The school year is officially underway! I am very excited to be working with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders this year as part of their IEP, through MTSS or through a 504 plan.
I would like to introduce myself to those of you who haven’t previously met me. My name is Jamie Moore and I am one of the Learning Resource teachers at Glacier. This is my 17th year at the school and I am proud to be a Polar Bear! I earned my Bachelor's degree in Special Education from Benedictine University and my Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Webster University. Beyond my Masters, I have continued taking classes and workshops. My husband Tim and I have two boys; Gavin in 5th and Griffin in 3rd.
During the time that I will be working with your child, my focus will be to work on their IEP, MTSS goals or to provide accommodations on their 504 plan in coordination with their General Education teacher. Services will be provided in their classroom as well as mine. I look forward to meeting you for the first time or seeing you again. Feel free to stop in before or after your parent night session. I am in the back half of room 16 in the 2nd grade hallway.
I will maintain regular communication with your child’s teacher and will keep you informed with regard to your child’s progress. I will sit in on scheduled conferences in November and will send home goal updates for IEP and MTSS students at report card time throughout the year.
I strongly believe that parents and teachers must work as a team. Thank you in advance for your home support, I am looking forward to a positive and productive year! I am hoping all Glacier Ridge students, staff, and parents for a great school year. Your partnership and support help make our school great. Research shows that when parents and students work together kids show their greatest achievements! Thank you also to Glacier Ridge PTA! They have organized many great activities for our students and staff!
When your child is the one responsible for doing their homework, they will form good habits that will benefit them throughout their school career. Hope you will find some of the following tips to be useful in assisting them:
Your child's job: Let them choose the ususal place and time for homework. That will make them more likely to stick with a routine. For example, they may want to work at the table after school to do their math, then use their bedroom chair for their reading after dinner.
How to help: Make sure that your family's evening activities don't interfere with homework time. From time to time, ask them if they need more supplies, such as pencils, earasers, markers or glue.
Your child's job: They should be able to tackle homework on their own. Not only will this help them learn, it will also show the teacher how well they understand the material.
How to help: If your child gets stuck, suggest that they reread the directions or look for examples that are similar in their book. Offer to play study games or make up an additional study guide. Also, check to see if their homework is finished.
Your child's job: It is up to them to hand in the completed work. They can find a way to remind themself, maybe by posting a note on their backpack or in their assignment notebook. Also, if they have something signed such as a permission slip or money to turn in, give them a gentle reminder in the morning before school.
How to help: Together, choose a visable spot to keep their backpack, lunch box and anything else that they need for school. Have them check thier backpack on Friday after school rather than Sunday night in case their are things to complete.