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    I am your child’s ENL teacher. My name is Mrs. Harrigan. Children call me Mrs. H. My job is to help your child learn English. I spend some time each week with your child in the Kindergarten classroom. I also take your child to my classroom each week with a small group of students where we practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. I am in communication with the Kindergarten teachers daily.


    There are a few things you can do at home to continue to make your child’s learning successful in kindergarten and with me:


    • Make sure your child is dressed for the weather. If it is cold, your child needs a hat, gloves, scarf, and boots. If it is raining, your child needs a raincoat with a hood. If it is hot, your child needs lightweight clothes. If you need any type of clothing for your child, please let me know and I will help find items for him/her.


    • Read Schoology and Class Dojo for school information.


    • Empty your child’s take home folder each day. The folders are full of work that your child has done at school for you to see. Send the empty folder back to school in your child’s backpack each school day.


    • Read stories to your child in your home language. If you need books to read, please let me know and I will help find books for you.


    • Tell your child stories in your home language. Sing songs with your child in your home language. Count in your home language.


    I would like to know a little bit more about your child and your traditions. If you have a family picture that you could send to me or a picture of a festival that you celebrate, I would like that very much. I want to create a collage that shows the diversity we have here at School #48. Pictures can be emailed to or sent to me in Class Dojo. Teach me some words from your home languages too!


    When you are at School #48, introduce yourself. I am in Room 154. I want to show you the classroom, the materials, and the work that the students do. You may also email me or send a message in Class Dojo if you have questions or something you’d like me to know about your child.