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Welcome & Classroom Information


    Greetings Students, Parents and Guardians!  Welcome to School Year 2021/2022! 

    For 6th grade ELA, 6th grade Ancient History, and 7th grade World History, my students will be working with both typed google docs or slide decks within our assigned google classrooms (virtual classrooms), and with hand written journals, essays, worksheets, art projects, etc., during regular "in person" classroom time.  I will be introducing my students to their google classrooms during the first few days of school, but for easier reference, or double checking, here are my google classroom codes for this year:

    1st Period ELA - 6th grade mfgqgl5   (*note the "q" between the "g's")

    2nd Period ELA - 6th grade: ye6lspj 

    3rd period ELA - 6th grade: phwz5jx  

    4th period Ancient History - 6th gradebhqo26p

    5th period World History - 7th gradep4fjcey




         Born in Santa Monica, California, I have spent the last 32 years living, working, and raising my family in Ventura.  Educated at Loyola Marymount University, I went on to obtain my Education Specialist teaching credential at Camarillo's own Cal State University Channel Islands, and have enjoyed being in the classroom ever since.  My family and I spend a lot of time outdoors surfing, playing tennis, or hiking whenever we can. 

         My goal is to have my students grow in their own speaking, reading, and writing of the English language, and understanding of humanity's past, while deepening their critical and analytical thinking skills in an open and supportive learning environment.


    *Reminders and tips:

    *Parents and Guardians: Please remember to encourage your students to read at home regularly from whatever type of material interests them (with your approval, of course), and to keep their class READING LOG current.  The reading log is worth valuable homework points in my grading system, and is checked every week. Students are to read at least 20 minutes for 5 nights a week; however, I appreciate, and give credit for 'honest' log entries of more, or less time.  It is the students' responsibility to make their reading log entries (Title, Author, date, minutes read), and obtain their parents' verifying initials for each daily log entry. 

    *Since school will not be providing one this year, I highly recommend that you purchase a simple yearly planner/agenda showing a week at a time, and preferably with 5 different text boxes, rows, or columns for each day (to notate different class assignments each day).  Please take time to review your student's agenda/planner as often as possible. 

    *Remember, student assignments can also be reviewed on the "Parent Connect" system available on our Las Colinas website, or viewed within your student's particular google virtual classroom.  All parents and guardians will be invited by me (by email) to "join" their student's google classroom, and I urge you to accept the invitation.

    Thank you, 

    Gerry Escallier