This Special Education Teacher sends home a Wonderful Welcome Letter and sets the tone for a Great School Year!
Dear Parent or Guardian,
I am really glad to welcome you and your child to my classroom this year. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your child in collaboration with you to make the learning experience of your child more efficient and beneficiary. My main goal is to provide all students with the educational experience that they require based on their educational needs and also to support you to be the advocate you want be for your child.
I want you to be aware of the big role you play in your child’s education. I will be doing a lot of work to help them reach the goals set for them as well as the rest of the special education team, but your role is just as important in this case. At the level in which your child is, he/she needs to be read to at least 15 minutes every day. Your child is already at the stage of recognizing letters and words and they need to have a “book experience” at home, such as; you reading to your child pointing at each letter that you read. Attached is a list of additional books that you can get at the local library that are at their reading level. In addition, they will read a different book everyday with me and this book will be sent home for extra practice. If you want to see your child improve, please read with/to them every day. I will also be providing you with a list of the letters and words that they can identify so that you can ask him/her to recognize them whenever they come up in the text.
Secondly, I will be sending some work home for extra practice. It will not count towards his/her grade but all the work will be part of his/her portfolio. Please know that I will be making sure that they have their homework package ready every Monday. With these packages, my goal is for you to practice with your child what we have been learning in school. In addition, finishing the work during the weekend will help your child remember topics on Monday when he/she comes back to school and it will also help them in having their mind busy in educational and beneficial topics.
Another way to help your child during the educational process is to be involved in school activities, meetings, IEP meetings, parent’s night, and all other activities that I will be inviting you to, in regards to your child’s educational progress. If you need to call me to ask about your child’s growth, please feel free to do so. Also, know that I am here to support you and will be glad to meet with you to discuss good methods and ideas on how to help your child at home. You can also send me a note on your child’s agenda and know that I will reply with my best advice.
You can reach me at 123-456-7899 from 7:45 to 8:05 or from 2:15 to 2:45 during the week. You can leave me a message and I will reply as a soon as possible. You can also email me.
Looking forward to a Great Year,
Your Child’s Teacher