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     Mr. Brooks

    My name is Matt Brooks, and this is my 19th year teaching in the Winthrop Harbor School District.  During that time I have taught third, fourth and fifth grade.  This year I will be teaching fourth grade again.  I received my undergraduate teaching degree at Northern Illinois University and my masters degree in teaching from The University of St. Francis.  I have three children of my own, all girls!  They are ages 15, 13, and 11.  I understand that sometimes the work load students bring home can seem overwhelming, so if this is the case for you and your child please contact me.  My email is: mbrooks@whsd1.org
    I also will be using Remind app. to send out important announcements.  If you did not sign up last year, please do so this year. The following link will take you to the directions to sign up.     


    I give time during the day to work on most assignments.  If work is frequently coming home that hasn’t been started yet, something is not right!   I also make sure to write ALL assignments that I give to the class on the white board.  I put them up as soon as they are assigned and ask the class to write them down in their assignment notebooks at that time.  It would be a great help to your child if you checked to see that they are writing their assignments down.  Most of the problems with missing or incomplete assignments stem from not writing the assignment down and then forgetting to complete it!  This year I will also be posting homework assignments on my website under the "Homework Assignments" link.  Please check it daily.

    Hopefully this school year is going to be a great success!  I am very excited to be able to work with each of your children every day!