I just want to take a moment to welcome your child and you to my classroom. I look forward to a great 2023-2024 School Year!
Welcome to Junior High! I am delighted to have your child in my class this year. I am looking forward to a very successful year and know you are too. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your child this year. I love teaching 7th and 8th grade, because as teenagers, these kids are coming to a new chapter in their lives, High School.
During the first two weeks of school, we will be spending the majority of our time helping students get to know one another and becoming comfortable with various classroom routines. One of our main goals is to help students become independent workers and thinkers.
I have high academic expectations for your child and I will do all that I can to help your child achieve those expectations. Because you are an integral part of your child’s education, I feel home/school communication is of vital importance. I hope to talk with the parents and/or guardians of each of my students in the coming weeks. I plan to contact you personally in the next few weeks to introduce myself and see if you have any questions about the coming school year. I would also like to extend an invitation for you to contact me at any time. I can be reached through the main office at School #31, on my cell phone or via email. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Junior High Special Education Teacher
Harriet Tubman School #31
School Number: (716) 816-3780
7th Grade ELA Corner:
We will begin our year with the novel, A Long Walk To Water. This novel teaches about water conditions in South Sudan, Africa. The story is told from two perspectives, a girl named Nya and a boy named Salva. The reader follows the story of Salva and Nya’s journey through Sudan with little water, and little family. It’s an interesting book and it teaches about how important our resources are in the real world.
8th Grade ELA Corner:
We will begin our year with the novel, Inside Out and Back Again. For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope. In America, Hà discovers the foreign world of Alabama: the coldness of its strangers, the dullness of its food, and the strength of her very own family.