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Mrs. Julie Miranda » Mrs. Miranda's 4th grade class

Mrs. Miranda's 4th grade class

Welcome to the 4th grade! We are going to have a wonderful year! I have been with Sycamore Academy since its opening and have taught 4th through 6th grade. My goal is to make my class feel comfortable and at ease so they have a positive learning experience. A little about me... Education: MA in Cross Cultural Education at National University BA in Liberal Arts at San Diego State University with a specialization in Social Science Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD AA in Child Development at Grossmont College Training: Orff Schulwerk Music training Education by Design Levels 1 & 2 CPI-Crisis Prevention Intervention CPI- Autism Spectrum Disorders: Supportive Strategies for Crisis Prevention CELL- Comprehensive Early Literacy Learning CPR and First Aid SPARK (P.E.) Whole Brain Teaching Institute for Learning Centered Education, Footprints of Freedom History Project Participated in Seismic math professional development RCOE Common Core training related experience: Preschool Director of 2 years Preschool teacher of 4 years After school tutor K-12. This year I will continue to be a mentor teacher for beginning teachers in the CTI or Center for Teacher Innovation program. Also, I was lucky to add to my training and attend a conference for G.A.T.E or Gifted and Talented Education training and Footsteps to Freedom underground railroad tour. I am excited for a new fun year!

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Hello families, be on the look out, the first assignment for science projects was sent home today for homework! You can also find the assignments on my C.A.R. tab as well. 

We need your donations to make the most epic BBQ/ grilling gift basket to raffle off at the winter festival. I've attached some pictures for you to get an idea for items that will be needed. Thank you in advance for all your help and support this year!



Hi families, 

I wanted to update you all about Halloween this coming Wednesday. There will be a parade from 8:30 to 9:00 in the courtyard area. Once that is complete, we plan to have a regular day of academic activities and work to complete. At 12:30, the students and I agreed to watch a Rated G or PG movie related to Halloween, for the last hour and a half of school. At this time only will we be eating snack foods while we watch the movie. If you would like to donate to our party it would be greatly appreciated but not required. Thank you for your support and I can't wait to see all the cute costumes!

Here is the link for the sign up:


Our class pizza party for winning the animal food drive is tomorrow Wednesday 5/30. Pizza should arrive just before our lunch, so plan accordingly! Yummy!
We are still in this race! We need your donations for dog and cat food to win an ice cream party! Points are given based on pounds of food. Thank you in advance!
Thank you to all the students, parents and families that wrote me notes, gave gifts and sweet reminders of appreciation last week! I truly loved them all!
Hello 5th Grade Parents, 
Tomorrow is the field trip and we are so excited! Students will need to be at school no later than 7:30 a.m. tomorrow. We are also asking students to bring their backpacks to carry their snacks, lunches, and drinks for the day.  
Valentines Day is next week on Wednesday! Students will be given the last hour of the day to exchange cards or treats with each other. Valentine cards are NOT mandatory! But if you plan to bring cards or treats, please bring enough for everyone in the room. We have a total of 33 students in our class. Thank you in advance for all your cooperation and Happy Valentines Day!