Welcome to Room 210 with Miss Hurst!
I am so excited to meet all of my new students and to have some of my former students once again in the fourth grade gifted class this year! It will be my second year teaching fourth grade after six years of teaching first grade. It will be a great year!
I grew up living in Ohio and my family now lives near Kalamazoo, Michigan. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana - GO BOILERS! I am a big sports fan and try to watch Purdue sporting events as much as possible, especially basketball and football. I also enjoy Chicago sports, especially the Blackhawks, and play in volleyball leagues each season. Aside from school and sports, I enjoy exploring everything the great city of Chicago has to offer and spending time with friends and family, especially my nephew, Jack.
We will be using Class Dojo to communicate about your child's behavior this year. Your child can earn points for following the Blaze Ways of being safe, responsible, and respectful, but also lose points for not following these as well. The best part is that you, as parents, can see your child's points from any Smartphone, tablet, or computer so you can always be informed about your child's performance at school. Stay tuned for an access code for you and your child that will be sent home the first week of school.
I would enjoy the opportunity to get to know you and answer any questions you have about our class. You may reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (please allow twelve hours for a response), via a note, or by setting up an appointment with me to meet after school at 3:30. Please note that I am unable to meet with you before 3:30 because I will be waiting with students to be picked up.
I'm looking forward to a great year!!