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Overview of Ms. Sousa's Class

Introduction

Welcome to my class!  I am pleased to have an opportunity to teach Second Grade at Don Callejon School, in room D11.  I have been teaching for 19 years, spending the last six years here at Don Callejon.

If I may be of any assistance to you or your students, please contact me anytime by email at isousa@scusd.net.  I am also happy to have a quick conversation after school, during pick-up.  You may call me at 408-423-3344, but my phone cannot receive calls directly during the school day so please leave a voicemail message for me.  (Generally email is a quicker way to reach me.)

Please explore the information on this website.  I included the content of the pages I distributed at Back to School night, which should continue to serve as helpful resources throughout the school year.  I will add updated information regularly.

I hope you and your students have a fantastic school year!

Isabel Sousa

Daily Schedule

Most days in D11 will follow this schedule:

8:10 Daily Language Review (DLR), Calendar, Song, Read Aloud, Spelling, and/or Guided Reading
9:40 Recess
9:55 Guided Reading
10:30 Math
11:35 Lunch
12:15 Science or Social Science
1:00 Writing
2:01 Dismissal (at 1:12 on Wednesdays and Minimum Days)

In addition to the daily schedule, the following activities are scheduled on a weekly basis:

Tuesday Computer Lab
Tuesday/Thursday P.E./Healthy Play
Wednesday Library
Thursday Starting Arts

About Ms. Sousa

Ms. Isabel Sousa has taught kindergarten, first and second grade since 1995. She has a BA in Psychology and Spanish from CSU Stanislaus and an MA in Educational Leadership and Administration from San Jose State University. Ms. Sousa was granted the Professional Clear Multiple Subjects Credential and the Child Development Program Director Permit from the California Department of Education. She has also received the Highly Qualified Teacher Certificate. Ms. Sousa is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish. She studied in Spain for a year, worked and traveled in Europe for eight months, and worked another twenty-one months for International Rescue Committee, an NGO, in Malawi and Mozambique. This last experience proved to be the most powerful event of her adulthood. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.