Dear parents and students:
Welcome to 6th grade. Welcome to the new adventures in the world of learning with your child. We have planned an exciting year for you, with new skills to learn, new activities to engage and a new language to learn other than your target language. We look forward to sharing this exciting time with you.
My name is Lucia Chen. This is my third year at DLS. I was an elementary school teacher at Taiwan where I taught from 1st grade to 6th grade. I have taught Mandarin Chinese for many years, including teaching at Heritage Chinese School, Adult Community Education and as a private tutor. I enjoy learning very much and I want to share the joy of learning with you and your child.
Our TA, Xue Zhang, graduated from Beijing University of Technology in China, then got another Bachelor’s Degree from University of Colorado at Denver. She has worked as a teaching assistant at DLS for two years. She has strong technology background and will help our students tremendously for their technology project this year.
I believe that we all build on small successes, each child progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready. It will be a priority to maintain each child’s self-esteem and build a secure foundation for future growth in the class. I also believe that good parent-teacher relation and communication will help your child tremendously for his/her adventures in the world of learning. Celebrate your child’s success, no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of his/her work. Encourage your child to read every day. The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills and writing in the classroom and to transfer the skills to the Target Language.
Your child is going to do some technology projects this year. You can view my teaching philosophy in detail and our first technology project through my blog: http://lucia-chen.blogspot.com/.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can leave a message at 303.557.0582 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a pleasure to start a learning journey with your child and to work with you as a team for all the kids in our class. Let’s do our best to help and grow with them.