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Tonya (Catalina) Escobedo
Welcome to Fourth/Fifth Grade!
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to my Fifth/Fourth Grade class!! I started my teaching journey by graduating from Brandman University in 2006 and began teaching at Lemoore Elementary in 2006 as a Speech Therapy Assistant, Special Education Tutor, and Substitute Teacher. I moved to Central in 2014 as a 2nd grade teacher and continuing as 4/5 combo teacher.
I know that it is going to be an exciting year working on our reading, language arts, writing, math, science, and history skills. We have a lot of work ahead of us. However, with your support and patience, this will be an outstanding year for all of us.
All students in the fourth/fifth grade will be receiving homework on a regular basis that includes Spelling, Math , and Language Arts. The homework usually consists of standards I have taught them in previous days and it keeps them practicing and families can also see what the students are learning.
Also, please take the time to have your child read to you once a day. It only takes 20 minutes a day to promote their reading skills. There will also be book reports and projects throughout the year and they are an important part of their grade.
In regards to Common Core Standards this is their Mission Statement: "The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy." http://www.corestandards.org/
If you have any questions, concerns, or anything you think I should know, please feel free to call me at 924-7797 Ext. 2202 or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s make this a rewarding year!
We use a clip chart system and a pebble Jar to monitor behavior. Students may clip up or down depending upon their choices. Parents will be notified if their child clips down twice in one day. Additionally, students will lose their Snack Shack privilege if this occurs.
Rewards for positive behavior include verbal praise and tickets for our class raffle drawing every Friday based on behavior.
8:00-8:30 SSR AR/attendance/check reading log
9:40-9:55 Recess/Second chance breakfast
9:55-10:20 Complete math block
11:25-11:50 Teacher read aloud/Writing Journal
1:45-2:15 Science/Social Studies
PE: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Bells/Music: Thursday and Friday