Tassajara Hills Elementary School

4th Grade 2017-2018 CAASPP Schedule

Wednesday, April 25th 8:30-10:50 ELA CAT

Thursday, April 26th 8:30-10:50 ELA PT

Wednesday, May 9th 8:30-10:50 Math CAT

Thursday, May 10th 8:30-10:00 MATH PT

Back to School Night- PowerPoint

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

BTSN Powerpoint 2017-2018.pdf 

About Miss Cappelletti

Hello! I am so excited to be teaching your students this year :) This will be my fourth year teaching at Tassajara Hills, but my 6th 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 th Blackhawk Swim Team, and traveling. I am looking forward to a fantastic 2017-2018 school year with you and your student!

 

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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

Important Dates to Remember!

First day of School- Monday, August 14th (Minimum day!)

Back to School Night- Tuesday, August 15th 

Thanksgiving Break- November 20th- November 24th

Winter Break- December 22nd- January 5th 

Spring Break- March 30th- April 6th 

Open House- May

Last Day of School- Friday, June 1st (Minimum day!)

Contact Information

Email: gcappelletti@srvusd.net 

Office phone: (925) 855-7800

Parent Links

Georgi Cappelletti

Field Day!

Eureka!

Exploring Sacramento!

What are we working on in D4?

 Writer's Workshop- The students just finished their informational reports on one of the twenty-one California Missions, and we recently got to visit Mission San Juan Bautista. Next, the students will be researching and writing another informational report about a topic of their choice.

 

Reader's Workshop- Currently, we are in our "Historical Fiction" Unit in Reader's Workshop. In addition to reading their individual books, as a class we're reading Island of the Blue Dolphins. As we're reading, we're learning strategies that good readers of historical fiction use to better understand what they're reading. The students get to practice these strategies when they complete their reading log (using Google Classroom) each week.

 

Social Studies- We are finishing our study of the "California Missions." Next, students will be learning about "Mexican California" and the Pioneers and westward movement. In preparation for our field trip to the State Capitol in Sacramento, the students also learned about the California government, as well as the meaning of the objects (symbols) of the "Bear Flag" and our "State Seal." All of their computer-created Social Studies projects will be included in their "California e-book" to present at Open House in May!

Students are also excited about extending their knowledge about California and its history through our online resource, Social Studies Weekly.

 

Science- We are currently finishing our Unit on Sound. Next, students will be studying about the "Human Machine," and topics will include the body, brain, and senses.

Students are also excited about extending their knowledge about Earth Science through our online resource, Science Weekly.
 

Math- We are in the middle of Module 6 - Decimal Fractions. Next will be Geometry: Angle Measure and Plane Figures.

 

Vocabulary- Each week students will learn a new root word along with a prefix or suffix. Students will have nightly homework and a weekly quiz. 

 

Music- Students meet with Mr. Nishida every Friday for 30 minutes. The students are currently learning the songs for this year's fourth grade production of "Gold Dust or Bust!" Next week, the students will all audition for a singing, speaking, or dancing role.

 

Check back soon for more Curriculum Updates! 

Mission San Juan Bautista!

Levi Stadium- Field Trip

Halloween 2017

D4 at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

D4 at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Welcome to D4!

Dear D4 Families,

 

I cannot believe we are already in September. Our 4th graders jumped right into the school year, and they all seem to be having a great time so far! We are enjoying the cart of Chromebooks we have access to everyday. We use these devices multiple times a day and are fortunate to have them available to us.

 

We've done many activities to get to know each other this year. I believe we need to have a strong sense of community in our classroom, in order to be successful learners and teachers. We've discussed how we as a class should feel comfortable sharing our ideas, asking questions, and making mistakes. I already feel like our class has come together to support and help one another.

 

Please check below for curriculum updates and class pictures throughout the year.

 

I am looking forward to a fantastic year! Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns :) 

 

 

Thank You,

Georgi Cappelletti 

Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Supply List


 

Weekly Enrichment

Music:

 

Science Lab:

 

Library:

 

P.E.:

 

**Don't forget your PE shoes**

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.

Amazon Smile Supports THE

4th Grade Apps and Websites

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

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

Links for our Students

Helpful Links!

1. Social Studies Text Book

2. Google Docs- Student Login

3. Typing Club

4. Scratch Coding Website

5. Zearn

6. Sign Posts Video Review

7. Code.org 

8. Frontrowed.com 

9. Studies Weekly

10. Science A-Z

 

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

 

 

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! :) 

*White Cardstock

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

*Computer Mice (Travel size preferred) 

*Wobble Chairs (Teen size)

*Kleenex

*Clorox Wipes 

Calendar

Current Assignments

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