Please contact me at any time to discuss questions, comments, or updates. I look forward to staying connected with you! Thank you for your part in supporting your child's learning!
In Williams School, I'm located in Room 2 in the fourth grade wing. You can find me there alongside of our school Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach, Mrs. Hakeem.
School Phone Number: 413-448-9680, Voicemail box number 5722
School E-mail: email@example.com
Introduction Letter: I have sent home a brief introduction letter including information as well as services provided. I have asked that this letter be signed. In case this letter was misplaced, a copy of the letter can be seen below.
Dear Parents/Legal Guardians,
Hello, my name is Nicole Kosiorek and I am the new ELL teacher at Williams School. I wanted to introduce myself as well as provide a brief explanation of the services I’ll be providing.
I’ve been teaching for ten years. The past eight years I’ve worked as a Sheltered English Immersion Teacher at Coburn School in West Springfield. I’m very excited about joining this teaching and learning community. I hope to bring my enthusiasm to the teaching team here at Williams School by providing engaging and interactive learning to all of our ELL students.
Either during previous school years or this year during the most recent WIDA Model assessment, your child has been identified as qualifying for ELL support services. These services will take place in a small group and happen thirty minutes a day, five times a week. We will be focusing on the four domains including reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills while providing extra core support.
I look forward to joining your child’s classroom teacher during conferences to discuss this as well as your child’s progress further. Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns through my school e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school phone number above, and using voice mailbox number 5722. Please also check out our class website at http://mrskosiorek.weebly.com. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Nicole Kosiorek, MA.Ed.
K-5 ELL Teacher
Williams Elementary School
Parent Signature: _____________________________________
Each week your child will be coming home with a "Family Links" task. They will be given the task every Tuesday and it will always be due on Friday. The task will be based off of the book that we read that week. This will be a nice connection between school and home learning. Please ask your child to explain what happened in the book, as well as discuss the connected Family Link question. The date and title will be listed on the top, with lines to complete their question and discussion, and a spot for a parent signature. We will use this as a springboard for discussion during our Friday groups. Thank you so much for supporting your child and their learning in this way!
AT HOME CONVERSATION STARTERS
Try working on speaking and listening skills at home. Here are some ideas for starting conversations at home that go deeper than the common questions and answers about their school day. The questions encourage discussion beyond the yes/no answers usually given. Enjoy!
What was the best thing that happened at school today?
What was the worst thing that happened at school today?
Tell me something that made you laugh today.
If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class?
Where is the coolest place at the school?
Tell me a weird word that you heard today.
If I called your teacher tonight, what would she tell me about you?
How did you help somebody today?
How did somebody help you today?
Tell me one thing that you learned today.
When were you the happiest today?
When were you bored today?
Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?
Tell me something good that happened today.
What do you think you should do/learn more of at school?
Where do you play the most at recess?
What was your favorite part of lunch?
If you got to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you do?
Tell me about three different times you used your pencil today at school.
Who made you smile today?
What challenged you today?
What would you rate your day on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
Who do you want to make friends with but haven’t yet? Why not?
What is your teacher’s most important rule?
What is the most popular thing to do at recess?
Tell me something you learned about a friend today.
What is one thing you did today that was helpful?
When did you feel most proud of yourself today?
What rule was the hardest to follow today?
What is one thing you hope to learn before the school year is over?
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