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    Name: Mrs. Christina Platts
    Email: christina.platts@slps.org
    Room Number(s): 112 
    Subject(s):  Kindergarten
    Building Phone:  314-353-1346
     
    This school year is my 21st year as a classroom teacher!
    I graduated from Truman State University with a BSE in Elementary/Early Childhood Ed. I also hold a Master's in Literacy and a Reading Specialist Certification for grades K-12 from Maryville University. 
     
    Kindergarten is a unique space in a child's education; this special grade is my favorite place to be!
     
    My husband and I have four children: our oldest son has graduated from college and lives in NYC, our second son graduates in December and will be working in St. Louis, our daughter is a junior at Mizzou, and our youngest son is a senior in high school.  
     
    I
    always have a book to read, 
    can drink coffee at any time of day,
    take thousands of pictures each year,
    believe there is always a reason to sing! 
     
    Welcome to Kindergarten at Woodward!
    * Thank you for sharing your child with me this year.  Being part of your child's life journey is a privilege.  I look forward to knowing him/her.  Parents are the child's first and most important teacher.  I want to support you in that role.  
     
    * The best thing you can do to assist your child's learning is to read together every day! 

    * Lets communicate.  I will share your child's discoveries, achievements, struggles, and successes with you.  You are always welcome to email, phone, or arrange to visit the classroom. 
     
    * Your child is incredibly capable.  I will support your child's independence and provide many different ways for your child to learn, explore.   

    * In our classroom, we are allowed to make mistakes.  We try.  
    We try again.  Our number one classroom rule is "Be brave".  It takes bravery to make a good choice, to learn a new concept, to keep trying.
     
    * We have homework Mondays-Thursday; the work is due on the next school day.  Each child will have a binder which contains skill work (numerals, high-frequency words, etc.); these should be reviewed as often as possible, especially over the weekends.  

    * We go outside, every day, unless the temperature is too cold or it is raining.  Please dress appropriately for safe play!

    * I'm not perfect, but I do my best.  I don't expect your children to be perfect, but I will encourage them to aim high!