Maryann Hinrichs

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4/1/2020 School Closure Update
  • Here is a link to Mrs. Henry's Brand New Google Classroom for 8th grade PE -
  • 8th Grade PE Class Code: hwmr3id
  • Link to Mrs. Henry's webpage which is full of awesome ideas for inside and outside activity. Be sure to check it out!
3/31/2020 School Closure Update
  • If you need a chromebook, CES will be operating another check out day this Thursday, April 2nd.  It will be drive up only.  Mr. Baggett will be notifying families of the details through email and home messaging. 
3/26/2020 School Closure Update
  • Distance Learning has been extended until May 4th, 2020.  WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?  More online learning.  I am going to try and be creative, hopefully making learning both skill relevant and meaningful.  New learning will be posted by Friday, April 3rd, 2020. :)
  • For those students struggling to keep everything organized and up to date, use your PLANNER.  This is a great resource!  I am using mine too. 
  • All learning provided is what we would be doing in class - it isn't "extra" homework, but lessons to build your foundation for high school.  So do your best to keep current.
  • Remember, life isn't all lessons and viruses - give yourself time to play, go outside, watch a movie,  READ a good book, bake some cookies or learn how to make cookies and give some to your neighbor. 
  • Be Amazing - because you are!
  • If you are bored, check out the National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour linked to this webpage  or the Hidden World of National Parks. Both are super cool! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
3/23/2020 School Closure Update
  • Check out the online resources on the right. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
  • Grab and Go student meals will be served this Tuesday, March 24th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  This will be drive-up only. Please follow the signs to pick up behind the gym, then drive to the lower parking lot to turn around and exit.  
  • Check your Google Classroom Learning in ALL classes - Math, ELA, History, Science, and PE.
3/20/20 School Closure Update
3/18/20 School Closure Update
  • Parents can stop by school gym on Thursday, 3/19, from 1PM - 3PM to pick up and sign-out a student chromebook for learning while we are out.  
  • If you haven't read the previous updates, please do so now.
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"
~Dr. Seuss
3/17/20 School Closure Update    
  • Check US Constitution Grade on Aeries - If you received a 70% or higher, you PASSED! :)
  • If you have not, please read yesterday's update.
  • For PE - check Mrs. Henry's webpage for learning opportunities and extra credit. :)
  • Outstanding Contracts - this is an excellent time to get those done!
  • Google Classrooms - make sure to check ALL your classrooms for learning opportunities.
  • Updates will be regular, so check in daily to this webpage and your Google Classrooms.
  • Builders Club - Our dinner with the Kiwanis @ Sizzler has been postponed.  
  • Stay healthy and keep smiling!  
3/16/20 Learning Opportunities Update for School Closure
Hello Students and Families,
First and foremost, I know you might not believe it, but I miss you guys!  Many of you have been playing in the snow, watching Netflix, and scrolling through various feeds on your phone and do not yet miss school, or me, but you will - I hope.  Until then, I will be providing updates on "learning opportunities" you can manage over the next few weeks. 
For students:
1. Fire up the Google Classroom.  There you will find a "Reading Log/Chapter Analysis" for The Outsiders. In addition, there is a reminder opportunity for The 4 Layers and let us not forget the Ted Talk. :)
2. For US History, you can also access the Google Classroom, for a set of Coronavirus articles from Newsela, along with a writing assignment created by me for writing your own news article about the virus.
3. I know all of you love extra credit, so don't forget to continue your 45 minutes a week of iReady lessons.  Those who pass lessons at 90% or better can earn extra credit in ELA. Yay!
4. Although these learning opportunities are not required during this time, they will be assigned when you return and be due shortly thereafter.  My advice - stay current and work on your academic skills.  You are almost ready to trade in your Bulldog blue for Falcon wings - so don't lose sight of your goals or let your learning get rusty. 
For parents
1. All 8th grade students have Google Classroom on their accounts and you can ask your child to show you their online "learning opportunities" at any time.
2. If your child needs a chromebook, please follow Mr. Baggett's schedule and requirements for checking one out. 
3. If you don't have access to internet, parents may stop by and get "hard copy" learning opportunities for their child.
For all - 
Most importantly, remember to wash your hands and smile more.  Life is an experience and this is a unique one.  We are literally "making history."
Remember, to check this website and the google classroom for regular updates. Check Aeries for your US Constitution Score. 
Until April 13th, be happy and healthy and know there are teachers thinking about you.
Always reading,
Mrs. Hinrichs 
Mrs. Hinrichs and family in Squaw Valley USAA part of the Colfax teaching family since 1993, Mrs. Hinrichs obtained her BA in Liberal Arts from California State University Sacramento. She earned her Multiple Subject teaching credential from CSUS with a supplementary in English, and a CLAD (Cross Cultural, Language, and Academic Development Certificate).

Her family consists of her husband, Mike; their children Michael and wife, Dorsa, Cathy and husband, Dan, Matthew, Hanna; and the family labrador, Sierra.  Grandchildren - Mrs. H has many. If you want to see pictures, she has loads.  Just ask.

A gypsy at heart, Mrs. Hinrichs has visited most of the National Parks in the Western U.S. (her favorite is Olympic in Washington). Her love for the open road has taken her to more than 20 states (her favorite city - Nashville). Her curiosity has taken her over the Pacific to each of the Hawaiian Islands (her favorite is Kauai). Across the Atlantic, Mrs. Hinrichs has explored England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, and France - each one she would gladly return to in a heartbeat.  Spain and Italy in 2019 is her next adventure. 

Mrs. Hinrichs enjoys anything outdoors, but mostly hiking, camping, water-skiing, snowboard/skiing, vball, and fly-fishing.   Her favorite sports teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers; the Boston Redsoxs, the Colfax Bulldogs and the CHS Falcons. Reading, writing, music, running, cooking and all things Celtic are her hobbies.

​Her favorite, all time book is Where the Red Fern Grows, but she loves medieval fantasy as a genre and suggests everyone read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss OR the historical fiction novel, Song of the Sparrow , by Lisa Ann Sandell.
Looking for reading suggestions? Mrs. Hinrichs has a gazillion recommendations - Lockdown, Shatter Me, Kiss of Deception, Grenade.

If you want to put Mrs. H in a good mood, come to school ready to discover new ideas, put "I can" into your vocabulary, take "boring" out, and if all else fails, bring in a smile - it will brighten up the day.

 A favorite quote:    "Through fire the spirit is forged."
 Katherine Paterson - Sign of the Chrysanthemum
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Homework is assigned and written into the student planner - daily.  Use of the student planner is encouraged by all teachers.  Please refer to your student's planner to manage and communicate homework assignments.

For grade updates, please refer to the Aeries Parent Portal.  Information can be accessed through the Colfax Elementary District Office - (530) 346-2202


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Hanna, Mrs. Hinrichs, and Cathy One Direction - Levi Stadium 2015
Hanna, Mrs. Hinrichs, and Cathy One Direction - Levi Stadium 2015
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English Language Arts Standards

"The skills and knowledge captured in the ELA/literacy standards are designed to prepare students for life outside the classroom. They include critical-thinking skills and the ability to closely and attentively read texts in a way that will help them understand and enjoy complex works of literature. Students will learn to use cogent reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life. The standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person who is prepared for success in the 21st century."
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KVIE Pre-K-3rd grade from 6:00 - 8:00 am, 4th-8th grades from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, and 9th-12th grades from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Visit the KVIE TV schedule.
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