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Wonders Outlines

Our weekly Wonder Outlines can be found in our locker section.  Our locker is located on our Reading is the Key to Success

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Upcoming Assessments

Important Dates



Please register!

Parents, if you haven't already done so, please register on Schoolloop.  It is a very effective communication tool for us to use regarding your child.  You need your child's id number.  You can find it on ParentVue or I can give it to you.


If you have any green plants that need a home, we would love a few for Room 25 (Riley) :)

VIPs in the Classroom

If you would like to volunteer in the classroom, you need to be a registered VIP.  This is also necessary for chaperoning any field trips.  The process can take a few weeks so please plan accordingly.  You can pick up an application in the front office.


I will need a VIP who can work on a consistent basis to come in on Wednesdays to help stuff the Wednesday Folders.  Please let me know if you are available.  You can email me, psarmiento@, or stop by the classroom.


Once we have established our classroom routines, I will need more VIPs to help in the classroom. 

Special Schedules

Music with Mr. Petri - flexible

Library - 


HOMEPAGE: Welcome to Room 28104 and the 2018-19 School Year!

Literature Circle Night for Parents

Come learn about the benefit of using Literature Circles to build comprehension and a love of reading! I will have an information night on October 25th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. We will meet at Longfellow in Room 37 (Mrs. Duncan's room). We will conduct a "mock literature circle" but don't worry, I won't collect your work! :) We will start Literature Circles in our classroom the following week. I hope to see you there!

Spelling and Vocabulary work

Students will be getting their spelling sentences back on Monday, October 1st and their vocabulary work in the Wednesday Folder. If the spelling sentence grade is less than 70%, I have instructed the students on which sentences they need to rewrite. These are to be done Monday night. I would like for all students to have their sentences signed, regardless of grade, so I know the parents have seen how I grade the work.


Students will receive a new set of words each Monday for sentences and vocabulary work. All work is due Friday. Students may work on these during class if they have finished other assignments early.


If the Wonders or vocabulary sheets are misplaced during the week, both can be found in the locker section of our class webpage (located on Reading is the Key to Success page). Thanks for your support!

If everyone in our class had YOUR ATTITUDE,

what type of place would it be?

**Choose to be positive, supportive, empathetic,

and accepting of others.**

Literature Circle Parent Information Night

Check back for our Literature Circle Parent Night meeting. It will be held sometime in October.


Welcome to Room 28104 (Riley)

Dear Fourth Grade Students and Parents,


I want to give you a big, warm welcome to Room 28104!  I am so excited to be back in 4th grade and to be YOUR teacher! 


I have been teaching at Longfellow since 1999 as a 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade teacher.  Three years ago,  I had the wonderful opportunity to work as a reading intervention teacher.  What a great experience!  I learned so much and I am excited to implement the strategies into our class this year. The experiences I have gained working as a reading intervention teacher will serve us tremendously in our classroom. This is my second year back in 4th grade and I couldn't be happier!


Time that is not spent at school is spent with my family.  I have been married for 25 years to my husband, Mauricio.  We have 4 children: Jake is 23 and is in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Chapman University; Luke is 21 and a senior at University of San Diego studying commercial real estate; Sean is 17 and a senior at Millikan; and Lily is 14 and a freshman at Millikan.  


I hope you like running because I have enrolled all of us into the 100 Mile Club!  Yes, 100 miles!!!  We are going to run/walk 3 miles a week and by the end of the year, you will be able to tell all of your friends that you ran 100 miles!  I have done this for the past 8 years with my 4th grade classes. We will cheer each other on and celebrate our accomplishment at the end of the year with a 100 Mile Medal Party.  Before we reach our 100 miles, we will celebrate running 25 miles with a t-shirt that you can wear to school on Fridays, 50 miles with a gold pencil, and 75 miles with a bracelet. I believe running at school helps children to focus and learn better throughout the day.  I can't wait to share this experience with you!


Just like it is important for you to learn as much as you can, it is also important for me to learn as much as I can so we can have a successful year. One way I continue learning is by reading about all the great changes happening in schools and with the curriculum.  I also like to search the computer for activities and lessons that I think you will enjoy. In July, I attended a Literacy Conference in Austin, Texas. I can't wait to share what I learned with you.


I hope you can tell that I am very excited about this year, and I know we will have a great year.  I promise to come to school happy, prepared, and ready to teach.  I also need you to promise to come to school happy, prepared, and ready to learn.  Parents, I will need your support, as well.  Together, we can be sure to make this a successful year for your child.


See you August 29th at Riley Elementary School!

Mrs. Sarmiento :)




If you have any extra puzzles at home, we would like some for our classroom. Thanks!

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Our Weekly Schedule

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. - Mile Run.  (Mon, Wed, Fri)                                                        
  • 8:20 - 10:00 Math
  • 10:00 - 10:15 recess
  • 10:15 – 11:50 ELA 
  • 11:50 - 12:30 lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:00 SSR (T&F Literature Circles)
  • 1:00 - 2:10 (MF Social Studies, TW Science)


  • PE Tuesdays and Thursdays – SPARKS Program
  • Library – Wednesdays (every other week)
  • Computers – used often throughout the week 
  • Music – Mr. Petri
  • Orchestra – Mr. Gallandt

If you have a Jenga game at home that you no longer use, would you please consider donating it to our classroom? If it's handy, I need a couple for the first week of school. Thanks!!

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Room 28104 Supply List

If your kids are anything like mine, they love to buy new school supplies (even the older ones)! The following is a list of supplies that would be beneficial.  It would be best to have these supplies by September 4, 2018.  We will be ready to hit the road running!

  • 4 wide ruled single subject notebooks (blue, red, yellow, green)
  • 4 folders to match the above colors - this will help us hopefully stay organized!
  • 1 homework folder (your choice of color/design)
  • one composition notebook (for novel studies)
  • pencils (Ticonderoga are best but not mandatory)
  • sharpener with a cover
  • colored pencils
  • thin markers
  • crayons
  • ruler
  • highlighters
  • post-it notes (we use these when reading text)
  • scissors
  • glue sticks
  • black Sharpie for labeling
  • red or green correcting pens
  • chapter book at all times - this one isn't optional :) 

The supplies in red are the most important.  I can supply the rest, if needed. :)


Classroom Donations



We will be challenging ourselves throughout the year with STEM activities.  The following are supplies we could use if you have them available at home:


craft sticks


pipe cleaners

dixie cups

paper plates

index cards

small marshmallows




plastic spoons

toilet paper tubes

paper towel tubes




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Wednesday Folders

Please be sure to check your child's bag every Wednesday for their Wednesday Folder.  In addition to being used as a communication piece from the office, I use it to send home your child's work. Please return on Thursdays.