About Our Class

Homeroom Teacher: Ms. Emily Lobsenz

Originally from Seattle, USA, I spent four years teaching Years 1 and 2 in South Korea, before joining LIS in 2015. I am here with my husband who is teaching in the Secondary School. I have a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies and a M.A. in Elementary Teaching. This will be my third year at LIS. I believe that all students can be successful, but need to feel safe, welcomed, and encouraged to learn and progress in their own way, in their own time. I look forward to getting to know you and your students over the course of the year.

Teaching Assistant: Ms. Tamara Liauca

I am from Angola. I have worked at LIS since it opened in 2003, working with students of all ages from Prep 3 to Year 6. I have taught in Year 2 for the past 10 years. I help kids in all their needs and share both our ideas. I like to teach kids and help them improve their needs; I learn from them. I like to play with them and tell jokes. I will do as much as I can to help them.


A few routines in 2.1:

  • Each morning, students have a few quick jobs:
    • Return Folders (on Mondays) and choose Home Reading books, put water bottles in the basket, and read the Morning Message (inside the classroom) before going out to play.


  • We will start every morning with a quick Morning Meeting. Please try your best to have students on campus by 7:50 at the latest so they can participate in our meeting. It is an important way we set the tone for our day and strengthen relationships.


  • Home Reading – Home reading books will be sent home once students’ reading levels have been assessed. We ask that you help your child remember to read at least one book every day. The focus for home reading is quality not quantity – please take time to discuss the stories with your child, by asking questions to help them build their comprehension. (For example: ask them to retell the story in their own words, ask about their favorite part of the story, ask them to share any connections they made to the characters in the book, or ask them to imagine a different ending to the story.)


  • Birthdays! You are welcome to send a small birthday snack for celebrating your child’s birthday. We will have snack around 9:30. You may join us for the birthday celebration or drop snacks off in the morning.


  • Food restrictions – for any class celebrations, please note that we have students that do not eat pork. Please try to bring dishes that all students can enjoy. ** If your student has a food restriction we are not aware of, please let us know as soon as possible.**


  • Student work, teacher notes, and parent handouts will be sent home each Friday in students’ “Friday Folders”. Please return the Folders every Monday. All student work that is sent home is for you to keep, unless otherwise specified.


  • Friday Reflections – After 2.1 has created their classroom agreement, each Friday students will do a brief reflection on their week. Please sign their reflections so I know they have shared them with you and return them in their Friday Folders on Monday. You are welcome to add any comments, questions or concerns in the box at the bottom of the page.


  • Don’t forget to send swimming items on Mondays and Library bags on Thursdays. Students are also welcome to exchange their library books any day of the week if they are ready for new books.


  • Lastly, we would love for parents and family members to be a part of our classroom. If you are interested in volunteering, sharing your experiences/hobbies/skills, or reading to us please let us know.


2.1 Class Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:45 recess
12:35 lunch