Ms. Christopulos

Jordan Christopulos
jchristopulos@shpamn.org
952 426 6000

Meet Ms. Christopulos 

Welcome to my page! My name is Jordan Christopulos and I am a third grade teacher here at Seven Hills Preparatory Academy. I am a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in Elementary Education. Go Cowboys! This is my fifth year as a teacher. I spent 3 years teaching First grade in Cheyenne, Wyoming before deciding to move up to the great state of Minnesota. Last year was my first year at Seven Hills and I love the amazing school and community. I am excited to be teaching 3rd grade again this year! 

When I am not teaching, I am an avid bike rider, sports fanatic and I love to spend time with my family and friends.

I am excited to have the opportunity to work with your third grader and help them meet their academic and personal goals throughout the year. 

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Miss Christopulos’ Daily Schedule:

 

Christopulos

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

7:40-8:40

Prep

Prep

Prep

Prep

8:40-8:50

Morning Mtg.

Morning Mtg.

Morning Mtg.

Morning Mtg.

8:50-9:35

Grammar/ Writing

P.E.

Grammar/ Writing

P.E.

9:40-10:35

Math

Math

Math

Math

10:40-11:25

Latin

Media/Tech

Music

Art

11:30-11:40

Read Aloud

Read Aloud

Read Aloud

Read Aloud

11:45-12:10

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

12:15-12:45

Science

Science

Science

Science

12:50-1:10

Whole Group Reading

Whole Group Reading

Whole Group Reading

Whole Group Reading

1:15-1:35

Recess

Recess Duty

Recess

Recess Duty

1:40-2:05

WTW/Reading Skill

WTW/Reading Skill

WTW/Reading Skill

WTW/Reading Skill

2:10-3:00

Daily 5/ Guided Reading

Daily 5/ Guided Reading

Daily 5/ Guided Reading

Daily 5/ Guided Reading

3:00-3:30

Core Knowledge

Core Knowledge

Core Knowledge

Core Knowledge

3:30-3:40

Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal

Dismissal



Each day, students should bring their water bottles, planners and communication folders), their C.A.R.E.S., willingness to learn, and a positive attitude! Students are asked to adhere to the SHPA uniform policy! Please consult the SHPA Parent Handbook for an updated version

Communication Folders/Planners/Signatures:

Students should keep track of their planner and take home folder (we will use them daily). Our planners are a wonderful source of communication! The planner will be checked and initialed by me each day. The students will write their assignments in their planner daily, and show you nightly to earn your signature. Signatures will not be mandatory this year, but are highly recommended. Signatures may also be required for a student due to incomplete homework as the year progresses. Signatures may become mandatory if necessary. Communication Folders will hold homework or important information to be taken home to either be kept at home or completed and returned. Notes to me may either be written in your student’s planner or put in their folders.

Homework:

Please complete homework in pencil. Math homework will usually consist of a selected section of a workbook that our math curriculum provides, and possibly some supplemental work that comes home when necessary. For reading homework, students are expected to spend 30 minutes reading each evening. This could include independent reading, time you spend reading to your child, or reading that occurs naturally throughout the day (ie. Reading recipes, street signs, reading signs at grocery stores, playing games, etc.) We will be sending home a homework contract for the parents and students to sign and bring back to school.

Water bottles/Snack:

Each day students should bring their water bottle to school. We believe it is important for students to stay hydrated in order for the most learning to take place. Students may bring a small, healthy snack for the afternoon. Please refer to the school wide approved snack list for Nut-Free items. Any snack not on the approved list will not be eaten, and sent home unopened.

Birthdays:

Third Grade loves to read AND celebrate birthdays! To honor your student’s special day, we welcome them to bring in their favorite age appropriate book to read to the class and take home or donate to our classroom library! If your child has a summer birthday, please let me know if/when you would like to celebrate during the school year. Please do not send a birthday snack to school

Classroom Expectations:

Be respectful of others and their property.

Raise your hand.

Listen carefully and follow directions the first time they are given.

 Be responsible.

Do your best!

 As a class we discussed what it looked like, sounded like, felt like, etc when we were following all of the expectations we have in our classroom. Each of the students and I signed the list of expectations to show our commitment to them throughout the year.

Color Chart:

Each student is accountable for their own behavior and learning. If a student is having trouble following the classroom expectations or the school rules we have a “Color Chart” to help keep track of student behavior. Every day all students start with the color GREEN. If they receive too many reminders to follow the expectations and rules they will be asked to change their color to YELLOW. Students who are on YELLOW and continue to stay off task are asked to change their color to ORANGE. When a student ends their day on ORANGE I will notify the parents. I will also have a short conference with the child about how they will change their behavior for the next day. If a student changes his or her color to RED they will be sent to the office to discuss their actions with Dr. Woog or Mrs. Farrell (Dean of Students).

Volunteers:

One of the things I love about Seven Hills is the enthusiasm and desire of parents to volunteer in our classroom and I am so appreciative of the time and energy that you share with all of us.  Volunteer opportunities will be available throughout the school year and those opportunities will be communicated by me or the volunteer coordinator.  If there are special things that you can do (talents, hobbies, jobs, abilities) that you wish to share with the class, please do not hesitate to let me know. Please be sure to read the updated policy for volunteering in the parent handbook.









Think Central is an online program that allows you access to your child's Math in Focus textbook and workbook. Simply log in with your child's user name and password and workbook pages can be printed or viewed to complete homework.

 

Username: Child's First Full and Last Name (No spaces, all lowercase) 

Ex: samuelsmith       Password: 7hills 

Use this link to get to the website for Think Central:

http://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

When you log in for the first time, make sure that all fields are as you see below, except username and password.

 Let your child's teacher know if you have problems accessing this program or have any other questions.

 

 

 

 

 


 

MyNGConnect: Another Exciting Resource For Our Students

 

The Science curriculum we use is National Geographic. National Geographic offers our text book and other resources online for our students. Please take a few moments to visit www.myngconnect.com. This website offers resources for students to use that reinforce what we have learned in class. Please use this resource to reread the chapter and help with understanding of the concepts.

 

Your student will be given an individual login and password.