Welcome to a new school year and to the fourth grade! I am so pleased to have your child in class this year. I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be your child’s teacher and have this opportunity with you. I will do my best to ensure that each student has a motivating and safe learning experience in this classroom. I have spent time making our room a comfortable and welcoming place that will facilitate a safe, secure feeling to ensure academic success. However, I cannot do this alone so I am asking for your help and participation in supporting a partnership in this learning process. It will be a challenging and exciting year and you can help your child succeed by encouraging him/her at home; helping to ensure that they have completed their homework assignments, done their reading, and occasionally help them study for quizzes and test when necessary.
Open communication is probably the most important component I can ask you to participate in. I will give you advanced notice of test or project due dates and of events occurring in the classroom. Most communication will be via email which works best for me. If this will not suit, please contact me so we can work on other alternatives. I check email everyday, usually multiple times. My other contact information will be distributed at Elementary Parent Night.
Please try to attend Parent Night, Thursday, August 15th, as we will be discussing classroom policy, absences, class rules and behavioral expectations, conferences, homework policy, holidays, and field trips. We will also begin discussing curriculum for the year. If you cannot be in attendance, please let me know so I can get information to you or meet with you at a more suitable time.
Conferences… Anytime! Please do not wait for official conference times to schedule a meeting with me. If your child is experiencing difficulty or you have any type of concern, please let me know as soon as possible. I can be available before, during (as the student’s schedule allows), or after school.