Please check our Room K calendar and mind the Shutterfly site reminders. It will be easy to stay on top of all school events and class assignments. I try to be as "green" as possible and not to overwhelm you with papers throughout the school year. Everything will be posted to the class website.
A huge shoutout to Nikki (Maxine's mom) one of our Room Moms, who set up the Shutterfly website for our class. This offers photo sharing and great reminders of all activities. Nikki has been helping me organize the class lists and volunteer schedule too.
At Topanga Elementary Charter School we are unique because we are a school that involves all stakeholders: Parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members, in decision making, fundrasing, and daily school life. You will be amazed at how great being involved in your school community feels. Your children will be proud and love seeing you involved and you will know you are doing your part to make TECS the best school it can be.
This week volunteers who have attended a volunteer training and turned in their TB test papers are able to begin volunteering. I am so excited to have you in our classroom working with the children and helping to maintain a low adult/student ratio.
We have 4 learning centers during Reading and Math time. I teach a directed lesson focusing on phonics, handwriting (fine motor) and reading. Miss Sammantha (our classroom instructional aide) guides the students in rhyming, phonics and writing activities. A parent volunteer engages the children with art activities, Letter People activities and learning games. The children utilize our classroom computers to play learning games on Starfall.com, ABC Mouse.com and Planet Bravo computer skills. During math time we have a similar rotation, substituting our math journals, number books, math games, My Math and Math Their Way activities.
Our groups are listed on this site under Schedules & Groups. Please note your child's learning group so you will know when their share day is. There are specific monthly sharing assignments listed under Sharing.
Thank you all for your communication, participation and support!