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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!!
 

Recent Posts

Tonight's Homework, Monday, June 4

No homework!!
 
5th Grade parents, we have moved the Promotion Ceremony to Multi Purpose room!

Hollister Happenings June 4-7

June 4-7

This is the last newsletter that you all will receive from me for the year! Our 5th graders will be leaving us and moving on to bigger and better things! I have had a great time with them and will miss seeing them around school! Fourth graders, I am glad that I will still get to see your smiling faces around school!

We have an exciting day tomorrow. The kids will be presenting their STEM Science group projects to the kids in 1st- 3rd grade. Our first round of presentations will be from 8:30-9:50. The kids will have a break from 9:55-10:25 and then we do our second round of presentations from 10:30-11:30. Please feel free to stop by school and check it out! The kids have learned a lot about working together with this project!

On Tuesday afternoon, we will have a woman coming to talk to us about the Forest Industry. She has awesome hands on activities for the kids to participate in!

Wednesday is our Fun Day! Kids are going to be out in the sun for most of the day and playing games in the sun. Please make sure that they come to school with sunscreen on and have comfortable clothes for playing and good shoes for running! Also, please send them with a water bottle so they can stay hydrated! It is supposed to be 80 and partly cloudy on Wednesday, so hopefully it won’t be sweltering!

For 4th grade parents: Wednesday afternoon, June 6th is our pizza party and kids will be watching a movie with Mrs. Cornejo’s class. Please make sure your child brings back the permission slip saying that they are allowed to watch the movie UP. Thank you so much to the people who have signed up to help with supplies for that day! We can still use an ice chest with ice in it to keep our water cold if you haven’t signed up for anything yet.

For 5th grade parents: Thank you so much to the people who have volunteered to help with the day’s events and send in supplies. We can still use some help for that day and fruit. If you can help, please check our sign up. Remember, that we will be having our end of the year celebration/picnic on Wednesday, June 6th. Sweeney’s Weenies will be here to provide a hot dog lunch for us. Parent’s club is paying for the students, but any other family members who would like to purchase a hot dog meal will need to pay $5 per person. You don’t need to send money into school, just bring it with you on Wednesday. Please either e-mail me or have your child tell me how many people in your group will be purchasing the hot dog meal for $5 so that Sweeney’s Weenies can have a count for the number of hot dogs to bring. All family is welcome! Make sure you bring a lawn chair, blanket, or beach towel to sit on for lunch.

Here is our 5th grade schedule for June 6th:

In the morning, we will have our Fun Day rotations, we will do lunch with parents around 11:30, then play kickball with the parents until around 1:00. At about 1:15, we will have a super informal promotion ceremony on the wooden stage near the upper playground. We hope that all parents will be able to make it this day and celebrate the years that your child has spent at Alta Sierra School.

Thanks again for an awesome year! It was such a pleasure to get to know you all and to work with your children.

Looking Ahead:

Monday, June 4, 4/5 STEAM Exploratorium In MP room

Tuesday, June 5 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Wednesday, June 6th Fun Day and End of the Year Celebrations!

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

Tonight's Homework, Thursday, May 31

Read if you have not met your AR goal!  AR goals are due tomorrow!
We will keep working on our book reports in class.
Be working on your "First Time" essay if you aren't going to be able to finish it by Friday.
4th Grade $2.00 for pizza.  Have parents check the sign up if you haven't signed up for anything for our celebration.  Bring back permission slip saying that you can watch the PG movie.
 
5th Grade- Ask how many family members will be buying a hot dog lunch.  Have parents check the sign up if you haven't signed up for anything for our celebration.
 
Tomorrow Friday is Hawaiian shirt and flip flop day.

Tonight's Homework, Wednesday, May 30

Read if you have not met your AR goal
We will keep working on our book reports in class.
Be working on your "First Time" essay if you aren't going to be able to finish it by Friday.
4th Grade $2.00 for pizza.  Have parents check the sign up if you haven't signed up for anything for our celebration.
 
