Dear Parents and Students,

We are so excited about secondyear at Forest Heights STEM Academy.  This year we will explore various types of literature and literary elements through class assignments and individualized learning.  We are using gaggle, a cloud based program, to set up our online classroom.  This program will give students the opportunity to blog, participate in online discussions, upload assignments, email, upload presentations and organize their work. I will use this program to individualize assignments, give students immediate feedback, create assignments, and organize my classroom.  Please watch video belowto learn more about gaggle and how it will benefit your students.

My teaching philosophy is very simple.  I am an advocate for children.  In my classroom, I strive to create an environment where all students feel safe and valued.  I encourage them to take risks with their learning and embrace new ideas and concepts.  Every student is valued in my classroom and brings special gifts and talents.  As a class, we will treat one another with respect and kindness.  There must be trusting environment for learning to take place.

I want to encourage all my parents to be involved in their child's learning, so please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns.  It is important to me that we create a sense of community in our school.  I look forward to meeting all of you!!

Sincerely,

Cindy Kilpatrick