Info for my parents

Upcoming info

einstein-tongue-out.jpgHey all! The new year has begun and the students and I are enjoying our beautiful new school. I wanted to give you and update about what’s happening the classroom. In the next couple weeks,  I will be sending out info to you letting you know about my after school club that I’ll be beginning with my students. After school club will consist of extra homework help, typing skills, working in the school garden (learning to garden, construct raised beds, growing food, etc. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to get some extra help in the class while simultaneously connecting and making stronger friendships with their classmates. I hope to hear from you and I’ll be in touch with you via Tuesday folders and through my website. Thank you!

Week 4 already!!

Hey all!!

         I wanted to give a little update to room 6. Alas, we’re already at week 4 and the time has been flying. I encourage all parents to reivew your childs work everyday so that you know what we’re learning in class and so that you can also assist your child with their work.

         I wanted to give a little update about what will be expected in the next couple weeks. Now that we’re at week 4 in the classroom we will begin to much more writing (narrative /expository) and for some of the upcoming weekends students will be expected to write a narrative paper (beginning/middle/end) about one special day or circumstance that has significance to them.  Please assist your child while they do this so that they know that its important to you too!

          We will also be getting into some new math areas (decimals /fractions) which should be a ton of fun, but of course I encourage you to reveiw these concepts with your child for mastery. Until the next blog!



Week 3 in Mr. D’s class

     Welcome back to my class students and parents. I hope the Summer has treated you well and that you’ve had some much needed rest and relaxation. 

     In preperation for this school year, I recommend that you child gets plenty of sleep, keep up with thier school work, and of course TRY YOUR BEST.  Please feel free to contact me at Malabon anytime and contact me if you have any comments or concerns.

Dear parents and students,

Christmas break and the holiday season is arriving quickly and represents a wonderful time for my students to show off what they’ve learned over the course of the first three months on school in the classroom. I would like your child (or my student) to write two different papers over the break.  The first paper will be a “narrative essay” about your Christmas with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Within this paper, I would like to see detail and description , similes, metaphors, personification, action transitions, hooking the reader, and telling the story step by step. This may seem  like a ton of info to soak in, but not for the whiz kids in room 6.  They’re awesome and very capable!

 The second paper will be an “expository essay” about why Christmas is important to them. There needs to be a clear introduction, three supporting paragraghs, one seperate paragragh using elaboration to support as paragraph, and a clear conclusion. FYI to my students, remember that when using your supporting paragraphs it goes from transition to detail to explaining the detail.

Many of my students are writing a higher level, and you would be amazed to find out just what they’re capable of since the beginning of the year began.  Overall, I’m very proud of my students at all levels because of your hard work, determination, focus, and willingness to go the extra mile.  Classroom six rocks!


We are currently working on oral speeches and presentations in the classroom.  Each student will choose a Shell Silverstein, Jack Prelutzky, or any poem they prefer, and then recite it as part of the state benchmark in speaking.  It should be a hoot!

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Kindly, Johnny