5th Grade- Ask how many family members will be buying a hot dog lunch.  Have parents check the sign up if you haven't signed up for anything for our celebration.
 
This Friday is Hawaiian shirt and flip flop day.

Tonight's Homework, Tuesday, May 29

Read if you have not met your AR goal
Tomorrow we will work on our book report in class.  Bring your book if you have it.
Be working on your "First Time" essay if you aren't going to be able to finish it by Friday.
4th Grade $2.00 for pizza.  Have parents check the sign up if you haven't signed up for anything for our celebration.
 
5th Grade- Ask how many family members will be buying a hot dog lunch.  Have parents check the sign up if you haven't signed up for anything for our celebration.
 
This Friday is Hawaiian shirt and flip flop day.

Hollister Happenings May 29th to June 4th

May 29- June 1

I hope that everyone is enjoying this beautiful three day weekend!! I am still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea that we only have two short weeks of school left!

Thank you so much to the parents who were able to attend the 4th grade field trip! The kids had an awesome day in Coloma!

This coming week will go by fast! We have testing on Wednesday. This will be our last day of testing unless kids have make up tests to do.

We are trying to still have a routine and get work done! I have found that this is best for keeping the kids calm and encouraging good behavior. Without structure, things can get crazy!

Kids have until this Friday, June 1st to meet their AR goal. Please ask your child how he/she is coming along toward meeting his/her AR goal. Students have to meet their AR goal in order to attend Fun Day.

Please remind your child to have good behavior for the next two weeks. Students with over 6 refocus forms will start to loose fun day rotations. We want to end the year on a positive note, and having good classroom behavior is a big part of this.

We have decided to move our STEM Mini Exploratorium to Monday, June 4th. We will be having this in the multipurpose room from 8:30-10:00 and then 10:40-11:15. Feel free to come check out what the kids have been working on during science groups.

We will be doing our last book report in class this week. I talked with the kids, and it sounds like they have all finished a chapter book recently.

Our end of the year parties will both be on Wednesday, June 6th.

For 4th grade, I am asking for $2 per student to help cover the cost of their pizza. We can still use ice and fruit. If you haven’t had a chance to look at the sign up, here is the link to that: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4eaaa92fa0fa7-4thgrade

In the afternoon, 4th graders will be watching a movie!

For 5th grade, the cost of their hot dog lunches will be covered by the Parent’s Club. If parents or other family members would like to purchase a hot dog lunch, just bring your $5 the day of the picnic! We do need to get a head count though, so if you could please let your child know how many additional family members will be purchasing a hot dog lunch it would be super helpful. We can still use a few items for our big day. Here is the link to that sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4af28a0f49-5thgrade

In the afternoon, the 5th graders will be having a parent vs. student kickball game and then a very simple promotion ceremony. We hope that parents can make it! Our schedule is on the Sign Up Genius! Make sure you bring a lawn chair, blanket, or beach towel to sit on for lunch.

This coming Friday is Hawaiian Shirt and Flip Flop Day!

Looking Ahead:

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day- No School

Wednesday, May 30th State Testing Math Performance Task

Monday, June 4, 4/5 STEM Exploratorium In MP room

Tuesday, June 5 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Wednesday, June 6th Fun Day and End of the Year Celebrations!

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

Tonight's Homework, Thursday, May 25

READING:  No reading log.  Students only have to read if they have not met their AR goal!  Final AR Goals are due by Friday, June 1st.  You must meet your AR goal to attend Fun Day.
No Vocab
We will have our last spelling test on Friday!  I will try really hard to have kids be able to do the activities during class!
MATH:
H: No Homework
S: No Homework
C: No Homework
 
All classes do X-Tra Math
 
Thursday folders came home today!

