3rd Grade - Mrs. Cindy BuenaVista
Welcome to Third grade!
ALL ABOUT MRS. BUENAVISTA
Hello Room 4 families!
I am so thrilled to be your child's third grade teacher! This is my 11th year teaching and my fourth year teaching at Beresford. I am a life-long learner from a long line of educators. I have 4 teachers in my immediate family and several more in my extended family! I received my BA from S.F. State and my credential from San Jose State. I received my National Board Certification in Literacy through Stanford University’s NBRC program in 2013 and attended the Columbia University Teachers College Readers/Writers Workshop Institute in 2016. I can't wait for my next class!
I am supported by my husband Cliff, my daughter Katie (2nd grade), my son Jake (pre-k)... and LOTS of coffee!
I love reading and can often be found sitting in a coffee shop with my nose buried in a good children's book. In my past life I was a singer and theater actress. I love to employ these skills in the classroom whenever possible. Read-alouds just aren't the same without all of the different character's voices! I also love teaching art, messy science, engineering, computer science, and creative writing.
My favorite pastime is traveling with my family! I have spent time in Europe, Mexico, and Canada and traveled all over the United States. I love everything from prestigious museums to weird roadside attractions! However, I am always happy to come back home to San Francisco; to the people and places I love!
Homework is given out every Monday covering the entire week and is expected to be completed each night. Most nights will consist of 30 minutes of reading, a reading log question, and a page of math. Reading logs are to be signed NIGHTLY by a parent or guardian. I understand this can be a challenge for some busy families, but the research shows that the benefit is totally worth the effort!
5 minutes of multiplication practice with flashcards is added each night at the end of November. Happy times table learning to you all!
Field trips for Social Studies (Woodside Store) and Science (Planetarium and Farallon Marine Sanctuary ) are planned for the year.
Every month, we will have an engineering project which will give the students an opportunity to discuss, plan and work collaboratively in teams, incorporating math and science concepts.
CLASSROOM WISH LIST
Thank you so much for supplying our classroom with many necessary supplies! Our classroom needs:
black expo markers
I am currently working on an Amazon wishlist! More to come later.
DONOR'S CHOOSE PROJECTS
I don't have any projects posted at this time, but that will soon change!
FREE ONLINE TUTORING THROUGH THE SAN MATEO LIBRARY
Free online tutoring with a San Mateo library card!! To access this free tutoring service you will need a computer, Internet and to follow these simple steps:
- Go to the city of San Mateo's website
- Click on Departments
- Click on Library
- Click on Kids
- Look for Brain Fuse. This is the link to the free tutoring!
Let me know if you need help finding this website!
mrs. cindy buenavista
November 21-23-Thanksgiving Break-No School
November 27th - Fieldtrip to DeAnza Planetarium
December 20-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @ 12:40pm
December 21-January 4-Winter Break-No School
February 6-LifeSkills Day (#2) : Volunteers Needed
February 25-31-Literacy Week: Volunteers Needed
February 27-Literacy Night/Family Engagement-All Parents/Families Encouraged to attend
March 29-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @ 12:40pm
April 1-12-Spring Break-No School
March 28- April 8-Spring Break
May 8-Fun Run
May 30-Student Led Conferences/Open House
May 30-Art Show-Volunteers Needed
June 7-Dance Party-Volunteers Needed
June 20-Last Day of School
- Library (11:40 to 12:20)
- Minimum Day Schedule
- Art (11:05 - 12:05/ 8 weeks in early Fall and Spring)
- Science Lab (9:45 to 10:45)
- Music (11:05 to 11:35)
***PE: Mon., Tues., Thurs, and Fridays. Please have your students wear tennis shoes or athletic footwear on those days.