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Hello! It's going to be another great year at Foster!
I love this school and I'm so grateful to be a Foster Bulldog! I first started off in Human Resources after graduating from Texas A&M (Gig'em!) before figuring out that I belong in education. When I'm not teaching, I volunteer at the Houston Zoo as a Keeper Aide in the Sea Lion Department. I love geocaching, frisbee golf, woodburning and thinking of ways to get creative in the classroom! Reading is such a crucial skill and I'm very happy to partner with you to encourage your kiddo to love reading! Some major skills we will be practicing in class (and at home during nightly reading) are using reading strategies like visualizing, predicting, inferring, connecting, questioning, and retelling. These are so important to ensure we are monitoring our comprehension while we read. We have to make the jump from reading the words right to thinking about what was written. You can help me by reading to your children at night, and having them read aloud to you. But don't forget the most important part! Talk about what you read!
Aside from teaching curriculum, we will also put a huge focus on helping students develop into leaders using The Leader In Me program. This will help ensure they are college and/or career ready as they practice proactivity, beginning with the end in mind, doing important things first, thinking win/win, seeking to understand first and then be understood, working together, and taking care of themselves. You can help me at home by giving your kiddos opportunities to take on responsibility and encouraging them to help others be successful in addition to themselves.
Planning to volunteer this year? THANK YOU!! Please remember to complete your background check, required to be done each year. https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer
Please visit my Helpful Documents and Useful Links tabs for good reading questions to ask at home and for our 4th Grade Orientation PowerPoint.
4th Grade Reading Teacher
Conference Period 10:00-10:55 (Please email to Schedule)
Block 1 Proctor 7:55-9:10
Block 2 Alloway 9:10-10:00
Block 2 Alloway 10:55-11:30
Block 3 Tansey 12:30-1:45
Block 4 Phillips 1:45-3:00
Homeroom 3:00-3:15Car riders and day care dismissed at 3:15Walkers, bus, and bikers dismissed at 3:20
Need to Know
Math will eventually begin sending home a homework folder (along with the Tuesday Folder) with practice to work on during the week and week end. Please bring back on Tuesday. In addition to this, please have students practice math on Prodigy and Reflex (information to come).
For reading, we encourage all students to read at least 20 minutes nightly. Being read to, reading aloud and talking about what they read is also very important. See Ms. Proctor’s website for good questions to ask kids about their reading.
Writing homework will be sent as needed.Tuesday folders contain any graded assignments, school announcements, or behavior notes that need to be reviewed at home. Please sign and bring back by the next day.
Please make sure to load your child's lunch account if they will be frequent buyers in the cafeteria
Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to class (sliced fruit, crackers, finger food etc but nothing that requires silverware or cleanup) and a reusable water bottle. Please ensure student names are written on water bottles, even disposable ones.
Always be sure to check the Bulldog Bulletin each week (posted on Foster's website) for the weekly lunch menu, important announcements, and upcoming events like early releases and school programs.