Tassajara Hills Elementary School

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

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**

What are we working on in D4?

 Writer's Workshop- The students currently are working on finishing their "opinion" essays about their favorite dessert. As a class, we proceeded through each part of the process, from brainstorming to revising. Each part included a mini-lesson. Once these essays are published, the students will draft, rewrite, revise/edit another opinion essay, all on their own. The topic will be "What is your favorite winter holiday tradition." Students will also be writing an informational essay once we begin our study of the California Missions.
 

Reader's Workshop- Currently, we are finishing our "Non-Fiction" unit. Next, we'll be reading a class novel together, Operation Redwood, and then we plan to begin our unit on "Reading History," which will correlate with our study of the California Missions in Social Studies. Students will continue to read at least 15 minutes each night and complete their reading log (using Google Classroom) each week.

 

Social Studies- We just completed our study of "California Explorers." Students worked in partnerships to research an explorer who played a role in California history. They then wrote a biography for their explorer, including his accomplishments and impact on our state. To complete the project, the students created a poster to present their information. Next, we'll be studying California's government in preparation for our field trip to the State Capitol in Sacramento. Lastly, the students will study the California Missions. After reading and discussing the Mission System and this period in California’s history, the students will be completing a written report about one of the twenty-one missions.  

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

 

Science- We are currently learning about Energy and Motion in our Physical Science unit. Students are learning about how energy is stored and released, and will also learn about electricity. Next, students will be studying about the human body.

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

Math- We are beginning Module 5 - Fractions. Lessons will include comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions, as well as learning about equivalent fractions.

Word Work- Our individualized word work groups will begin the week of September 11th. Students were 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.

 

Vocabulary- Vocabulary will begin in January 2018.

 

Music- Students meet with Mr. Nishida every Friday for 30 minutes. Many of our students are excited about band and orchestra starting!

 

Check back soon for more Curriculum Updates! 

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 

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