Welcome to Mr. Brooks' Class
Parents and Students,
It is a pleasure to have your kids in my class this year! I am so excited to be in my third year here at Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary. From my experience we have the best students around. I look forward to a very successful year teaching second grade.
We will work hard this year to master all of the standards and will track our progress. The students will be responsible in determining when they have mastered each standard. Once we agree they have mastered the standards they will sign the standard and we will display it on the mastery wall. We will practice and practice makes perfect (thank goodness Panther Home connection is back so we can reinforce what we are learning at school at home).
On a personal note, I am a married father of two, Miller is eight in third grade here at Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary and Mary Frances is eleven in sixth grade at North Marion Middle School. I know how awesome the students, faculty, and staff are because I’ve seen it firsthand for the last six years as a parent and the last three years as a teacher. I love music (Michael Franti), kayaking (Silver and Rainbow Rivers and any other waterway I can drop in to), camping (SOSMP) and anything outdoors. My favorite color is PURPLE!!! My favorite sport is soccer (futbol) and I love the Orlando City Lions aka, OCSC, City, Orlando City SC. I love the Jacksonville Jaguars...DUUUUVAL!!!, UCF Knights, Florida Gators, and FSU Seminoles (except when they play the Gators).
I will be using ClassDojo as lines of communication and for behavior tracking and it is the best way to get a hold of me with any concerns. Please feel free to reach out with any questions that may arise. The standards focus board will list the day’s topic, standard, learning goal, and daily agenda. I will be using many different mediums to teach your kids. We will use our Go Math, CKLA (language arts texts), KhanAcademy, Discovery Education, Social/Science studies weekly, STEMscopes, Google Classroom, and many other resources to deliver instruction. Ideally, the students will be engaged in each subject daily and we will work hard to assure the mastery of the standards we will be working toward.
If you have any questions please direct message me on ClassDojo or by email at Cary.Brooks@marion.k12.fl.us
Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary