• Classroom Pages: Grades 2 and 3

    The 2 - 3 team is here to support you through the Covid19 health crisis and through distance learning. For specific details connect directly with your teacher. 

    Sending hugs to all! 

    Love Ms. Howe, Ms. Akers-Bell, Ms. Kavanagh, Ms. Ribeiro

    Distance Learning Schedule 

    Monday 

    8:30 - 10:00     Instructional Block

    10:30 - 12:00   Instructional Block

    • Instructional blocks are the times that families should know school will be in session. Instruction is flexible and teachers can use this time to meet with the whole group, in small groups, or with individual students to meet the needs of the class.

    12:00 - 12:30    Lunch

    12:45 - 1:45     Office Hours/Student Check-in

    • Office hours are reserved for teachers or parents to schedule meetings and check-ins.

    Tuesday 

    8:30 - 10:00     Instructional Block

    10:30 - 12:00   Instructional Block

    12:00 - 12:30   Lunch

    12:45 - 1:45     Office Hours/Student Check-in

    Wednesday

    8:30 - 9:00        Whole class online meeting to set the instructional tasks for the day.

    9:00 - 12:00      Student work time

    • Students work on assigned instructional tasks to meet instructional minute requirements by grade. Students may have additional work to meet required minutes.

    9:30 - 10:30     Office Hours/Student Check-in 

    10:30 - 12:30   Professional Time

    12:30 - 1:00     Lunch

    1:00 - 3:00       District meetings/Staff Meetings/Prep

    Thursday 

    8:30 - 10:00     Instructional Block

    10:30 - 12:00   Instructional Block

    12:00 - 12:30   Lunch

    12:45 - 1:45     Office Hours/Student Check-in

    Friday 

     8:30 - 10:00    Instructional Block

    10:30 - 12:00   Instructional Block

    12:00 - 12:30   Lunch

    12:45 - 1:45     Office Hours/Student Check-in

     

     

Mrs. Denise Howe

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Mrs. Denise Howe

Mrs. Denise Howe started teaching in 1996 and came to MCS in 2006 with a strong background in child development. She was a guest lecturer at the HAEYC conference in Kauai on the topic of the Reggio Emilia approach to education and participated in the Western States delegation to Reggio Emilia, Italy, as a part of a teacher exchange program. She has also given presentations related to Project Based Learning, Marcy Cook Math, and Physical Education in the elementary grades.

Mrs. Howe has been a site coordinator for the Dominican University credential program and has supervised students from Sonoma State University. She has worked with the faculty and staff at Sonoma State during their interview process for prospective candidates seeking entry to the credential program. She has previously been our site Administrative Designee, and Title IX officer. She is currently our GATE and SST coordinator.

Mrs. Howe holds a B.A. (Liberal Studies, English Literature, minor), a California teaching credential, and an M.S. (Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis in Reggio Emilia study) from Dominican University of San Rafael. She received a Multiple Subject credential in 1996 and a Preliminary Administrative Services credential from the North Coast School of Education in June of 2019.  She has taught pre-school, Kindergarten, 2/3rd-grade multi-age as well as traditional 1st, 3rd, and 6th grades, in addition to coaching athletes ranging in ages from age four to adults.

When she’s not teaching, Mrs. Howe likes to be reading, cooking, eating chocolate, and hanging out with her fat cat.


Ms. Coreene Kavanaugh

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Ms. Coreene Kavanaugh

Joining the 2/3 Madrone Team is Ms. Coreene Kavanaugh. Ms. Kavanaugh grew up in Novato, California.  She received a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and MA in Teaching from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Kavanaugh and her husband, Dominic, have a son, Cullen and a daughter, Lena. Ms. Kavanaugh is so excited to be a part of the Cherry Valley Community. 


Ms. Mary Akers-Bell

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Ms. Mary Akers-Bell

Mary Akers-Bell is a writer, doodler, and 2-3 teacher. A graduate of San Francisco State University’s masters in Language and Literacy, she came to Mary Collins at Cherry Valley in 2017. She taught English in Japan for three years, and grew up romping in the forests of the Midwest.


 Kim Ribeiro

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Kim Ribeiro

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