Saturday, October 20, 2007

New Oakland teacher blog

Follow the insights of new teachers in Oakland on this blog, "My First Year":

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ms. Shepley and Ms. Conklin profiled

Ms. Shepley and Ms. Conklin are profiled on the TEAMS/Americorps web site. Read about how we became teachers and previous service learning projectshere:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Blog for new Special Education teachers

Council for Exceptional Children now hosts a web blog for new teachers of special education. Check it out for useful resources:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ms. Conklin out on Friday October 19th

Mr. Osuna will be here to ensure students have a great day. The substitute will be Ms. Broome, a former Bella Vista teacher. Schedule will remain as follows: Morning Meeting, Reading, Recess, Math, Lunch, Quiet Time, Big Book and Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Skills with Ms. Shepley's class.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Intervention Specialist Mr Osuna

I received a call from our future Instructional Assistant Mr. Osuna that he is tentatively scheduled to come in this Friday, October 12th. Many thanks go to our superstar room mom who has worked tirelessly to coordinate with Programs for Exceptional Children.

From a 5th grader: 1st Grade Rocks!

I am a helper of Ms. Conklin and I am in 5th Grade. To see the work assignments, Go to Portable F. Ms.Conklin gives Art and nice personality!

Math goal for December

In conjunction with the first grade circuit, we have a class math goal that all students add and subtract to 12 by December 1st. Strategies to remind our students: 1) use objects: sticks, cereal, raisins, blocks, cubes, pennies 2) use your fingers for simple addition to 10 and subtraction from 10 3) draw a picture 4) use the number line to count on or back!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Things that go!

Today we started our third unit in Reading, "Things That Go." We'll be learning about transportation and how people move about the earth. We will also learn about the way people used to travel "back in the day" and how they'll travel in the future.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Free Speech Therapy / terapia de lenguaje gratis

Click this link for free speech therapy at the Oakland Scottish Rite Temple:

Haz clic sobre el siguiente enlace para aprender mas sobre terapia de lenguaje gratis en el barrio de Lake Merritt:

Padres pueden llamar a este numero para que su hijo/a este ingresado/a a la lista de espera: (510) 839-1513.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Oakland Tribune mention

Our blog was noted on the Oakland Tribune's education blog for October 4, 2007. Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Back to School Night

Back to School Night is Thursday, October 4th, 2007 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

Ms. Conklin, our Second Step Coach, School Psychologist and Speech pathologist will give short presentations in Portable F around 5:30pm.

Please meet in the auditorium at 5!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Our friends next door /nuestros vecinos

Meet Ms. Shepley and Mr. Johnson, our neighbors in Portable G. They teach second and third grade. Our classes work together weekly on art, garden and social skills.

Les presento Ms. Shepley y Mr. Johnson, nuestros vecinos en la sala G. Ellos ensenan el segundo y tercer grados. Nuestras clases trabajan juntas cada semana en el arte, el jardin y habilidades sociales.

Cultivating Natural Curiousity

We received a grant from BP A+ for Energy to create an edible garden and solar project at our school. We work in the Bella Vista garden every Thursday afternoon and will be monitoring how we grow here:

Halloween Party at Portable F

We will have a Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31st in the afternoon. The annual Halloween parade for all of Bella Vista will be at 12:45. More details soon; hope you can join us!