Mrs. Wrobel's Class
Welcome to Mrs. Wrobel's Class in Room 314
Quote of the Month:
"Children are the living messages we send to a time that we will not see."~~Neil Postman
"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."~~Angela Schwindt
Please don't hesitate to contact me either by phone or e-mail:
(708) 453-6172 Ext. 251
Dear Students and families,
I would like to take this opportunity to WELCOME all of my new students this year. I know that some of you may be feeling anxious and nervous, but let me assure you that your transition should be an easy one, as River Grove School is the BEST!!
A little bit about myself.... I have been an educator for over 20 years and I have a Bachelor's Degree in both Elementary and Special Education. Also, I have a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership/School Administration. I am happily married to my husband, Keith and we are the proud parents of Sarah, Michael , and Steven . Also, my household is busy with 2 cats: Sophie and Chloe and our 2 dogs: Gizmo and Gidget. In my spare time, I enjoy collecting and refinishing antiques, cooking, reading , gardening and spending time at our rural home in Galena.
I am a very child-centered teacher. I look forward to working with my students and their families in a positive and cooperative manner and forming a great working partnership for the upcoming school year. I feel it is in the best interest of your child that a close home and school relationship exists. Communication between the home and school is essential to ensure success for the student.
|Students are required to read 30 minutes daily, including weekends. Students may read independently or have someone read to them or with them. Reading logs are given out every Monday and collected the following week. Parents are required to sign the weekly logs. Children become more confident and proficient readers with practice. In order to become a better reader, one must actually read. This is vitally important for future endeavors and success as an adult with such life skills as filling out a job application, reading sales ads, following a recipe etc. Students are encouraged to check books out of our library on a weekly basis, choosing books that are of interest to them. Also, students are strongly encouraged to check out books from their local libraries and obtain their own personal library card. So please set aside 30 minutes everyday by turning off the television, shutting down the computer or game systems and spend some quality time exploring new books with your child. Let the Reading begin!|
|Web Sites to explore
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Guidelines for the Poetry Recital:
Students are encouraged to use emotions while reading the poem
Students need to maintain eye contact with their audience during their recital. It helps to practice in front of family members or in front of a mirror.
Students are to MEMORIZE the poem and practice everyday at home. This is HOMEWORK.
Students are to act out poem with creative actions and can use props as they relate to the poem.
Students will recite their poem in front of their classmates and will be evaluated by the teacher and peers.
Over time, students will gain confidence in their abilities to recite from memory, pantomime their actions, improve their public speaking skills and increase their reading fluency.