Welcome to Room 4! I am looking forward to a great year! Here is some information that you will need.
My goal is to help your student to progress academically and to have a great year. A lot of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth occurs in students of this age. School work and/or appropriate behavior can be very challenging for some students. Positive communication between parents, students, and teachers will assure your student of a great year. If any academic problem or poor behavior is noticed, you will be contacted with an email, note, or phone call.
In working to provide the best education possible for students, procedures may need to be changed as the year progresses to ensure we are being as effective as possible. Please bear with me. If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to contact me ASAP.
Students will be assigned a hook for their coats and bags. Only coats, bags, and gym shoes should be left in the hall. Please remind students to leave unnecessary items at home. (i.e. If it is not needed in class, it is not needed in school.)
Students are allowed to have water bottles which contain PLAIN WATER as long as they are not a distraction.
Students are allowed to have a healthy snack. Snacks must be able to be eaten with fingers and eaten while working. Some ideas are grapes, carrots, cereal, pretzels, etc. Things that are NOT ALLOWED include, but are not limited to, candy, chips, cookies, anything that needs a fork or spoon to eat, etc.
If you need to talk to me, the best time is before or after school. Otherwise you may leave a message, and I will return your call ASAP.
It is VERY helpful for students to have these when school begins. If you are unable to get supplies, please contact the office or myself so supplies can be taken care of. I know there are a lot of cool school supplies out there, some of which are very tempting. However, please be aware, any items not listed below may be sent home. These will be used solely by your child. Feel free to label with your child’s name. 2 inch 3 ring binder 1 pocket folder earbuds 3 composition notebooks 1 pack colored pencils 1 pair scissors The following items will be for classroom use. 2 dry erase markers 2 boxes tissues 1 pack lined paper 2 packs of pencils (pre sharpened are even better! :) 1 pack sticky notes (standard size, nothing special:) Thank you so much for sending supplies with your child. It is greatly appreciated!
My furry family
When people ask if I have children, I have two answers. The first is, "Yes, I usually get 25 new kids each year." This is true because while at school, my students are my kids. My other answer is, "I have a furry family." You can read on and meet my furry family.
Casper is quite the cat! She is lovable and playful (on her terms.)
Nala is also a found kitty. Someone abandoned her in Hudson when she was a kitten. As you can see, Nala loves boxes. She is a great hunter, and before the dogs came to live with me, Nala would greet me at the door just like a dog.
I had no intentions of getting a dog. However, my friend said she knew someone who had Jack Russell puppies. I love Jack Russells and really wanted to see them. So I steeled myself against getting a dog and told my friend I wasn't getting a dog. Have you ever seen Jack Russell puppies? They are possibly the cutest creatures on the planet! After two days debating and researching, I picked Rainey up. This was Memorial Day Weekend 2007. She was sooooo tiny. She is still really small but thinks of herself as a Pit bull.
Roxie is the youngest in my furry family. Having two dogs is easier than one. Another friend rescued a Westie that was pregnant. There was one little girl not taken, so Miss Roxie joined us. She is very lovable and has definitely made our family more interesting. I don't know what Rainey would do without her sister to play with.