Fifth grade is a very important grade here at East Aurora Middle School and I hope, with your help, to make it a memorable one! This year I will be your child's math teacher. Your child will see me everyday for class. Our classes are 42 minutes long and each minute counts. Please encourage your child to come prepared to class and ready to learn.
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Your child will have a math binder that contains all of the materials we will need to succeed. Please check their binders daily at first, and then weekly. This will help you to know what we learned that day and enable you to assist them at home. Daily binder checks also can help you to review at home and see their progress. Messy or incomplete work pages may indicate that your child is struggling. If this is the case, please contact me asap. However, it can also be a sign that your child needs to be more attentive during class or needs to put forth more effort.
Homework is assigned daily and should be recorded in their planners. I always write the assignment on the whiteboard for them to copy. The homework will review the lesson presented in class that day and will be graded. (See grading policy). Empty planner pages and incomplete assignments are not acceptable. After school (2:30-3:15) help is available. I will have days that I am available for Extra Learning Time (ELT) posted in the classroom. I am not available daily so students will need to plan ahead and sign up for an ELT .
Also, to increase communication with parents, I use the app "Remind" to share important information and reminders via text message. It is a great tool. Sign up information is posted on this website. In addition, I will send home information with your child on how you can sign up. I will also have that information available at Open House.
This will be a busy year for you and your child. Together we will work hard, have fun and learn a lot this year in math class. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call the Middle School office and leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Your Partner in Education,