And so the year begins...
I am looking forward to this year, as all years, and getting to know the students in my class. I have watched this group grow from grade 1 and know that I am blessed with amazing individuals and personalities. The learning process has already begun as we get comfortable with each other and teach each other.
I like to keep things organized and orderly in my room with lots of time to explore, inquire and have fun. Learning works best when we help each other. I don't believe in extra homework unless absolutely necessary, or if students have not used their time wisely. That said, students will eventually be getting math flash cards and an IXL Math account to use at home, as well as spelling words. More information will come as I get to know the kids a bit more and get these programs fully set up.
If you need to get in touch with me please put a message in their planner or call the school and leave a voice mail. I DO NOT answer the phone during class time. Your child's learning is more important to me than a phone call. Please make sure you communicate to your child, in the morning or night before, about lunches and after school happenings. If something does come up unexpectedly, leave a message at the front or on my voice mail. I check my messages regularly through the day's breaks.
I hope to meet you all soon and look forward to working with your child(ren) this year.