Tiger Triumphs

Mariposa Elementary School

5.2.16

Celebrate Monday!

Quote of the Week

"Everyday is a new opportunity to color a child's soul." -Bethany Hill

13,899 BOOKS!

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Celebrating Reading Success!

13,899! That's how many books our terrific Tigers have read since we launched the 20 Book Challenge in January! I am SO PROUD of our students and all of their hard work! It is so great to see our students motivated to read! As we know, research says that the best way for students' reading skills to improve is by reading! I'm certain that our students are not only reading more but that they are becoming better readers! Thank you to our teachers, staff and Mrs. Wellenkamp for making our 20 Book Challenge a HUGE SUCCESS! Stay tuned for details about our school wide Book Challenge Celebration!
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5th Graders Prepare for Promise Scholars Field Trip to Mt. Sac!

Last week, Dakota Chavez from United Way/Promise Scholars, visited Mariposa to share a presentation about Mt. Sac College in preparation for their field trip today. We are so thankful that our students have the opportunity to take advantage of such a terrific opportunity! The Promise Scholars Program really does an excellent job opening up the world of possibilities to our students! Thank you Promise Scholars!
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Excellent Examples During the Earthquake Drill

Check out the pictures below of our Mariposa Tigers that did an excellent job during our earthquake drill! Students Mrs. Inzunza's students in the correct duck & cover position, Ms. Staskiewicz's class walking out quietly in Line Basics, and Pre-School and Kindergarten standing quietly in line out on the field!

2nd Grade Digs Into Eureka Math!

Last week our 2nd Grade teachers and our district TOAs visited 2 Spotlight Classrooms and planned together! They made some new connections and were able to plan future lessons! Together they identified some key strategies that our 2nd graders need to be proficient with in order to build their conceptual understanding. They also spent a portion of their time talking about Number Talks and how to implement them into their daily math routines! Christine Meidl provided them with a "How To" presentation and resources to help them get started! Check out this clip of Christine explaining how to start using Number Talks in your classroom! I've also provided a link to a great article by the author of the book, Number Talks, Sherry Parrish!
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Congratulations Evelyn & Jacob!

Evelyn Blanco & Jacob McGlasson completed their 2nd years of BTSA Induction! Congratulations on all of your hard work and amazing accomplishments over the course of the last 2 years! Check out the pictures below of them presenting their final projects at the BTSA Colloquium!

Dress Like Your Favorite Decade!

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