September 8, 2015
Welcome to a new and exciting school year! As a new year begins, let me say that I am looking forward to working with your child as the Language Specialist here at Tall Pines School. This is my second year in this role and I am very excited to provide teachers and students with many opportunities to embrace literacy and foster a love of reading throughout the school – students and adults alike!
During Language Remedial sessions, and in partnership with classroom teachers, students will be learning reading strategies, which will help your child become a better reader. Some examples include: reading short stories, articles, essays, poems, and novels. Your child may also be studying and practicing the writing process through various different types of text structures. Analyzing and evaluating text through response and discussion will set the standard for higher level learning. In addition to improving literacy skills, we hope to engage, challenge, and develop a culture of strong readers and “thinkers” here at TPS.
My expectations are simple:
Be respectful (to ourselves, and others all around us).
Be prepared, ready to learn.
Be accountable for your actions.
Be on time.
Bring Your Own Book!
I know both students and parents are filled with excitement, anxiety, and perhaps a little fear in facing a new adventure and learning opportunities. But, it is my hope that at the end of this school year there will be nothing but positive memories. I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year, and I hope you and your child are as well.
Should you have any comments, concerns, or questions in the months to come, I can be reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. My office is in the TPS library (Rm. 212B)and my door is always open.
Mrs. Vetta Lawrence
Tall Pines School