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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 5 of our Benchmark Advance reading series (Technology at home and School). Our letter of the week is Uu. We will focus on printing Uu, its sound, and identifying words that begin with the letter Uu. 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, and, you, big, with.

    First Grade: This week we will begin Unit 5 of our Benchmark Advance series (Technology at Work). We will focus on listening and retelling key details, sorting words into categories, using photographs to describe work settings, making and confirming predictions about events, distinguishing shades of meaning among verbs, and comparing/contrasting stories. Our spelling words will consist of the following sounds: long o words. This week's sight words are: find, how, over, under. 

    Writing

    Kindergarten: This week the students will practice writing the letter Uu. 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, you, big, with), and they will continue to learn narrative writing skills.

    First Grade: 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 learn to write a table of contents, set goals for improving their writing, and learn about using comparisons to give more details. 

     

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

    Kindergarten: review numbers, counting, compare sets using more, less, and fewer, identify and create a set that has the same number of objects, visualize quantities to compare two numerals.

    First Grade: critique peer solutions for word problems, solve word problems with subtraction of 9 from 10, and model subtraction of 9 from teen numbers.

    Important Dates: 

    Monday, Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

    Tuesday, Jan. 28 Chipotle Fundraiser 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

    Feb. 17 - 21 - President's Week Vacation (No 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.