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Important Dates:

1/15 no school~Martin Luther King Day

1/19 5:00-8:00 International Family Fest

1/27 Restaurant Night-Bambino"s

2/12 no school~Teacher in-service

2/19 no school~Presidents' Day

3/19 no school~Teacher in-service

3/30 no school~Cesar Chavez Day

4/2-4/6 no school~Spring Break

5/1 *field trip Mitchell Canyon

5/9 *field trip Bedford Gallery

5/28 no school~Memorial Day

6/7 Last Day of School

Scholar of the Week

Our scholar this week 1/16/18:


Each student will have a turn to shine! They will share all about themselves and even their knowledge for college!


Mon:Share your poster

Tue:Show and Tell

Wed:Favorite book

Thur:Family photo

Fri:Knowledge for college

Social superhero life skills & powers


LifeSkills: Courage & Organization

Power: Speak up


LifeSkills:Flexibility & Caring

Power:Positive self-talk

Congrats to Sebastien & Daniela


LifeSkills:Initiative and Gratitude

Power: Walk away/Look away 

Congrats to Rachel & Dylan


LifeSkills:Responsibility and Friendship

Power:Kind words

Congrats to Vishvak & Mariya


LifeSkills:Safety and Respect

Power: Closed-mouth & Awareness

Congrats to Eimon & Ava C.

Scholastic Book Club

B7 Class Code is Q8YCM. You can order online now using the Scholastic link below. A flier will be sent home soon, but you can order online anytime.


Mrs. Asselin's Resources

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

Brain Pop Jr

To login to BrainPOP Jr: 

  • click link above
  • hover: School Help
  • click: BrainPOP Jr 
  • click again, login
  • Username: montegardens_stu
  • Password: mountainlions
  • click: enter
  • click: ok.
  • click again

Our Volts

Super Second Graders

B-7 News 1/16/18

I hope you all had a wonderful three day weekend and had a chance to discuss who Martin Luther King Jr. was and why we honor him. The students read about his courage and bravery. We continue to share ways to be inclusive and accepting. 


Spell-a-thon is happening this week at Monte Gardens. Please begin collecting pledges for this fundraiser. Our spell-a-thon test will be this week and we are hoping we can raise funds for our students and help sharpen our spelling skills. 


January Book Report: due 1/26 Traditional Literature- a story passed down from one group to another including folk-tales, legends, fairy tales, myths. The informational sheet came home with directions. Please encourage your child to read a variety of stories and choose one to do for their project. 


From the Office

International Family Fest: Monte Gardens ELAC and DBPC will hold our first family community event celebrating our multiculturalism. It will be on Friday, 1/19 at 5:00-8:00 in the MU. Families are encouraged to bring a dish or artifact or performance of any kind, (reading a book in a foreign language, dance, etc.) Please consider coming to this fantastic family night.


Memory Book: Please share your photos with Seena Larkin for the memory book. You can email her at We will have another performance in the spring so stay tuned for details and volunteer opportunities.


Spirit Wear: Orders are now online and sent home periodically.

K-3rd Junior Achievement: Please include the sign up genius link in your newsletter to begin got solicit volunteers fro Junior Achievement. The JA coordinator will then be in touch with volunteers regarding training and supplies.


Parents please continue to help keep our school a safe environment by following the school rule of not entering the hallways or blacktop during drop off and pick up times. Parents should remain in the flagpole area, outside of carpool gate or the back gate for drop off an pick up times.



Please click on the sign-up link below to volunteer! 

  • Monday Envelopes (Mondays)
  • Library (Fridays.)
  • Centers (Wednesdays)

*All volunteers must be fingerprinted and TB tested to work in the classrooms. Thank you for your support.


*We are still collecting pirate costumes, hats, patches, and all things pirate for our second-grade play, Pirates of Grammar Island, in the spring. If you see any items in stores you would be willing to donate, we will gladly accept them. Thank you for the donations already sent in. We can still use more items. Thanks!


