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Welcome To Room 19, 4th/5th Grade At Alta Sierra School

Welcome to my class! I am so excited about teaching a 4th/5th grade combination at Alta Sierra School! I have been teaching in the Pleasant Ridge School District since 1990. I have taught in grades K, 2, 4, 5, and 6. Most of my teaching years have been in grades 4, 5, and 6. I love working with kids in the upper grades because I enjoy the interesting subjects and especially reading and discussing novels. I will work hard to have this be a fun and interesting school year. Our family motto is "work hard, but play harder" and I try to have a similar philosophy in the classroom. I think it is really important to work hard and learn a lot, but it is just as important to have fun while you are working!

I have an incredible family that I adore. My husband, Brian, is a State Farm Insurance agent in Grass Valley. My daughter, Mackenzie, graduated a year ago from San Diego State with a degree in graphic design. She has a job with a graphic design firm in LA. My son, Connor, graduated a year ago from Bear River.  This August, he is headed off to Massachusetts to attend the Maritime Academy and play football for the school.

For fun, I love to read, exercise, go out on my family's boat, and walk my dogs. We have two pugs named Buddy and Bella and my husband and I try to walk them every day.

I look forward to an INCREDIBLE year with you!!
 

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Tonight's Homework, Thursday, February 22

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 4 nights this week.  Reading logs will be due tomorrow!  Make sure that they are signed.
LANGUAGE:  Vocab test tomorrow on week 8.  The words are: compass, atmosphere, collide, criticize
SPELLING: Have all Spelling City activities done by tomorrow for week 22.
MATH:
Hollister:  6.5 Back and Xtra Math
Shureen:  6.11 Xtra Math
Cornejo:   8.4  Xtra Math
 
Book orders due 3/2
You only have about one week to reach your full AR goal.
Thursday folders went home today.

Tonight's Homework, Tuesday, February 20

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 4 nights this week.  Reading logs will be due Friday!
LANGUAGE:  Vocab test this Friday on week 8.  The words are: compass, atmosphere, collide, criticize
SPELLING: Have all Spelling City activities done by this Friday for week 22.
MATH:
Hollister:  6.4 Both and Xtra Math
Shureen:  6.10 Xtra Math
Cornejo:   8.2  Xtra Math
 
 Book orders due 3/1
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd which is only two weeks away.

Hollister Happenings February 20-23

February 20-23

This is another short week for us!! I hope that everyone enjoyed their four day weekend!

 Please remind kids to bring their library books tomorrow!

Thank you so much to everyone who sent in supplies and came in to help at our Valentine’s Day party!! I think the kids had a blast!

Last week the kids had fun watching the Star Maker performance. I think it got the 5th graders excited for choir next year!

Our Denim and Diamonds fundraiser is rapidly approaching! Thanks so much to Mrs. Harwood and Mrs. and Mr. Yoho for pulling our projects all together. They are adorable! Our class will be auctioning off a sign mad out of pallets and a plant holder made out of pallets. They both turned out really cute! I hope that everyone will be able to make this event on Saturday, March 3rd at the Alta Sierra Country Club.

This week, we will be finishing up projects that we started last week. We are working on a writing project and a science activity.

Kids will have their spelling and vocab tests this week on Friday.

Our end of the trimester is rapidly approaching!! We only have two weeks until the end of the trimester. Please be asking your child how he/she is coming along with his/her AR goal. AR tests taken for this will also apply toward our Library Reading Contest. Time is going so quickly. I can’t believe that we are almost to the point where we only have one trimester left!

This week, in 4th Grade Social Studies, we will be reading about the Bear Flag Revolt. In 5th Grade we will be reading about the causes of the revolutionary war.

This week, we will finish up stories in our reading book and move on to reading our next novel, The Boy of the Painted Cave.

In science, we are learning about water and weather and finishing up with our glider activity.

Just a reminder, if you could send in a pair of ear buds for the kids to use with our classroom computers, it would be awesome!

Our next book report will not be due until April 3rd. I will be assigning books for this book report because it will be a biography book report.

