Monday, June 23, 2014

Welcome


We have lot's of fun and exciting things planned for the year!  Mrs. Vazquez and I look forward to meeting you and your child at the Teacher Meet & Greet on Tuesday, August 26th from 3:00-3:30pm.

For answers to some frequently asked questions, please CLICK HERE.  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Week of March 3-7

Dear A2 Families!


Thank you to Lori, Ria, Amber, and Janeth (did I miss anyone??) for helping on Friday morning with our auction project!  We're so excited to see the finished product!  Don't forget to SAVE THE DATE for the Vallemar School Auction, the evening of Saturday, April 26th at the Pacifica Community Center.  It's going to be a fun night full great food & drinks, dancing, great auction items, and great company.  The theme this year is: Rock the Casbah.  Please come and support our school!

Thank you also to the parents who secretly donated St. Patrick's Day goodies!  They will be put to good use!

Donations Needed: 
  • pre-cut 6"x20" cardboard pieces for an open house project (24 needed)

Math: This week we will continue working on basic addition.  We will be working on "domino addition," counting the dots on one side of a domino, counting the dots on the other side of the domino, counting all the dots on the domino, and writing the numbers into an addition sentence.  Students will also be asked to draw dots on the dominos to match the numbers in an addition sentence.  We will also be working on simple addition problems with sums to 10.  Students can use manipulatives to help them solve the problems, such as counters, pom poms, pennies, etc.  We will also start teaching kids to use their fingers to solve addition problems.  It is a great idea to help your child with this at home. At the end of the week we will start working on word problem addition.  Students will be asked to show how they arrived at their answer by drawing a picture, using a number line, using a ten frame, and writing a number sentence.  

Writing Workshop: We are finishing up our unit on "How-To Writing"  We are writing and drawing the steps of how to do things.  Some key vocabulary we are learning is: First, Next, Then, Finally, Last.  Next week we will begin working on Non-Fiction Writing to go along with our Eggs to Chicks Unit in Science.

Spelling: Many students still need to practice spelling and writing their sight words.  Please practice these with your child each day.  It will help them with their reading and writing in kindergarten and 1st grade.  We will be having a spelling test on Friday.

Science: We will be hatching chicks in our classroom very soon!  This is one of my favorite units of the year and the kids are so excited!  I know the students will have so much fun studying chicks with Ms. Jackie and Ms. Allison!  We will be studying the lifecycle of the chicken, learning about chicks and chickens, etc.

Maternity Leave: I had to move my last day up to March 7, this Friday.  Your children will be in great hands with Ms. Jackie (M-W) and Ms. Allison (Th-F).  Effective, March 7th, I will not be updating our class website, but class announcements will go home on the cover letter of homework packets each week (just like 1st grade).  Please be sure your child takes home his/her homework folder on Friday. Should you need to reach them,  
Ms. Allison: LMorosi-Allison@pacificasd.org
Ms. Jackie: JGarduno@pacificasd.org

OUR WEEK:

Monday
  • PE is now on Monday mornings and we can use your help.  We would love 1-2 volunteers to help Coach Larson during this time (8:40-9:10).  
  • Computers 10:45-11:25. 
Tuesday 
  • Music 
Wednesday
  • Homework and Library Books Due- We have stopped Book Bag circulation for the year.  If you still have an outstanding book bag, please return ASAP.  
  • Please make sure all items make it into their correct place on top of the cubbies.  Homework goes into the red baskets and library books go into the clearish white basket.   
Thursday
  • Ms. Allison teaches today. 
  • Library
Friday:
  • Psychomotor
  • Spelling Test
  • Mrs. Glasgo's last day

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Week of Feb. 24-28

Dear A2 Families!

Welcome Back, Ally!  We have missed you!

Volunteers Needed: 
  • PE is moving to Monday mornings and we can use your help.  We would love 1-2 volunteers to help Coach Larson during this time (8:40-9:10).  
  • We also need a helper for Computers this week (also Monday) from 10:40-11:20.  We are in the process of helping students log in to our new JiJi math program in the lab.  
  • This week we also have some extra copying that we need help with.  If you can help, please stop in anytime.  The copying will be in the prep box on the wall near the hallway door and the light switch and I have a box set up to put the completed copying into.
Donations Needed: 
  • pre-cut 6"x20" cardboard pieces for an open house project (24 needed)
  • TOP SECRET (from kids): St. Patrick's Day themed/ green confetti, chocolate gold coins, little St. Patrick's Day goodies (from Dollar Store or Party City), etc.  Leprechauns are planning a special secret surprise for the kids for St. Patrick's Day morning, March 17th.  Any donations are GREATLY appreciated!  Please don't tell the kids or let them see your donations.  Thank you!
Math: This week in math we will be revisiting measurement.  We will be learning more about capacity, length, weight, etc.  We will also continue to work on basic addition.

Writing Workshop: We are finishing up our unit on "How-To Writing"  We are writing and drawing the steps of how to do things.  Some key vocabulary we are learning is: First, Next, Then, Finally, Last.

Spelling: Many students still need to practice spelling and writing their sight words.  Please practice these with your child each day.  It will help them with their reading and writing in kindergarten and 1st grade.  We will be having a spelling test on Friday.

