Meet the Teachers

Mrs. Rose Crystal

Room 5

(805) 495-5550 x 205

My many interests include reading, scrapbooking, shopping, planning/journaling, camping, traveling, and spending time with my family.


Mrs. Kristen Miller

Room 9

(805) 495-5550 x 209

In my free time I enjoy reading, decorating, shopping, and spending time with my family.


Mrs. Jill Onstot


Room 9

(805) 495-5550 x 209

I enjoy running and reading!



Ms. Julia Penaflor

Room 10

(805) 495-5550 x 210

In my free time, I enjoy reading, working on puzzles, spending time with my family, and watching my kids play baseball.




Classroom Wishlist


Paper Towels

Cleaning Wipes

Baby Wipes

Copy Paper-white, colored and cardstock

Whiteboard Markers

1st Grade - The SEM Way


English Language Arts

Daily 5- individualized reading and writing instruction based on student’s academic goals

Differentiated book bags based on students’ reading abilities and interests



-Differentiated Math Groups

-Hands-on lessons and games

-Differentiated online math programs to target students needs

-Enrichment opportunities with credentialed Teacher On Special Assignment for students who have mastered current standards



-Interactive Science Journals to promote an inquiry-based science experience

-Science based STEM activities

- Engaging hands-on science experiments


Social Studies

-The use of Google Earth and other online resources to create a real life experience where students explore new places, their geography, cultures, and traditions

-Students read and research the different American symbols


Enrichment & Homework Ideas

Read 20 minutes each night

Pursue your passions (for example: cooking, art, dancing, sports) and personal academic goals daily

Monthly enrichment opportunities to dig deeper with the curriculum

Questions are posed for students to explore and self discover more about topics learned in class.

Passion Museum: Students share their findings from their personal and academic goals as well as enrichment opportunities on a weekly basis.  

Field Trips, Speakers, & Project Highlights

-For the Troops- Students gather donations and write letters for the military that are stationed abroad

-Moorpark Zoo: Students learn more about the different animals including their adaptations and habitats

-Guest Speaker- Band Director to give a lesson on sound and vibrations

-American Symbols Performance- Students learn about each symbol, create a scrapbook about the information they have learned, and then develop student driven performance from that information

-Virtual field trips: Taken regularly throughout the year to explore new topics

-SeeSaw: Electronic student created portfolio where parents can access their child’s work and comment and share  

-Character building: activities including, books, mindfulness activities, and discussions,  throughout the year, to develop and encourage positive character traits  (kindness, team building, grit)