, and from my class.

09/05 – 09/12 – Book Fair in Library
09/09/2019 – Garden Club begins
09/13/2019 – First Gotcha Redemption
09/19/2019 – Volunteer Badge Meeting
10/08/2019 – Wetlands Field Trip

Specialists:
Mon: Day 2 – LIBRARY
Tue: Day 4 – SCIENCE
Wed: Day 4 – PE
Thu: Day 5 – MUSIC
Fri: Day 6 – ART

Homework:
MonOnline – Read 20 mins and summary,  Spelling ABC Order, Math 3 problems
TueOnline – Read 20 mins and summary, Spelling 5 sentences, Math 3 problems
WedOnline – Read 20 mins and summary, Spelling Unscramble Words, Math 3 problems
ThuOnline – Read 20 mins and summary, Spelling 4 times each, Math 3 problems

Spelling:  Long A and Long I sounds

  1. sigh
  2. height
  3. slight
  4. highway
  5. right
  6. spray
  7. thigh
  8. frighten
  9. weigh
  10. braid
  11. tight
  12. dismay
  13. eight
  14. bait
  15. raisin
  16. freight
  17. detail
  18. grain
  19. trait
  20. sleigh

Week #4 – Sept. 3 – Sept. 6 , 2019

Greeting everyone,

I hope everyone had a great 3-day weekend.  This week we are finishing up the first round of testing.  This year 4th and 5th grade students are required to take the MAPs assessments.  The info gained from these tests will help us work with students in a more efficient way by serving their highest needs.

Remember that Field Trip forms are due by this Friday.  Our Field Trip is Tuesday, October 8th.  We need the forms in as soon as possible to secure a bus and proper lunch counts.

This week we also have the start of our first book fair of the year.  It begins Thursday.

This Friday, we have our annual Granola with Grandparents.  Students can come to school and munch on some breakfast with their grandparents. If they are not available, students can bring a parent or guardian.  We only ask that you return the form by Wednesday so that we know how much to have on hand!

Parents, we are using our planners daily.  If you have not purchased one in the office yet, please do so as soon as possible.  Several students are not completing their homework and most of them are the same ones who do not have a planner.  They are $6.00 and available anytime.

Speaking of homework, please make sure you are checking student work for neatness and that it is indeed completed.  This week, we have a short week and MAP testing so homework will only be a reading log after reading 20 minutes.  If your child has a free minute, have them practice their multiplication and division facts.

Announcements:

Here is a digital copy of the back to school brochure handed out during our Open House and Teacher Meet and Greet.  Thank you all that came out and visited.  I enjoyed meeting you all!
Mr. Diaz Welcome Brochure 19-20

Remember that I do most of my communication through email so if you need to send me a message, please email me at diazjo @ nv.ccsd. net

Please be on the lookout for several memos coming home this third week from the school, from the GPATT, and from my class.

09/02/2019 – No School Labor Day
09/05/2019 – Robotics Club Begins
09/05 – 09/12 – Book Fair in Library
09/06/2019 – Granola with Grandparents
09/06/2019
 – Count Day (Please make sure your child is present this day)
09/09/2019 – Garden Club begins
09/13/2019 – First Gotcha Redemption

Specialists:
Mon: No School
Tue: Day 4 – PE
Wed: Day 5 – Music
Thu: Day 6 – Art
Fri: Day 1 – PE

Homework:
MonOnline – Read 20 mins and summary,  Study Math Guide for test this week
TueOnline – Read 20 mins and summary
WedOnline – Read 20 mins and summary
ThuOnline – Read 20 mins and summary

Spelling:  No words this week