Newsflash: Mrs. De Villez is teaching fifth grade!
October 3 Picture Day
October 13, Math Unit 1 Test (Study for the test)
October 19 Shakeout Earthquake Drill
October 20 College Day Wear your Favorite College Shirt (or colors)
October 20 Explorer TIME Magazine Project Due
October 31, Pumpkin Run
About Your Teacher
Hello, I am Mrs. De Villez. I have been teaching at Nordstrom School for 15 years. This is my first year teaching fifth grade. During the summer I teach Math to incoming seventh graders and I have taught students at all grade levels in our Nordstrom After School Program. 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.
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 12:00. Students are encouraged to eat a healthy snack at the 9:45 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.
Homework: Visit My Google Classroom
Excellent Educational Web Sites
Nordstrom School has licenses to a number of different Web Sites that your child can use at home as well as at school.
We are now Room 11. The website name has changed to "Room 11: Elevate and Excel! Now, all three fifth grade classrooms are together on the east side of campus. This will enhance our ability to collaborate and help build our community of fifth grade leaders.
Please come visit our new room this Thursday, September 7 for Back To School Night.
Snack and Water
All students should have a water bottle that they may keep in the classroom. These hot days make this an urgent need.
Students do not get a break for lunch until noon. It is clear to me about 11:15 that students are in need of a snack. Please either pack a healthy snack for your child, provide them with a means to obtain snack from our cafeteria, or be sure your child eats a hearty breakfast before school The 11:00 hour is our English Language Arts block and students need to alert and focused.
Supplies Your Child Needs
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.