Hello 4th Grade Parents,
I am pleased to have your child in my class this year. We will learn so much!
You may reach me at school by dialing 651-293-8870. The best time to call is before school from 8:15 - 9:00 or after school from 4:15 - 4:45. If you call at other times, you may leave a message and I will get back to you.
Expectations for all students:
*We use a homework notebook to write down assignments and other activities so that the students are organized. We write in our notebooks at the end of each day. This way parents can check to see the assigned homework.
*The students are required to read nightly for 20 minutes and write about what they read for approximately 10 minutes. Your child should be able to produce a good paragraph in the homework notebook to share with you.
*They will also have math homework most days. It is usually a one page math link that correlates with the lesson from that day. Memorizing multiplication facts by using the fact triangles (similar to flash cards) or going to math websites would help a great deal. Automatically knowing the facts would make other math tasks much easier for the student.
*Also, we focus on spelling words and understanding patterns and rules. There may be times when I send home other work for different subjects to be completed as needed. Typically, homework should not take more than 45 minutes to an hour.
Feel free to call me regarding any concerns you or your child may have during the year.
Mrs. Jeffers grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from Humboldt High School. She has her Bachelor's Degree from Bemidji State University and her Master's Degree from Southwest State University. She has been teaching since 1988 in the St. Paul Public Schools---primarily in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms. She enjoys reading, traveling, walking her dogs, and spending time with family and friends.