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Google Classroom

Google Classroom allows the students to get more hands on experience with technology.  Within Google Classroom there are assignments, a grade book, rubrics, and many other resources.  If you would like access to your students Google account, please send me your e-mail. 

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Daily Breakouts

During distance learning, we have 2 breakouts a day for 30 minutes each:

 

Monday: PE, Counselor 

Tuesday: Art, PE

Wednesday: PE, PE

Thursday: Library, Technology

Friday: Music, PE

Shasta Sturner

Welcome!

Welcome everybody to third grade!

My name is Shasta Saavedra (Sturner).  I graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with honors in Elementary Education. Currently, I am in the Master's program for Counseling at New Mexico Highlands University; graduating in December, yay! This will be my fifth year teaching at Mission Ave. with a TESOL endorsement. I am trained in Benchmark Literacy, Stepping Stones Math, Istation Reading and Math, STMath, PLTW, GLAD, AVID, and PBL.  Furthermore, I am currently taking trainings in yoga for children.   

 

What Are we Learning?

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN LITERACY?

This year we are focused on Essential Standards.  For literacy, those include:  phonological awareness, phonics & word recognition, fluency, key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and a range of reading and level of of text complexity in literature and informational text.  We will also work on writing different text for different purposes, producing (mainly typing), researching to build and present knowledge, and range of writing.  Through Google Meets we will practice speaking and listening with comprehension and collaboration as well as presenting knowledge and ideas.  Through Google Classroom we will work on conventions of Standard English (capitals, spaces, end marks), knowledge of language, and vocabulary.

 

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN MATH?

Again, we are focusing on Essential Standards this year.  For math, those include:  representing and solving problems involving multiplication and division, multiplying and dividing within 100, solving problems involving the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), developing an understanding of fractions, solving problems with measurements and estimation (time, liquid volumes, masses of objects), and understanding concepts of area and geometry.

 

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN SCIENCE?

Students learn about germs, bacteria, and viruses.  We will discover how they enter our bodies and what we can do to stay healthy.

 

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN SOCIAL STUDIES?

Students learn about important people and events in order to analyze significant patterns, relationships, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in New Mexico, United States, and world history in order to understand the complexity of the human experience.  Students interpret information from multiple resources and contexts to determine chronological relationships.  Students understand how physical, natural, and cultural processes influence where people live, the ways in which people live, and how societies interact with one another and their environments.  Students understand the concept of location by using and constructing maps, globes, and other geographic tools to identify and derive information about people, places, and environments.  Identify and use the mapping tools of scale, compass rose, grid, symbols, and mental mapping to locate and draw places on maps and globes.

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Contact Information

 

Shasta Saavedra

Elementary Educator

shasta.sturner@aps.edu

Portable 304

Mission Avenue STEAM Magnet Elementary School

725 Mission Ave.

    

 

Homework

For Distance Learning, I will not be assigning homework at this time, unless you message me.  Just ask you to read, r.e.a.d, read!  

Class Dojo

Click here to see what your child is doing in class!  Here will be posts of pictures, videos, and behavior.  Enjoy!

www.classdojo.com 

Common Core

If you would like to take a look at what I will be teaching and your child needs to learn by the end of the year, here is a link for the Common Core:

http://newmexicocommoncore.org

 

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