Springhill Elementary School

Contact Information:

Please feel free to email me at http://kimbrit@lafsd.org or call 927-3580 ext. 8009

Educational Links

LPIE Art with Mr. Chan Cubism-Paul Klee

LPIE Art with Mrs. Sobel  Cubism-Paul Klee


Common Core Standards

Third Grade

Parents, if you are interested in knowing what curriculum standards your children are learning throughout this year. Please click on the link below to see California Department of Education's information on 3rd Grade Standards:




Kim Britten

Learning is FUN in Room 9!

     A BIG THANK YOU to all the room 9 scientists that participated in this year's science fair. I had 12 students share their amazing knowledge and efforts! I want to thank the science fair coordinators and ALL the parents that supported their child. GREAT JOB!!!

Winter Is...

Happy Holidays to All!

Owl Pellet in Science Lab with Ms. Bornfleth

Owl Pellet in Science Lab with Ms. Bornfleth

Capacity-Gallon People

Coding With Mr. Caraccioli in the Computer Lab

Coding With Mr. Caraccioli in Computers

During the month of December, students have been coding with Mr. Caraccioli in the computer lab. These are a few of the 3-D snowflakes students created on Auto CAD and printed in our lab. Thank you to LPIE for helping to provide our 3-D printers. 

Room 9 Friends Collected Over 65 Pounds of Canned Food for Our Local Food Bank

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

Some of Our Favorite Quotes

"Always be on the

lookout for the

presence of wonder!"


E. B. White




"It's not often that

someone comes along

 who is a true friend

 and a good writer."


E. B. White





"You have been my

 friend," replied


"That in itself is a

tremendous thing."


E. B. White




"Life is always a rich

and steady time when

 you are waiting for

something to happen

or to hatch."


E. B. White

Writer's Workshop Celebration Musical Chairs

Multiplication Array Board

Multiplication Array Board

Four Regions of California Bean Maps

Four Regions of California Bean Map

Happy Thanksgiving! 

I hope you enjoy your break with

family and friends.

Travel safely and all the BEST!


STEM Boat Making Activity

Clay Turkey Project

Social Skills Play

Happy Halloween Room 9 Spooks! Thank you to all the wonderful parents that helped to make our class party SPOOKTACULAR! A BIG thank you to Tenaya Strause, our class party mom!

Learning is fun with a BUDDY!

Share a Book Fancy Folder

Math Problem of the Month

Art with Mr. Chan

Ability Awareness

Sunflower Book Summaries

One Hundred Hungry Ants

Patchwork Cats

Birthday Thank You!


      Thank you to all my wonderful students and families that made my birthday a FABULOUS day! I loved the flowers, yummy goodies, special lunch, gift certificate to Amazon and kind cards! My students were so sweet today and they made me feel so special!

Class News

September 1, 2017


            It was good to meet so many parents at Back to School Night. Thank you for your support and kind words! I appreciate Maggi Kurimai volunteering to be our room parent and all the other parents that volunteered for a great start to the year!


            During our first week, we completed several activities to build classroom community. Students were introduced to learning partners and interviewed their partner to get to know more about them. After reading Kingdom Without Rules and The Golden Rule, students wrote a classroom promise. They pledged to be kind to one another and treat each other the way they would want to be treated. Students also enjoyed sharing “ME” bags and learning something new about their room 9 friends.


Reader's Workshop: After reading, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox, students wrote a summary for the story. In the beginning of the summary, we focused on telling the setting of the story and introducing the main characters. In the middle, we wrote about the problem facing the characters.  At the end of the summary, students told how the problem was resolved. Students practiced only including the most important details.


We will continue practicing oral and written summaries for our stories using this beginning, middle, and end strategy!


Math: Place Value

Last week in math, we read One Hundred Hungry Ants.  In the story, one hundred hungry ants march to a picnic. Marching in a single row takes too long, they must regroup themselves several times to get to the food faster. Students created their favorite way to make 100 on picnic plates and wrote about their mathematical thinking.

Some possible groupings of ants that total 100 were:

one row of 100 = 100 ants

100 + 0 = 100 ants

100 x 1 = 100 ants


two rows of 50 = 100 ants

50 + 50 = 100 ants

2 x 50 = 100 ants


four rows of 25 = 100 ants

25 + 25 + 25 = 25 = 100 ants

4 x 25 = 100 ants


5 rows of 20 = 100 ants

20 + 20 + 20 + 20 + 20 = 100 ants

5 x 20 = 100 ants


10 rows of 10 = 100 ants

10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 + 10 +

10 + 10 + 10 + 10 = 100 ants

10 x 10 = 100 ants


This week, students will model the number 1,000. Yes, we have a theme going on in math. We started by drawing 100 hungry ants. Now, we are looking at the number 1,000. We are going all the way to one million!


Computer Lab and Chrome Books: On Wednesday, students began keyboarding practice in the computer lab. We are using the program Typing Club to practice placing our fingers on the home row. During the month of September, we will focus on practicing correct fingering on the keyboard. Students are welcome to practice their typing at home using this website.


So much is going on in Room 9 and it’s hard to believe that it’s only our first two weeks together.

I look forward to a fantastic year of learning!

Garden Sign-Up Sheet


* Two parents are needed for each date.

* If it is raining, garden is canceled.



Friday, Oct. 13                      Cancelled Due to the Smoke!





Thursday, Oct 19                  Cancelled Due to Smoke and Rain!




Friday, April 27                     Natica Yates


                                             Stephanie Asadorian



Thursday, May 17                  Sarah Sparkman


                                             Nicole Tamaro



Thursday, May 24                 ____________





Thursday, May 11th          ____________





Britten's Locker

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]



* Valentine's Day Party

   Wed., Feb. 14 at 12:35 in room 9

   (All parents are invited)


* Presidents Day Weekend

  Feb. 16-19


Scholastic Book


Scholastic book orders are a great way to purchase grade level appropriate books for your children that span a vast interest range. Also, each time that you order online, our classroom earns points that will be used towards other classroom purchases. To check out the latest catalogs click the link below and use the following class activation code: LFP4Y



Book Orders Due

February 2018