Hello SPUR families,WELCOME to my kindergarten class. This is the beginning of a close relationship between your child, you and myself. I would like to introduce myself and tell you a little more about who I am. My name is Denise Parker. I am a graduate of Tarleton State University. This is my 28th year to teach. Previously, I have taught kindergarten, first, second, third & fourth grades. My favorite grades to teach are kindergarten and first because of the amazing academic development that I, as a teacher, get to observe throughout the school year. I have 22 years of experience teaching first graders so I know what is expected of students entering that grade level. My goal is to prepare your child to succeed not only in kindergarten but go on to be successful in first grade and beyond!I am a single mom and live in Saginaw with my two sons, Dylan & Devin. I love to garden and enjoy nature and have recently taken up painting again. Dylan is my 15 year old little scholar. He is a sophomore at Chisholm Trail High. He loves school and is a member of the C.T.H.S. Ranger Regiment Band & the National Honor Society. Devin is my very outgoing and sweet 12 year old. He is very excited about being in 7th grade this year at Prairie Vista Middle School. He is in band & National Jr. Honor Society. I am so proud of both of my boys. I have very high expectations for my children, but as a parent am there to support and nurture them in order for them to succeed. As your child’s teacher, I will do the same for your child. We need to have a partnership with each other and agree to always communicate openly and honestly for the betterment of the child. With this support your child will have a successful kindergarten year! One very important thing about me that you need to know, I love teaching children!In kindergarten we have a lot to learn and I feel honored that you allow me to teach your child such important things as reading, writing, and the foundation of math. This is going to be an exciting year. We already have many fun activities planned and I am so excited about spending my day with your child.If you ever have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love for you to email me as soon as possible so that I can add you to my parent email list.