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Celeste Swanson Locker

Celeste Swanson

Welcome to Third Grade
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A Community of Scholars in F6

True Scholars strive to have or do the following if they are to be life-long learners.

  • Academic Humility - True Scholars know that there is always more to learn.
  • Curiosity - Scholars are always questioning and researching new topics.
  • Tools - Scholars have materials ready and are mentally prepared for school each day.
  • Multiple Perspectives - Scholars try to see how others see things and put themselves in other people's shoes.
  • Save - Scholars save ideas, thoughts, and reflections to use later.
  • Ponder - Scholars take the time to let thoughts develop.
  • Exercise Intellect - Scholars challenge their minds and put in the extra effort.
  • Resources - Scholars use many resources to help them learn, such as dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, books, magazines, and the Internet.
  • Goals - Scholars set goals and strive to reach them.  The goals can be short term or long term.
All About Me!

I am so excited for the opportunity to teach your child this school year. I am a product of Capistrano Unified having been a student in the district for my elementary school years and high school years. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Cal State Fullerton in Child Development and hold a Master's Degree from Chapman University in Educational Leadership. This is my nineteenth year of teaching in our district. Some of my hobbies and interests include reading, traveling, do-it yourself projects, enjoying the great outdoors, and most importantly spending time with my friends and family.

Current Assignments
Helpful Homework Tips

The homework program  is designed to build responsibility while reinforcing the content areas being taught in class.  Homework is a valuable and essential tool for supporting your child in mastering the third grade standards.  

Here are some useful tips:

1-The weekly homework sheet will provide an overview of the homework assignments, reminders and requests, and the content goals being addressed.  

2-Homework is generally assigned and due DAILY unless otherwise noted. 

3-Return all workbooks and textbooks to school DAILY. 

4-Schedules can make homework a challenge at times.  However, it must be completed.  Math is the most important assignment to complete each day since it is corrected in class reinforcing the skills for the next lesson. It will be completed at recess if necessary.  Other assignments if needed to be completed late will be marked late.   

5-Allow your child the opportunity to build responsibility, confidence, and independence by attempting to complete assignments on their own.  However, please provide assistance and support as necessary to make sure homework is correct and complete. 

Our Classroom Wish List

Please note that the Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free education is for all school/educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the activity or class. Subject to certain expectations, your right to a free public education means that we cannot require you or your family to pay security deposits for access, participation, materials, or equipment. 


  • Starbursts (assorted flavors)
  • Red Licorice tub
  • Treasure Box Items: "cool" and "fun" items, gel pens, mini-notepads, Target $1 bin items 
  • 3 inch sticky notes
  • Headphones- not ear buds
  • Computer mice