Phone: 925-779-7570


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Christina McConnell

During Quarter 1, I will be establishing foundational skills so that students will be able to ease into content.

We will cover the following:

  • Student goals (written in friendly terms) with success criteria
  • binder organization
  • scholar dollars (token economy with extra credit)
  • policies, routines, and expectations
  • effective team skills
  • Cornell Notes (including how to write a summary)
  • Grit
  • DOK
  • Textbook navigation
  • Microsoft Teams (messages, overviews, and handouts)
  • UNIT 1 Short Stories (plot, conflict, characterization, literary terms)
  • word parts
  • grammar
  • 90 Fish Leaving Home Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images - iStock


    My office hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00-8:30am, unless I have a scheduled meeting, so please arrange to come in for help if you do not understand a concept. Students are encouraged to use the buddy system to acquire notes and information when absent.  If students want to reach me, message me in Microsoft Teams. If parents need to reach me, use my school email:

    Grit Quote: "It always seems impossible until it's done." -Nelson Mandela