~"No matter how many mistakes you make, or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying" ~Unknown Dear Parents Well it didn't take log for 2018 to take its leave and now we have middle of the year testing in sight. I know its a challenge to get back into the swing of things after a break but we have no time to waste. NWEA middle of the year testing will begin by Thursday and we need our scholars well rested and ready to give their best effort. Pleas make sure they are well rested so we can see their best work. As always, reading and practicing math facts should be happening every night. Also, make sure you are checking student planners as homework is given nightly (M-TH) and our scholars need practice to retain the skills that are being taught daily. Additionally, we want to see our scholars in school every day. Minor illnesses (sniffles, stomachaches) and early morning or late afternoon appointments are not reasons for our scholars to miss a whole day of school. Catching up after an absence can cause frustration for many of our scholars which makes it very difficult to recover. As always, you can reach me by messaging me on Dojo, or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's continue to work to make the 2018-2019 school year better than any before.
Respectfully, Mrs. Goldsborough
Upcoming Events January 21, 2019 - No School, MLK Day Friday February 1, 2019 - No Students, School Improvement Day Monday, February 18 - No School - Presidents Day
Dear Parents, It seems as if as soon as the year starts, we quickly approach the end of the first quarter. We are just about 1 month away from 1st quarter report cards, and this is a great time to check the routines you've established and determine if they are working well for you and our scholars, or if some things need to be tweaked. I have already noticed that many students are not completing their homework nightly and daily reading has not become a habit. I think it is safe to say that most of our scholars are not quite capable to manage daily tasks without supervision. Please assess the routines you have put in place and decide if changes need to be made. There's still time to get those grades up to a level we can all be proud of. As always, our teamwork in necessary in order for our scholars to achieve at their highest potential. Let's make sure that we are all putting our scholars in the best possible position to be successful.
Respectfully, Mrs. Goldsborough
Welcome to Room 203. This year, I will share scholars with the 4th, 5th and 6th grade general education teachers and we will work hard to ensure their success. Each scholar will be encouraged to work at their highest potential on a daily basis. Of course there will be times when they become frustrated and may believe that the work is too difficult; but we will all work together to make sure they are adequately supported and that they learn that mistakes and challenges are really just opportunities for growth.
I want to take an opportunity to introduce myself. I began my teaching career about 20 years ago and have had experience with many different grades and ability levels (beginning with pre-K and going as high as graduate students in college). My college education began at Northern Illinois University where I received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Operations Management. I then pursued my Master’s Degree at Chicago State University and an Administrative Certificate from Lewis University. I also hold an endorsement in English/Language Arts. I have spent countless hours in professional development to enhance my ability to reach and teach the most diverse learners.
Working alongside me is Mrs. Willis, a dedicated paraprofessional, who works hard every day to assist our scholars in completing their task. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and strives every day to improve outcomes for every scholar she serves. Mrs. Willis has also been in education for many years and is committed to supporting students in and out of the classroom.
We expect this year to be an amazing year of growth and believe the key to our success lies in having strong partnerships with you, our scholars’ most important ally. With all of us partnering in the common goal of improving student achievement, we will see our scholars soar.