Tassajara Hills Elementary School

Mrs. King's Class Website

Meet Mrs. King

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IMPORTANT DATES

October 8-12 - Conference week 8:20-12:10

October 31 - Minimum day/Halloween

Thanksgiving Break- November 19th- November 23rd

Winter Break- December 21st- January 8th 

Spring Break- April 1st- April 5th 

Open House- May

Last Day of School- Friday, May 31st(Minimum day!)

Special Classes:

MUSIC: TH 11:50-12:20

SCIENCE: T/W 12:05-12:55

P.E.: M 12:05-12:55

(Remember "proper" shoes)

LIBRARY: TH 9:35-10:05

 

NOTE:

IF APPOINTMENTS NEEDED ... PLEASE TRY AND SCHEDULE AFTER 1:00. This would be greatly appreciated and helpful for your child.

4th Grade Field Trips

San Ramon Museum/Native American Study: 

Levi Stadium (STEAM): 

Mission San Juan Bautista:

Sacramento: 

Columbia Overnight: 

4th Grade Picnic: 

 

 

4th grade students will learn about what it means to be a digital citizen.  Digital Citizenship is teaching or empowering students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Checkout more information and resources on digital citizenship at Common Sense Media here. 

 

 

Helpful Links

We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to have a former Tassajara parent, Tom Glynn, come to our classroom twice per month to teach our class Coding, Scratch, 3-D printing, and more. On September 5, Mr. Glynn brought his drone to class and filmed and created this fun video. He also went over some of the basics of Scratch. Thank you Mr. Glynn!

Last week in class was another busy and productive week in Room D-7. Special thanks to Vasudha (Aanya's mom) for leading our Meet the Masters lesson on Frida Kahlo last Friday in the classroom. Also, thanks to the other helpers who came in and assisted Darin Jensen, Mariam Omair, Landon's stepdad and Ana Casey. Great job Vasudha!

 

Congratulations to our Peacemakers who all attended training today until 3:30: Kyler Graham, Evan Du, Jasmine Sandhu,Milan Mehta, Lexi Low, and Peyton. I am sure you will all do an excellent job helping others work out their problems peacefully and responsibly.  

 

Thanks to those families who have already made their classroom donation. These donations will help fund many essentials in our classroom throughout the year (supplies, science and social studies weekly magazine subscriptions, printer ink, etc.). Donations may be sent in by check to the classroom or by going through our Tassajara Store. It's not to late to donate to our classroom funds.

 

Check out "What's Happening in October" below to stay informed and up to date on D-7 happenings.

 

Today, was the first day of parents/student conferences. I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down and discussing your child's accomplishments, progress and goals. Remember... please bring your child to the conference.

What's Happening in D7 In October

OCTOBER NEWS

Writer's Workshop- The students will finish crafting their realistic fiction piece, and will then edit and revise before publishing their stories. We will then begin our unit on "Opinion Writing," where students will develop a thesis and provide support to persuade their reader.

 

Reader's Workshop- The students have been assessed on their reading comprehension and fluency, and we'll be starting our "Non-Fiction" reading unit. At home and at school, students will be reading non-fiction books, and complete the weekly online reading response that coincides with and reinforces the strategies we're learning in class. In addition, we'll be reading the fictional book "The Cricket in Times Square" as a class, and discussing character traits. Students are also required to log their Reading minutes and turn in to me weekly.

 

Social Studies- The students will be learning about the Native Californians. After gaining some background knowledge using our textbooks and Social Studies Weekly, the students will be completing a group project to research and learn more about one of the California Tribes.

 

Science- After being tested on our Mystery Science “Energizing Everything” unit, we'll be focusing on renewable energy.

 

Math- This month we’ll be focusing on multiplication and division (Eureka Math, Module 3).  The students will also continue to take timed multiplication-facts tests each week. Please remind your child to practice his/her multiplication facts; students who do not have their facts memorized will have a much more challenging time as we begin multiple-digit multiplication and long division. We will have a mid-module quiz this week on Friday, 10/12.

 

Word Work- Our individualized word work groups will continue. Students will complete nightly homework during the weeks we have word work, with a spelling test on Fridays.

 

On Wednesday, October 10th we will have a Halloween party in Room D-7 from 9:15 until 10:45. If you are able to help out or donate that would be great. Special thanks to Julie Graham and Shakeela Hurt for organizing and planning this event.

 

Halloween Party Sign up Genius Link

Fall Conferences (Oct. 8-12)

Click on this LINK to sign up for Fall Conferences

 

Fall Conferences are right around the corner. Please sign-up for a 20 minute conference. I look forward to meeting with you and your child very soon to discuss your child's progress and goals. This is a goal setting parent/student/teacher conference. Please email me directly if one of these slots will not work with your schedule so we can come up with a time that will work for you.

Please click the link below if you are able to help in the classroom on Friday afternoons.

Sign Up Genius Friday Helpers

CLASSROOM DONATION

Your VOLUNTARY CLASSROOM DONATION OF $125 to ROOM D-7 allows us to purchase subscriptions to California Weekly and Science Weekly newspapers for every students, ink for classroom printing, special class materials, and a contribution of $25 per student towards the office copy machine costs.

 

You may make a donation to our classroom by visiting Tassajara's Online Store or sending in a check to the classroom payable to Tassajara Hills Elementary. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Tassajara Hills is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 68-0273221

 

 

Links for Students

Google Login

Typing Club

Code.org

California and Science Studies Weekly

Science A-Z

DreamBox

Zearn: Class code FZ9K4E

Book Creator

 

**Usernames and Passwords can be found inside the cover of the student's Homework Planner**

 

 

Amazon Smile Supports THE

Eureka Math Help

Eureka Math Review Videos:

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Module 7 

 

Eureka Math Parent Tip Sheets:

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6

Module 7 

 

Zearn login

Zearn is a website students can use for extra Eureka Math Practice. (user name and passwords are in student planners)

 

Tassahara Foundation and PTA

The Tassajara Hills Foundation and PTA work hard to help supplement and support the staff and students at Tassajara Hills! Many of our fabulous programs are funded by Foundation and supported by PTA. I am VERY THANKFUL for their continued support!

Check out the Foundation Website or PTA Website to find out more about these groups!   

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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