Dear Renaissance Families,
I am excited to announce that I will be your child’s math teacher This is my tenth year teaching elementary school. I have been working with children consistently for fifteen years both academically and athletically. Through all these various teaching experiences I have been able to develop a teaching style that fosters creativity and higher level thinking skills. I plan for a school year where your child and I will both successfully complete the demands that the Common Core Math Curriculum places on us.
Throughout the first few weeks of school, our priority will be acquainting ourselves with all students in the classroom (math levels as well as interests). Having an understanding of each student allows us to provide lessons that will be able to meet the needs of each child. During these first few days we will be establishing a routine so your child will feel comfortable and safe with his or her learning environment and classmates.
Please have your child at school by 8:20 every morning to allow for an easy transition into the morning routine. Attendance will be taken at 8:30AM. Your child is responsible for being in the room on time before I must mark him or her tardy.
Please complete all school Emergency Forms and attached form that gives your child permission to be photographed and videoed for the purposes of class projects, website, and TRCS website.
Homework assignments will be pending student classwork completion. As an incentive students will generally only receive homework if classwork is incomplete. Students who are not productive in class will have the night to complete any unfinished assignments and return them to school the following day for credit. Bi-weekly, a small packet of corrected work will be returned for families to review. Students must fix all incorrect problems and return work with parent signature for an exam grade. For families, who wish to have daily homework assignments, please utilize my classroom website for games, as well as online resources Khan Academy Mission and DreamBox for your child to receive extra credit.
Grades will be updated on an online database called PupilPath. Administration will provide families with log ins. Please check PupilPath weekly to see your child’s progress. Any missing assignments may be made up for partial credit. Furthermore, fifth grade teachers will use Class Dojo as a behavior/ participation incentive. It’s an app that parents can log on to. You will receive a code to join the classroom and will only have access to your child. Class Dojo points will effect your student’s weekly participation grade and will be averaged into math grades. Class Dojo is equipped with personal messaging (text). Feel free to use this platform to contact us.
Some important dates for you to note:
September 14th- Curriculum Night
September 21st- No School
September 22nd- No School
Thank you for your continued support!
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