Hello Parents! I hope you all enjoyed the first week back with your children. I loved getting to know each and everyone of your children and I think we are going to have a fabulous year together. I want to encourage parents to communicate with me about anything throughout the year, whether it is about your child or concerns in general. I want to establish good relationships with all my parents, so please feel free to contact me anytime. Together we can create the best learning environment for your children.
Another piece of information I would like to share with you is about your child’s cultural background. If your child is fluent in another language I encourage you to share with the rest of the class some words that might be helpful for not only your child, but other classmates as well. We can post words around our classroom on our everyday objects to enrich the student’s lives about other cultures. It’s a way to bring your child’s home life into the classroom. It may make them feel more comfortable to see that they can share the way they communicate at home with others. If you have books at home in your native language please feel free to share them with the class as well. I cannot stress enough how much we are going to read, read, read this year!
Your children are smart, unique little individuals eager to learn and grow. Read tons of books with your child everyday! Children love to hear their favorite stories over and over again. Nothing is more beneficial than creating a nightly ritual of sharing bedtime stories with your child. This sweet and intimate time will foster a love of reading and literacy that is shared between you and your child. Before long, you will no longer be doing the reading! What a wonderful time to experience together with your child.