Homework: Math facts: Thank you for working with them and ensuring they are practicing. Please be sure your child is reading, practicing math facts, and doing spelling, (when applies.) When the entire class has one week of all homework complete, they receive a letter to spell the word HOMEWORK. When they do, we will celebrate with a special reward. We have earned our fifth letter!


If your child brings work home to complete over the weekend, it will have a small orange sheet attached to indicate that this was unfinished class work. If your child is bringing class work home to finish, they are needing extra time to complete the assignment. I do not want them to fall behind, nor do I want to take away their recess time. If they do not have work, their folder stays at school over the weekend. If they do have work, their folder will be in their bag on Friday. Please let me know if you have any questions.


iReady and Raz-Kids is all set to go. These are great tools to use at home and to get those nightly minutes for homework. Their login is now taped into their homework folder. On Raz-kids, your child is continuing with where they left off last year. If the passages seem too hard, let me know so that I can adjust and assess if they are working at the appropriate level. Happy Reading! 


Please remember we are still collecting donations of $60 for our field trips this year. You can write a check to Monte Gardens or send cash. We are also accepting payments as needed. Thank you so much. 


Please draw a snowman on your homework page. 


This Week We Are Working On:


Reading Theme 3: Live and Learn

Focus Question: How do you express yourself?

Genre: Expository text

Phonics: (spell-a-thon)

Grammar: verb "have"

Vocabulary: prefixes

Writing: fluency

Comprehension: ask answer questions, main topic key details

Math: multi-digit addition and subtraction, decomposing, number line, problem-solving

Practice those math facts!

Winter Social 2017

STEM Lab activities


This year we are using Seesaw to share and communicate with families! Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning. Seesaw is private; you'll only see posts created by your child.

Please Sign Up Now if you have not done so.

  1. Click on this link:
  2. Choose your child from the list
  3. Create your account
  4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child

After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at

Thank you for supporting your child's learning!


P.s. If you used Seesaw last year or have more than one child using Seesaw, follow the link above, then click the 'Sign in' tab at the top of the screen. You do not need to create a new account.


Did you know your child has access to our leveled math and reading program through i-Ready? Your child's login is attached to their homework folder. They can work online from home to improve their skills in reading and math. Please let me know if you need help signing in from home. This will also give them practice with using the program that prepares them for the diagnostic and state testing for next year. Please be sure your child logs in once a week from home.

Raz Kids

Your child should be using the Raz-Kids online reading program at least once a week at home. This is a great way for kids to practice their fluency and comprehension while working toward their 20 minutes of nightly reading. Each child has his/her own private profile to keep track of their progress. The login and password information sheet is attached to the inside of their homework folder. Please try to use the program at least once a week. It is a great way to see how they're doing. 


Please click on the link and sign up to volunteer for centers and Monday Envelopes. Thank you for volunteering!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

Science: Why is sand at the beach?

Science exploring how a river flows and STEM Gumdrop Challenge

About Me

This is my 15th year as an educator and my second year at Monte Gardens. I taught previously in nearby Pittsburg Unified for 13 years. I am really enjoying my new home here at MGE. I also get to share my school year here with my three children; Ben is a fifth grader, Frances is a fourth grader, and Grace is a first grader. It is a real treat to be able to share and invest in a school community as a parent, and also a teacher. My husband, David and I are both proud Concord natives. I attended Cal State Hayward, (before it changed to East Bay,) and Chapman University. I am a life-long learner and love to integrate technology into my classroom. I am always striving to learn new and better ways to engage, challenge, and inspire learning! 


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Mrs. Asselin


My Family

Daily Schedule

Monday:  STEM Lab (2x month,) Computer Lab, P.E.   

Tuesday: Chromebooks, Character Education

Wednesday: Computer Lab, P.E., Centers

Thursday: Computer Lab, Music

Friday: Library, Computer Lab 

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