Welcome to Kindergarten at Middletown Early Childhood Center!
My name is Mrs.Day. I have taught in Mahomet since the fall of 2005. I taught
first grade for 5 years and this will be my 3rd year teaching kindergarten. I
live in St. Joseph with my husband, who teaches in Danville, and our 2 year
old son, Wyatt. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I believe that if young children develop a love for learning at an early age,
that love will continue to grow. I want my students look forward to coming to
school each day and above all, I want my students to feel that they can, and
will, be successful in kindergarten and beyond. I expect two key things from
all of my learners: put forth your personal best and follow the golden
rule, "Treat other people the way you want to be treated".
Our classroom is a special place, a place where children should feel valued
and free to take risks. We are all in this journey together and it is
important that we are all kind, encouraging, and supportive of one another.
Each of us has different strengths, needs, opinions, and ideas. If we work
together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.
It is also true that we learn best in different ways and at our own pace.
That is why we will not always be working on the same things. Sometimes we
will be working in small groups or with a partner. Sometimes we will be
working by ourselves or with a teacher. We need to respect each other's
individuality and unique learning styles. We need to remember that we are not
in a race, but on a journey. “Sometimes looking into a classroom is a bit
like looking into a beehive: a visitor might see lots of bees moving in many
directions with no apparent logic, but the beekeeper knows what each bee is
doing and how each activity fits within the overall pattern.”
In addition, we need the support of our parents. Parents and teachers are
partners in a child's education. I hope that as parents you will always come
to me with questions and concerns. It is important that we communicate openly
and honestly with one another. Talk to your child about his/her day and make
sure that your child feels supported, confident, and happy.
Lastly, let's be sure to have fun! We will all be learning, making
discoveries, and experiencing new ideas together. We need to explore, make
friends, get messy, laugh, and stop to smell the roses! These are some of the
keys to a successful kindergarten year. I look forward to working with all of
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