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Mr. Hamler

7270 Lisbon St.

San Diego, CA 92114

619.263.9266

 

KLA Student

7270 Lisbon St.

San Diego, CA 92114

619.263.9266

 

August 24, 2020

 

Dear KLA Leaders:

 

My name is Mr. Hamler and I would like to welcome to KLA all new and returning 6h grade students. I will be teaching the 6th grade Humanities classes and a REACH Leadership class. I am so excited to get to know all of you and to help facilitate your learning and understanding of history and language arts.

 

This year is unprecedented and completely different from any other year that I have taught. We had a taste of distance learning last year but this year is going to be much more rigorous and challenging. In this class we are going to learn at the same level in distance learning that we would learn at if we were at school in the the classrooms.

 

I graduated from college at Cal Poly Pomona with a business degree and then attended National University for my teaching credential. I also have a Master's Degree in Cross-Cultural Education.  This will be my thirteenth year at KLA. When I began working at KLA, I was astounded at how many of the students took the role of a leader seriously. I am hoping to be astounded again this year.  I consider myself  lucky to be at a school with such dedicated students, staff, parents and administration.

 

One of my favorite things to do is to read and imagine myself in a new world. Currently I am reading a book by David Baldacci called “Divine Justice”. It’s about a CIA agent that uncovered a scandal within the government.  It has so many twists and turns and exciting moments. I am planning on reading some new books in class with you this year to inspire you and to share my love of reading.

 

I had an incredible summer. I spent much of my time surfing, camping,  and  hanging out with my wife, 11 year old daughter, Isabella, and  my 7 year old boy, Granger. I also spent a lot of time with my dogs, Charlie and Lucy.  This summer the Hamler family  went to Oregon and Washington. We visited the lush, green river town of Bend, Oregon where we went river tubing. Then we drove up to the city of Yakima to see a good friend with proper “social distancing”. After that, we visited the Oregon Coast and ran up and down enormous sand dunes! I  spent the final days of my vacation preparing for distance learning that we will be continuing this year.  You guys are going to love it! I learned so many new techniques in my practice that I think you will really enjoy! 

 

In my class, I will show leadership and expect you to do the same. I expect students to respect others, do all their classwork, participate in class frequently, work diligently in groups, complete all their homework, and most of all, convey an attitude that they are always striving for success. This year we will be focusing on developing Habits of  Mind to help guide our learning through the  Amplify Common Core curriculum.

 

If you or your parents have any questions or concerns about your performance in my class, or any other issues, you are welcome to set up an appointment with me after school. Email me anytime at Jhamler@mykla.org. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. I am looking forward to meeting and learning more about each and every one of you!

Sincerely,

Mr. Hamler

6th Grade Humanities

 

 

 

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