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Mrs. Oliveira, Sara
Welcome to 4th grade! My name is Sara Oliveira, and this will be my second year working in the West Ada School District. I graduated from BSU in 2011 and immediately began working for the Bruneau-Grand View School District, which is where I am originally from. For the 5 years I was there, I gained experience in many different areas. First, I was the Reading Intervention Specialist, then I became the Special Education teacher. After that, I taught 5th grade for a year, and then I became the Title I Director for the district. I am thrilled to now be teaching 4th grade! I look forward to working with you and your child this year. We have a very exciting year ahead of us! Here is an overview of what to expect in my classroom:
I will send home updates/news weekly in a newsletter. This will be sent by email and with your child every Friday.
The entire class will brainstorm a list of expectations that are to be met. Having their input gives them more ownership in following the rules.
Thursday- Library and Computers
Friday-Music and Health
The Agenda Book:
Your child will record any upcoming dates, events, and/or daily reminders. You will not need to sign it.
You can access the curriculum from the district website. Go to www.westada.org. Click on the “Academics” tab. From there, choose “Curriculum” and the grade level you would like to see.
Your child will have homework that will be assigned each Friday, and due the following Friday. It will include the following:
Math- Practice from the week’s lessons.
Reading- Read at least 30 minutes/night.
Spelling- Study spelling words. There will be a spelling test each Friday.
*Additional Homework: If you would like your child to do more at home, I would highly recommend Moby Max. It is an online program that places kids at their own levels. This allows them to work at their own pace, while also filling any gaps from previous grades. Moby Max includes a variety of subjects, but I would recommend working on math, reading, language, or multiplication facts. If you would like more information about the subject area(s) your child could use more work in, I would be happy to let you know.
How to access Moby Max:
- Go to mobymax.com
- Click “log in” at the top right corner of the screen.
- Type “Pepper Ridge” in the Find School box.
Username: your child’s first name
Password: your child’s first name
(If that doesn’t work, try your child’s first name and last name with no spaces for both the username and password.)
- The next screen will have 3 tabs on top. Choose the one with the books. This will take you to the subject menu. This is where your child can choose the subject area to work in.
You are always welcome to visit or volunteer. Below is a list of ways that you can help. If you are interested in any of the following, please let me know.
- Running copies
- Field trips
- Small reading groups M-F 10:55-11:25
- Art- Fridays from 3:15-3:45