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Margrethe Ramirez

Weekly News!

This week in room 15...

  • HAVE A WONDERFUL WINTER BREAK!  THANK YOU for sending such a sweet group of children to school each day!  THANK YOU for all the holiday wishes, gifts and cards.  I feel spoiled!  
  • Immigration Day was a hit!  Thank you for getting your children dressed and packed for the event.  Students enjoyed their time crossing the ocean, seeing the Statue of Liberty, waiting to be a part of the baggage inspection, legal inspection, medical inspection, money exchange, purchasing train tickets, and waiting in the great hall.  Thank you to Bennett's mom, Marley's mom, Juliette's mom, Brody's mom, Rachel's mom, and Kieran's mom for taking on a role to make this day a memorable experience!
  • We heard more about the different places each of us come from.  We did some informational reading on various countries in order to practice the skills we have been working on in Reader's Workshop.  We also created flags or collages to show what our heritage is.  
  • Our measurement unit was wrapped up this week.  We enjoyed rotating classrooms for math stations.  Our focus for math in the winter months will be: addition and subtraction, rounding, estimating, problem solving, data collection and graphing.  This will be a focus in math class but students still need to be practicing multiplication facts at home and that will continue to be the focus of homework.
  • The study of non-fiction books reading will continue during our Reader's Workshop.  We continue to identify big idea and supporting details when reading.  Students were introduced to the idea that reader's revise their main idea as they read further in books or articles as well as use multiple texts to synthesize information.
  • We loved singing and practicing "Blitzen's Boogie", the 3rd grade song to sing at our annual school-wide gathering.
  • Life Skill Focus:  Cooperation: to work together and Flexibility: to change what you do/compromise.  






Volunteer Sign Ups


Our school and classroom wouldn't be the same without the help of parents like you.  There will be opportunities to help out throughout the year.  


Parent help is needed  January 26 for our Chabot Space & Science Center trip, February Valentine's Day party, March 14 our trip to the Mt. View Sanitary District, late April/early May for our Moraga History Trip and finally in June for our end of year party.  Our trips in March and April will require parent drivers.  Parents helping on trips or in class projects need to be cleared by the district.  


Volunteers are required to fill out paperwork, take a quiz, and bring a copy of your driver's license to the office or district office.  Click here to access the requirements.  Many people are already "cleared" with the district.  Please contact the office or myself if you are unsure of your status.  Driver form is located in my "locker".  Please fill this out if you can be a driver.


Thank you for all the support you provide in and out of the classroom.













Weekly Reminders

Winter Break:  December 16-January 1.

School Resumes on Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Chabot Space and Science Center Field Trip:  Friday, January 26, 2018.

January Monthy Mania due Tuesday, January 30, 2018.



















Raz-Kids Reading

Raz-Kids log in: http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login The code for our class is mmramirez.  Students select their name and they each have a pass-code icon.  


We will practice logging on at school so that students should be able to access the program easily at home.  Students will be assigned Raz-Kids reading from their assigned level one night each week.  








Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic Book Orders are placed every 3-5 weeks.  I usually send home Scholastic book fliers every month.  The due date for orders will be listed here as well as on the Scholastic website.  



Books can be ordered by visiting Scholastic and using our class code: LW9P2.