Week of November 2

Tried to get them all but many cameras were off.

It was wonderful talking with everyone during our conferences. As we move into November Ms. Martin and I will continue to teach the standards while finding ways to enrich and build community.

Senora Blanca will lead a special Day of the Dead celebration during Spanish on Monday.  Please join us for a virtual mass on Monday, All Souls Day Mass via Facebook at 9:15

Religion: Virtue: Gratitude. Beatitude: Blessed are those who mourn

Math: Solve multi-step word problems modeled with tape/box diagrams and assess the reasonableness of answers using rounding.

 Reading: I introduced the students to EPIC free on-line books. All the books and educational videos are free from 8-4pm. Later this week students will begin a novel study on the book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Students will read on their own or in small breakout groups. I encourage struggling readers to listen to an audible version.

ACHIEVE: November begins the Read to Succeed Contest. Students earn points for reading and answering questions correctly. Here’s to a little competitiveness.

Grammar: We are placing an emphasis on 4th grade grammar skills over the next two months.

Writing: Tying up some lose ends then Opinion Writing.

Virtual Recesses: Thanks to parents who have created and those who have signed up to lead our students for virtual recesses. Virtual recesses will be help on Wednesdays from 12-12:50. Enter via Mrs. Halley’s zoom link

Dates to Know:

  • Monday, November 2nd
    • All School Virtual Mass- All Souls Day
    • Day of the Dead for 4th and 5th grades
  • Wednesday, November 4nd
    • Virtual Recess 12:00- 12:50
  • Sunday, November 7 and 8th
    • State of the Parish (for more info refer to NewsViews)
    • ALSO: In the works a drive by celebration for Father Crispin as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as a priest.



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I received my initial certification in Special Education/Elementary Education from Western Washington University. I hold a Montessori Degree from Northwest Montessori school and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and Writing from Lesley University. I began my teaching career with a variety of classroom positions and joined the St John faculty in 1990 as a Kindergarten teacher. I later moved to 2nd grade, then to middle school where for the past 10 years I have taught a variety of subjects most currently as 8th grade homeroom and middle school religion teacher. Last year I asked to move to 4th grade, a grade I have never taught before. I am a native Seattleite growing up in the Wedgewood neighborhood and attending OLL and Blanchet high school. I am a wife, mother of 3 adult daughters, and one granddaughter. What I love most about teaching is experiencing the joy that learning brings to my students.