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Rosa Romo Higley

Rosa Romo Higley


Welcome to 5th Grade!

I am looking forward to another great year at Las Palmas Elementary School and I hope you are too!  I will tell you a little bit about myself and I hope to also hear more about you in the coming months.

My home state is Texas but I have also lived in Connecticut and now, San Clemente is my home.  I went to college in Connecticut where I studied Political Science and Computer Science at Southern Connecticut State University.  Later, I studied at California State University (Fullerton) where I completed a teaching credential.  Finally, I completed a Masters in Education program at Brandman University in Irvine.  Presently, I continue to take advantage of as many training opportunities as possible through the CAPO School District so that I can continue to stay on top of the many ways to make  teaching and learning relevant, exciting and fun for my students. As you can see, learning has been a life-long commitment for me.  I hope that your experience this year will inspire you to follow your dream and to wake up every day excited and ready to learn something new!

Now let's get going....



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In the Classroom This Week ...


ELA and AdeL - We will be starting Opinion (reading, writing) and practicing for this part of the SBAC.

Science - Matter - We will also start homework practice as part of preparing for the 5th Grade Science test (4/5 content)

Writing - In progress - Continue the editing phase of Imaginative Narrative - preparing to publish.


(I will add to this section as the week continues ... )



Weekly Homework - Tareas Semanales

50 Nightly Homework Minutes Could Consist of:

20 Minutes of Nightly Reading

10 Minutes Assigned Reading

and 10 Minutes Independent Reading - Self-Selected


Daily Assigned Math Homework

Practice your Math Facts: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division

Integrated Literacy:

Comprehension Support:  Fluency, Spelling, Reading Log, Grammar

Typing Agent Practice (optional)

Cursive Writing Practice

Los 50 minutos de tarea podrían consistir de:

20 minutos de lectura 

10 Minutos de lectura asignada

10 Minutos de lectura independiente auto-seleccionada

Lenguaje integrado:

Apoyo para Comprensión: Ortografía, fluidez, registro de lectura, gramática

Práctica de Typing Agent

Práctica de letra cursiva


Tareas de matemáticas diarias

Practica tus tablas: sumas, restas, multiplicación y/o division

Instructions for Student Electronic Links

The district has placed the following links on elementary school websites under the Students tab and then on the Student Links page.  It makes it easy for  students to access all their  learning programs this way. Please  remember that the password protocol  has changed for this year and you must now add the letter a after their 7-digit user ID is used as the password for all electronic learning programs. Example: 1234567a.

Typing Agent:   https://capousd.typingagent.com/

Discovery Education:  https://capousd.discoveryeducation.com


Fraction Nation:

Current Assignments


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Follow my friend, Mrs. Rhodes' Guide, for improving Reading and Spelling skills

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