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Room 8 in Action


Important Dates

Today: 3/23/17
10:00 AM Computer Lab

Stay up to date!

The best way to know what is happening in class is to read my website! I update it weekly to keep you informed of important dates, projects, field trips, etc.

On Fridays your child will come home with a Friday Folder. This blue Rancho Romero folder will contain all their work from the week for your review. Please keep the papers at home and send the folder back to school empty on Monday.

If you need to send me a note, you may do so over email or send a note in with your child.

PE with Mr. Trapani

We go to PE on Mondays and Fridays.

Please wear tennis shoes, appropriate clothing, and bring a water bottle. Kids are expected to participate unless they have a note from home or from the doctor.

Technology with Mr. Graham

We will work with Mr. Graham on Thursdays in the computer lab.

Science Lab with Mrs. Post

We go to lab once a week on Tuesdays with Mrs. Post.


Meet Ms. Harrington

*I have been teaching 3rd grade at Rancho Romero since 2003.

*I went to college at SDSU and graduated with a BS in Psychology.

*I received my multiple subject teaching credential from UOP.

*If I wasn't a teacher, I would be a gardener!

*My daughter, Hanna, also goes to Rancho and is in the 4th grade.

*I have a new puppy named Sunny!




book-Out of Africa

subject-social studies



place to visit-Bend, Oregon




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Jennifer Harrington

March Character Trait



"Fall seven times, get up eight"

Japanese Proverb 

Black History Month

Black History Month is recognized around the country throughout February. Room 8 has been reading books and creating art work to recognize and celebrate African American history and culture throughout the month. 

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What's New in Room 8

Readers Workshop:


We are beginning our non-fiction units of study. We have are reading books about famous black characters in history.




Module 5: Fractions

I sent home with the students information about our new module, fractions.

We will continue to have weekly tests on our facts. Please help your child work on memorizing their facts to 12.  






Social Studies:


We are learning about the Spanish Explorers that lived in our region. We do GROW ( geography work) together in class on Wednesdays during centers.


Writers Workshop:


We are nearing the end of our opinion writing. This will lead us into informational writing and animal reports.




We have started Art with Mrs. Moss. We have art every Friday from 11-11:45. The volunteer sign-up sheet is here on my site.




Music has ended for the year.


The kids love the site http://www.incredibox.com/ to learn about music.





coding using Scratch

Google Docs

Typing Club

Sum Dog

Khan Academy





CAASPP Testing Dates:


3rd Grade 5/8-5/16/17


The Spring session of Run Club begins Wednesday March 1st.  Run Club takes place on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 

7:45-8:15 am on the blacktop behind the classrooms.

  • If your student(s) were signed up in the Fall, they are already registered for Spring as well!  
  • If you would like to sign up a new runner, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM and return it to the office.  Unfortunately, we are out of T-shirts for new runners.
  • Please do not drop off runners before 7:45am as there will be no adult supervision.  
  • Students do not have school on Friday March 3rd so there is no Run Club that day.

Important Dates for your Calendar

March 2: Read Across America (Read all day in class wearing your most comfortable clothes)

March 2: End of Trimester 2

March 3: Staff Development Day- No School for Students

March 6/7: Minimum Day for Conferences: Students out at noon

March 17: Report Cards Go Home

April 3-7: Spring Break

April 12: One Room Schoolhouse Field Trip



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Art News

Here is a link to the art page: Rancho Romero Art Page 

Best ways to reach me...

1. jharrington@srvusd.net


I do not check emails while I am teaching! If you have an immediate need to send a message to your child, please call the office. They will give me the message.


2. Find me on campus after school everyday until 3:30.

Student Safety

Over the last several months the school has worked collaboratively with parents and community members to bring about an increase in safety for students arriving and departing school.  The following procedures are now in effect: Traffic Procedures, Arrival and Dismissal
Arrival (snapshot)
  • Students are welcome at 8:15AM and wait in the main hallway, behind the red line, for the bell to ring.
  • Bikes, scooters and skateboards are parked in the bike racks.
  • Early recess takes place between 8:15AM and 8:30AM.  First and second grade students play on the lower play ground. Third through fifth grade play on the upper playground.
  • School begins at 8:30AM.
Dismissal (snapshot)
  • Students walk up to the front of the school with their class at dismissal. We ask parents to wait at the front of the school rather than walking to their child's class.
  • Students who are picked up by car must wait in their designated grade level location.  Vehicles display a name placard and proceed to their child(ren) location for pick up. 
  • Older siblings wait with younger siblings in the same location. 
  • Crosswalks are to be used at all times at either the entrance or exit points in the driveway.   
Walking/Biking To School (snapshot)
  • Students are to walk between the school and Iron Horse Trail at all times.  Riding bikes, scooters or skateboards is strictly prohibited between school and the trail.  
  • Pedestrians use the sidewalk on the North side of Hemme Ave. between school and the trail. 
  • When crossing the trail, push the button for flashing signal. Wait, look and listen before crossing.
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Current Assignments

Assigned: 3/1/17 Due: 3/31/17