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Poetry Break!

Recite the poem Marionettes.

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

A Day at the Santa Cruz Mission

Wise Words

The children enjoyed our field trip to the Santa Cruz Mission. They learned about the Ohlones, and how their lives changed when they entered the mission system. They toured the old adobe Mission, made tortillas, played the stave game, and looked at some of the Ohlone tools that were used long ago. It was a great day! Thanks to all of our parent drivers and chaperones for joining us. We couldn't have done it without you!


We had an excellent turn out for Open House with 100% in attendance! Thanks to all of our families for coming. We hope you enjoyed your tour, and seeing what it's like to be a third grader in Room 18.


The children had a great time during Day of the Child/Walk For Valencia/Field Day. They played games and jumped in the bounce houses, walked or ran the track, and participated in three relays. It is now time to collect and turn in pledges. Please return pledge sheets and donations by Friday, May 31st. Thank you for your help with this fundraiser.


Our Marionette Puppet Show will be on Thursday, May 30th. The children have been working very hard learning how to be  puppeteers. They are excited to perform for their family and friends. The show will begin at 7:00 in Room 18. Children need to arrive no later than 6:45 to prepare for the show. We will have a celebration after the show in the courtyard. If you would like to bring a treat to share, it would be much appreciated. 


Our end of the year Beach Day is coming up soon. Thanks to those of you who have volunteered to drive, or help out at the beach. We will be leaving Valencia at 9:00 on Tuesday, June 4th. We will return to school around 1:00. The children will spend the day playing on the beach or in the water, and will enjoy a nice barbecue lunch. Please watch for the Beach Day Reminder with special details about the day.


Ohlone Projects are due on Friday, May 31st. We are looking forward to the children's presentations on the things they have learned  about our local Native Americans throughout the year.


Our End of the Year Auction will be held on Thursday, June 6th. The children will spend their mini money that they have earned throughout the year. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please let us know. 


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 was this week's Super Seastar?

2. Tell me 3 things you learned at the Santa Cruz Mission?

3. Did you enjoy being a Room 18 Tour Guide?

4. How many laps did you run/walk during Walk for Valencia?

5. Which game did you like best? Why?

6. Which relay did you like best? Why?

7. Are you excited to perform the Marionette Puppet Show for your family and friends?

8. What have you enjoyed most about being in third grade?

9. Are you excited to go to fourth grade?

10. What do you want to do during summer vacation?


Important Dates:

May 29th- Day of the Child/Walk for Valencia/Field Day

May 30th- Marionette Puppet Show

May 31st- Ohlone Projects Due

June 3rd- Marionette Puppet Shows, AR Party, Talent Show

June 4th- 3rd Grade Seacliff Beach Day

June 5th- Full Day Wednesday

June 6th- End of the Year Auction

June 7th- Last Day of School, Minimum Day



*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.




Field Day/Walk for Valencia/Day of the Child

Open House Night

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!

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 last marking period is from April 15th to June 3rd.  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 Marionette Puppet Show.  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 our web page each week.