Welcome to kindergarten!
I would like to welcome you and your child to my kindergarten class and to Graystone School. I am excited to be your child’s kindergarten teacher. Kindergarten is a year of growing socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Your involvement, interest, and enthusiasm will help make this a wonderful year of growth for you and your child.
I feel that children work most effectively in a classroom setting based on mutual respect, and that atmosphere will be encouraged and maintained in our classroom. Each child is expected to respect the rights of others and to do his or her own personal best.
In closing, take a moment to imagine the kindergarten world: letters, numbers, stories, sharing, blocks, puzzles, play, paint and playdough. Imagination and creativity are everywhere. As you talk with your child about their day and celebrate their best effort on the work they do, remember that kindergarten is a “child’s garden”. Many times the process is more important than the product; and, learning is accomplished by doing, touching, and experiencing.