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Margaret Berry

Let me introduce myself...

My name is Margaret Berry. I live with my 19-year-old son Bryar Thomas, who will be starting his sophomore year of college at UC Santa Barbara this fall.  I received my Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge, my Multiple Subject Teacher’s Credential from Chapman University, and an M.A. in Educational Technology from Azusa Pacific University. This is my 28th year teaching at the elementary level. I’ve taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. This is my 23rd year with the Etiwanda School District and my 21st year at Grapeland Elementary. 

My Philosophy...

My philosophy of education stems from the belief that all children possess the ability to learn and grow. I believe every child is exceptional in his or her own right and that every child, regardless of his or her level of ability, should be given the opportunity to learn. I hope that in sharing this philosophy with many of you we can make this a successful year for us all. My goal is to make this a challenging and rewarding year for your child. I do believe that learning should be fun and exciting as well as challenging and YES! my motivation runs high. I strongly believe that if we all work together, keeping our focus on the individual needs of your child, we will see some really terrific things happen this year.

I want to thank you now for all the support I know you will be giving me in the months to come. Please, if you have any questions feel free to call me here at school or reach out to me through email. I am so looking forward to meeting you all personally.

With Warm Greetings,
Mrs. Berry

Mrs. Berry's Office Hours/Communication


7:45-8:15 (before school)

2:45-3:15 (after school)

ROOMS office hours: 7:45-3:45 **If you leave a text after ROOMS office hours, I will respond the next school day, unless an immediate response is warranted.

Family Night Campfire Read Aloud




Happy Spring! As we move into the end of our final trimester, let's continue to provide the best possible partnership. We've all worked so hard and we're ready to "show what we know". Thank you for reinforcing nightly reading homework expectations. This has made a difference all year.

camp news

Upcoming Events

5/9 Big Al's AR final event (all year goal)

5/21 Field Trip-Lewis Family Playhouse...bring a gameboard to school to share!

5/23 Last day of school (minimum day)



Homework Assignments


Please refer to the BTSN packet for homework guidelines and expectations. All assignments are due daily. Please review your child's planner each evening. Your child is only responsible for the assignments listed under each day. Periodic Reading/Writing Response assignments will be assigned throughout the year.  

Homework resources (links) can be found under "Camp Resources".

Click the "+" on the right side to view assignments in the drop down menu.

Reading by the Fire (click on a book/video)



My friend Zack has a disability called autism. But that doesn't matter to us. We talk about airplanes, build models, and enjoy hanging out at each others house. I'm glad Zack is my friend!


This bright, bouncy, and deliriously colorful picture book is an ode to the joys of spring, encouraging everyone who waits out the slow lengthening of days through the end of winter.


It's finally spring where Jessi and Squeaks live! Join them as they take a look back at some of their favorite springtime subjects like why it rains, how plants grow, and all the amazing bugs you can find in the spring!

Campfire Creations


Camp Family Game Night



Game can be printed! Right click "save image as". You'll find the game in your downloads.

Camp Resources

*A few of these sites can be accessed from the ESD clever dashboard.

air streamer


Library Choice Board Great activities if you'd like more enrichment for your child or if you'd just like to do something super fun!


E-book library with titles that support AR

xtra math

Virtual math flashcards (students will use this program regularly)


Access Accelerated Reader


Online vocabulary practice that supports classroom unit lessons


Standards based practice for math and language

spelling city

Fun online activities for spelling practice using our classroom skill of the week


E-book library with titles that support AR


Cookout Cafeteria Menus