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2nd Grade- Mrs. Brandt


Dear Parents,

            Hello and welcome to the beginning of the new school year! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Cathy Brandt and I will be your child’s second grade teacher. This will be my twenty-fourth year teaching at Taft and I am looking forward to another exciting year. I appreciate and welcome the support I know you will give your child and our classroom throughout the year. Thank you for your help in advance.

            My goal to be as effective as possible in my instruction is enhanced by understanding how each child learns best. I know my teaching must begin with making your child feel comfortable in our classroom. I would like to get to know your child as soon as possible to help start building our partnership in learning. During our first week at school the students are requested to fill out surveys about their learning (needs/likes/dislikes) in class for me.

            To help me begin to know your child, I am asking that you take a moment and write a few things that would be important for me to know. I’d like to know how your child thinks, plays, and communicates. How do you see your child as a learner and an individual? Attached is a questionnaire. Please use the back side of this paper for additional comments.

            Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to your reply. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year please do not hesitate to call me at 1-815-838-0408 ext.3001. My e-mail address is and you can reach me through teacherease as well.


                                                                                                           Mrs. Brandt


P.S. I look forward to seeing all of you on Thursday, October 30th   at Curriculum Night.