I am so excited to start out another year at Thrall Elementary. My name is Kimberly Tingle and I will be your child’s fourth grade math teacher this year. To have a place of growing knowledge and acceptance is what I want for my classroom. I would hope that we will be able to work towards a successful year together.
I am a 2009 graduate of Thrall, and after that I attended Texas A&M where I received my Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2013 and my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in 2014. This summer I have spent a great deal of time in our classroom moving things around and working hard to make it comfortable for all of us. Most of all, I am so excited to spend this year working with all of you!
This will be my fourth year teaching at Thrall Elementary, and I am grateful for that. The staff at Thrall has been so supportive and amazing. Teaching has always been a passion for me. I have a love for learning and I would hope that my students would also learn to love learning as much as I do. By making my classroom a safe, fun, and disciplined place for my students, I would hope that they will enjoy coming to my classroom and learning something new every day. I feel that all children are different and require specific attention and affection for them to flourish. I will strive to be that for each of my students: an educator who loves each child that walks in her door and gives each of them not only an education, but a passion to learn.
This year will definitely be a fun year, but as in every school year, things can come up. I believe that a successful year starts with an open communication line between parents and teacher. Please feel free to call (898-5293) or email firstname.lastname@example.org me anytime you have any concerns. My conference time is from 2:30-3:15. Also, with any emails sent, please allow me until the end of the day to respond. Fourth grade is a busy year and I may not have much time to look through emails until the end of the day.
Math homework will go home each Monday. Students will be expected to turn in their homework every Friday at the beginning of class. Homework will be marked as incomplete if your child does not show their work. This year, math homework is a spiral review. Although your child will be learning new concepts and skills each day, their homework will be a continuous review of all the skills they have learned throughout the school year.
If your child is struggling to complete homework, please send them to Ms. Tingle's classroom in the morning for additional homework help. Math homework should take no more than 15 minutes to complete each night. If your child is taking longer than this time and struggling to finish, please let Ms. Tingle know.