Mrs. Gordon

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Happy Birthday

No birthdays this month






What's Happening in Room 17?

Be sure to come to our annual Meet and Greet at 8:00 a.m. the Friday before school starts.  I can't wait to meet everyone!




Accelerated Reader  First trimester goals will be set in the first two weeks of school.  You will be able to take tests on your summer reading so I hope you've all been enjoying lots of books this vacation.   Please make sure to check in with your student on a weekly basis to see how they are doing.   You can check their progress by logging on to the website below. It is my hope that ALL students will meet their goal every term!

Visit Renaissance Learning to view your child’s progress. 



Scholastic News Magazine Website- Your scholar has access to our weekly Scholastic News magazines online.  It's

a great and fun resource.  Our class password is dgordon17






I LOVE volunteers so if you'd like to come in and help out let me know.  

This Month's Academics in Room 17



We will be exploring narrative nonfiction as well as informational text!



Our writing focus is going to be on developing good sentences, writing a proper paragraph, and writing personal narratives.



We will be reviewing double digit addition and subtraction as well as working on the concepts of multiplication.


Math facts testing begins in September.  Please be sure you are working with your student on mastering their math facts.




Big Idea:

We will explore science in the Science Lab with Mrs. Brusic and in the classroom as well!  You can review content with as well. Click on the science text, click to open book, select “view by” tab. There you can access a Discovery Channel video or play games to review the chapter.


Social Studies:

For the first trimester the students will be learning about the different geographic regions of California.


Our Schedule:





Important Dates to Remember



Please email me at :

School Phone number


Classroom #17


Davis Attendance Hotline: 

(714) 424-4762

Meet Mrs. Gordon

So here's a little about myself.  I grew up in Oceanside, CA. I went to UCSC and got my BA in Environmental Studies and Sociology. I taught at San Diego's Outdoor Science School before getting my teaching credential and Master's Degree from Cal State Hayward (now East Bay)

I have taught almost all elementary grades as well as adult ESL.  I have one son who goes to OCC . My husband also works for the district in the IT Dept.  I moved to Costa Mesa in 1993 and love living in this great community.  If you see me around town be sure to say hi!  !

University of California at Santa Cruz

Our Adopted University: UCSC


Our classroom is representing the University of California Santa Cruz.  This is my undergraduate alma mater and its mascot is the Banana Slug.  I know, not the most exciting mascot but it's pretty cute regardless of its sliminess! College day at Davis is every Tuesday.  The importance of going to college will be a theme throughout the year!