Tonight's Homework, Wednesday, May 23

Fourth grade, our field trip to Coloma is tomorrow!  Wear good shoe for walking.  You will go on a short hike.  You can bring a gold pan if you would like and $$ to buy something in the gift shop.  Please bring your lunch in a disposable bag.  You might want to put sun screen on before you come to school.  Be ready for a fun day!!
 
READING:  No reading log.  Students only have to read if they have not met their AR goal!  Final AR Goals are due by Friday, June 1st.  You must meet your AR goal to attend Fun Day.
No Vocab
We will have our last spelling test on Friday!  I will try really hard to have kids be able to do the activities during class!
MATH:
H: No Homework
S: No Homework
C: No Homework
 
All classes do X-Tra Math
 
5th Graders... wear good shoes for running.  Tomorrow we will be running a mile!!

Tonight's Homework, Tuesday, May 22

We have testing first thing tomorrow.  Please get a good night's sleep and be on time!
 
We have good news!!  The Jamba Juice cards raised enough money, to pay for the 5th graders' hot dogs.  Only parents and guests will need to bring $5 if you are planning on having a hot dog meal!  Thanks for your help with this!!
 
READING:  No reading log.  Students only have to read if they have not met their AR goal!  Final AR Goals are due by Friday, June 1st.
No Vocab
We will have our last spelling test on Friday!  I will try really hard to have kids be able to do the activities during class!
MATH:
H: No Homework
S: No Homework
C: No Homework
 
All classes do X-Tra Math
 
Wear good shoes for running.  We will be doing physical fitness testing for the 5th grade.  Both grades will be running.
 
Our last book report will be due on May 30th.  Please be reading a chapter book or have finished one recently.  We will do this in class.
 
Thursday the 4th graders go to Coloma.  You can bring a gold pan for panning if you would like!

Tonight's Homework, Monday, May 21

We have testing two days this week.  We have testing tomorrow and Wednesday.  Please get a good night's sleep!
 
We have been having candy/food items walk off from our classroom.  Last Thursday or Friday, we had a whole bag of Tootsie Pops disappear.  If your child has shown up with quite a few Tootsie Pops, please have a talk with him/her about honesty.  Thanks!
 
READING:  No reading log.  Students only have to read if they have not met their AR goal!  Final AR Goals are due by Friday, June 1st.
No Vocab
We will have our last spelling test on Friday!  I will try really hard to have kids be able to do the activities during class!
MATH:
H: 10.5 Front
S: No Homework
C: No Homework
 
All classes do X-Tra Math
 
Wear good shoes for running.  We will be doing physical fitness testing for the 5th grade.  Both grades will be running.
 
Our last book report will be due on May 30th.  Please be reading a chapter book or have finished one recently.  We will do this in class.
 
Thursday the 4th graders go to Coloma.  You can bring a gold pan for panning if you would like!
 

Hollister Happenings May 21-25

May 21-25

I can’t believe that we only have three weeks of school left!! Our time this year has gone so fast for me!

Thank you so much to all of you who were able to attend Open House! It was fun for me to look at our slide show and remember all of the activities that we have done this year! Your students worked really hard the past month or so to complete all of the work that we had out on display! Thank you all for the support you gave your children in order to complete the Science Fair projects! The kids did a great job and I know that they could not have done it without your help! Thank you!!

This week we have testing on two days, Tuesday and Wednesday.

We will have spelling this week. It is our last unit, week 30! We will try to get the practice lessons completed during class time!

We are wrapping things up, but we still have some things to complete. I have also found that it is good to keep the kids busy up until the end of the year, otherwise, I have mayhem in the classroom!

Kids will be reading, but they don’t need to fill out a reading log. They just need to read to meet their AR goal.

Kids need to meet their final AR goal by Friday, June 1st. We will be taking our last AR Star test and doing our final reading fluency soon!

We will be doing one last book report in class on Wednesday, May 30th.   Please check with your child to make sure that he/she is reading a chapter book or has finished a chapter book fairly recently.

