Want to know what is going on in class? Want to stay on top of homework? Then students and parents need to join Remind. Remind is a free app that allows me, Mrs. Espeseth, to text homework and other important messages to you through your phone or email. It is free and safe. Just send a text to the number 81010. Then in the text box type the word @cesp3
Wondering what school supplies to buy your student for the next school year? This is the list I sent to all students before the end of the school year. Remember that supplies run out typically around November or December. Be sure to buy enough supplies for the entire school year, especially now when supplies are so inexpensive.
If you are unable to get any of the school supplies for any reason, please email me or comment below. I am here to help your child succeed in school and will assist you with whatever I can. If you have any questions about the supplies, please email me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to comment below.
Each student is RECOMMENDED to have:
- Binder 1 1/2″ inch wide
- 5 subject dividers
- Composition book (for science)
- Pens blue or black (at least 2)
- Pencils (at least 2)
- Highlighter (at least 1)
- Red pencil/pen for correcting
- Hand held pencil sharpener
- Colored pencils and/or crayons
- 3 hole punch (thin & with holes so that can be placed inside a binder)
- Filler paper (college rule)
- * Pioneer Passport (these will be available at the beginning of the school year)
Please note: depending on the specific needs of each class, it may be necessary to purchase additional items for your child.
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Students were asked to write a memoir based on one important experience from their lives. Check out Diamond S.’s memoir. It is about her getting a chance to meet Jacob Sartorius.
Meeting Jacob Sartorius
One of the most exciting days of my life was meeting, what I hope will be, my future husband. On Halloween, my mom surprised me with tickets to see Jacob Sartorius. I was so shocked that I couldn’t even breathe. My mom bought me the tickets because I was working hard in school and trying to keep my grades up. The day finally arrived. There was a short line. While my mom was waiting in line I decided to get water. While I was waiting for the water, I realized that I saw Jacob’s dad. I was totally freaking out. After I got the waters, I went to my mom and I said,” I saw my future father -in-law!’’ “Huh?’’ my mom asked. I explained to her,” I saw Jacob’s dad while I was waiting in line. “Ohhhh.’’ my mom said.
I was about to meet 4 different artists, The Bomb Digz, Johnny Orlando, Baby Ariel, and finally Jacob. Once I got inside the building, my heart started pounding really fast! I went up to The Bomb Digz, I was smiling and scared at the same time. I took a picture with them, then moved on to the next act. Johnny Orlando was next. I was waiting in line and all of a sudden, Johnny came up, and HUGGED ME! We took a picture together. On to Baby Ariel I thought. She is my queen. I was very excited to meet her. As I walked up to her, she called me “gorgeous”. That made me so happy, I wanted to cry but I was holding it in. Finally, I was going to meet the boy of my dreams, Jacob Sartorius. As I walked up to him, he called me a cutie and then he hugged me. I was so happy. I smiled when we took a picture. And then I just had to hug him again. We left to go to the stage to wait for the performance to start. Five hours passed before the concert started. I didn’t care, it was the best night ever. I’ll never forget that concert or meeting the boy of my dreams, or should I say, my future husband? Even though my heart was pounding and beating fast all night it was a happy night. I hope one day I can see Jacob again without me being scared or crying.
Students were asked to write a memoir based on one important experience from their lives. Check out Dominic M.’s memoir. It is about an eye injury he received when he was seven years old.
It was not the first time I excluded myself from people while doing an activity. I was alone at a table, in my elective. I always dreamed of being in a position to go to a different school where I could start a new, but that hasn’t happened yet. I was putting beads on a string to make a necklace. I ran out of beads so I walked to the teacher to get some more.
“Can I get some beads?” I asked. I had gotten them, and while walking back to my isolated table, a girl got up and hit me with what I thought to be her necklace. I heard a sound, like a knife being sharpened, a slice, that only I seemed to hear. I suddenly felt a wave of pain fall over my eyelid, like getting blood drawn from my veins, but from my eye. I ran out of the classroom yelling, screaming in pain, thinking, I’m only 7, I’m too young. Aiming for the nurse’s office, without even thinking to tell the teacher why, I ran, and I came across the principal.
“What’s wrong?” she asked in a concerned voice. I couldn’t talk so I simply uncovered my eyelid not knowing what it looked like. She, first, looked shocked, then, she took me to her office. She called for an ice-pack and asked me a few questions. I told her who did it and what we were doing at the time. She summoned the girl who cut my eyelid, and she came. The principal asked a few questions, and soon, the girl was crying for some reason. I was annoyed by her crying because I was the one with the bleeding eyelid. She soon was allowed to leave while the principal and I talked some more. Later, I was sent to my next class. I walked back to my class. I had learned that day, to be aware of my surroundings, so that nothing like this ever happened again. And so far it hasn’t…
AVID 7 and AVID 8 met in the cafeteria a few weeks ago to make Christmas cards for children in hospitals. We spent our time sharing holiday cheer by making cards that would bring cheer to those that may not be feeling it this time of year.
Happy Holidays from AVID!
Check out some of the cards we sent…