Degrees and Certifications:
-BA in Special Education K-12 -BA in Regular Education 1-8 -Working on Masters in Ed. Leadership, Teacher Leader Certificate has been earned
My name is Mrs. Christy LeBlanc, and I will have the honor of teaching your child this year. I have earned a Bachelors degree in elementary education (grades 1-8) and special education (grades K-12). I am currently working on my Masters Degree in Educational Leardership and have earned the Teacher Leader certification. It was a privilege to be chosen as the Hattie Watts 2012 Teacher of the Year and St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2012. With 13 years of teaching experience, I will lead your child through a school year filled with joy and learning.
This year your child will learn lots of new things. For example, in math, your child will learn how to multiply. In science, he/she will learn about the scientific method. In social studies, your child will learn about Louisiana and government. In language, he/she will learn a lot about grammar and essay writing. In reading, your child will learn how to analyze stories. Third grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated. I hope to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child’s years of schooling.
Your child will also experience departmentalization of classes for the first time this year. I will be teaching your child science and social studies. Reading and writing will be taught by Mrs. Mayeux, and math will be taught by Mrs. Simoneaux. By departmentalizing classes teachers are able to plan more in depth lessons in their subject which will in turn mean a better education for your child.
So much happens in Primary Grades! It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes. Maintaining each child’s self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in our classroom. Here are some ways you can help:
*Celebrate your child’s success, no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of his/her work!
*Read to and with your child everyday, if possible. The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom.
*Make sure your child completes his homework, and then go over it with him/her. Homework gives your child the needed reinforcement and practice of the skills that are being taught at school. In addition, when a person completes a skill in a different environment than the classroom, he/she better retains that skill.
This will be possible if we, as parents and educators, work together. Perhaps this ideal is best expressed in the poem below, written by Ray A. Lingenfelter, an elementary principal. I appreciate all that you do at home to support your child and his/her teachers. I look forward to a wonderful year together!
I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there. The clay they used was a young child’s mind and they fashioned it with care. One was a teacher; the tools she used were books and music and art; one was a parent with a guiding hand and a gentle loving heart. And when at last their work was done, they were proud of what they had wrought. For the things they had worked into the child could never be sold or bought. And each agreed she would have failed if she had worked alone. For behind the parent stood the school, and behind the teacher stood the home.
Mrs. Christy LeBlanc
I believe that you play a very important role in the success of your child. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a message in the office for me to call you, and I will call you back as soon as possible