The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
Congratulation !! Your child is now in first grade at William Penn School. In this letter I would like to welcome you and your child to 1st grade and tell you a little about myself, my classroom, and my goals and expectations for the upcoming year.
My name is Ms. Gardner. I am a mother to one son 26 yrs old ,two daughters 18 and 13 years old. I am also a grandmother to a 3 year old grandson. I have a AAS from Malcolm X , BA degree from Roosevelt and a Ma from National University. I have continued to take classes at National Louis University.
As a teacher I believe that all children can and want to learn. My main goal is to help your child learn to become an independent and lifelong learner. In order to reach this goal, I will look at each child as an individual learner, planning very carefully so that your child can feel challenged without unnecessary frustration. Another goal I have is to teach children that their best efforts are essential when completing a task. I want your child to develop and maintain an “I can and will try” attitude. I feel this attitude enables success.
You can feel confident that your child will be safe and surrounded by a loving and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I would hope that if you have any concerns or questions, that you would feel free to discuss them with me. I look forward to a successful year.