Tassajara Hills Elementary School

Digital Citizenship

Our students have been learning all about what it means to be a digital citizen.  Digital Citizenship is teaching or empowering students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Checkout more information and resources on digital citizenship at Common Sense Media here

Parent Tip Sheets:

My Media Choices

Private and Personal Information

Our Online Tracks

Keeping Games Fun and Friendly

Super Digital Citizen

About Miss Cappelletti

Hello! I am so excited to be teaching your students this year :) This will be my fifth year teaching at Tassajara Hills, but my 7th year as a staff member. I have taught 4th and 5th grade since being a teacher here at THE and before that I was a student teacher, a para educator, and a substitute teacher. I feel beyond lucky to be  working at this amazing school with all of the talented and wonderful teachers and staff!

I grew up in the Danville/Alamo area, attended Monte Vista High School and earned my undergraduate degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley. After graduating from CAL I earned my teaching credential from Saint Mary College. 

When I am not teaching or working in my classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, working out, coaching the Blackhawk Swim Team, and traveling. I am looking forward to a fantastic 2018-2019 school year with you and your student!

 

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Back to School Night- PowerPoint

Here is a PDF version of the Back to School Night PowerPoint. 

BTSN Powerpoint 2018-2019.pdf 

Important Dates to Remember!

First day of School- Monday, August 13th (Minimum day!)

Back to School Night- Thursday, August 16th 

Thanksgiving Break- November 19th- November 23rd

Winter Break- December 21st- January 8th 

Spring Break- April 1st- April 5th 

Open House- May

Last Day of School- Friday, May 31st(Minimum day!)

Contact Information

Email: gcappelletti@srvusd.net 

Office phone: (925) 855-7800

Parent Links

Announcements

Calling all VOLUNTEERS!

Please remember you need to be cleared before you can help in our classroom, chaperone a field trip, or drive on a field trip. 

Please complete the volunteer clearance for SRVUSD. The process in new this year. Click here for details.

Georgi Cappelletti

It's Conference Time!

Hello D4 Families,

This year, Conference Week will be October 8th- October 12th. Please select a date and a time below for your student's Fall Conference. I will also hold a few conferences in the morning on Friday, October 5th. This first conference is for parents AND students. Students will be sharing their academic strengths, subject areas for growth, and personal/ academic goals. Be sure to pick a date for your conference that will work for you and your student. If you cannot pick a date and time from those below, please contact me via email (gcappelletti@srvusd.net) to schedule another time that will work.

 

Use this link to access our conference sign up genius! 

 

Thank you,

Georgi Cappelletti

Welcome to D4!

Happy September, D4 Families!

 

As we head into our 4th week of 4th grade, we are learning more and more about each other. Each day, we begin with a community building circle. Our circle time is a great opportunity for students to share with the class. We have already used this time to address a few challenges that have come up in our room. Also, during this time, we've been able to learn more about what our classmates do each day, and what makes each student unique. 

 

We are looking forward to our first field trip, coming up on September 27th! 

 

Check out the curriculum updates below :)

What are we working on in D4?

Writer's Workshop- After writing some “practice” essays for each writing type (narrative, opinion/persuasive, and informational), we’ll begin our first writing unit, the art of crafting a realistic fiction piece. Our Writer’s Workshop lessons will begin with generating possible topics/stories, and go through the writing process all the way to publishing the final draft.

 

Reader's Workshop- We’ll continue with our “Interpreting Characters” unit while reading our class novel, Tiger Rising, to help us practice our reading strategies together. At school and home, students will continue to read fiction chapter books, and complete the weekly online reading log that coincides with and reinforces what we're learning in class.

 

Social Studies- The students are currently researching a “famous Californian” to celebrate California’s “birthday” (when we were admitted as a state) on September 9th. With partners, they’ll be creating a biography e-book highlighting some details about their person. Then, we’ll continue learning about the location of our state, the different regions within our state, and then learn about the Native Californians.

 

Science- We’ll continue our unit on “Energizing Everything,” both in the classroom and in the science lab.

 

Math- We’ll continue our study of whole numbers up to 1 million. At the end of the module (chapter), students will be tested before we begin our next module: Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement.

 

Word Work- Our individualized word work groups will begin the week of September 10th. Students will be placed in groups, based on the spelling patterns they know, and the spelling patterns they are still working on. Students will complete nightly homework during the weeks we have word work, with a spelling test on Fridays.

 

VocabularyWe will begin our vocabulary unit in January.
 

Music

 

Check back soon for more Curriculum Updates! 

Supply List


 

Weekly Enrichment

Music:

 

Science Lab:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 11:10-12:05

 

Library:

 

P.E.:

Fridays: 10:05-10:55

 

**Don't forget your PE shoes**

Amazon Smile Supports THE

Links for our Students

Helpful Links!

1. Social Studies Text Book

2. Google Docs- Student Login

3. Typing Club

4. Tynker- Coding

5. Zearn

6. Freckle.com 

7. Studies Weekly

8. Science A-Z

9. DreamBox

 

**Usernames and Passwords can be found inside the cover of the student's Homework Planner**

 

 

4th Grade Apps and Websites

Throughout the year, students will be using the following Apps and Websites.

Comic Book, DreamBox, Frontrowed, Google Apps for Education, RAZ-KIDS PuppetEDU, RazKids, Edmodo, TenMarks, Kahoot, Khan Academy, Splash Math, Social Studies Website, Science A-Z, StoryWorks Website, Tynker, Typing Club, USA Studies Weekly Website and Zearn.

Eureka Math Help!

Math Resources!

 

Eureka Math Review Videos- 

Module 1 Videos
Module 2 Videos
Module 3 Videos

Module 4 Videos
Module 5 Videos
Module 6 Videos
Module 7 Videos

 

Eureka Math Homework Help Videos

Module 1 Videos
Module 2 Videos
Module 3 Videos

Module 4 Videos
Module 5 Videos
Module 6 Videos
Module 7 Videos

 

Eureka Math Parent Tip Sheets- 

Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7

 

Zearn

Zearn is a website students can use for extra Eureka Math Practice. See below for more information from the Zearn website. 

(username and password are in student planners)

 

"Zearn Math is based on Engage NY / Eureka Math, the most highly-rated and widely-used curriculum available. Zearn Lessons are designed to teach math concepts as connected ideas, building deep understanding. During Independent Zearn Time students learn and practice at their own pace, with engaging Zearn Digital Lessons that provide precise feedback at the exact moment of misconception."

 

Classroom Wish List

Thank you in advanced, for donating to our classroom! :) 
 

*Printer Ink-HP Deskjet 96 & 97 (all colors)

*Computer Mice (Travel size preferred) 

*Kleenex

*Clorox Wipes 

*Chromebooks

Calendar

Current Assignments

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