Thursday, July 28, 2016

Job Share? What? Why? When?

Mrs. Hanger & Mrs. Waterstraat

When??  Job Share 2016-2017

Why?? We are both so passionate about teaching and want to continue to help young learners grow and be inspired throughout their educational journey....But we also want to spend more time with our little learners at home (Mrs. Hanger has an almost 2 year old and 4 year old and Mrs. Waterstraat has a 9 month old). There are many job share teams in the state and nation and this was an option that was thoroughly explored and decided a great option.

What? Job shares can be split in a multitude of ways. Our job share is a half day split. We wanted to have our kids see us every day and we wanted the responsibilities to be evenly split so that we each were responsible for specific subjects and can KNOW your child specifically in those subjects.

Mrs. Hanger's Day:
7:45-11:45: Reading, Writing, Language (Health and Social Studies will be integrated into reading)

Mrs. Waterstraat's Day:
11:15-3:15: Math, RTI Block, Science (Some Social Studies will be integrated into science and/or math if applicable)

11:15-11:45 Collaboration - While your child is finishing up specials and starting lunch and recess, we will be collaborating on how the day has progressed or what transpired the previous day. This will help us stay in line with behavior and just general needs of your child.

We will both be present at study trips, Back to School Night, conferences, and any other pertinent meetings. We will also both CC each other on emails and make an effort to make parent phone calls together during our 11:15-11:45 collaboration time.

The benefits for your child: two enthusiastic and passionate teachers working together to help your child grow in all aspects of his or her education. Two teaching styles that can collaborate and problem solve to always have a plan to help your child. Two teachers that are focused on their subject areas and of course FUN.....we are going to have some major fun together with your child.

So...we hope you are as excited as we are!!! We'll see you soon! :)

If you have questions, please email AND
Phone number: 219.696.5740 and our extension is 1884.

Mrs. Hanger & Mrs. Waterstraat

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