Where can I reach you?
Contact me here at school. Phone is (217) 586-2811.E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can e-mail me from this site by clicking the top right of the home page!I would prefer that you don't call my home for homework questions, grade issues, or similar concerns. For all homework questions, please refer to this website or contact one of your child's peers. I will focus on any other concerns the next school day. It is not that I don't want to hear and address your needs or concerns. I spend the majority of every day as Mr. Herriott, the 5th grade teacher. While at home I play many roles, including the roles of father and husband full-time. In addition, I don't always have the information you are wanting with me at home and will have to get it the next day anyway. Thanks for understanding.Back to Top
What do I need to know about book orders?
Students in 5E will be ordering from Scholastic during the year. Deadlines for book orders will always be on the morning of the last day of the week. Usually this is Friday. Orders take an average of 2 weeks to arrive. When ordering, please send a check to Scholastic. The companies do not accept cash so therefore I don't either. All orders with cash will be sent home.Back to Top
Tell me about book reports.
3 book reports are due each quarter. One written report and one project are required for each quarter. The project can be any creative way of presenting the book to the class. Projects are all shared orally on the day that the report is due. I would highly recommend that the students use index cards to keep their notes ready for their presentation. The third book report is a choice book report and can be written or done as a project. All book reports must also have a cover page which details certain information for me. This must be done for full credit. These forms are available in my classroom and also online. These forms should be ready prior to giving the report.Back to Top
Can I bring snacks or a birthday treat to class?
Absolutely! Please remember the following when bringing snacks:We may have a student with food allergies. Check with me.I need to fit the snack time into our schedule. If at all possible, give me prior knowledge of the snack. Any snacks not announced can't be guaranteed for that day.Be sure to have enough snacks for all people in the classroom. This includes students, teachers, student teachers, parent helpers, yourself, etc. Often the students want to share with special teachers, the office staff, and others. If your child expects to share, please plan accordingly. In addition, there is usually at least one time during the year that a student drops their cake on the floor or the juice falls off of their desk. Extra snacks also help in this situation.Be sure that your snack is prepared for bringing it into the room. It takes time to cut a tray full of brownies. If you are bringing in something that needs to remain frozen, please bring it at a time we agree upon. Many times there is no room in the freezer for frozen snacks and we wouldn't want a melted treat!Bring all utensils necessary for your snack. If a spatula is needed, bring one please. If the snack requires a plate and a fork, please supply these. Snacks without the needed utensils will most likely be sent home or pushed back to the following day. Please take all items home with you after the school day in which it was sent. Leftovers don't do well overnight!Thanks for following these procedures. This makes snack time much more pleasant for everyone.Back to Top
Is there anything you need for the classroom?
I do get this question a lot and it reminds me of how blessed I am to work in a community where education and parent support is so strong. Here are some items that are very helpful throughout the year: - paper towels (our school paper towels have very little absorbancy) - books your child is finished reading (this adds to the classroom library) - your gifts / talents (If you have a particular skill / specific specialty or knowledge area / or are willing to share your time with the students, I'd love for you to come to our classroom!) I will also request parent volunteers from time to time.Thanks!Back to Top