am Robert Brown, fourth grade teacher at Sherman Elementary.
This is my thirty-ninth year of teaching, and my second year at
Sherman. I am teaching fourth grade for the fifteenth year in
a row. My classroom policies were shared with you through a
welcome letter at the beginning of the year, but I will use this
page to remind you of a few important ones:
Students are to try their best at all
Students are expected to read when they have finished ALL their
work, unless there is more they can do to complete or improve their
On occasion, students may help one another with work, but the
expectation is that help does not mean giving answers without the
aided student trying on his/her own and reaching an understanding
of the concept.
Homework is assigned each night, and I expect children to read
regularly. There is no substitute for practice when learning
to read, as in learning any skill.
I am applying the Love and Logic program. One of its
principal tenets is that rules should not have defined
consequences, so my general rule is that a child should not do
anything that harms anyone else in the world. If something is
wrong is done, I will do something about it. There are also
well-defined school policies. See them in the student
I love to teach, and I particularly love to teach children who love
to learn. I look forward to a great year!
My contact information is:
School phone: 253-571-5459
School Office phone:
I definitely want you to contact me if you have any classroom