My name is Jennifer Fitzsimmons and I am so excited to be your child's first grade teacher this year. It's going to be a fantastic year full of new friends, new adventures, and new discoveries. This is my second year at Dr. N.H. Jones and I am extremely proud to be a part of this team.
IN THIS CLASSROOM...
You are cared about. I value your ideas, thoughts, and actions. You have unique talents and strengths. I cannot wait for you to share them with your classmates. You will bring so much to our class and I can't wait to learn more about you. I BELIEVE IN YOU!
To assist with learning, I will be using Zoom, Flip Grid, and Google Classroom. All three are wonderful platforms to assign lessons and for communication. Please check your ClassDojo message for our Google Classroom Class Code. All future Zoom meetings will be linked to Google Classroom.
Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.
Distance learning begins on Wednesday, April 1. My contact hours are Monday-Friday at 8:30-9:30 AM and 1:00-2:00 PM. If these hours do not work for you, please contact me via ClassDojo and we can arrange a time that accommodates you.
All assignments will go through Google Classroom with instructions and links.
I will be adding Google Voice as another way to communicate with you. I know sometimes it's easier to speak with someone verses texting on ClassDojo. Once this is up and running, you will be the first to have my number!
Finally, I will be taking attendance by 10AM daily. Please send a quick shout out of, "I'm here!" on ClassDojo even if you aren't working on lessons that very moment.
We are ready and set to go! Happy learning Firsties.