Maternity Leave: My baby girl is due on March 21st and my projected last day is March 14th.  I am excited to announce that Jackie Garduno, "Miss Jackie," and Lyn Morosi-Allison, "Ms. Allison," will be taking over teaching our class. Miss Jackie will be teaching M-W and Ms. Allison will be teaching Th-F.  

OUR WEEK:

Monday
  • PE is moving to Monday mornings and we can use your help.  We would love 1-2 volunteers to help Coach Larson during this time (8:40-9:10).  
  • Computers 10:45-11:25.  Can you help us in the lab?  We are still setting up our individual usernames and passwords in the lab for our new Jiji Math Program.  We need to help each student enter their first & last name, teacher, etc. so we can use the extra help this week.
Tuesday 
  • Music 
Wednesday
  • Homework, Book Bags, and Library Books Due- Please make sure all items make it into their correct place on top of the cubbies.  Homework goes into the red baskets, book bags go into the blue tub, and library books go into the clearish white basket.   
Thursday
  • Ms. Allison teaches today. 
  • Library
Friday:
  • Student pics for auction project
  • Psychomotor
  • Pride Day- Wear your Vallemar School sweatshirt/t-shirt or black and yellow/gold!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day



Thank you to all the parents who donated supplies and/or their time to make our ice cream party so much fun for the kids! They had ear to ear smiles all afternoon!

Jump Rope For Heart


Here are some pictures from our Jump Rope for Heart Event on Feb. 14th. Thank you to our volunteers and for all of your very generous donations to the American Heart Association!


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week of Feb. 10-14


Dear A2 Families!

New Student: Please help us welcome our new student, Brian.  He will be joining our class this week!  Also, Ally Ng, will be returning after the break.  Please don't forget to make Valentine's for Ally and Brian.  We don't have Brian's picture, but you can help your child write his name on his Valentine.  Thank you.

Missing Library Books: On Friday after school, I went through our classroom library & table books, book by book, to check for missing library books, but unfortunately did not find any this time.  Please check your black book bags for any extra books with the Vallemar Library barcode asap.  If we find the missing books, this will save families from having to pay for the missing books.  Thank you!

Keep Our Classroom Healthy: As you may know many kids in our class have been sick recently. I would like to do an extra wipe down of the surfaces after the kids leave each day. If you can donate a container of Lycol or Chlorox Wipes or Mr. Clean Magic Erasers for our room, it would be much appreciated. Thank you to the families who have already donates wipes and spray.  Also, please make sure to keep your child home if he/he has a fever or is throwing up.

Writing Workshop: We are working on a new unit, "How-To Writing"  We are writing and drawing the steps of how to do things.  Some key vocabulary we are learning is: First, Next, Then, Finally, Last.

Spelling: Many students still need to practice spelling and writing their sight words.  Please practice these with your child each day.  It will help them with their reading and writing in kindergarten and 1st grade.

Maternity Leave: My baby girl is due on March 21st and my projected last day is March 14th.  I am exciting to announce that Jackie Garduno, "Miss Jackie," and Lyn Morosi-Allison, "Ms. Allison," will be taking over teaching our class. Miss Jackie will be teaching M-W and Ms. Allison will be teaching Th-F.  The kids got to meet Miss Jackie two weeks ago when she stopped in to say hello.  She has experience teaching this age group and is currently teaching 1 day a week in 1st grade at Ocean Shore School.  (Report Cards will be completed before I leave, but will be handed out on 3/18 as scheduled.)

OUR WEEK:

Monday
  • Computers 10:45-11:25.  Can you help us in the lab?  We are setting up our individual usernames and passwords in the lab for our new Jiji Math Program.  We need to help each student enter their first & last name, teacher, etc. so we can use the extra help this week.
  • Valentine's Boxes DUE TODAY :)
  • Bring in Valentines this week.  Students may pass out Valentines with parents between 8:20-8:30.
Tuesday
  • PE with Coach Larson 8:40-9:10 am.  Can you help? We still need parent help on Tuesday mornings from 8:40-9:10 to help with PE!  The other two classes each have two parent helpers. Please email me and let me know if you are able to make it.  
  • Music with Mr. Mitchell
  • Bring in Valentines this week.  Students may pass out Valentines with parents between 8:20-8:30.
Wednesday
  • Homework, Book Bags, and Library Books Due- Please make sure all items make it into their correct place on top of the cubbies.  Homework goes into the red baskets, book bags go into the blue tub, and library books go into the clearish white basket.   
  • Bring in Valentines this week.  Students may pass out Valentines with parents between 8:20-8:30.
Thursday
  • Ms. Allison teaches today. 
  • Library
  • Bring in Valentines this week.  Students may pass out Valentines with parents between 8:20-8:30.
Friday: Happy Valentine's Day!  
  • Bring in Valentines this week.  Students may pass out Valentines with parents between 8:20-8:30.
  • School-wide Jump Rope for Heart Event begins about 9:00am.  (No Psychomotor this morning....if you can come to help with this event, please stick around in the morning and report to Ms. Guel in 3rd grade)
  • Ice Cream Party 1-1:30pm
  • Shea's last day....We will miss you!!!  Please come back to visit us anytime!
NEXT WEEK: President's Week- No School