Mrs. Adkins Achievers
ECMS 5th Grade Science
Welcome to my website! I will be introducing your child to the wonderful world of science.As a science teacher, I attempt to foster a classroom which allows students to engage their senses and minds. It is my goal to make you fall in love with science through hands-on inquiry, interactive learning, projects and classroom discussions.
We use our class time efficiently, so don't expect homework every day. Checking your child’s agenda calendar is a terrific way to keep updated as to what is happening in class. Of course, the easiest way to find out what regularly occurs at school is to simply ask your child.
My educational philosophies and expectations of students are pretty simple. First, I have fair and consistently high expectations for all learners. Students are always encouraged to try their best. I can not allow disruptions to interrupt my instruction nor any student's learning. I’m sure you’ll agree this helps to provide for the best learning environment.
Secondly, I believe that preparing students for their future is one of the most important activities that take place here at East Coast Middle School. I will challenge your child's higher level thinking skills regularly in class. Since working with others can be a key component to successful learning, students will frequently cooperate with a partner or group. Please help foster all these skills at home, too. Ask your child to read to you. Include your child in discussions and ask their opinions. Subscribe to newspapers and magazines that broaden their horizons. Put your child's analytical skills to work by asking him or her how they think certain things work or why certain devices were invented. Foster an appreciation and love for this one-of-a-kind planet we all must care for and share, one which they will soon inherit. Including your child in these activities will reinforce what is happening at school.
Finally, show an interest in your child's learning. Not surprising, research indicates that greater academic aptitude is demonstrated in homes where education is emphasized. Let your student know you care about their schooling. Get to know their friends and teachers. Refer to your child's agenda calendar to check on assignments. Regularly consult your Focus account for grades. Remind and assist your child with time lines when lengthy projects are in progress. Help your child with their homework, if you feel comfortable doing so. Of course, don't give them the answer, but ask probing questions so they can figure it out on their own. Your interest in their learning is crucial!
I appreciate the fact you took time to read this letter. Thank you. I'm looking forward to an exciting, productive year together. I always welcome your comments regarding your child and what we do throughout this school year. Please don't hesitate to contact me at school by phone (850)622-5026 , e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, drop a note or just stop in for a visit after school.