Mrs. Derstine

Welcome!

My Family

Hi! My name is Mrs. Derstine and I am very excited to be part of the 3rd grade team at Newberry Elementary School! I am looking forward to sharing a lot of learning and fun with you!

I was born in Pennsylvania…lived in Japan, California, Nevada, and finally found my way back to PA. I went to Juniata College, taught English in Hiroshima, Japan, and then moved to San Francisco California. My husband and I traveled all around California and Nevada, visiting many state and national parks like Yosemite, Zion, and Red Rock Canyon. We have 3 little boys and love going to lakes and pools, the beach, and watching movies. This summer we went to Acadia National Park in Maine, and saw Incredibles 2! 

Other Favorites:

Color: Purple

Season: Spring/Summer

Fruit: Strawberries

Drink: Tea

Hobbies: Reading and Baking

Food: Homemade Mac & Cheese and Dark Chocolate

Vacation: Oceans and Lakes

School Supplies

I will provide everything your child needs for school...crayons, colored pencils, markers, pencils/erasers, scissors, dry erase markers, etc. However, if you and your child choose, it is also fine with me if your child wants to bring in a special pencil box, pencils, markers, or other small items listed above.  
 
It is helpful to have a large binder (1 1/2 or 2 inches) or accordian style folder to organize the planner and folders I will be giving them. 

Homework

Its Okay...

Math:

-Most days a math page with selected problems

-Practice multiplication facts with flashcards or XtraMath

Reading:

-Nerdy for 30: Read 20 minutes and respond in Nerdy for 30 folder. Earn NERDS candy for completing this assignment!    

Classroom Donations

Thank you if you are able to donate any of the following items!
  • tissues, tissues, tissues
  • fragrance free hand sanitizer
  • cleaning wipes
  • snack and sandwich size ziplocs 
  • Blowpops
  • Nerds candy (small boxes available at Halloween or online) 

Daily Schedule

Specials Schedule

DAY 1     Gym - Mr. Rowe

DAY 2     No Special

DAY 3     Library - Mrs. Cummings

DAY 4     Gym - Mr. Rowe

DAY 5     Music - Mr. Weary

DAY 6     Art - Ms. Keller

Lunch 10:40-11:10

         *You may bring a small, healthy snack for the afternoon, no candy please.

Recess 12:15-12:45
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