September 4, 2018
I hope that you and your children have had a fantastic summer break and that you are off to a great start for the 2018-19 school year here at Kipling Elementary! I am very happy to be here at Kipling and I’m looking forward to working with all of my students.
As your child’s diverse learner specialist, I will be working hard to help him/her make significant academic progress in a safe, structured, and positive environment. I will maintain regular communication with your child’s general education teacher and I will keep you informed with regards to your child’s progress.
I believe that communication is the key to a great parent- teacher relationship. I will send a daily homework agenda which describes the homework for the day and a behavior grade. When you see it, I would appreciate if you could sign it daily so that I know you are receiving it. You can also help by:
♦ creating a daily 15-30 minute silent reading time with a book of his/her choice that is not difficult to read.
♦ taking your child to the public library often.
♦ discussing what they have read and asking questions about their school day in general.
♦ reading to your child and having them read to you regularly.
♦ helping your child with homework, as well as signing and returning completed work or notes from the teacher.
♦ calling or writing a note to the teacher with any questions or concerns you have.
♦ encouraging writing often (letters to friends or relatives, short stories, keeping a journal/diary, etc.)
♦ practicing basic math skills a few times a week.
♦ getting your child to school each day and on time with proper supplies
♦ attending meetings and contacting the teacher ahead of time if there is a problem.
Working together, we can make this a very positive and productive year for your child.
Special Education Teacher
School Supply List
· Pencil Box or Pencil Pouch
· Pencil Sharpener
· Colored Pencils
· 12 inch Ruler
· 2 boxes of #2 Pencils
· 4 oz. Glue
· Wide Ruled 1 Subject Notebook
· Composition Notebook
· Loose Leaf Filler Paper Wide Rule
· 3 Ring Binder or Zipper Binder
· 5 inch Blunt Tip or Point Tip Scissors
· Ruled Index Cards
· 2 packs of Copy Paper