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Grattitude Corner

"I am grateful for this wonderful school and the wonderful staff."

"I am grateful for heat."

"I am grateful for the sun"

"I am grateful for Halloween."

"I am grateful for Mrs. Dolley."

"I am grateful for Reader's Workshop."

"I am grateful for football."

"I am grateful for NASA."

"I am grateful for the Eagles" 

(a kid actually wrote this, not me!)

Contact Info

Amie Wenzell

Attendance Line

925- 927- 3550 ext. 3554

Dates to Remember!

December 14th- LPIE Art 9:30

December 21st- Holiday Sing- 12:!5 dismissal 

December 24th- January 4th- Winter Break- NO SCHOOL!



Choose Kind
Choose Kind
Garden with Mrs. Curiel
Garden with Mrs. Curiel

Scholastic Book Orders

You can now order the perfect books for your child  -- Shop the new online Book Clubs web site.  It is so simple!  Here's how it works:

Sign up at On the parent page, click the "Register" button in the "First Time Here?" section.  Register for your own user name and password.  When prompted, enter the one-time Activation Code for our class:   PD8L7


Send your order to me online and your child's books will be delivered directly to my classroom. You can also send in your order and a check made out to Scholastic with your child.


I will submit the online orders as they come in!

Morning Meeting

In room 34, we start everyday off with a morning meeting. It gives the class a chance to start the morning off on a positive note. Each week a student will be "President". The president is in charge of running the morning meeting.

Our meetings consists of:


*Daily Gratitude- written at their desk and put in the gratitude jar

*Greeting- a way for every kid to be seen and heard every morning.

*Weekly quote- Students discuss what the quote what mean and share any connections they have to it

*Question- fun or academic and kids can raise their hand and share an answer

*Closing- game, gratitudes or mindful moment


It makes such a powerful impact on the class and creates a positive classroom community!

Amie Wenzell


What is going on in Room 34?!


The New Year is quickly approaching and we have been as busy as ever in room 34! We got through a week of indoor recess because of the fires (the kids were troopers! We have been lucky with the timing of the rain so we got outside lots last week! We have also been fortunate enough to have JJ's mom, Angela come teach brain engaging dancing with the kids every other week. The kids are loving it!


In Writer's Workshop...

We had a little creative free writing break and now we are diving into non-fiction writing.The kids will share a topic they are an expert on and teach others in the class about it!


In Reader's Workshop...

We wrapped up mystery books clubs and spent a week doing Junior Great Books. The children read short stories or folktales and then we had a discussion to share ideas and thoughts about the story. I was blown away by all that they could pull from the story and how they questioned the author's purpose.

This week we launch our "Reading to Learn" unit, we will be studying non-fiction books, pushing themselves to identify not only the main idea but pay attention to the underlying structure of the text.


In Math Workshop...

We introduced time last week and the kids had an opportunity to play time bingo. They learned about KenKen puzzles (you may have seen these in the Friday folder) and we worked on our math menus which the kids love! It is amazing what a little choice can do to push kids to learn!

This week we continue to master our multiplication facts with fun songs (ask your kiddos to sing them for you) and will start working on 3 digit addition problems.


In Science...

Mr. Westphal continues to work with the students studying adaptations!


We are loving our new PE specialist Mrs. Rodriguez for our Tuesday morning PE!




Miss Wenzell



The Incredible Power of YET


Growth Mindset


Mathematical Practices
Mathematical Practices

Writers Workshop

Your child will be writing almost every day throughout this year experiencing many different genres of writing. Rough draft writing will start in their writer's notebook and final drafts will be published by using the computer or separate white lined paper.

Partner Talk
Partner Talk

Weekly Quote




Google Classroom

Reflex-math facts Password is same as Raz Kids

CAASP- practice test 

Prodigy Math- Online math game

KENKEN - number puzzles

Typing Club- practice your typing skills  

Username is first initial last name 23 (ex: awenzell24) 

Password: type

Freckle-  adaptive math practice Class code wenze3

XtraMath- teacher email: First Name and then code to login. Codes sent home in Friday folders 10/26

Interland- digital citizenship game from the library

Raz Kids- leveled fiction/nonfiction reading 

Teacher username: awenzell0 password: read

Ed1stop- Educational resources

Nrich math- problem solving and other math activities

CAASP- practice test 

Book Wizard- find books to read and the level of the book

Math Activities- aligned to common core

Hands on/outside activities- offers a variety of things to do


Check out their website at:  LPIE

to see all they do for us!

PE with Ms. Rodriguez
PE with Ms. Rodriguez

Weekly Specials

Weekly Specials and Daily Schedule


Monday-  Grade Level PE Rotation

Tuesday- PE with Ms. Rodriguez 9:30-10:15

Thursday-Science Lab 8:30-9:30

                Library 1:00

Friday- LPIE Art 9:30-10:30 

             Music 11:15

             Grade 3 PE Rotation


Daily Schedule 

Morning Meeting

Writer's Workshop

Reader's Workshop

Specials, Science, Social Studies

Math, Work Work/Grammar, Geography, PE

Dancing with Mrs. Angela
Dancing with Mrs. Angela
Mindful Moment in the Garden
Mindful Moment in the Garden