"The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side."
"No man is an island, entire of itself." —John Donne (and Mr. Browne's January Precept from Wonder by RJ Palacios)
Reading tip: Have your students retell
Winter brings lots of exciting projects and adventures to Room 12! In reading, we will be continuing Unit Three/ beginning Unit Four in Benchmark Advanced, studying Point of View , learning techniques for summarizing a text, and diving into our science standards for the first time, exploring the life sciences. In Math, we are working on multi-digit multiplication and long division! Finally, Social Studies is missions, missions, missions! We are learning about the mission system, it's impact on the Native American populations in Alta California, and how the mission period gave way to the Rancho period and Mexican rule.
Enjoy your Winter Break!
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Welcome to room 12! I am excited to be your child's fourth grade teacher and look forward to the adventures we have together in class everyday. This is my third year at Beresford, rounding out my total of ten years of teaching experience around the Bay Area. I have my BA. in Liberal Arts and in 2013, I earned my National Board Certification in Literacy Instruction through the Stanford National Board Resource Center. I am inspired by all things learning and hope to continue learning along side your students.
In addition to teaching fourth grade, I am the testing coordinator for our school sight, site liasion for district professional development courses, a full time tutor, and a mom of two lovely and energetic children. I am not afriad of a challenge!
I grew up and went to school in San Mateo County and consider myself a peninsula native. I love all things reading, science, math word problems (no...really!), and have been to more living history museums than I can count. I have also dabbled in the theater arts and love the movies. You can often find me hanging out in a Starbucks, correcting papers and enjoying the true passion of my life...coffee!
We are going to have a productive, thought-provoking, and exciting year!
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October 31-Fall Faire/Early Dismissal @12:40pm
November 6-9-Parent Conferences-Early Dismissal all Week @ 12:40pm
November 10- No School-Veteran's Day Holiday
November 21- Mission San Jose Field trip
November 22-24- No School- Thanksgiving
November 30- Report cards go home
December 15- Fingerprinting due for SOS chaperones
December 22-Jan.8-No School/Winter Break
January15-No School-Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday
February 7-LIFESKILLS Day #2
February 19-No School-Presidents' Day Holiday
February 26-March2-Literacy Week
March 8-9- SOS overnight field trip
March 16- Report Cards go home
March 28-Fun Run
March 30-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @ 12:40pm
April 2-15-No School-Spring Break
April 20- Gold Rush Day
May 1-11 Proposed CAASPP testing window (subject to change)
May 9-Founder's Day/Talent Show
May 23-Art Show
May 28-No School-Memorial Day Holiday
May 29-June 1-Student Led Conferences-Minimum Day Release all Week @ 12:40pm
June 8-Dance Party
June 21- Last Day of School-Minimum Day Early Dismissal @12:40pm
Please click here to see our Weekly Schedule
Students are expected to complete homework each night and 30 minutes of reading. Most nights students will have a math worksheet and a short reading or writing assignment. If a student has a significant amount of class work to finish, this may also become homework.
Please remember to have students fill out their reading logs and please sign the homework log. Occasionally there will be a long-term project such as a book report.