Dear 1st Graders and Families,
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My name is Courtney Norman and I am so excited to welcome you to first grade!
Over the course of the next year, we will work together to master many different skills and concepts in math and reading. We will learn skills such as adding and subtracting, properly composing a letter, and using our schema when reading and that’s just a few of the things we will be learning together!
I believe all students can learn and be successful students. I am very passionate and determined to meet the needs of all of the students in my classroom. It is my job to make a plan that helps your child learn, grow, and succeed in first grade and I know your student will be very successful this year! I use a variety of teaching strategies in my classroom to make sure that the needs of all of my students are met. I know that no two students learn the same way so I strive to integrate activities that meet the needs of all of the diverse learners in my classroom. Sometimes we will write and sometimes we will draw. Sometimes we will use manipulatives and sometimes we will play games. Often we will have class discussions about what we’re learning. I believe in teaching my students to work cooperatively in small group settings and also to work independently.
I strongly believe that in order for children to be successful at school, parents and teachers must work as a team and I look forward to working with you to ensure your child’s success in first grade. Please take some time each night to help your child with homework and please read with your child each and every night! First grade is a very exciting and challenging year for you and your student but I know it will also be a fun time as well! I look forward to watching your child learn and grow throughout 1st grade. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. My email address is Courtney.Purcell@jessamine.kyschools.us . I know this is going to be a fabulous year!