I know this is new, uncharted, and challenging times for all of us, but I know we can work as a team to continue to grow as learners. You will receive information and updates of the ever-changing information during this time. Make sure you stay current by reading my newsletters, district emails, and the district website. It is my hope that our classroom website will help make this time away from the classroom easier for you, while continuing to engage and enrich your child's learning.
During the school closure, I will be using Canvas, for most of my communication to parents, along with help for doing the work sent home, and answer keys for the work as well. I will be posting learning engagement activities and links to daily Zoom class meetings. Communications to students will be through an interactive bit emoji classroom, with clickable links to explore as well as our zoom sessions. Access to the bit emoji classroom can be found through Canvas.
If you need to contact me, please use email (do not leave a message on my classroom phone). I will always respond within 24 hours.
Classroom Nuts and Bolts
Welcome to another fantastic year!I am very excited to have your child in my class and looking forward to a year full of learning, growth, and development remote and hopefully in person soon.I am actively engaged in learning new teaching methods and am expanding my technology skills. Our district is providing many opportunities for professional development, coaching, and support.Welcome to Room 104! My name is Julie Johnson. This is my third year teachign kindergarten at Monroe. I started my teaching career by graduating from California State University of San Marcos with a Liberal Studies Degree. I spent much of my time long-term substituting until I was hired to teach the music, science, and art specialtist classes for four years. I then moved to Washington and earned my Masters in Teaching and my certification in education from Antioch University, Seattle. I taught the second half of first grade in a long-term substitute position for first grade and then worked the last 3 years at Woodside Elementary in first grade. I’m so glad to be back at Monroe this year!
Some of my favorite things:
- Spending time with my family
- Teaching and showing the world to my 4 year old, Hannah and 1 year old, Claire.
- Spending time with our 4 chickens and waiting for them to lay their first eggs
- Updating our home: Staying at home has inspired us to play in our yard more!
- My husband created a beautiful raised vegetable garden
- We poured a new back patio this summer
- built a playset for the girls