• Foster a classroom environment where students are free to grow and learn
  • Students are able to learn to work hard and to work together
  • The individual is respected, met, and encouraged for growth
  • A positive and productive work environment
  • Students love to learn

Class Rules

Be safe, be respectful, be responsible, be kind

Behavior Management

I believe in positive reinforcement and clear expectations.

I use positive paws (the school-wide system) to reinforce individual behavior.

We have a marble-jar to reinforce whole-class behavior. When the students are all doing something well, they earn a marble in their jar. When the jar is full, the students earn a party!

I use LOTS of positive feedback with students.

I use private conversations with students when I need to reinforce a behavior that students are not doing.

Daily Schedule

8:00-10:40 Language Arts

10:40-11:00 Recess

11:00-12:35 Math

12:35-1:20 Lunch

1:20-2:35 Intervention/Social Studies or Science

Specials: Physical Education

12:25 Wednesday Dismissal


  • 1 hour of work each night
  • Given a packet Monday, due Friday
  • Includes:
    • 30 minutes of reading
    • Spelling
    • Spiral Math review page

Please make sure you sign the reading log.

Homework is not meant to be too hard to not be completed independently.

Field Trips

  • Armstrong Redwoods
  • Sonoma County Water Agency
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Charles Schultz Museum and Snoopy Ice Arena
  • Alcatraz


You must get fingerprints and TB test


  • 3 movie nights
  • serve food
  • charge for entry
  • help pay for Alcatraz
  • students need to attend
  • parents can help
  • tell your family and friends

Odds and Ends

Wednesday folders go home every Wednesday. They will have a class newsletter and lots of other important information.

Scholastic book orders go home, too! They have inexpensive books and help me to earn points so I can add to our classroom library!