On Thursday, the 4th graders go on a field trip to Coloma! Please make sure that your child wears good shoes for walking and comfortable clothes. It might be a good idea to put sunscreen on your child in the morning. The kids will be out in the sun a lot. Students can bring a gold pan for panning if they would like. Please send your child with a lunch in a bag that can be thrown away. They will have a great day! This is a fun field trip!

We can still use some items for out 4th grade end of the year pizza party and 5th grade end of the year picnic! Here are the links to those sign ups:

Fourth Grade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4eaaa92fa0fa7-4thgrade

Fifth Grade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da4af28a0f49-5thgrade

I could really use 4 people to help run our stations on Fun Day. I volunteered to do two stations, so in order for me to be able to do that, I need help.

I think that is about it for now! Thank you again for all of your help and support!! It is much appreciated!

Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, May 22 State Math Testing

Wednesday, May 23 State Testing Math

Thursday, May 24 4th Grade Coloma Field Trip

Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day- No School

Wednesday, May 30th State Testing Math Performance Task

Friday, June 1, 4/5 STEAM Exploratorium In MP room

Tuesday, June 5 PTC Meeting 6:00 In Library

Wednesday, June 6th Fun Day and End of the Year Celebrations!

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

Tonight's Homework, Tuesday, May 15

We still could use some things for our end of the year parties.  I have two different sign ups going on.
 
Here is the 5th Grade Sign Up:
 
Here is the 4th Grade Sign Up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4eaaa92fa0fa7-4thgrade
 
READING:  No reading log for this week!
Final AR Goals are due by Friday, June 1st.  Please ask your child how he/she is coming along with his/her AR gaol!
No Vocab
No Spelling this week
MATH: 
H: 10.3 Front
S:10.4 Back
C: Correct Your Test
 
All classes do X-Tra Math
 
Keep working on your science fair project.  Your Science Project is due in 2 days.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SAVE YOUR SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT PACKET.  THIS HAS TO BE TURNED IN WITH YOUR PROJECT!
 
Our last book report will be due on May 30th.  Please be reading a chapter book or have finished one recently.  We will do this in class.

This weekend's newsletter!

I will not send my newsletter out until Monday night.
 
I am headed to LA to visit my daughter and I am not taking my computer with me.
 
Happy Mother's Day!!!
 
Next week, the main thing is that Science Fair projects are due on Thursday.  We will have no reading log, spelling, or vocab so that kids can put the finishing touches on their projects!
 
Open House is Thursday night.  We hope to see everyone there!

Tonight's Homework, Thursday, May 10

If you would like to order a yearbook, make sure you order it ASAP to make sure you get it by the end of the year.  Go to Tree Ring.com.
 
READING:  Read for 20 min. for 5 nights this week.  Signed reading log due tomorrow.
Final AR Goals are due by Friday, June 1st.
No Vocab
No Spelling this week
MATH: 
H: 10.2 Front
S: p. 433
C: 13.2
 
All classes do X-Tra Math
 
Thursday folders went home today.
 
Keep working on your science fair project.  Your Science Project is due in 8 days.
Our last book report will be due on May 30th.  Please be reading a chapter book or have finished one recently.  We will do this in class.
 
Please work on meeting your AR goal by Friday, June 1.

Tonight's Homework, Wednesday, May 9

If you would like to order a yearbook, make sure you order it ASAP to make sure you get it by the end of the year.  Go to Tree Ring.com.
 
READING:  Read for 20 min. for 5 nights this week.
Final AR Goals are due by Friday, June 1st.
No Vocab
No Spelling this week
MATH:  No new math!!  We didn't have math today!
H: 10.1 Back
S:10.1
C: 13.1
 
All classes do X-Tra Math
 
Keep working on your science fair project.  Your Science Project is due in 9 days.
Our last book report will be due on May 30th.  Please be reading a chapter book or have finished one recently.  We will do this in class.
 
Please work on meeting your AR goal by Friday, June 1.