Hello and welcome! My name is Sierra Janisse. I am looking forward to having your child in my class this year. I hope to meet your needs and the needs of your student this year by making our math class both challenging and rewarding. Helping your student learn in a safe, nurturing, and productive environment is my top priority. If there is ever anything I can do to assist your student please do not hesitate to contact me. I love connecting with student families. No one knows how to best help your child succeed like you do, and I look forward to learning from you as we work together to help your student grow.
Mrs. Janisse’s Contact Information:
School Phone: 707-438-1919
Cell Phone: (I can also receive text messages at this number) 707-474-8731
How can my student receive extra math help?
Students are welcome to come to the classroom for extra math help after school every day during office hours, 3:05 pm to 3:45 pm. Students and families do not need to make an appointment to come see me during this time, feel free to drop by! If your student would like help before school or during lunch time, please contact me and we will plan a time that works best for your student.
Students will be using many online learning resources this year which can be accessed at home through any device with internet capabilities. The videos and tutorials we use in class can also be used any time outside of class to assist students. I will be sending out more information on these resources, and detailed instructions on how to access them and view student progress, in an upcoming class email newsletter. If your student does not have internet access outside of class, please let me know so I can find other ways to make these resources available at your home.
How can I stay informed about my student’s math class?
Please sign up for our weekly email newsletter. I will send out an email each week about what we have been learning in math class. These email updates will include topics we have been focusing on, goals we have set as a class, information on how parents can check individual student progress, and relevant discussion points for you to share with your student about their learning. You may also reply to any of these newsletter emails to ask for clarification or to share comments and ideas.
How can I be involved in my student’s math learning?
Talk to your student about what they are doing in class! We will be applying mathematical strategies to many real life situations and brainstorming solutions as a class. This class will challenge your student, and you can help by encouraging them to persevere and by reminding them how proud you are of them even as they struggle to succeed at new skills. Please contact me with any ideas, suggestions, or concerns that you have for your student. Your support is instrumental in helping them grow into a high achieving student.
I also welcome parents to volunteer in our classroom. Volunteer opportunities range from behind-the-scenes tasks to hands-on assistance during class activities. Please let me know if you would be interested in volunteering in our classroom, and keep an eye out for an upcoming email newsletter with more specific information on these opportunities.