I am so excited about this year! Our class is AWESOME! We have been working really hard on procedures and building community in our classroom. Your children want a classroom that is kind, safe, and ready to learn. We’ve had great discussions on what that looks and sounds like and how their choices affect the others. I believe strongly in positive reinforcement and reteaching skills that children on which they need practice. I loved seeing your students eagerly show you their brag tags and how proud they were of earning them. It was so cool to see them show you how they could open and close the chains by themselves! They are so proud about being independent! That is another philosophy that I hold dear. Students need to become independent learners and do tasks on their own. Sometimes it might be easier and faster if I or another adult does something for them, but they will be empowered and more likely to try difficult tasks if we let them do it on their own with support, if needed. The taste of success is sweet and builds self confidence and independence.
It was great to meet so many families last night. I am eager to work with you to help your child succeed. Together we can make a difference! If you weren’t able to make it last night, don’t worry. There will be other opportunities to visit. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. I will get back to you within 24 hours (usually MUCH sooner). This works better for me than voicemail.