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Welcome & Classroom Information

  • Daily Schedule
    School starts at 8:10 a.m.
    Recess 10:10 - 10:30 a.m.
    Lunch 11:30 - 12:13 p.m.
    Kindergarten Dismissal 12:57 p.m.

    First Grade Dismissal 1:57 p.m. 

    Reminders
    Students should bring the following things to school each day:

    • Healthy Snack and Lunch
    • Backpack
    • Two-Pocket Folder

    Homework
    Kindergarten - Please read to your child each day. Kindergarten homework will be sent home each Monday and should be returned on Friday in the blue homework folder. In addition, kindergarten students will bring home books to read for homework. 

    First Grade - Each week your child will bring home a special blue homework folder with his/her homework packet inside. He/she should complete the packet during the week and return it to school on Friday with the folder. Please have your child only complete one page of math each day. In addition, first grade students will bring home books to read for homework.

    This Week's News: 


    Reading
    Kindergarten: This week we will review the letters and sounds of the alphabet, and we will continue Unit 3 of our Benchmark Advance reading series (Plants and Animals Have Needs). Our letter of the week is Cc. We will focus on printing Cc, its sound, and identifying words that begin with the letter Cc. In addition, the students will continue to practice their reading skills. This week's sight words will be: I, like, we, the, see, go, she, can, is, a, my, he, has, play, little.

    First Grade: This week we will conclude Unit 4 of our Benchmark Advance series. We will focus on listening and retelling key details, identify who is telling the story, identify the setting, using context clues, drawing inferences about the characters, , and comparing/contrasting stories. Our spelling words will consist of the following sounds: review of ch, sh, th, wh, and s blends.

    Writing

    Kindergarten: This week the students will practice writing the letter Hh. We will continue to focus on beginning each letter at the top and moving downward. In addition, kindergarten students will practice writing their names, writing simple sentences using our recent sight words (I, like, we, the, see, go, she, can, is, a, my, he, has, play, little), and they will continue to learn narrative writing skills.

    First Grade: The students will continue to use their knowledge of letter sounds to write simple sentences with assistance to communicate their feelings and ideas. This week we will continue our informative writing unit. Specificially, students will learn how to choose a topic, plan their writing, illustrate the important details of their topic, and write informative sentences that answer the reader's questions. In addition, they will practice using pictures to teach about their topics, spelling difficult words, setting goals, and using illustrations to teach about their topic. 

     

    Math
    This week's math lessons will focus on the following concepts:

    Kindergarten: review numbers, counting, writing numbers, matching quantities, more and fewer, counting and adding one more. 

    First Grade: review of making ten when one addend is 8 or 9, problem solving, addition with three addends.

    Important Dates: 

    Dec. 9 - 17 - Stuff-a-Bus Food Drive (You may send any non-perishable food to help those in need. Suggested items: canned food, pasta, etc.)

    Dec. 23 - Jan. 6 - Winter Vacation

    Tuesday, Jan. 7 - Students return to school

     

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    About Me

    I earned Bachelors Degrees in Communications and Spanish from Pepperdine University and my teaching credential from California Lutheran University. This is my 27th year of teaching and my 26th year of teaching here at PVSEA. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters, playing and watching sports, hiking, traveling, and going to the beach.