This school year, 2016-2017, is my 19th year in education and I am excited to be your child’s teacher. Every year is a new experience for each child and for me as well and I look forward to a productive and fruitful year ahead. My goal for my first grade class this year is to help them read and write on grade level, guide them to understand their Math operations, as well as concepts in Science and Social Studies. I also encourage them to develop their interests and talents in other areas such as sports and the arts and help them become well-rounded individuals. Along their journey to finish the school year, I inculcate in them a sense of self-responsibility through routine study habits and practices and develop respect for self and others through their practice of good manners and right conduct. I believe in the total development of every child. I just need to discover every child’s weaknesses and also nurture their strength so that I can meet their needs.