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Poetry Break!

Recite the poem Back to School by Kenn Nesbitt.

Check the Calendar

Be sure to check our calendar for Room 18 events, and the Valencia calendar for school wide events.

Meet Rocky, Our Class Mascot
Meet Rocky, Our Class Mascot
Rocky, the Santa Cruz Harbor Seal

Our class mascot is Rocky, the Harbor Seal.  Rocky will be racing home each Friday, with a student from our class, to announce that he/she will be the class Super Sea Star.  Rocky is looking forward to meeting all of our Room 18 families this year.

Mrs. Wise and Mrs. Stonebloom

Welcome to Room 18!
Wise Words

Welcome back to school, and to our third grade class! This year your child will have two teachers. Mrs. Wise will be teaching Monday through Thursday, and Ms. Stonebloom will be teaching on Friday. We are looking forward to a great year with this wonderful group of children.


Back to School Night will be on Thursday, August 22nd. It will be from 5:45 to 7:15. We will discuss room 18's schedule, daily routines and procedures, and our third grade curriculum. It is a very informative night. We hope to see you there!


Valencia's first Spirit Day will be on Friday, August 30th. The theme is Aloha Day. Students are encouraged to wear Hawaiian or Surf-themed clothing. 


Our first field trip will be on Thursday, September 12th.  We will be going to the Santa Cruz County Fair. We will need chaperones, so please check your schedules to see if you are able to join us. Also, be sure to update all Volunteer Information in the office. Make sure your Driver's License, Auto Insurance, TB Test, and Finger Printing are up to date for the 2019-2020 school year. Watch for a note with more information about our trip. We are looking forward to a great day at the fair!


Be sure to look for the Secret Words on this page and follow the directions, so your child can receive a special award.


Please ask your child to tell you about the following:

1. Who are your teachers this year?

2. How do you help take attendance and lunch count in the morning?

3. Show me one of your morning stretches.

4. What do you do during Catch of the Day? (Calendar and Daily Depositor)

5. What was in your Third Grade Survival Kit?

6. What was funny about the poem Back to School by Kenn Nesbitt?

7. What did you draw on your All About Me poster?

8. What is GRIT?

9. Who are your teammates?

10. Do you think you are going to like third grade?


Important Dates:

August 21st- First Restructured Wednesday, 12:15 Dismissal

August 22nd- Back to School Night, 5:45 to 7:15

August 28th- Fire Drill

August 30th- Spirit Day- Aloha Day and Welcome Back to School Movie Night, 4:30 to 8:00

Sept. 2nd- No School, Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 6th- Picture Day

Sept. 12th- Field Trip to the SC County Fair


*Please make sure your child brings his/her Homework Folder to school each day. The folder is used for important communication between home and school. Teams earn points when all team members come to school prepared.     


*Our Library Day is on Friday.  Please make sure your child returns his/her book on time each week.




Current Assignments

Check the H.O.T. Sheet for this week's assignments.

Assigned: 08/19/19 Category: Assignment Points: 0 Due: 08/23/19
Getting to Know Our Classmates
Contact Information for Mrs. Wise and Mrs. Stonebloom

The best way to contact us is through email: (Monday-Thursday) or (Friday). 

We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours.

You can also send a written note with your child. Thanks!

We're Riding the Reading Wave in Room 18!
Ride the Reading Wave!

SURF's Up in Room 18!  Students need to read for 30 minutes at their AR Level each night. Once they finish reading an AR book, they need to take an AR Test in class during our daily SURF Time, or on Fridays during our Computer Time. If they pass the test with a score of 80% or higher, they will receive a sticker on their AR Surfboard. Students also need to work toward their AR Point Goals for each marking period. The first marking period is from August 14th to ____.  Students read in class each morning at their AR Level.  They are able to check out books from our class library daily.  If your child needs something to read, remind him/her to check out a book or two. It's Super Uninterrupted Reading Fun! Let's all try to reach our goals! 



The Secret Word

The new Secret Words are Back To School Night.  Write the word on a piece of paper along with your child's name and parent signature.  Have your child hand me the paper, and he/she will receive a special prize. Ssshhh! Be sure to keep it a secret. I am trying to find out how many people are checking out our web page.