April 2004

Dear Families,

My name is Miss Closs. I am very excited to be finishing the year in your child�s 2nd grade classroom! I love 2nd grade! I am writing to tell you a little bit about myself.

I am a graduate of Michigan State University with degrees in history and elementary education. I am very familiar with Oxbow Community School and many of the students because as a guest teacher this past year, I spent a great deal of time at Oxbow. I taught for Mrs. Abray this past year when she had her first child. You can learn more about my educational background if you visit my portfolio website.

It is my belief that all children can and want to learn. I believe that it is my job as a teacher to nourish this love of learning, and to help students to develop into better people.

I know that we will have a terrific time this spring. Please feel free to contact me anytime regarding your child. I know that being partners in your child�s education will enable your child to have a successful spring.

Miss Closs