I look forward to meeting and greeting all of you.
Our school year is pact with learning, responsibility, but also having fun in a safe way.
There are many things to help keep you informed and on track of your homework, events, and activities.
There will be calendars, planners, folders, or binders to help keep you organized and be on task.
Another responsibility: be sure to read daily, including weekends for 30 minutes. Reading is very important to improve fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. All students will be expected to take Accelerated Reader Tests daily to show reading improvement. By the end of the year students are expected to increase their reading and comprehension level by 1 year. Homework will be daily from Mon.-Fri. and yes on occasion the weekend. We will reserve the weekend for special projects like the Science Fair and research. In addition, we expect all 5th graders to begin the school year knowing their multiplication facts. Knowing multiplication facts is a pre-requisite to being able to work out division, fractions, and solve story problems. We have many expectations of the students as well as I know that parents you do to.
I am a graduate of St. Francis Academy in San Antonio. I received my bachelors degree at Our Lady of the Lake University with a major in Elementary Education and minor in history. I have taught for 23 years with Edgewood and the teachers and staff that I've met throughout my career have been warm and wonderful.
I look forward to meeting with each one of you to ensure your child is mastering 5th grade state standards. Just a reminder that each student must pass the Reading and Math STAAR in order to be promoted to the 6th grade. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me at 444-8150, ext 2624 or e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. My conference is from 1:35-2:20 and after school Tuesday-Friday from 3:30-4:15.
R. De La Rosa