Jazzmin Showalter

Welcome to Room 116! 

Contact: jshowalter@elmhurst205.org

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! As a first-year teacher, I feel very fortunate to be teaching at Hawthorne Elementary School. My first goal for the school year is to get students acclimated to the classroom and to get to know their peers. My favorite highlight when teaching is sparking students' curiosity, and the journey that curiosity takes us in learning. Here's to a great first year!

Important Reminders:

August 28th: Late Start (School begin at 9:37)

August 28th: Curriculum Night

Mystery Reader

Mystery Reader sign-up information will be at Curriculum Night. Parents/ guardians will sign up for a slot to read aloud to students. 

Classroom LearninG In the first week of school our main focus has been becoming familiar to the classroom and transitioning to a full day of school!

The students have organized their supplies and completed a classroom scavenger hunt to help create a shared classroom. We also have developed rules to keep ourselves safe and to help us learn. 

We read Decibella and Her 6 Inch Voice, and learned about the different voice levels we will be using within the classroom. See if your children can show you how to use the different voice levels at home! 

Level 0: No Voice

Level 1: Whisper

Level 2: Talking Voice

Level 3: Speaker 

Level 4: Outdoor (used at recess times) 

We will continue to learn about classroom expectations and getting to know our peers in class this upcoming week! 


Monday (Bonus) : Music & Art

Tuesday: Music & PE

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Music & PE

Friday: Art


First graders can bring a daily snack of fresh fruits or vegetables.  Only fresh fruit and vegetables are allowed, per district policy.  Water bottles are also welcomed.  Please make sure the snack is ready to eat--oranges, cuties peeled.  Please pack the snack separate from their lunch.  Thank you!


Class Rules

1.We respect others,
respect ourselves, respect
our school.

2. We are safe, kind, and

3. We listen when our
teacher and classmates
are talking.

4. We raise our hand to
share or ask for help.

5. We follow directions

6. We try our best and
don’t give up on