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***Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!!! I am a Cal Poly Pomona Graduate. I began my RUSD career teaching 5th grade at Killian Elementary School. I also taught 6th grade at Killian, and then after several years, I moved to Alvarado Intermediate School. I have taught 7th grade English here at THE WORLD'S GREATEST SCHOOL for 16 years where "we empower others to explore their greatness"... Alvarado is definitely the place to be! We believe all students have futures, all students are gifted and talented, everyone needs a teacher, and everyday is an opportunity to be the BEST version of ourselves! Everything we do, we do with HONOR (Honesty, Ownership, Never Give Up, Open-Hearted, Respect).  Every year my students here amaze me!!! Now, I'm looking forward to a fantastic year with all of you!!! :-)***
 
May 30...Hi!! You will not be assigned any new learning opportunities, but feel free to do some reading, personal journaling, researching, and/or writing this next week! As always, please let me know if you have any questions or if you need anything!! I'm continuing to send lots of love and hugs your way!! I'm hoping you and your family have a great summer, and I'm looking forward to seeing you the next time we are all on campus together!! :)
 
May 18...Hi!! Your new learning opportunities for this week and next are available on Google Classroom. These will be your LAST learning opportunities...I can't believe we have almost reached the end of the year!! I miss you all, and still think of all of us being together in Rm 44!! I hope you and your families are continuing to do well at home, and I look forward to the day we can all say "HI" to each other again in person!!
Your work is due on 5/29. Please make sure to have it done and submitted by that date since it is the last assignment and I will need to turn in your final semester grade. As I have said before, if you need/want more of a challenge, you can always add reading, personal journaling, researching, mind mapping, writing, etc. to your learning opportunities!! As always, please let me know if you have any questions or if you need anything!! I'm sending lots of love and hugs your way and hoping you are having a great day!! I appreciate you all so much!!
 
May 4...Hi!! I hope everyone is doing well!! I sure do miss your beautiful faces, and our classroom at Alvarado that comes alive when you walk through the door!! <3
Your new learning opportunities for this week and next are available on Google Classroom. I am so proud of all of you for doing your best and working so hard during this time!! I can't imagine how challenging it must be to balance all of your work from each of your classes at home...Just the organization and keeping track of the expectations from each one of us without all of us being able to interact together in our classrooms on campus is a lot!! Keep it up!! YOU've got this!! Remember to check in with me/us anytime if you need anything!! Love you Lots!!
 
April 20...Hiiii!!! Oh my gosh, I miss you all SO, SO much!!! I hope you and your families are all doing well!!! Your new learning opportunities for this week and next (4/20-5/1) are now available on Google Classroom. It has been great keeping a connection with you through these assignments!!!...And your comments!!!...Continue to reach out with questions/comments, and continue to do your BEST!!! Thinking of you always and sending lots of love!!!
 
April 6...Hi!!! I hope you all enjoyed your spring break week;) How are you?! I hope all of you and your families are doing well!!! Your learning opportunities for this week and next (4/6-4/17) are posted on Google Classroom. Please reach out to me via email or Instagram if you have any questions. As always, I am missing your beautiful faces, I'm thinking of all of you, and I'm sending lots of love your way!!!
 
March 30...Hi Everyone!! How are you? I just wanted to check in, and let you know that there won't be any new work assigned for this week (spring break ;). If you haven't completed your learning opportunities for the last few weeks (3/16-3/27), you still can. Everything is posted on Google Classroom, and you can turn it in as soon as you are done. I will be continuing to look at the work that has been submitted. I know there have been a lot of adjustments for all of us, including having to share a computer and workspaces at home. Just do your best! If you know of anyone who doesn't have a device at home, please email me their names so we can help them out with that. I hope this finds you well and making the most of this time. If you need anything, please reach out! I think of all of you so much, and miss being able to see you and interact with you each day. Sending lots of love and happy thoughts your way!!
 
March 17...Hi!! How are you? I hope each of you and your families are doing well!! Your learning opportunities for this week and next (3/16-3/27) are posted on Google Classroom. I am already seeing some great work! Please reach out to me via email or Instagram if you have any questions. I sure am missing your beautiful faces!! I'm thinking of all of you and sending lots of love!!!
 
March 16...Good Morning! I am putting together some work for you over these next few weeks...Ms Castro and I have been talking about a few fun ideas...Well, we think so;), and I think you will too. Check here for an update tomorrow. I'm thinking of you, and hoping you are all doing well!!
 
March 13...I will be in touch with you on this page about your assignments starting next week. Please do not worry or be concerned. Take care of yourself, rest, read;)---Wait, I might be talking to myself there too!---and I will do my best to make sure you have all of the information you need for 7th grade English. Thank you for being the BEST!!