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Math Help for Parents

Ms. Eisenstein


Dear Parents,

We are starting Academies in two weeks.  This will affect how I teach Benchmark Advance, our reading program, and how I assess students.  I have decided to take two weeks to teach a story.  Each story takes 5 days to teach normally, plus one assessment day.  With the new schedule, I plan to teach over seven days and assess on the eighth and ninth. What that means is this: Week 1 will be called a CARTHAY week, and Week 2 will be called a CUBS week. You will see that written in the chart of your Friday Message.  Carthay weeks is when new information will be introduced, and during a Cubs week we will assess Comprehension on Wednesdays and spelling on Thursdays. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me or call. or 323/935-8173

Room Parents need your information


Please click on the link and answer the quick survey for our lovely room moms.

Thank you,

Ms. Eisenstein

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PASSport for parents


Click here to register with the parent PASSport Portal.  This is an easy way to see your child's performance in real time.



Smarter Balanced Testing


Third Grade is the first year students take the CAASPP Smarter Balance tests.  Ever wonder  what is being looked at? Or how they are scored? Visit this website to learn what expectations the government has for your child to do well on the exam.


Hope you find this information useful.


Ms. Eisenstein

What are the Environmental Principles and Concepts?


People Depend on Natural Systems
The continuation and health of individual human lives and of human communities and societies depend on the health of the natural systems that provide essential goods and ecosystem services.
Concept A. The goods produced by natural systems are essential to human life and to the functioning of our economies and cultures.
Concept B. The ecosystem services provided by natural systems are essential to human life and to the functioning of our economies and cultures.
Concept C. That the quality, quantity, and reliability of the goods and ecosystem services provided by natural systems are directly affected by the health of those systems.

People Influence Natural Systems
The long-term functioning and health of terrestrial, freshwater, coastal, and marine ecosystems are influenced by their relationships with human societies.
Concept A. Direct and indirect changes to natural systems due to the growth of human populations and their consumption rates influence the geographic extent, composition, biological diversity, and viability of natural systems.
Concept B. Methods used to extract, harvest, transport, and consume natural resources influence the geographic extent, composition, biological diversity, and viability of natural systems.
Concept C. The expansion and operation of human communities influences the geographic extent, composition, biological diversity, and viability of natural systems.
Concept D. The legal, economic, and political systems that govern the use and management of natural systems directly influence the geographic extent, composition, biological diversity, and viability of natural systems.

Natural Systems Change in Ways that People Benefit from and can Influence
Natural systems proceed through cycles that humans depend upon, benefit from, and can alter. 
Concept A. Natural systems proceed through cycles and processes that are required for their functioning.
Concept B. Human practices depend upon and benefit from the cycles and processes that operate within natural systems.
Concept C. Human practices can alter the cycles and processes that operate within natural systems.

There are no Permanent or Impermeable Boundaries that Prevent Matter from Flowing Between Systems
The exchange of matter between natural systems and human societies affects the long-term functioning of both.
Concept A. The effects of human activities on natural systems are directly related to the quantities of resources consumed and to the quantity and characteristics of the resulting byproducts.
Concept B. The byproducts of human activity are not readily prevented from entering natural systems and may be beneficial, neutral, or detrimental in their effect.
Concept C. The capacity of natural systems to adjust to human-caused alterations depends on the nature of the system as well as the scope, scale, and duration of the activity and the nature of its byproducts.

Decisions Affecting Resources and Natural Systems are Complex and Involve Many Factors
Decisions affecting resources and natural systems are based on a wide range of considerations and decision-making processes.
Concept A. There is a spectrum of what is considered in making decisions about resources and natural systems and how those factors influence decisions.
Concept B. The process of making decisions about resources and natural systems, and how the assessment of social, economic, political, and environmental factors has changed over time.

What are Brag Tags?


Dear Families,

    Hello! In no time, your child will be coming home to tell you all about the brag tags that s/he earned at school! So, I would like to take this opportunity to explain what brag tags are and how your child can earn them.

    Brag tags are incentive tags that your child can earn for positive behavior and choices that s/he makes during the school day.  The tags are placed on a necklace that is kept at school and brought home at the end of the school year.  Brag tags are not meant to go home, but can be looked at if you come into to visit the class.  We will also have them available when you come in for your parent-teacher conferences.

    Brag tags are earned when the teacher notices a choice or behavior that is done by a student that exceeds expectations.  Brag tags can be earned for many things.  Some of these may include: 100% on a test, Helping Others, Raising Your Hand, Good Listening, etc.  I strongly believe in positive reinforcement in my classroom and this is one method that we will use this year to encourage positive choices and hard work.


Ms. Eisenstein

Welcome to 3rd Grade - Room 15

Dear Parents and Students,

      So excited to start this new adventure with you. The 2018-19 school year promises to be a great year. I can't wait to begin.

    I have been at Carthay since 2004.  I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade.  I attended the University of California, Los Angeles. I received my Bachelor of Arts in History. I also attended Loyola Marymount University. There I received my Master of Fine Arts in Education.

   Please feel free to come see me in person or send me an email if you have any comments, questions or concerns.



Kathryn Eisenstein

Bienvenido al 3er Grado - Sala 15


Estimados padres y estudiantes,

      Así que contentos de iniciar esta nueva aventura con usted. El año escolar 2018-19 promete ser un gran año. No puedo esperar para empezar.

    He estado en Carthay desde 2004. He enseñado segundo, tercero y quinto grado. Asistí a la Universidad de California, Los Angeles. Recibí mi Licenciatura en Historia. También asistí a la Universidad de Loyola Marymount. Allí recibí mi Maestría en Bellas Artes en la Educación.

   no dude en venir a verme en persona o enviar un correo electrónico si usted tiene cualquier comentario, preguntas o preocupaciones.



Kathryn Eisenstein


Getting ready for the Science Fair

Click on the image to see how to create a winning science fair display.

Click on the image to see how to decide on a science fair project.


Thank you to Anne Maben, UCLA and LACSEF, for the lovely Science Fair PowerPoints.