How do you pronounce Padron?
My name looks simple to pronounce, but it can be tricky. There is an accent mark between the "o" and the "n" which makes the "o" long. Therefore, it sounds like this: Puh-droneBack to Top
How and when can I contact you?
You can contact me through the direct line to my classroom by dialing 630-894-4267. I am usually in the classroom during the week from 7:45am until about 5:00pm. However, you can call at anytime and leave me a voicemail. I will call you back as soon as I can. Please contact the office, and not me, if your child is going to be absent. The secretaries need to mark this information down. I can also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by going to my homepage and then clicking on the email icon in the upper right-hand corner.Back to Top
What is the grading scale?
For each assessment, your child will receive a grade of either a 4, 3, 2, or 1. When I enter these assessment scores into Teacherease, our online grading system, these scores are converted into the following letter grades. 98 - 100 A+94 - 97 A90 - 93 A-87 - 89 B+84 - 86 B80 - 83 B-77 - 79 C+74 - 76 C70 - 73 C-67 - 69 D+64 - 66 D60 - 63 D-59 and below FBack to Top
What are the procedures regarding birthday treats?
Your child may bring in a treat for the class. Please make sure the treats are individually wrapped. If the treats are not individually wrapped, they will be sent home again with your child. This is a school-wide rule. Thank you in advance for your compliance!! Children with summer birthdays may bring in a treat at the end of the school year or on his/her half-birthday.Back to Top
Is it OK to distribute birthday invitations at school?
PLEASE DO NOT SEND BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS TO SCHOOL unless each child in our class is invited to the party. Children’s feelings get hurt if this is not strongly enforced. I appreciate your cooperation.Back to Top
How can I help my child with homework?
Guidelines for Helping With HomeworkSo You Don’t Work Harder Than Your Child!by Dr. Charles Fay• Set aside a time each day for family learning.Set aside at least 30 minutes, devoted to “family brain cell development.” During this time, there should be no TV, video games, computer games, etc.Model your own excitement for learning by reading a book, writing letters, etc.Your child may learn by doing their homework, reading about something they love, writing stories, etc.• Help only when your child truly wants it.Some parents make the mistake of forcing help upon their kids. This only creates frustration, anger, and kids who believe they can’t learn without their parents’ help.• Help only when there’s an absence of anger or frustration.When either you or your child gets frustrated or angry, learning becomes associated with frustration and anger.• Help only when your child can describe what the teacher said.This ensures that your child continues to believe that it’s important to pay attention to teachers.Unfortunately, some kids learn that it’s best to “tune-out” at school and let their parents do all of the teaching at home.• Move away from your child before he/she “gets it.”Some children believe they can only learn something, or “get it,” when an adult is in the same room…or is guiding them every inch of the way.To prevent this dependency, avoid falling into the habit of sitting at the table as your child does their homework, especially when they are on the brink of learning something new.THE CARDINAL RULE FOR HELPING:Never Work Harder Than Your Child.©2002 Charles Fay, Ph.D.Permission granted for photocopy reproduction.Please do not alter or modify contents.For more information, call the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. at (800) 338-4065.Back to Top