My name is Ms. Myers and I am excited to work with you and your child during this school year! Second grade is a time for students to blossom. It’s a year of transitions and curriculum milestones. In language arts, kids spend less time learning to read and more time reading to learn. In math, they learn to count money and tell time, skills that translate to daily life. It’s a year in which learning becomes more refined and students are expected to be more independent.
I believe a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school achievement. Throughout the year, I will communicate with you through weekly newsletters, progress reports, telephone calls, emails, and parent teacher conferences. Together we can support your child’s achievements, challenge him or her to their fullestpotential, expand the kinds of learning he or she will be offered, and celebrate each success.
It is my belief that one must enter the classroom each day with the highest expectations for their students. Every student has the right to an educational experience that should benefit from dedication, consistency, and love from a teacher. I feel that all students are capable and have unique talents and abilities. In my classroom, everyone is an expert at something! We will learn to appreciate the talents that make us different from others, yet realize how similar we all are. My goals are:
• To help each child feel successful, part of a team and comfortable with their peers.
• To guide every student to mastery level of subjects taught through differentiated instructional pieces.
• To instill a climate of trust, courtesy, mutual respect, and responsibility.
• For students to work cooperatively independently, in small groups and in whole groups.
When my students look back at their year in second grade, I want them to remember the community where they were pushed to be the best person that they could be. I want them to remember that I valued, supported, and believed that one day they too would make a difference in the world.
I look forward to an amazing school year. Thank you for your support, and I cannot wait to meet you!
Ms. Emily Myers
B.S. in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Ms. Emily Myers joined the Keith Lower School faculty in 2015. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood, Emily contributes her skills in classroom management and SMART board technology. Her teaching philosophy includes incorporating differentiated instruction to meet the diverse needs of students, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities. Along with her passion for teaching, Emily has years of experience in coaching basketball at all different levels and age groups. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing locally with her grandparents, baking, and cheering on the Chicago Bears!