How do I know how my child is doing?
Every Tuesday, I send home papers to be signed. Every Monday, I update your child's averages on this site. Go tohttp://teacherweb.com/LA/JHMS/JBUSH/g0.stm and follow the directions for accessing your child's grades. Or, you can come by our school between 12:15 and 1:00 (my planning period), and I'll be happy to speak with you about your child's papers (or give you your child's number so that you can access his/her grades).Back to Top
How can I help my child study?
For language arts and social studies, there are usually vocabulary words that you can call out to your child, and you can also use the texts to ask them about major points on which we are currently reading. Your child will need to learn spelling words weekly as well as reading vocabulary and some language terms.Back to Top
Do you mind if a parent contacts you at home?
No, I don't mind. I encourage as much contact as reasonably possible. My home phone is 259-9622.Back to Top
My child never brings home any books. Is that bad?
Only if your child is not making good grades. The textbooks may be taken home each and every day. My assignments begin in class, and if the child finishes in class, he/she does not need to take the work home (unless you want him/her to in order to make sure he/she is doing the assignments).Back to Top
My child never seems to get any recess time. Why is this?
There's only one recess at JHMS, and that's the time remaining after your child eats lunch (until 4th hour). We encourage the children to go to the restroom during this time.Back to Top
Can a parent help in your classroom?
Absolutely! I am always needing help, especially at party times. Parents can also bring snacks to be shared by the whole class (Just let me know a day ahead of time). Give me a call if you would like to be a "helping parent"!! I also need a couple of parents to help with driving when I have an honor roll party (this involves driving to the movies).Back to Top
Can parents come in and observe your class?
Sure. Parents are welcome anytime. Just be sure to check in at the office first.Back to Top
Do you paddle students?
I haven't in about 13 years. I haven't been convinced as to its effectiveness as a disciplinary tool by the teacher. It has its place by the administration and parents certainly.Back to Top
Do you give homework?
Very rarely. Usually, if an assignment is not finished in class, it becomes homework. I always try to start assignments in class in case the students have a problem. Then I can help them with it right then.Back to Top