C11 Super Citizen Schedule for 2012-2013
Monday, December 5 - Friday, December 9, 2016
B-6 Parents and Students:
Be sure to look through your student’s white envelope. This week items included: student work and informational flyers. Graded items include Science quizzes for lessons 1 and 2, and the Module 5A math test. Be sure to have your students keep the science quizzes ... these will be helpful to study for next week’s science test!
This week our class was treated to a wonderful lesson on computer coding! A parent from last year’s class came in and led them through the “Hour of Code”. Your student learned how to do some basic coding! If he or she would like to do more, this is run by a non-profit group, and they have a terrific website: Hourofcode.org. Available to your student are short, one hour courses, or they can sign up for more rigorous courses that take approximately 20 hours.
The week of December 19-23 the students will work on an in-class Holiday Project. Information will come home Monday - students will choose a holiday or tradition that they celebrate at home. It could be a winter holiday, such as Diwali, a personal holiday, such as a birthday, or simply a family tradition, like playing football on Thanksgiving. Students will need to get parent approval, and will conduct an interview of a parent or other family member. At school they will research their topic, add information from their personal knowledge of the holiday/tradition, and create a google slide presentation.
The holiday break approaching, so be sure to let the front office know if you are planning on having your child miss 5 or more days of school. An independent study contract must be completed prior to your child missing school. We are trying to avoid last minute requests, as it is difficult to prepare the paperwork and the subsequent classwork/homework before the student leaves. If you are missing less than 5 days, you still need to inform the office directly, as well as me.
This week’s agenda included:
Reading: Students read “The Tiger Rising”, and explored text structures within the novel.
Math: Students began Origo, Module 6.
Writing: Students continued informational writing unit; they will research and write about a mission.
Science: Students began Chapter 6, Rocks and Minerals.
Agenda for December 12 - December 16, 2016:
Math: We will continue Origo Module 6, focus of the unit is multiplicative comparisons.
Writing: Students will complete an informational writing unit; they will research and write about a mission.
Reading: Students will begin “Hatchet”, and explore text structures within the novel.
Science: Students will complete Chapter 6, Rocks and Minerals; test is Thursday, December 15.
Reminders & Looking Ahead
Holiday Party: December 23, 1:00-2:30
Winter Holiday December 26 through January 9; Students return to school Tuesday, January 10.
Welcome to second grade in G-30! I am so pleased to welcome you and your child to our classroom. I know that this will be a productive and rewarding school year for all of us. I am a firm believer in providing students with a safe, hard-working, loving classroom where they can feel in control of their own learning. I plan a curriculum that meets your child where they are academically and helps them to be self-guided learners. I hope to work together with you to create a successful learning experience for your child.
For those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting, allow me to tell you a little bit about myself. I grew up in a little city, nestled in the East Bay hills, named Orinda. I followed both of my parents’ footsteps and attended college at Chico State, where I received my bachelor’s degree in liberal studies as well as my teaching credential. I got hired at Graystone in my first interview out of college and have been teaching second grade ever since! For the last twelve years I have been Miss Chappelle. I got married last September and am beginning my first full year as Mrs. Bernhardt. My husband teaches math at Pioneer High School down the road.
Part of being at Graystone is keeping in contact with my students’ parents and it is important to me that I do just that. My e-mail is a great way for you to contact me as I check it regularly before and after school. There will also be monthly newsletters coming home with your child that will explain upcoming events and assignments. Second graders will be responsible for nightly homework as well as additional projects that I will explain in the newsletter as they arise.
I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know your child. I know we will have a great year together!
Our goal is for every fourth-grade student to complete Lexia Level 16 before the end of the school year. B-5 works toward this goal during computer lab, but these students went an extra mile. We are proud of the following student-scholars who worked hard, not only in class, but also at home on their own time to complete this goal. We are grateful for their effort and acknowledge their accomplishment with pride.
Congratulations to the following B-5 Scholars, members of the Zero Club!
The B-5 Zero Club
Wen Wen (Joyce) Gu
* indicates completion of Core 5 program—through fifth grade
Ideas for family field trips that connect with our curriculum
Put 4th grade homework here
August 17, 2016
Welcome to third grade in B-8! It is exciting to see new faces after a relaxing summer vacation. This is my eighth year teaching third grade, and I am so excited that I will be working with your child to ensure a fun and successful third grade learning experience.
This is my thirteenth year at Graystone, and I previously taught first and second grades. As a third-generation educator in my family, I have been raised with high educational values and standards. My experience as a second language learner in high school taught me the importance of practice and hard work to accomplish academic success, and I hope to share this belief with my students.
As students journey into third grade, it is my goal to create an accepting, positive, and encouraging environment that celebrates individuality and fosters children’s critical thinking and learning. This week students and I will be getting to know each other and will be establishing some classroom rules and routines. Don’t be surprised to see how much learning your child will cultivate this year. As the third grade curriculum is filled with various new concepts, we will jump into studying the units in math and language arts.
Homework will be sent home with your child this week to help them quickly adjust to the new school year. Successfully completing neat and organized homework on time is expected in third grade, and your child may need additional support from you. Most of the homework is due the next day, and students need to bring in their homework planner to school each day. Please review your child’s daily homework written on the homework planner and make sure that you initial the portion that describes the homework.
I believe in the importance of teacher and parent communication. Please fill in and return the Parent Contact form to school by the end of next week. Starting in September, a monthly third grade newsletter will be sent home at the beginning of the month to let you know about current activities, units of study, and other important information.
Information about third grade curriculum and activities will be shared at Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 30th. Please mark your calendar for this important event. If you need to contact me for any reason, stop by after school, send a note with your child or e-mail me.
I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you and your child. There will be tremendous amount of learning happening in class, and I believe it will be a rewarding year for all of us.
put 3rd grade homework here
The following websites are useful for student research and exploration.
Here is my weekly newsletter
PLEASE PRINT THESE IF YOU EVER MISPLACE THE ORIGINAL SENT HOME IN MONTHLY PACKET:
Here are some useful links
The best way to contact me is through email.
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