This email is regarding: Your child that has been successfully enrolled into Gifted Program Prep Summer Course by Northwest Chinese School
My name is Hanson Dai and I will be your child's instructor for next monday's (8/6) Gifted Program Preparation Summer Course. I am sending this email one week in advance so that the first day of camp will run smoothly.
First off, the course syllabus is attached in this email. Please print it and read. There is also part of you and your child's first homework assignment on the last page. Please complete it and turn it in to me on the first day of camp.
Next, my class website. I strongly believe that having a class website is instrumental in a student's learning. The class website includes my biography, contact information, class updates, class pictures, class handouts, homework files, lecture notes, etc. You may explore it and get familiar with it before class starts. The url is:
Furthermore, I would like to get to know your child a little bit better. For their very first writing homework assignment, I would like for them to login to my classroom database and press start on an assignment named "All About Me Narrative Essay". This is due by the beginning of the first class. After that, it will be locked. Details on how you will login will be sent in a separate email right after this one. Once you successfully login, you can access the start button by pressing it on the right hand side of the home screen or going to the assignments section. You will also notice that there is a grades section. All scored assignments will be entered into the classroom database to formulate an overall course grade. This will be apart of the report card I provide on the very last day. The classroom database will also be utilized for attendance, communication, etc.
The daily course schedule is also available for viewing by visiting the calendar section of the database or by looking at the list of assignments in the gradebook. You will see that letter grades and percentages will appear next to every assignment as the course progresses. I strongly recommend that you and your child login every single day to check progress and any potential areas that are strong or need improvement. If I ever make an error, please let me know ASAP. The hand copy of the assignments will be handed back as well. I strive to update grades as frequently as possible.
Lastly, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask! My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email is the best method of communication in my classroom. I strive to reply in 72 hours at the most. Usually, I reply the same or next day.
Looking forward to meeting all of you and an amazing two weeks of camp!
NWCS Gifted Program Teacher