My name is Nathan Brusky and I am very excited to start my first year at HLWW. I will be one of the Special Education teachers here at HLWW. I bring a wide array of teaching experiences to HLWW; I have taught in South Korea, Wisconsin, and Minnesota in both rural and urban settings. I am dually certified in Special Education and Social Studies. I look forward to working at the HLWW school district and getting back to an area that is similar to the one I grew up in.
Let me tell you about myself and where I come from. I am originally from Central Wisconsin where I grew up on a family farm. Growing up on a dairy farm, I learned the values of hard work and perseverance. I also learned what it was like to be a Special Education student. At age eight, I was placed in Special Education service to help level the playing field with my peers. I used the values that I learned from working the family farm to work my way out of Special Education. There were a lot of people involved with my success, so when it came to decide my major, I picked Education. Now I am able to give back to the society as an Educator. Again, I am happy to be working here at HLWW because it is the place I can call home.
I look to this year as a growth opportunity for myself and the students I work with. I look forward to learning about the HLWW community and the people that live within it. I also look forward to guiding the students in the achievement of their goals. Please feel free to contact either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (ext. 4137).
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I just wanted to give you an update of what is happening in the classes and at school. Please feel free to email or call me if you have any questions.
The first update is that we are working on organization of ideas in my Resource Reading Class.We have been doing this through journal writing and in class worksheets along with reading discussion. This is part of larger unit on 6+1 trait writing. With it, we hope to improve our writing skills. If students would like more help they can make an appointment before or after school.
Another update I would like to give is we are continuing to track reading progress with fluency and comprehension probes. Students have been striving to break their goals each week. A recommendation with the holidays is to pick a piece of literature either read it to oneself or read to relatives that are in town.
There are a few dates to keep in mind that are coming up quickly. Semester 2 changes are due December 1 and will be given out on 11/25/14. Mid-quarter is on December 8th, marking the halfway point through the quarter. The other important date is parent teacher conferences on December 15, from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. This would be a good time a to get an update on students’ progress.
Finally, I would like to say enjoy the upcoming holidays. Also, have safe travels whether going five or five hundred miles. I hope everyone comes back from the holidays with stories to tell.
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