Looking Ahead:

Friday and Monday, February 16 and 19 - Presidents' Days - No school 

Friday, March 2 - End of 2nd trimester, Minimum Day

Saturday, March 3 Alta Sierra Denim and Diamonds fundraiser at the Alta Sierra Country Club

Tuesday, March 6 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Feb. 1- March 9th Library Reading Contest

Friday, March 9th Report Cards go home

Sunday, March 11 Daylight Savings

March 26-30- Spring Break

Monday, April 2- Snow Day Make-Up

Tuesday, April 3 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Tuesday, April 10 5th Grade State Capitol Field trip

Monday, April 23- No School - Professional Development Day

Friday, April 27- Mid-Trimester (Make Sure You Are Checking Your Child's Grades On Line)

Monday, April 30 State Testing ELA

Tuesday, May 1 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Tuesday, May 8 Testing ELA Performance Task

Tuesday, May 10 10:15 Math Performance Task

Sunday, May 13 Mother's Day

Thursday, May 17 Open House

Wednesday, May 23 State Testing Math

Thursday, May 24 4th Grade Coloma Field Trip

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day- No School

Tuesday, June 5 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

June 7 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day, 12:00 Dismissal

Tonight's Homework, Wednesday, February 14

WE HAD THE BEST PARTY EVER THIS AFTERNOON!!!  Thank you so much for all of the supplies and especially for the parents who came in and helped!!!
 
READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 4 nights this week.  Reading logs are due tomorrow because there is no school on Friday!  Remember to get them signed.
LANGUAGE:  We will have no vocab test this week. Students have their words, but will not be tested on them until February 23.  The words are: compass, atmosphere, collide, criticize
SPELLING:  Have two Spelling City activities done this week.  Spelling city activities are not all due until February 23.
MATH:
Hollister:  6.2 Front
Shureen:  p. 299-300 Xtra Math
Cornejo:   8.1  Xtra Math
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are TOMORROW.
 
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd which is only three weeks away.
 
NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY OR MONDAY!

Tonight's Homework, Tuesday, February 13

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 4 nights this week.  Reading logs will be due Thursday this week because there is no school on Friday!
LANGUAGE:  We will have no vocab test this week. Students have their words, but will not be tested on them until February 23.  The words are: compass, atmosphere, collide, criticize
SPELLING:  Have two Spelling City activities done this week.  Spelling city activities are not all due until February 23.
MATH:
Hollister:  No homework today!  We were in the computer lab for the whole math time!
Shureen:  6.9 Xtra Math
Cornejo:   Worksheet  Xtra Math
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are due February 15 which is this Thursday.
TOMORROW IS OUR VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY!!!
Bring in Valentines and party supplies.
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd which is only three weeks away.

Tonight's Homework, Monday, February 12

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 4 nights this week.  Reading logs will be due Thursday this week because there is no school on Friday!
LANGUAGE:  We will have no vocab test this week. Students have their words, but will not be tested on them until February 23.  The words are: compass, atmosphere, collide, criticize
SPELLING:  Do one Spelling City activity tonight.  Spelling city activities are not all due until February 23.
MATH:
Hollister:  6.1 Both
Shureen:  6.8 Xtra Math
Cornejo:   Study for test  Xtra Math
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are due February 15 which is this Thursday.
Library is tomorrow.  Bring book.
Bring in Valentines and party supplies.
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd which is only three weeks away.

Hollister Happenings February 12-15

February 12-15

This is a short week and is going to fly by!! We have no school on Friday this week and the following Monday, so students will get a four day weekend!

Because we have two short weeks in a row, I am going to have spelling and vocabulary spread out over two weeks. We will get the words this week, but students will not be tested on the words until next Friday, February 23.

On Tuesday this week, the Magnolia Star Makers will come to our school to perform. That will be a treat!

Our Valentine’s Day Party will be on Wednesday afternoon. Thank you so much to all of you who signed up for items to bring and to help! The slots for helpers are full, but anyone is welcome to come! We can always use extra help! We will be having nachos and other treats that afternoon, so students will not need a large lunch! Our Valentine’s Day bags are made, so kids can bring their Valentine’s in at any time!!

Most students are either finished with their book reports or very close to being finished! On Friday, I gave the kids a choice to either stay in at recess and finish or take their book reports home to finish them. Most kids chose to take them home. If you could check with your child and see if they need to finish up his/her book report it would be great!

The kids are doing a great job working on a five paragraph essay about why summer reading should or should not be assigned.

In both 4th and 5th grade math, students are working on fractions.

In 4th grade social studies, we will read about early settlers to California. In 5th grade social studies, we will read about early democratic ideas.

This week, we will do a fun, hands on science activity involving hang gliders.

Last week, we finished up our science unit on food chains and food webs.

Thanks again to Mrs. Harwood and Mrs. Yoho for taking on our class project for the Denim and Diamonds fundraiser! Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 3rd for our "Denim and Diamonds" spring auction at the Alta Sierra country club! 

