Mrs. Berger's Weekly Update!

April 11th, 2016

Dear Families,

I hope you had a nice weekend!

Research papers were due on Friday 4/8. If your student has not turned theirs in yet please get them to me ASAP.

The end of the quarter is Friday, 4/14! You will receive an updated Q4 ILP and Q3 Progress Report by 4/29 via kmail.

Literature: Critical Skills Assignment (Unit 15) is due on 4/14 please email or mail to me.

I am looking forward to our in person conferences beginning next week.

Have a great week!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


April : )

Your OLS Progress Goal is 74% by Friday, March 18th!

Click above to view and print the weekly progress goal tracker

Mark Your Calendars

3rd Quarter: February 4th – April 14th


8th – 12th- iReady Interim Assessments

15th- President’s Day- No School

19th- LP6 PE Log Due

29th- Semester 1 Student Recognition Assembly


11th – Q3 Work Samples with Cover Sheet

*Original Work, Please mail to my address above. No emailed/scanned samples this time will be accepted.

o Math

o Language Arts (4 total= Composition, GUM, Vocab AND Literature)

o Science

o History

o Art and Music (if applicable)

Week of March 14th- Science Fair (Unit 11 will need to be completed to participate in the Science Fair. Contact me if you are interested!)

Week of March 14th- iReady Interim Assessments

18th- LP7 PE Log Due

18th- Math: TGA (Unit 9, Lesson 11)

21st-25th- Spring Break- No School


8th- Composition: Research Report (Unit 5) Prewriting & Final Paper

*Mail, email, or Kmail

14th – Literature: Critical Skills Assignment (Unit 15)

*Mail, email, or Kmail

22rd- LP8 PE Log Due

18th- 29th- Q3 In Person Meeting Window

CAASPP (State Common Core)testing window is late April through May. More information to come soon.

4th Quarter 4: April 15th – June 17th


TBA- Spring iReady Diagnostic Window

TBA – SBAC State Testing Window

20th - Q4 Work Samples

*Original Work, Please mail to address above

o Math

o Language Arts (Composition, GUM, Vocab AND Literature)

o Science

o History

o Art and Music (if applicable)

20th – LP9 PE Log Due

May 23rd – 31st Q4 Blackboard Conference Window


10th– Composition: Book Review (Unit 8) Prewriting & Final Paper

*Mail, email, or Kmail

10th – Science: Scientific Investigation (Unit 11)

*Mail, email, or Kmail

10th – Semester 2 PE Assignment

17th – Semester Assessments: Complete in Math, Gum, Literature, Vocabulary, History, and Science

17th – LP10 PE Log Due

Check the weekly OLS plan for links to the following weekly class connect sessions:

Class Connect Classes For All 6th Graders
  • Homeroom: Mondays 9:30a.m. (Optional)
  • Math: Tuesdays-Fridays 9a.m.
  • Language Arts for GUM and Composition: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11a.m.

Class Recordings

If your student cannot make a live session they will be recorded and available to watch at a later time. Access the link to the recording on the weekly plan on the day and time of the session you missed or see me for an updated list of recordings by date, subject, and lesson.

Student Support Classes

Students may be invited support classes throughout the week. The students invited to the classes are subject to change weekly. Links to the classes, if invited, will appear on your weekly plan.

About Me

This year marks my 1st year as a teacher with CAVA, and 5th year teaching overall. Prior to teaching here I worked for Capistrano Unified as an elementary school teacher. I also worked as an English Language Development Support Teacher for Vista Unified overseeing the ELD program at my school site. I have been married to my husband Matt, a firefighter for OCFA, for 17 years. We have two children. Ryan is 13 and Claire is 10. We live in Ladera Ranch. On the weekends you can find me on the soccer field watching my son play or at the pool watching my daughter swim. When we have a weekend free of sports you will usually find us at the beach! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, riding my beach cruiser, and making digital scrapbooks with our family photos!