Louise Van Meter Elementary School

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             Daily Schedule

8:10 - 8:30          Morning Activities

8:30 - 10:00        Math Block

10:15 -10:30       Recess

10:15 - 11:55      Language Arts Block:

  • Reader’s Workshop
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • Word Study

12:00 - 12:45      Lunch                  

1:00 - 2:15          Read aloud/Science/Social Studies

2:15 - 2:23         Clean up/Announcements


We have PE every Monday, Wednesday and Friday so please be sure to wear the proper shoes.

Music is on Tuesday morning and Library is on Thursday morning.

Ideas for Reading at Home: 15 minutes every day.

  • Find a quiet spot and read independently.
  • Partner read with a family member. Every other page or every other chapter works great.
  • Read aloud to a sibling or friend. Use expression! (Picture books are great for this!)
  • Bring your book in the car and read while riding or waiting for your siblings.
  • Listen to a family member read a more difficult book to you.
  • Listening to challenging books is a great way to improve your vocabulary and become a better reader.
  • Listen to books on a CD and read along in the book.
  • Every week, read at least one book on the computer and take a quiz:   Raz-Kids.com


Field Trips:

November 2015 - YSI Ohlone Program, Sanborn Park

February 10 or 11, 2016 - DeAnza Planetarium

April 19, 2016- Seymour Marine Lab, Santa Cruz