Hi, I am Robert Brown, fourth grade teacher at Sherman Elementary. This is my forty-first year of teaching, and my fourth year at Sherman. I am teaching fourth grade for the seventeenth year in a row. My classroom policies were shared with you through a welcome letter at the beginning of the year, but I will use this page to remind you of a few important ones:
Students are to try their best at all times.
Students are expected to read when they have finished ALL their work, unless there is more they can do to complete or improve their work.
On occasion, students may help one another with work, but the expectation is that help does not mean giving answers without the aided student trying on his/her own and reaching an understanding of the concept.
Homework is assigned each night, except on the days of a math unit test, and I expect children to read regularly. There is no substitute for practice when learning to read, as in learning any skill.
I am applying the Love and Logic program. One of its principal tenets is that rules should not have defined consequences, so my general rule is that a child should not do anything that harms anyone else in the world. If something is wrong is done, I will do something about it. There are also well-defined school policies. See them in the student handbook. We are starting the CHAMPs program in earnest here at Sherman, and one of its best practice policies is making clear to students what is expected of them in every situation in the areas of communication, help-seeking, activity, movement, and participation. (CHAMP) This should help your child know what to do in every situation.
I love to teach, and I particularly love to teach children who love to learn. I look forward to a great year!
My contact information is:
School phone: 253-571-5453
School e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Office phone: 253-571-5488
I definitely want you to contact me if you have any classroom concern.