Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year and 1st grade! I am honored to have the privilege of working with you and your child. This is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes. Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready. Maintaining each child's self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in our class. If you have concerns about anything, please write me a note, set an appointment for a conference, or call me at 843-489-8845. I believe in maintaining an open door policy with my students’ parents. Once again, I look forward to teaching your child and working with you to help him/her achieve his/her fullest potential. Thank you for the support and cooperation that you will provide during this school term.