Greetings, parents, guardians, and students, and welcome to 5th grade! My name is Mr. Laufman, and I'm excited to be your teacher for the 2020-2021 academic school year. I'm of the opinion that 5th grade is always a busy year, and this year will prove to be busier than most.
Connections will be vital this year, and forging a personal connection between parent, student, and teacher will be of the utmost importance...so to help speed that process up, I'd like to present some information about myself. I'm entering my 7th year of teaching 5th grade at Burnett Creek. I'm a local product, with degrees from Purdue University and Harrison High School. I love to play/listen to music, and I also enjoy physical activity (basketball and running, specifically). I've got two dogs (a boxer/lab mix named Bowie and a mastiff named Bruce) and a cat (Stella) at home.
I'm sure that many of the questions or concerns that students and parents may have at this time are related to safety. Rest assured, I will do everything that I can to keep students safe.
Please make note of our daily schedule and grading policy. I would strongly encourage students bring in an individual snack, due to our later lunch time.
I'm looking forward to working with students during the coming school year. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me.