! My name is Ms.
Valencia Durón and I will have the pleasure of teaching your child this
year. I have been working at Discovery
for the last 17 years. This is my 11th year as a Kindergarten
teacher. It is my belief that a child's success is based on a cooperative
parent/teacher relationship. I look forward to working with you
throughout the year. Discovery School
I hope you and your child enjoyed the summer and that you are ready to embark on an important milestone in your child's life. Kindergarten is a year of growing socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Your involvement, interest, and enthusiasm will help make this a wonderful year of growth for you and your child.
Take a moment to imagine the kindergarten world: letters, numbers, stories, sharing blocks, puzzles, play, paint and play-dough. Imagination and creativity are everywhere. As you talk with your child about their day and celebrate their best effort on the work they do, remember that Kindergarten is a "child's garden." Many times the process is more important than the product, and learning is accomplished by doing, touching, and experiencing.
At this early stage of learning, it is important to set routines in your child's life. Try to set aside time each day to discuss what your child did in school.
I feel that my greatest contribution so far in education has been serving my students to the best of my ability and being an advocate for their education.