Degrees and Certifications:
I am happily married with three children ages thirteen, ten, and six. I enjoy decorating my home, running, cooking, baking, music, reading, teaching and learning.
Please stop by to see myself and my Paraprofessionals at Open House Monday evening. I will be collecting your child's supplies and your preferred email address and phone number.
I am very eager to meet you! Enjoy 4th grade! (Please see below for information that will be handed out during Open House).
Kristen Eiskamp, MA ED
Special Education Teacher
Hudson City Schools
Welcome Families to 4th grade at East Woods!!! What an exciting, learning-packed, and fun year we have planned for you and your child! The following is a quick go-to overview for you to get started within the Antes/Deleo/Eiskamp Team. You are going to love and embrace this 4th grade year!
Staff in Room 128:
Kristen Eiskamp, Teacher
Laurie Stuursma, Paraprofessional
Hayley Topaz, Paraprofessional
Mrs. Kristen Eiskamp:
Education: Bachelors of Science in Special/Exceptional Education, Buffalo State College; Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix. 8th year within the Hudson City Schools, 18th year of teaching.
Likes/Interests: My family: My husband and 3 children, ages 13, 10, and 6, Love of learning, reading, running, decorating, cooking/baking. :)
Newsletter: Each week I email a newsletter of what we are currently working on and what we will be working on for the coming week within my classroom and also within the inclusion setting. Please keep in mind that the newsletter is an overview of topics and activities. Your child will of course be participating in his or her own individual learning plan, based on IEP needs.
Email/Phone: I prefer communication through email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I am also available by phone. I will strive to return your email/call within 24 hours during school hours.
Twitter: Visit my class happenings on Twitter @KEiskamp
I post lots of pictures here!
Communication Book: Communication between you and I is very important to me. Each day my aides and I write in a communication book for your child. We will give you a brief summary of your child’s day. I will provide the spiral communication book that I will send home each day and I ask that you send it back the next day. You are welcome to write me any notes in this book. Please sign the book each night, so that I know you read the summary.
Student Planner: Each student at EW receives a student planner. The planner will contain homework and any project instructions. I will sign the planner each day. Please sign the planner each night.
Programs: I am highly pro-inclusion, and will strive to involve your child in as many inclusive activities as possible during the school day. These activities include but are not limited to; read alouds, 4th grade number corner, various math and reading lessons, science, social studies, lunch, recess, specials, assemblies, and all Team activities.
My aides and I work to create a favorable balance between the inclusion setting and the small group setting.
Programs I use in the small group setting:
Language Arts: Literacy By Design, A-Z Reading, vocabulary and spelling words individual to your child, Milestones, News 2 You, and any additional programs that may be introduced based on individual learning needs.
Math: Bridges, Number Corner, Touch Math, Saxon, Kahn Academy, and any additional programs that may be introduced based on individual learning needs.
Homework: I send home directions for homework each Friday that is due the following Friday. Occasionally, homework will be sent home on Monday. Homework may consist of a small packet, a project, a book to be read, or an online assignment.
Snacks: If your child would like to bring a snack each day, we take a short snack and recess break at 10:10AM. Also, if you feel that your child would benefit from an afternoon snack as well, you may send one in. Our team has recess at 11:20AM and the students eat at 11:50AM. This can make for a long afternoon and I would like to keep energy levels high for learning. : )
Sensory Breaks: The team has 3 scheduled sensory breaks throughout the day. The first is at 10:10AM, the second is at 11:20AM, and the 3rd is at 2:00PM. This consists of any of the following; playground time, gym time, and/or quiet sensory room and gross motor room. Additional sensory breaks may occur within the classroom setting or out depending on individual student need.
If you did not provide a prefered email and phone number at open house, please email me at my above address with this information. After I have received everyone’s email, I will begin sending class newsletters and general emails pertaining to class happenings. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter to see periodic fun photos.
I can’t wait to get started on this exciting adventure with you and your child! I look forward to getting to know you and your family and working to help your child be the best student and young person they can be!!!
Sincerely, Mrs. Kristen Eiskamp