Welcome to 4th Grade!
Meeting Mrs. Edmund
Hello ~ My name is Catherine Edmund and I am so excited to be working with your precious children this year.
I grew up in Bryan/College Station, Texas . Although I don’t remember this, my mother tells me I use to line up all of my dolls and stuffed animals and read them stories when I was a little girl ~ so I guess I was destined to be a teacher from a very early age. After I graduated high school, I moved to San Marcos to attend Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State). I also completed my master's degree at Texas State University.
I have taught all different grade levels at different schools and was even a school counselor for a couple of years, but my absolute favorite grade is 4th and my all time favorite school is Forest Trail Elementary!
I am married to my husband Jack and we have two beautiful girls… Ava, who is a sophomore at Westlake High School, and Lily who will be in 3rd grade here at FTE.
Again I am so excited about this school year and know it will be the best year ever!
~ Catherine Edmund
Check out our KHAN Calendar
Want to know what you can do to support your student at home? Try Khan Academy! The online portal has video review lessons and practice problems with walkthroughs. Your student can watch, and re-watch topics that they are struggling with.
Our Khan Calendar shows which topics we are currently working on. We will be linking their Google accounts with our online portal so that you can see their assignments at home. These assignments are simply topics we are currently covering in class. Students can access these assignment to work on questions like the ones they are seeing at school. These topics are on-going! Check back every few days to see what new lessons have become available.
Access the site at khanacademy.org
STUDENTS SHOULD ALWAYS LOGIN THROUGH GOOGLE!
We will be adding them to our class on 8/29/18 so please do not access before that date.
Meeting Ms. Robinson
I just wanted to start by saying how thrilled I am to continue teaching on the 4th Grade Team at Forest Trail Elementary!
I am originally from Canada but my family and I have lived in Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; and Woodbury, MN. When my family moved to Austin in 1997, I was just entering 6th grade. I loved everything about Eanes, the schools, and their teachers.
I graduated with the Westlake class of 2004 and headed off to Texas A&M Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to complete my Bachelors in Bio-Medical Sciences (Pre-Dental). After realizing I should be following my heart, and not the dollar signs, I made the move to becoming a teacher.
In December of 2014 I completed my Master's in Elementary Education at TAMUCC. My program graciously allowed me to student teach in the Eanes District, which is where I knew I wanted to be.
During my student teaching career, in Mrs. Purdy's classroom, I fell in love with the students, parents, and culture of the Forest Trail Elementary community. This is now my fourth year here at FTE, and I can't tell you how excited I am to see the students I taught in Mrs. Purdy's class in a class of my own!
~ Ali Robinson