Ms. Ashley Barrington, Grade 4/5
Thank you for your interest in this school website. Below you will find a copy of my letter of introduction. A paper copy of this letter was also provided to students. For up to date information, parent curricular links, student homework, classroom photos and upcoming events, please check our CLASSROOM BLOG on a regular basis: http://missbtimberlea.edublogs.org.
Welcome everyone! I am excited to have you joining me in 4/5M for the 2015/2016 school year. My name is Ashley Barrington and this is my fourth year teaching at Timberlea Public School and my fifth year teaching with the Fort McMurray Public School District. I am excited to be back in Grade 4/5 for another year, as it is where I got my start at Timberlea Public School. I had an amazing year growing and learning within that split classroom, and am excited for the opportunity to back in a split classroom this year.
Grade Four or Grade Five will be a new and exciting year for your students and it will come with lots of challenges, and the chance to investigate and explore new topics and ideas. There are many new things to learn, achievements and accomplishments that will be celebrated, and the building of our classroom community to look forward to.
We have a classroom website at http://missbtimberlea.edublogs.org which is updated daily with homework and class activities. Our website is an excellent tool to help keep students organized and to also help keep parents aware of homework, student activities, and upcoming events. The website is also a great way to communicate with me on a daily basis and students and parents should feel free to leave comments and questions on the daily posts. I will do my best to answer your comments in a timely manner.
Students will be primarily using duotangs and notebooks this year, and will have the option to use a binder if they wish. Students will be organizing all of their work based on subject using these materials. Students are expected to maintain these items, keeping work for each subject in the respective duotang/notebook. Students also have a bin in the classroom that they can use to store their extra materials such as pencils, erasers, glue sticks, etc. as well as a locker outside the classroom for personal items.
My expectations for the class are straight forward. I expect students to be prepared for class and on time. They need to be responsible for their belongings, keep their desk and personal space tidy, have the materials needed for class, finish homework, and return it as requested. I also expect students to follow the 3 Rs of our classroom: respect yourself, respect others and respect the environment. We will continue to explore these areas in the upcoming weeks.
It’s going to be a busy year and I’m looking forward to meeting you all. If you have any questions please feel free to email me or call the school and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Ashley Barrington, Grade 4/5 Teacher
Timberlea Public School | 107 Brett Drive, Fort McMurray, AB T9K-1V1