Dragonfly ClassName: Laura SternEmail: Laura.Stern@slps.orgRoom Number: 120Subject: PreKBuilding Phone: 314-533-0874
Distance-Learning Office Hours, Methods of Contact, and Zoom Sessions
Office Hours and Methods of ContactI will access my SLPS email, the ClassDojo App, and Microsoft Teams multiple times per hour during the standard Stix school hours of 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Please feel free to contact me at any time, and I will do my best to give you a prompt reply. If you contact me outside of 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, please allow up to 24 hours for a reply.
Whole-Class Zoom SessionsEach week, I will schedule a whole-class Zoom session. The link and password will be shared only through our private ClassDojo app to ensure online safety during our session.Friday, April 10th - 11:00 am - Morning Greeting, Read-Aloud, and Birthday CelebrationThursday, April 2 - 10:00 am - Morning Greeting, Student Show-And-TellWednesday, March 25 - 10:00 am - Morning Greeting, Checking In, Learning to Zoom
Individual Zoom SessionsI am available to schedule individual Zoom sessions between 9am-7pm, Monday-Friday, and will consider your request for a time outside of those listed if necessary. Individual Zoom sessions will be for 20 minutes and you may request one per week. I will do my best to schedule you for your 1st choice time, but please understand that there will also be grade-level and staff-wide virtual meetings scheduled every week that I must attend. Individual Zoom sessions must include at least one adult who will attend with the student, as per SLPS online safety guidelines. Individual Zooms may be used for:
- saying hi and checking in
- read-aloud from Mrs. Stern
- individuzalized academic support
- student showing or sharing completed work or projects
- family conference
March 24, 2020
Dear Dragonfly Families,
As we navigate this new and scary time where we are all working together for distance learning, please know that all of the Dragonflies and their families are on my mind constantly. I appreciate all of the connection and community we have been able to have through ClassDojo so far.
I will continue to use ClassDojo as our primary means of communication for news updates, resources, class activities, and read alouds unless otherwise notified. We have 100% of our classroom families connected and I encourage you all to keep notifications on for the app, or to check it daily. If you have any additional family members you would like to add to our ClassDojo page who are supporting your student while they learn from home, please message me with their cell phone number or email in order to give them access to our private page.
I am here for you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me through ClassDojo or email at Laura.Stern@slps.org
I miss my students, and I look forward to when we can be together again at school!
Mrs. SternBiography:I am a St. Louis native and attended UCity schools from K-12. I have a Bachelor's Degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Wheelock College of Education at Boston University. I have been teaching since 2009, and began my public school teaching career in the Boston Public Schools before moving back to St. Louis in 2018, where I have been a PreK teacher in SLPS ever since. I am licensed in Early Childhood Education (birth-3rd), Early Childhood Special Education (birth-3rd), Elementary Education (1st-6th), Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical (K-12), and English as a Second Language (K-12). My husband, dog, cat, and I own a home in South City. In my spare time, I love to listen to audiobooks/podcasts, do New York Times crossword puzzles, and watch true crime documentaries.