Welcome to Fourth Grade with Ms. Jones!

Ready or not, here we GO!  I'm so excited to be piloting this adventure with you.  No doubt this year will be like no other, but through an open mind, flexibility and a positive attitude, I'm ready to make this year the best one yet!

Here's a little background (in addition to my recent honorary IT degree...haha)...this will be my 18th year of teaching.  I taught second grade for 14 years in Fairfax County, one year in 3rd grade in PWCS at Alvey ES, and this will be my 3rd year in 4th grade at BMES.  I received my undergrad from Shippensburg University, and I'm currently pursuing my masters in Reading Education from Northcentral University.

I was born and raised in Mechanicsburg, PA.  I moved to northern VA right after college.  I live in Bristow with my four children:  Jake (15), Collin (13), Brooklyn (6),  Nicholas (4). and my 6 year old Silver Lab, Brady.  

I spend a lot of time on athletic fields, and I LOVE it.  My older boys are baseball players, and my daughter plays soccer and lacrosse.  I play co-ed softball, and before children, I was a semi-pro racquetball player!  I still compete in doubles, but COVID has put that on hold, unfortunately.

SCHEDULES:

Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:30  Office Hours

9:30 - 10:15  ENCORE 

10:15 - 11:00  Live Zoom:  small group/differentiated instruction/CANVAS work

11:00 - 12:00  Live Zoom:  Language Arts/Social Studies

12:00  - 1:00  LUNCH

1:00 - 2:30  Live Zoom:  small group/differentiated instruction (including Signet, EL, Special Ed) and/or CANVAS work  

2:30 - 3:15  Live Zoom:  Math/Science

3:15 - 3:40  Live Zoom:  small group/differentiated instruction/CANVAS work

ENCORE Schedule:  ENCORE will be rotating through a Tuesday - Friday, two week rotation, labeled days 1-8.

Tuesday (Days 1, 5):  PE

Wednesday (Day 2:  Spanish / Day 6:  Library)

Thursday (Day 3, 7):  Music

Friday (Days 4, 8):  Art

I know this upcoming school year seems scary, intimidating and overwhelming.  You are not alone; we are in this together.  Please feel free to reach out to me any time.  I check my email often, and if I don't know the answer, I will do my best to find someone who does!  

Respectfully,

Kristen Jones