Helping Your Child
Scholastic Book Orders
use code: gqjd2
for scholastic books
How to be a Free Fish
Color Wars June 2
June Dates to Remember
May Dates to Remember
Wish List for the Classroom
We have a few things that we need for our classroom:
Thanks Everyone for a Vegatational Day!
Our class donated 212 cans to the Nordstrom Canned Food Drive for needy families. It was a wonderful way for students show kindness toward those in need. The donated food will go to local families that are in need this holiday season.
We Met Our Goal!
Thank you for your donations to our Pumpkin Run. Our class met our overall goal. Our students are receiving an extra recess and a water bottle. Your donations are important to keep providing outstanding enrichment programs such as field trips, assemblies, and technology needs for our school. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.
Go to the "Classroom Highlights" page to find out what we've been doing this week!
Code of Conduct
The Nordstrom School Code of Conduct contains information on rules and guidelines designed to maintain a safe and orderly place to learn. You and your child will be asked to sign an acknowledgement that you have read the information contained in this document.
Health and Attire
Please be sure your child wears suitable clothing to school that will allow him or her to fully participate in daily physical education lessons and activities that require sitting on the floor. In addition it is important that your child gets plenty of sleep and has a healthy breakfast before school. Lunch is at 11:20. Students are encouraged to eat a healthy snack at the 9:20 recess.
Labels are Lovely
Please label your child's school items such as backpacks, lunchboxes, jackets, etc. Also, please remember that toys and valuables should remain at home.
Supplies Your Child Needs
Here are the personal supplies your child needs for my class:
Donations in any amount toward the purchase of classroom supplies are appreciated. Gift cards to Target, Amazon, Staples and Safeway will help me purchase items as needed throughout the year.
A Note About Water Bottles
Every student should have a water bottle. This provides students with access to water as needed. Also, research shows that when children are well hydrated they are better able to concentrate on their learning.
Please do not put ice cubes in the water bottles. Students will shake them to hear the ice cubes clinking. This is disruptive to class. Also, cold water bottles sweat and that makes papers and desks messy.
One last request, please only put water in the water bottles. Spills do happen, but water spills are easy to manage. Students may refill their water bottles at the sink in the classroom.
For school purposes your child's backpack only needs to carry the following items:
If you child needs to bring additional items for after school programs please let me know.
Last Week of School Activities
The last week of school is upon us. Please have your child bring a backpack everyday. We will be sending home items daily. Here are the activities that are planned for the final week of school:
Measurement Monday: Students will spend the day learning and building their measuring skills using different units of measure.
Board Game Tuesday: Students may bring a board game from home to play with classmates. No electronic games please.
Exercise Wednesday: Field Day then Movie Day. We will be rotating through a number of games and activities. Students should wear sunscreen, comfortable clothes, and sneakers. After lunch we will watch a movie. Donations of red vines and water are appreciated.
Final Day Thursday:
We had an outstanding field trip to the Youth Science Institute at Vasona Park to learn about insects and other arthropods. We observed and touched several insects including a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. We also saw a giant millipede and beetles in the various stages of their life cycle. In addition, we took a nature hike that allowed students to observe several plants and learn how the plants were used by Native Americans who once lived in the area. Our visit included a visit to the YSI interpretive center where students viewed more animals including king snakes and a bearded dragons. It was a beautiful day and we were able to enjoy a picnic lunch and hike over the bridge for a game of tag. Thank you parents for your donations that helped make this field trip possible.
Accelerated Reader Program
Click the button above to check your child's progress on Accelerated Reader or look up a quiz number.
Thank you for Coming to Back to School Night
Every Friday (or the last school day of the week) students will bring home a Friday Folder. It should be returned to school on Monday or the next school day. The folder contains important information for your review. You will find work completed by your child during the week. Also, the folder will include notes from the teacher, the school, and the community. It is important that you carefully review the contents of the folder each week. If you need to return any forms or notes to school, put them back inside the Friday Folder. Friday Folders should be returned on Monday to be reused the next week.
Second graders will take home their homework folder every day except Friday. They return the folder with the math homework from the day before each day. We will ease into the homework routine the first few weeks of school. Daily math homework and other regular homework will begin next month.
About Your Teacher
Hello, I am Mrs. De Villez. I have been teaching at Nordstrom School for 14 years. I have taught second grade, first grade, and a combination first and second. This past summer I taught Math to incoming seventh graders and I teach computer programming to Nordstrom third, fourth, and fifth graders. I enjoy teaching so much that it is my hobby. In my free time I do activities that will improve my lessons and add energy and enthusiasm to my classroom environment. I am married and have two adult children. Every day I go on walks after school with my two dogs. It is a great way to relax and reflect upon the day. Also, I enjoy reading, working with technology, eating out, and Church activities. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this school year.
My New Room, Room 4 (library building)
Over the summer I moved to room 4. It is located in the north west corner of the library building.
On the first day of school students and parents may come into the classroom starting at 7:30 AM. During the time before school begins students may familiarize themselves with the classroom and meet their teacher and classmates.
On this website you will find useful information for parents and students. The "Classroom Highlights" tab has a weekly summary of what we have been learning and some things to ask your child. It is a great tool for keeping up with what your child is learning. Please read it. When we start homework there will be information related to the assignments.
I hope that you find this site helpful and refer to it often. If you have any suggestions on the website feel free to let me know.
I often discover when one parent asks a question or makes a comment it is something others might be wondering as well.