Final Post :)

Better late than never? haha

Thank you all so much for a wonderful school year. I feel blessed to have had such a nice class of students and parents, and it was great to see so many of you on the last Friday of school celebrating the end of the year with us.  Also I’m grateful to all of the hands that helped surprise me with the class gifts- no one has ever done that for me before and I felt very loved and appreciated. I’ve already started using the bags too!  Thank you 🙂

Here’s our class slideshow that I showed in the classroom. You can view it by just clicking play below and you can download it using the link below that. Let me know if you have troubles.


Kinder Slideshow 2016-2017

Lastly I wanted to share with you that I will not be coming back to Camarena next school year. I recently accepted a job teaching 3rd grade DI in Poway Unified. I feel ready for a new chapter in my career, but I will miss being a part of the Camarena community and seeing all of my former students grow up. I will do my best to come around and visit!

Thanks again for all of your support! I hope you have a great summer!


Pizza Update for Friday!

Hi everyone! 2 more days!


Here’s a quick update on the pizzas that we need for Friday’s picnic in the park:

  • Mia’s mom (Monica Fraijo) offered to place the order and pick up all of the pizzas from Dominos to make it easier for everyone (THANK YOU!)
  • If you would like her to order your large pizza, please pay me or her $8 by 8:15 on Friday morning. 
  • We still need 2 more people to sign up and bring pizza (or pay the $8) so here is the sign-up sheet to do that: Sign-Up

Thanks for all your help making this a success!

P.S. Tomorrow is pajama day in kindergarten!

A Look at Next Week

Kindergarten has a fun-filled last week of school! Please make sure to sign up for the end of the year picnic. Here is a summary of what we have planned-

Monday (5/29): No school

Tuesday (5/30): Field Day

  • Morning filled with outdoor games.

Wednesday (5/31): Game Day

  • If you would like you can send a board game to school (no electronics please).
  • Your child must know how to play the game.
  • Please write your child’s name on the game.

Thursday (6/1): Movie and Pajama Day

  • Return permission slip to watch movie.

Friday (6/2): Last Day Celebration!

  • 8:30 – 9:30 Kinder show in auditorium. Bring the whole family!
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Picnic in the park. Families welcome to join.
  • Return permission slip by this Friday.
  • Please sign up to bring an item for our end of the year picnic here.

Zoo Field Trip Tomorrow!

Sorry I just realized I didn’t post this… so better late than never?


We are so excited to explore the zoo tomorrow! We have learned so much about animals this year. Now we can put our knowledge to the test!


  • Arrive at school at 8:15 am (Dismissal will be at 2:30 pm, usual time)
  • Wear tennis shoes, a sweatshirt, and comfortable clothing for walking.
  • Bring a water bottle and a snack (put snack in your lunch bag)
  • Bring a paper bag lunch  (with your name on the bag)
    • I will be getting a school lunch for: Milania, Kayden, Isabella, Axel, Vicente, Nethanel. The lunch consists of a sun-butter sandwich, carrots, chips, and milk. If your child will not like this, please opt to bring a sack lunch tomorrow. It is a long day without food.


  • If you plan to follow the bus, we will leave Camarena at 9:00 in the morning.
  • We will meet at the San Diego Zoo at 9:30 am (your child needs to be at school at 8:15 am). We will be in front of the front entrance in class lines.
  • Find our class and check in with me. We will all enter together.
  • Bring a backpack to hold lunches, water bottles, and sweatshirts for your buddy group.
  • Complete assignment with your group.
  • We will leave the zoo at approximately 1:30 pm. Students will return on bus.

Here is the list of chaperones and buddy groups:

Chaperone Student Buddy
Marisol Milania Isabella
Erika Johanna Alan
Melinda Mariah Vanessa
Penney Kayden Giacobbe
Guillermo Aiden Rafael
Ileana Nadia Ximena
Chris Nolan Vicente
Monica Mia Lyla
Yeli Ricardo Nethanel
Joshawa Kiliana Keira
Chrissie Matthew Axel
Rahel Leah Nicolas

This Week in Kinder

Hi all,


First I would like to say thank you for all the love during teacher appreciation week! I am grateful to have such a supportive group of students and parents. It’s been a fun year 🙂

We’re in the final stretch, and it feels a bit crazy. Here’s a glimpse at what’s going on:



We are done with homework menus!! Yay! On Friday we sent home a project to complete with your child about their favorite part of kindergarten. It was sent on a yellow piece of construction paper. Please work on this over the next two weeks and send it in whenever you finish. Each child will share their work with the class.


We are done with library visits for the year! The upper graders are using the library space for testing. Please turn in your library books to the red basket in the classroom sometime this week so Mrs. Murphy can get all of her books back. Thanks!

This Week

Wednesday- We will have a substitute in the morning, and I will be pulling the students to the hallway to take the reading test in a quiet environment 🙂

Thursday- The Kindergarten teachers have collaboration in the afternoon so the students will be with their art, music, and dance teachers.

Friday- All of the Kindergarten teachers will have substitutes because we will be testing the incoming kindergarteners all day (Remember that from last year?)

Zoo Field Trip 

If you were chosen to chaperone the zoo field trip on May 16th, please confirm with me that you still want to go and who will be going for your family. Here’s the most recent update I have:

The four students whose parents can come for free are:

  • Miliana
  • Kayden
  • Ricardo
  • Mariah

The four students whose parents can come for $10 are listed below. Please pay me before we go!

  • Mia- confirmed!
  • Aiden- confirmed & paid!
  • Nolan- confirmed!
  • Nadia- confirmed!

Thanks everyone! Hope you have a great week.

Mistake on the Lottery :(

I’m SO sorry!! I made a mistake and pulled 5 parents free and 5 for $10 when it should be 4 parents free and 4 for $10.


I did the lottery again for each group so it would be 4 and 4. I will email you if you were affected by the change and I sincerely apologize.

The four students whose parents can come for free are:

  • Miliana
  • Kayden
  • Ricardo
  • Mariah

The four students whose parents can come for $10 are listed below. Please pay me before we go!

  • Mia
  • Aiden
  • Nolan
  • Nadia

Also I have two parents with free zoo passes so you are welcome to join us as well:

  • Matthew
  • Lyla

Everyone who was not chosen can still come to the park and pay full price. Thank you for your understanding. 

Zoo Update


This is a reminder to turn in your child’s zoo permission slip if you have not done so yet…

And just an FYI, I will do the lottery for parent chaperones tomorrow after school, so if you still have not turned in the form and you would like to be included, you must submit it by tomorrow. I will use the number randomizer online to do a fair lottery. I will post the results on the blog.

There will be 4 chaperones that get in for free and 4 more chaperones that get in at the price of $1. Our chaperones with zoo passes will not be included in the lottery since they already get in for free. If you do not make it in the lottery and would still like to join us on the field trip, you will have to pass the price of admission.

Thanks for your patience in this process!