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Welcome to first grade! My name is Shirley Gajdos and I will be your child’s teacher this year. This is my 26th year teaching and I am excited for our year together.
This special age group is so eager and willing to learn that it makes teaching a pleasure! Already at 6, children are aware that they have individual strengths and weaknesses. My goal is for each child to feel successful, confident, and trusting of his or her own capabilities. Knowing that they are respected and valued by adults and their peers will help build self-confidence and self-esteem. This will encourage academic achievement, as well as create a positive, cooperative attitude toward others.
I will need your help to accomplish this goal. We must communicate and work together to meet your child’s needs. I will request that you conference with me in the fall to receive a candid assessment of your child’s progress, as well as suggestions of things you can do at home. If there is ever a question or concern, you may call me at school (759-5430) or email me at email@example.com.