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My Teaching Philosophy

By Kristen Elliott

My philosophy of teaching is that all children can learn if given the right opportunities. I strive to provide an atmosphere that is safe, encouraging and full of chances for discovery, growth and practice. I have high expectations for all of my students because I believe if you set the bar high, students will reach for it. I am aware that each child enters the classroom with unique experiences, backgrounds, talents and skills. I do my best to meet each child where they are and challenge them to grow to the next level of development and beyond. I believe that parents and family play a huge part in the academic achievement of a child. I cannot do it on my own! Please take the time each day to talk to your child about their day and check their take home folder. Parents are my partners for success! Please know that you are always welcome to volunteer, visit or meet with me. I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to be involved in our classroom family including volunteering, joining us for lunch, or attending special school and classroom events. Please call me anytime with your questions or concerns. 

Lastly, I want you to know I love my job and I care very much for your child. Please know I am always striving to do what is best for them. I look forward to getting to know both you and your child as we learn and grow together throughout the school year! 

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