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Mrs. Petersen

Mrs. Petersen

Meet Mrs. Petersen

"They succeed because they think they can."-anonymous

Hello everyone!

As a teacher who's been teaching for a decade, I believe that it is such an honor to be a part of your child's life.  My philosophy of education is: EFFORT+PERSEVERANCE equals SUCCESS.  In other words, DO IT.+DON'T GIVE UP.=SUCCESS WILL BE ACHIEVED.  Success to me is as simple as setting a small  attainable goal.  When a child in my class makes the decision to set a goal, I already feel successful.  I aim to not only teach my students the school curriculum but to also teach them how to be successful and productive members of our society.  




8 Mathematical Practices (in kid-friendly language)

  1. I can solve problems without giving up.
  2. I can think about numbers in many different ways.
  3. I can explain my thinking and try to understand others.
  4. I can show my work in many ways.
  5. I can use math tools and tell why I chose them.
  6. I can work carefully and check my work.
  7. I can use what I already know to solve new problems.
  8. I can solve problems by looking for rules and patterns.

John Wooden's Pyramid of Success

John Wooden's Pyramid of Success

Good Character Counts

Good Character Counts

Mrs. Mary Petersen

Welcome to Room 25


Books and Beyond

As a source to encourage reading, our school has adopted a program called "Books and Beyond". It is a program that encourages students to read daily. A yellow sheet is given to each child to record titles of books they've read. For every sheet completed  a child will receive a prize. In May, they will receive a gold medal and be honored in front of teachers, peers, adminstrators, and parents. Let's GO FOR THE GOLD!!!!

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Quote That Reflects My Teaching Style

"Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."

Martin Luther King Jr.

Laughter IS the best medicine!

Laughter IS the best medicine!
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A Message from Mrs. Petersen

Thank you so much for contributing to your child's success.  It is very important that we keep in close communication regarding your child's academic growth.  Should you  need to contact me, you may email me at mxt9670@lausd.net or call the school at (818) 886-4612.  I will also be available after school til 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays to meet with you (I have meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Mrs. Mary Petersen Locker

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You're Late After 8

Please ensure that your child arrives to school on time. The instructional day starts at 8:00. The first bell rings at 7:55. Attendance is importance and I will mark your child tardy if he/she is in the room after 8.