Phone: (909)947-9749 ext. 6709
Degrees and Certifications:
BA- Cal State, Fullerton Multiple Subject- Cal State, Fullerton MS- Cal State, Fullerton GATE Certificate- UCR
Mrs. Buss has been teaching at Liberty since it opened in 2003. She has been teaching for 34 years, with 33 of those years in the Chino Valley Unified School District. She earned her BA from California State University, Fullerton. She also earned her teaching credential and her Masters in Science from Cal State Fullerton. She holds a GATE certificate from UCR.
This class is a second grade class. The students use a great deal of higher level thinking skills to analyze and discuss classroom readings. We use the core curriculum of the district and supplement it with activities that promote problem solving and planning. We will be using the GATE icons to encourage depth of learning. We will also be working on some problem based learning this year. This involves integrating our math, reading, science, and social studies in a unit that applies all those areas to a real life problem.
AR READINGYour child may access AR at home. They may use AR to lok at their bookshelf. They can see what books they have taken tests on already. You may log in as a parent and receive texts when your child takes an AR test. This can keep you up to date on their points. I require the students to earn 10 points per trimester. Please, be sure they are keeping up. It's hard to catch up at the end of the trimester.
We are always working on Jiji Math. Students are able to log on at home and work on Jiji. They should beworking to achieve 100% by the end of the year. This is a great program that reviews the math skills we ar elearning in class. They can use Jiji to practice! This program can be accessed by their computer or tablet. If your student needs the activation code to go on at home, let me know. I have directions in class.