Please make sure that your child is working toward his/her full AR goal. The end of the trimester is less than a month away…. March 2nd!

Our library reading program is going on right now. Kids need to be reading and taking AR tests in order to earn tickets to possibly win a $50 gift card! This will also help students to reach their AR goals!! This ends March 9th.

If your child would like to participate in the Six Flags reading program in order to win tickets to go to the park, those reading logs are due February 15th. That is only a few days away!

Please remember that if your child is passing our Valentine’s Day cards, we ask that he/she includes all people in our class.

Here is our Valentine’s Day list!

Alana

Aliejah

Anahi

Amber

Ari

Avery

Caden

Chelsea

Cody

Everett

Gabby

Haley

Isabella

Jack

Jayson

John

Jordan

Justin

Kylee

Landen

Misty

Molly

Morgan

Rudy

Sara

Sean

Soren

Taryn

Timmy

Looking Ahead:

Early release days every Friday.  Dismissal is at 1:00

Wednesday, February 15 Classroom Valentine’s Day celebrations

Friday and Monday, February 16 and 19 - Presidents' Days - No school 

Friday, March 2 - End of 2nd trimester, Minimum Day

Saturday, March 3 Alta Sierra Denim and Diamonds fundraiser at the Alta Sierra Country Club

Tuesday, March 6 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Feb. 1- March 9th Library Reading Contest

Sunday, March 11 Daylight Savings

March 26-30- Spring Break

Monday, April 2- Snow Day Make-Up

Tuesday, April 3 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Tuesday, April 10 5th Grade State Capitol Field trip

Monday, April 23- No School - Professional Development Day

Friday, April 27- Mid-Trimester (Make Sure You Are Checking Your Child's Grades On Line)

Monday, April 30 State Testing ELA

Tuesday, May 1 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Tuesday, May 8 Testing ELA Performance Task

Tuesday, May 10 10:15 Math Performance Task

Sunday, May 13 Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 23 State Testing Math

Thursday, May 24 4th Grade Coloma Field Trip

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day- No School

Tuesday, June 5 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

June 7 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day, 12:00 Dismissal

Tonight's Homework, Thursday, February 8

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 5 nights this week.  Remember that your signed reading log is due tomorrow!
LANGUAGE:  We will have no vocab test this Friday due to the book report.  We are still working on our book report in class!
SPELLING:  Have three Spelling City activities done tonight.  You don't have to do Splat and Spell!  It is taking too long.
MATH:
Hollister:  5.8 Both
Shureen:  6.7 Xtra Math
Cornejo:  7.10 Xtra Math
 
Thursday folders went home today.
 
You can start sending in supplies for the Valentine's Day party!!
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are due February 15.
Be making your Valentines to bring in to class!
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd.

Tonight's Homework, Wednesday, January 7

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 5 nights this week.
LANGUAGE:  We will have no vocab test this Friday due to the book report.  We are still working on our book report in class!
SPELLING:  Have three Spelling City activities done tonight.
MATH:
Hollister:  5.7 Both
Shureen:  p. 281 Xtra Math
Cornejo:  7.9 Xtra Math
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are due February 15.
Be making your Valentines to bring in to class!
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd.

Tonight's Homework, Tuesday, January 6

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 5 nights this week.
LANGUAGE:  We will have no vocab test this Friday due to the book report.  We started our book report in class today!
SPELLING:  Have two Spelling City activities done tonight.
MATH:
Hollister:  5.6 Both
Shureen:  Fraction worksheet Xtra Math
Cornejo:  7.8 Xtra Math
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are due February 15.
Be making your Valentines to bring in to class!
The Valentine's Day sign up is out. 
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd.

Tonight's Homework Monday, February 5

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 5 nights this week.
LANGUAGE:  We will have no vocab test this Friday due to the book report.  We will start our book report in class tomorrow.
SPELLING:  Do one Spelling City activity tonight.
MATH:
Hollister:  5.5 Both
Shureen:  6.6 Xtra Math
Cornejo:  7.7 Xtra Math
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are due February 15.
Library is tomorrow.  Bring book.
The Valentine's Day sign up is out. 
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd.

Hollister Happenings February 5-9

February 4-8

What a beautiful weekend!

We had a great week last week. We did a really fun science activity. Hopefully your kids told you about it.

On Friday, Mrs. Yoho presented an awesome Art Docent lesson on Roy Lichtenstein. The kids are making pictures in his style.

On Tuesday, we will work on our book report in class. Hopefully all students have finished their books!

