August 15, 2017
I would like to thank you for entrusting your child to me this year. I hope you and your student are as excited as I am to start the new school year! This is my 18th year to be teaching in the Mustang School District. I received my teaching degree from the University of Oklahoma. I am certified to teach at the elementary level, as well Social Studies and Language Arts at the middle school level. Currently, I am earning my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Oklahoma. As a former Mustang graduate, I’m proud to call Mustang my home and even more proud to be teaching in this exceptional district. Following you will find some of my classroom policies and procedures.
Your child will take this home every day and return it the following school day. Please check this folder nightly for homework, notes, graded papers and behavior/reading and math charts. It is your child’s responsibility to make sure you see the folder, get it signed, and returned to me the next school day.
If school work is not finished during the allowed class time, it will be sent home to be completed. Our adopted math program, Everyday Math, has homework for each lesson. This homework will be sent home 2-4 nights weekly. All homework unless otherwise noted, must be turned in the following morning.
We will have a weekly spelling test each Friday. Tests will be graded and an average of these grades will be used for a report card score. A list of words will be sent home for your child to study at home.
Although we practice math facts in class daily, this is not enough time for most children to master these facts. It is very important for you to practice addition and subtraction facts with your child at home also. There will be a grade on each report card for math fact fluency. Ten minutes of math facts practice is expected at least 5 times per week.
Your child will also be expected to read a minimum of 20 minutes five times per week. A chart will be in your child’s Everyday Folder to help keep track of the times your child reads and practices math facts. Remember the best way for your child to improve his or her reading skills is to read! Please set aside a regular time for your child to do this.
THREE WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED:
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or (620) 268-0988. To receive messages via email, go to rmd.at/mrslizbean
We have a “Giving Bulletin Board” at the west end of our hall. Throughout the year if you are interested in donating items to our classroom you can find items on my “wish list” in the pocket labeled with my name.
When sending money to school with your child, please mark it with your child’s name, the amount sent, and the reason the money was sent. Make all checks payable to Lakehoma Elementary.
If making a visit to our school, please check into the office to receive a visitor’s badge before coming to our room or the cafeteria. Also, students are not allowed to sit at the visitor’s table in the cafeteria with another student unless they have a note from home. These are school policies in place for the safety of all children.
If your child needs to sit out of P.E. or recess, please send a note of explanation and dates you want your child excluded from these activities.
On the first day of school we will have a birthday celebration to recognize everyone’s birthday. Please do not send cupcakes or other treats for the class on your child’s birthday.
Your child’s educational success is of the utmost importance to me, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. If we work together we can make great things happen with your child’s education! It’s going to be a great year!
Math & Reading
Folders & Homework