August 27, 2010
Dear First Grade Family,
Hello! My name is Miss Freundlich and I want to welcome you to our fantastic first grade class. I am excited to be your teacher this year and I can't wait to meet you. Our first day of school will begin on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. On this day we will start building our classroom community and we’ll get to know each other a lot more. I'd like to take this time to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me.
I was born and raised in a small town in Connecticut where I enjoyed playing soccer and basketball. In the hot summers, I loved swimming, canoeing and rope swinging with my little brother. After high school, I attended Keene State College where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. I student-taught in a Vermont multicultural first grade classroom and then later worked with third graders in Middletown, Connecticut.
Three years ago, I took a trip out West and decided to visit Jackson, Wyoming. I immediately fell in love with the mountains and all the friendly people and decided that I wanted to live in such a welcoming community. My passion is working with children and I'm thrilled to be starting my 4th year here at Wilson Elementary.
Over the past few months I have enjoyed hiking with dog Winston, reading by the river, and traveling to Connecticut to visit family. In July, I ran my first marathon in San Francisco. I raised money for Breast Cancer and trained for seven months. Do you know how long a marathon is? Well, it’s a long 26.2 miles and it took me 4 hours 22 minutes to complete it.
Since I've shared a few things about myself, I'd love to know something special about you! If you could, please draw a picture about something fun you did this summer or anything you might want our class to know about you! On the first day we will share our drawings in class and we’ll put them up for display. I am anxious to meet you and look forward to our first day of school. See you soon!
If possible, please send with your child on the first day of school a list of 2 or 3 wonderful things I should know about your child. You can also email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org On the first day of school I'll be able to say, "I know something special about you!" Please feel free to include anything else that you would like me to know about your child.
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