Lone Tree Elementary – Room 401 – Mrs. Brown
September 1, 2020
WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN!
Hello! I am so excited to be your child’s teacher! I’m sure you have been looking forward to your child starting school! Kindergarten is such a special year! I know this is not the way you pictured your child starting Kindergarten. These are extremely unprecedented times and we really are all in this together!
I want to introduce myself to all of you and let you know a few things about me. I attended Cal State Hayward and received a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies on the credential track with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I went on to Chapman University and received my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.
This will be my 22nd year as a teacher. The last 19 years have all been in Kindergarten! J I have a 21 year old daughter, Alani, a 14 year old son, Kliwin, and a wonderful husband, David, of 24 years!
Kindergarten is a very exciting and important year. Students develop their first attitude toward school and build the foundation for their education. Even though we will not be in a “traditional” classroom, but on a computer screen, my goals remain the same: I want my Kindergarteners to become independent and confident learners through a balance of free exploration and teacher-directed learning. Because students learn by doing, Kindergarteners should experience a wide variety of hands-on activities that will encourage and challenge them.
Our contract for Kindergarten during distance learning states that our students need to receive 3 hours of instruction per day and we will need to take attendance. I have designed a schedule which will include 2 hours of video conferencing and the remaining hour will be independent. The schedule is designed for your child to feel as if they are “in school”. I will explain with more details very soon! J I will be teaching from inside our classroom so the students will feel as if they are there! We will all be able to see each other and practice our routines and procedures to use when we are able to be inside together.
Our technology platforms we will be using are:
***My teacher website (on our AUSD/LTE website)
***Remind app (communication/reminders)
***MS teams (video conferencing – class meetings)
***SeeSaw (student driven portfolios where I will assign work and where students show what they know using photos, videos, drawings, texts, and PDF’s.
If at any time you have questions or concerns, please contact me by phone or e-mail. I am looking forward to an open and strong relationship with you and your child!
School phone: 925-779-7480