Welcome! I am excited about our school year! I have been an educator at Jane Ball since January 2001. At Jane Ball, I have taught 6th grade, 5th grade, 4th grade and now settling into 3rd grade. I enjoy helping students discover new things and learn how they can work hard to be successful. I enjoy walking, reading, watching my daughter play softball and spending time with my family. I live in Valparaiso with my husband, Jeff, and 11-year-old daughter, Addison.
We will be working on some new concepts as well as continuing to practice some concepts from last year. As always, students are encouraged to read and can bring books from home for silent reading time. Students will learn multiplication concepts and continue to build fluency of addition/subtraction facts this year. We will continue addition and subtraction of two and three-digit numbers, telling time to the nearest minute and measuring to the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and whole inch. Students will use Xtramath.org for fact practice. This website will monitor your student's individual progress toward fact mastery. We can log into Pearson Realize for access to the Reading and Math textbooks online. There are many resources for use at home and school. Spelling lists can be found at Spellingcity.com as well as Pearson Realize. Don't forget to look for papers in the Homework folder. Class communication will take place through Class DoJo. Most parents are already signed up. if you need assistance, please send a note or email.
Have a great school year and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Jane Ball Elementary
219-374-3700 Ext 3731