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Grade 5

over 2 years ago

Welcome Ridgeview Elementary Roadrunners!

Welcome to another exciting year of learning and discovery!   I am overjoyed to be your child’s teacher this year. I consider it a great honor to work in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District.

I attended California Baptist University for my undergraduate studies, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Intervention. After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I attended the University of Redlands and completed the teacher credentialing program.

My teaching experience and passion for education began in Honduras 11 years ago, where I had the opportunity to work with children at an underprivileged school and children’s disability center during my time spent there. This is my fifth year teaching at Ridgeview Elementary and I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful staff of teachers! Teaching is one of my greatest passions and I am committed 100% to ensuring that your child succeeds in every way possible.

I look forward to working with each of the students that have been placed in my class.  I am extremely excited for the opportunities that lay before us all as we begin this new school year and take part in developing an inquisitive, inclusive, equitable, and caring school culture. We will develop this type of community by implementing systems such as specific leadership traits including honesty, kindness, respect, and responsibility along with positive behavior reinforcement.

The expectation in my classroom is that each student give their absolute best effort at all times. The level of rigor of 5th grade Common Core standards is demanding. With that said, my classroom mirrors the same level of rigor as well as high expectations. Therefore, each student is expected to work hard. The classroom climate will facilitate personal responsibility for learning, a structured, yet fun, learning environment, and many opportunities for hands on learning through Project Based Learning. I strongly believe that each student is capable of immeasurable success and I am confident that they will reach their fullest potential this year. 

Let's make it a great year Roadrunners!


over 2 years ago

If you are not currently receiving Remind class updates, please email me and I will give you the class code.

Parent Communication
If you ever have any questions or concerns, the best way to reach me is through email. I do my best to answer emails daily. You can email me at You can also reach me by phone at 790-3270 ext.4905. If you need to conference with me, I am available after school to meet. Please email me so we can schedule a conference date and time.

Although I teach 5th grade spelling patterns, I do not assign spelling lists. I grade students' knowledge of applying spelling patterns, strategies, and using proper spelling authentically through their writing across all subjects. 

Reading/ AR
Students are expected to read a book a week (Tuesday- Tuesday) and take an AR quiz
. Students must check out books that are within their ZPD (reading level). They have the opportunity to check out two books a week from our school library every Monday, as well as from my classroom library. You may keep up with your child's AR progress here.  

Spirit Day
Friday, October 13

Science Field Trip Information and Payment
We are a few months away from our overnight science field trip! Time is sure flying by fast! The dates for the field trip are April 12-13. Although full payment isn't due until March, you may begin making partial or full payments now for February and March. The total cost of the field trip is $180/ student and $95/ chaperone.

If you are interested in chaperoning, please send in the Field Trip Questionnaire by Feb 14. We will let you know if you were chosen to chaperone on Feb 15.
This Week in Room 5
Language Arts- RL.5.5 Poetry: students will be writing their own poems

Project Based Learning: Causing Change. Students are researching philanthropic and sustainable businesses. They will eventually create their own philanthropic/ sustainable businesses with the driving question being "How can our business help ________ in our community?"

Math- Base Ten Application Problems, Dividing multi-digit numbers, TenMarks, Line Plots, Converting units of measurement

Writing- Research Based Opinion writing: After a month of research, students will begin their essay outline answering the question "Are zoos beneficial or harmful for animals?"

Social Studies: The New England Colonies

This week in PBIS
Ask your student about our weekly focus PBIS expectations!

Area Expectation: Playground "Be Responsible"
1. Place trash in the trash cans.
2. Put away all equipment.
3. Tell an adult if someone is hurt.

Social Skill: "Staying on Task"
1. Look at your task or assignment.
2. Think of the steps needed to complete the task.
3. Focus all your attention on the task
4. Stop working only when instructed.
5. Ignore all distractions and interruptions.

Friendship Party
We will have a Friendship Party on Wednesday, Feb. 14th. Students are welcomed to bring Valentine cards or treats for each student. They must bring one for each student in the class :)
Pancake Breakfast
We will be hosting a field trip fundraiser at American Roadtrip on Feb. 17th from 8:30-10:30. It will be a pancake breakfast buffet! Tickets are $10/each and must be purchased through me. Send in the blue order form with the money and I will send back the tickets and a receipt! If you need an order form, let me know or you can just write it down on a piece of paper.

I hope you can make it!
Disinfectant Wipes Needed!
With the Flu season in full swing, we are in need of disinfectant wipes! If you could donate some to our class, that would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


over 2 years ago

Break-out schedule times
Mondays/ Wednedays 1:30-2:20

Tuesdays 1:50-2:20

Thursday 1:30-2:20

Fridays 10:05-10:35

Little Pals
Fridays 9:30-10:00
Wish List
Below is a list of items our classroom would greatly appreciate:
- Copy Paper (white or colored paper) greatly appreciated!
- Gently loved chapter books!
- Tissues
- Hand Sanitizer (Large bottle for classroom use)
- Dictionaries and Thesauri
- Art Supplies
- Spiral bound notebooks
- Cleaning Supplies: Wet Ones, Clorox Wipes, etc.
- Pencils, crayons, markers, Dry Erase markers, construction paper
- Candy
- Items for our Silent Auction

Minimum Days
September 15
October 6
November 8-9
November 13-17
January 26
February 9
February 26-27
March 9
April 20
June 4-5
June 6