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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 conclude Unit 2 of our Benchmark Advance reading series (Every Story Has Characters.) Our letter of the week is Nn. We will focus on printing Nn, its sound, and identifying words that begin with the letter Nn. In addition, the students will continue to work on recognizing and writing their names. This week's sight words will be: I, like, we, the, see, go, am, blue. 

    First Grade: This week we will conclude Unit 2 of our Benchmark Advance series. We will focus on listening and retelling key details, identifying sensory words, describing major events in a story, and comparing and contrasting two fairy tales. Our spelling words will consist of l blends, and our sight words will be: come, here, put, saw, this, what, want.

    Writing

    Kindergarten: This week the students will practice writing the letter Nn. We will continue to focus on beginning each letter at the top and moving downward. In addition, kindergarten students will continue to practice writing their names and write simple sentences using our recent sight words (I, like, we, the, see, go). 

    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 review strategies for writing narratives about small moments. We will focus on drawing our stories, labeling the pictures, and writing sentences to tell our stories. Specifically, students will work on storytelling with a partner who will help them by asking questions about their stories (these questions will help them to elaborate and add more details to their stories), reading their own writing to check for errors and ways to improve their writing, writing with exact actions (giving every detail about the actions of the character in their story), and writing with pop-out words. 

     

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

    Kindergarten: review numbers, counting and writing numbers to 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, identifying the number that is one more than a given number or quantity, and 2D and 3D shapes. 

    First Grade: counting on to find the unknown part, using the number path to find the unknown part, using a horizontal mark to cross off what is taken away, solving math stories using drawings, equations, circling the unknown part, and relating addition and subtraction.

    Important Dates:

    Oct. 21 - 25 Red Ribbon Week

    Oct. 24 - PVSEA Spirit Wear orders due

    Oct. 31 - Halloween Parade 9:10 a.m.

    Nov. 1 - No School - Staff Development Day

    Nov. 11 - Veteran's Day Holiday

    Nov. 25 - 29 No School - Thanksgiving Holiday Week 

     

    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.