Because of our book reports, we will not do vocabulary this week.

Thank you so much to everyone who signed up to help with our Valentine’s Day party and for sending in supplies! Our list is full for volunteers, but we can always use extra help, so feel free to come on in!!

One of our school's biggest fundraisers is just around the corner!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 3rd for our "Denim and Diamonds" spring auction at the Alta Sierra country club!  This is always such a great night out for parents!  Thank you so much to Mrs. Yoho and Mrs. Harwood for volunteering to head up our classroom project for our spring fundraiser! We will be letting parents know what help we will need with this!

Please make sure that your child is working toward his/her full AR goal. The end of the trimester is only a month away!

Our library reading program is going on right now. Kids need to be reading and taking AR tests in order to earn tickets to possibly win a $50 gift card! This will also help students to reach their AR goals!!

If your child would like to participate in the Six Flags reading program in order to win tickets to go to the park, those reading logs are due February 15th.

Here is our Valentine’s Day list!

Alana

Aliejah

Anahi

Amber

Ari

Avery

Caden

Chelsea

Cody

Everett

Gabby

Haley

Isabella

Jack

Jayson

John

Jordan

Justin

Kylee

Landen

Misty

Molly

Morgan

Rudy

Sara

Sean

Soren

Taryn

Timmy

Tuesday, February 6th PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Friday and Monday, February 16 and 19 - Presidents' Days - No school 

Friday, March 2 - End of 2nd trimester, Minimum Day

Saturday, March 3 Alta Sierra Denim and Diamonds fundraiser at the Alta Sierra Country Club

Tuesday, March 6 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Sunday, March 11 Daylight Savings

March 26-30- Spring Break

Monday, April 2- Snow Day Make-Up

Tuesday, April 3 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Tuesday, April 10 5th Grade State Capitol Field trip

Monday, April 23- No School - Professional Development Day

Friday, April 27- Mid-Trimester (Make Sure You Are Checking Your Child's Grades On Line)

Monday, April 30 State Testing ELA

Tuesday, May 1 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Tuesday, May 8 Testing ELA Performance Task

Tuesday, May 10 10:15 Math Performance Task

Sunday, May 13 Mother's Day

Wednesday, May 23 State Testing Math

Thursday, May 24 4th Grade Coloma Field Trip

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day- No School

Tuesday, June 5 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

June 7 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day, 12:00 Dismissal

Tonight's Homework, Thursday, February 1

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 5 nights this week.  Signed reading log due tomorrow.
LANGUAGE:  We will have a vocab test tomorrow. The words are:  resource, predicament, perplexed, unruly. Make sure you have your study guide finished and signed.
SPELLING:  Have all Spelling City activities done tonight.  Study more if you need to!
MATH:
Hollister:  5.4 back
Shureen:  6.5 Xtra Math
Cornejo:  7.6 Xtra Math
 
Thursday folders went home today!
Wear Spirit Wear tomorrow!!
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are due February 15
We start our book report Feb. 6th,.... next week!!  Make sure that your child is on track to have his/her chapter book finished by then!
The Valentine's Day sign up is out. 
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd.

Tonight's Homework, Wednesday, January 31

READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 5 nights this week.
LANGUAGE:  We will have a vocab test this Friday.  Vocab study sheets will go home tomorrow.  The words are:  resource, predicament, perplexed, unruly.
SPELLING:  Have three Spelling City activities done tonight.
MATH:
Hollister:  5.4 both
Shureen:  6.4 Xtra Math
Cornejo:  7.5 Xtra Math
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are due February 15
We start our book report Feb. 6th,.... next week!!  Make sure that your child is on track to have his/her chapter book finished by then!
The Valentine's Day sign up is out. 
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd.

Tonight's Homework, Tuesday, January 30

THE REGISTRATION FOR ENRICHMENT CLASSES HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL TOMORROW!
 
READING:  Read for 20 minutes for 5 nights this week.
LANGUAGE:  We will have a vocab test this Friday.  Vocab study sheets will go home tomorrow.  The words are:  resource, predicament, perplexed, unruly.
SPELLING:  Have two Spelling City activities done tonight.
MATH:
Hollister:  5.2 both
Shureen:  6.3 Xtra Math
Cornejo:  7.4 Xtra Math
 
If you want to participate in the Six Flags reading log program, those logs are due February 15
We start our book report Feb. 6th,.... next week!!  Make sure that your child is on track to have his/her chapter book finished by then!
The Valentine's Day sign up is out. 
Students are to reach their full AR goal by March 2nd.