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Dates to Remember

Math Stations 5/4

BMX Assembly 5/5

Open House/Minimum day 5/12

Read-in 5/13

Market Day 5/24

End of the Year Party 5/26

Last Day of School 5/27






MEF March Madness

Our amazing TA and our music and art programs are just three examples of the positive  impact of your donations to MEF on your child(ren). Starting March 15th, MEF is having an "MEF March Madness" event where we encourage the support of some of our local sponsors while they in turn support Moraga public schools. More details can be found HERE.


Thank you!!

I would like to thank ALL our wonderful parents who have already donated to MEF! Our children are so very fortunate to have such a wonderful resource to support their learning. Without it, we would not have our art classes, music classes, librarians, P.E. teachers, classroom aides, school supplies and so much more. If you have not donated to this valuable foundation, please consider doing so. It’s not too late! Thank you from the children and myself as your child’s teacher!


Andrea Barrett

May News

Dearest Parents,


I can’t believe this is our last month together. The children have made such wonderful progress this year.

Check out my awesome door for Teacher's Appreciation Week. I love it so much! Thank you Ms. Dickerson for your time and creativity to make my classroom door so special.


Spring has officially hit our students! Not only do many children suffer from allergies, but they are getting very excited about the end of the year.


Language Arts

We have been meeting in our same series book clubs. The children are taking a closer look at how authors describe settings, include sound words, use small actions and add a lot of dialogue to their stories. They love meeting in their groups and discussing everything they have noticed.


In Fundations, we’ve been working on double vowel teams, contractions, prefixes, suffixes, and plurals. We have been discussing syllables and how words are divided up by vowel sounds and consonant. (short and long vowels, adding prefixes and suffixes to base words, including adding s/es-ed-ing, contractions, and compound words.)


We have launched our poetry unit in writing and the students are loving it! The children have learned to look at simple objects through Poet’s eyes and how to break up their poems using line breaks to make their poem have “music”. They love sharing and reading their poems out loud.



Social Studies

In Social Studies we discussed maps, symbols, and communities.  From learning about our community, we also learned about production, distribution, producers, and consumers. 



In Math, we are finishing up our unit on time and graphing and will be taking our unit test next week. Then we will begin our unit on 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction.  Of course, you can still practice strategies that we’ve already covered this year. You may want to have your child practice regrouping using two and three digit numbers including money.  This will require knowing the correct way to write dollars and cents.  As for ideas on reinforcing measurement you can bake/cook with your child, rearrange a room using measurement, and weigh produce at the store.  Geometry is all around us.  So, when you are stuck in the car or on a walk look for 2 dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes in our environment.  If you play golf or pool look for and discuss angles. Ask your child what polygon means or if a sphere has any edges, angles, or vertices.

This Wednesday, May 4th is our last Math Stations.



The students have become geologists!  We have learned about weathering and sorting rocks into categories. We’ve discussed the properties of rocks and that rocks can make particles. We’ve observed the ways water can change rocks and what water can do to rocks over time.


Summer Birthdays

We have some summer birthdays and don’t want anyone to feel left out. If you would like to schedule a time to come in and read a book to the class in honor of your child’s birthday, please reach out to me and we’ll pick a time that works for you.


Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week

Leo  5/2-5/6

Bodie 5/9-5/13

Evan 5/16-5/20



Aaron 5/26

Avery 6/12

Georgiy 7/27


Items Needed for the Classoom

* Snacks

*Treasures for the treasure box

*Zip-lock bags (sandwich sized) with the white label you can write on.

*Plastic spoons





Dia De Los Muertos
Dia De Los Muertos
Claude's Hatch Day
Claude's Hatch Day