Degrees and Certifications:
This year will be my 32nd year teaching in the Alta Loma School District. I have been teaching Language Arts here at Vineyard Junior High since it opened in 1990. Before that, I taught Language Arts/Social Studies at Alta Loma Junior High. I received my B.A. in English from Scripps College in Claremont and my M.A. in Education from the Claremont Graduate School. I am married and have three daughters (Mackenzie- 27, Lindsey-23, Sydney- 19) who keep me busy when I am not at school. In my free time I love to garden, read (of course), hike with our dog Winnie, and cook. On weekends, I love spending time with my girls and getting up to my cabin in Big Bear as often as I can.
Classroom Wish List:
*Tissues (no lotion)
*Antibacterial Gel (lg. pump bottles)
*Donations for the Treasure Box: school supplies, seasonal itmes, treats (NO NUTS), items for the dollar spot at Target, etc.
8-16-19: Completed Book of the Month packet due MONDAY! BE sure to get it signed as well!
8-15-19: Complete Unit 2 Vocab Worksheet- test on all 20 basic words tomorrow! Continue Book of the Month research. Packet due Monday!
8-14-19: Book of the Month Packet- begin research. Completed and signed packet due MONDAY, 8/19!
8-13-19: In class: STAR Reading Test HW: Complete Goal Setting Sheet
8-12-19: Unit 2 Vocabulary- Complete pg. 19 #1-20 and write a paragraph using any 1 set of word parts- graph words OR phone words OR auto words.
8-10-19: Perform at least 1 Random Act of Kindness. We will discuss on Monday!
8-9-19: No Homework! :)
8-8-19: Final draft Bio-Poem (rough draft written in class) in pen or typed with colored illustration due tomorrow! Class supplies due tomorrow!
8-7-19: Color AND cut out your SURVIVOR character. Please put your name and period on the back.
8-6-19: Get Parent Signature on class letter. Class supplies due by THURS. 8/9!