• Hello, my name is Robin Keen and I’m looking forward to being your child’s 1st grade teacher this school year. I consider being a part of your child’s learning team a great responsibility and an honor. I have a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Multicultural Studies and an AA in Women’s Studies. This is my fourth year of teaching. I’ve taught 5th grade, technology, and 1st grade. My husband, Mike is an engineer for the state of Colorado. We have an 11-year old son, Michael in middle school. Michael attended Laurene Edmondson from Kindergarten through 5th grade. We love hiking, snow skiing (although I’m not very good at it) bike riding and traveling together.

    Each morning when the bell rings, the children should line up along the brick wall on the sidewalk outside our classroom door. Please make sure your child knows how he/she is getting home after school. At the end of the day, the students will come out of our classroom door. For safety reasons if you (or anyone else) are picking up your child, please arrange to meet in front of the school. If there is any change in who is picking them up or how your child is getting home, please let me or the office know. This helps me ensure all the children get on the proper bus and get picked up by the proper adult.

    We will be serving breakfast every morning in the classroom at the start of the day. Breakfast is free and optional. Only school provided breakfast is allowed in the classroom, no breakfast from home. I encourage children to bring a water bottle for water only. It is important that bottles have spill proof lids. Please, no twist off caps, we need to keep Ipads, papers and books dry. We do have a drinking fountain in our classroom for those without a water bottle.

    I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or celebrations to share. The best way to communicate with me is by using the free Remind App. on your phone. Our Remind class number is fb9894. You can also email: Robin.keen@thompsonschools.org, or call me at 970-613-6322 and leave a message, a written note sent with your child works too. Since we serve breakfast in the classroom, I won’t have time to answer questions before school at the door. For urgent needs please contact the front desk at 970-613-6300. I will do my best to return emails and phone calls within 48 hours.   

    On your child’s birthday we will celebrate by providing a fun STEM activity the whole class can participate in. If you’d like to share their birthday with our class we ask that you consider a healthy snack for our 10:45am snack time. Heathly snacks may include fruits, vegetables, pretzels, or popcorn to name a few. 

    Please feel free to participate in your child’s first grade year as much as you are able. Helping hands are welcome in our classroom. 

    Watch for information coming soon on how we will work together to support your child’s success in 1st grade.

    We will have many wonderful experiences to learn, grow and have fun in the year ahead.

    Respectfully,

    Robin Keen