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Jill Stryker Contact info

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(925) 927-3550 ex. 5016

Attendance Line

(925) 927-3550 x 3554


Scholastic Book Orders

Stryker class code is HD4D3






Welcome to Room 16


Writing Workshop

The past few weeks Room 16 has been writing about "Small Moments"

We've been working on stretching out and magnifying small moments in our lives by paying attention to detail and adding strong beginnings and endings to our stories.


Reading Workshop

During our First Reading Workshop unit, students are learning that 2nd graders are working to become stronger readers.  They are keeping tabs on their reading by stopping and retelling the events in order.  They are learning new strategies to help with difficult words so they can solve them quickly and independently.



Math Workshop

Room 16 mathematicians have almost completed the first math menu.  Games on the menu include:  Stars, Partners to ten, Five Towers, Evens We Appreciate, Double It Rules, Cover Up, Canoga, Roll/Climb?Slide, Addition War and Just snacks.  We've been focusing on partners to 10, addition and number sense.




The 2nd graders are learning all about landforms!


Social Studies




Upcoming Events

Coming Up!

Conference Week September 16-20-noon dismissal

John Muir Field Trip-Oct. 2

Drivers: Baceda, Mitman, Jonas, Mulholland, Anderson, Shah and Christensen


Oakland Zoo Field Trip-May 7









Music-Liz Brummel- Tuesdays 9:00-9:30

PE-Mondays 2:00 and daily morning stretches

PE-Tuesdays 9:30-10:00

Library-Cody Greene- Wednesdays 1:10-1:40

Science Lab-Mallory Peirce- Thursdays 9:30-10:30

LPIE Art-Suzanne Hackett- Every other Monday 9:30-10:30


What is the Workshop Model?

Routines and procedures for classroom instruction are the instructional components of the Workshop model.  The model includes:



Typically around 10 minutes.  This whole class direct instruction is delivered by the teacher in various ways.

  • conduct a shared reading
  • read and think aloud for a specific purpose
  • teach a key concept
  • demonstrate a writing strategy
  • direct students in a hands-on activity

Independent Work Time

Students work on their own, in pairs, or small groups.  The teacher circulates to be sure all students are on task, then moves to:

  • confer with individual students
  • work with small groups in direct instruction

Debrief Session:

Teacher brings the class back together at the meeting area to:

  • recap the day's learning
  • check for understanding
  • review mini-lesson by focusing on the work of 1-2 students
  • allow students to share their work with the class


Classroom Helpers

Classroom Helpers will start the 1st week in October!

Math Tiles-Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:45-2:30

Reading Helpers-Thursdays 11:00-11:45

LPIE Art Helpers- Every other Monday 9:30-10:30