I am excited to be working with our new 8th grade class. This is an exciting time for our students. While there is so much to look forward to in the year ahead, we also have to be mindful of keeping our 8th graders on track to prepare them for high school. Students will be embarking on reading and writing units that will challenge them and change them into better and stronger readers and writers. Our September unit will consist of launching our reading workshop. Students will be reminded of the importance of independent reading and of maintaining an "independent reading life." At the same time, we will engage in a writers' workshop meant to foster and encourage students to write about small moments in their lives.
I look forward to working with your child this year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at the address below, or call me at 718-324-1924.