Dear Parent or Guardian,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my excitement about working with your student this year.  I love teaching science and success classes because I care deeply about each of my students.  I believe students can grow and develop by examining the issues we cover in class.  The main goal of my courses is to inspire lifelong learning and self-improvement.

Additional information about each class is provided in the syllabus on each webpage.  In each class we will be covering a lot of fun information and we will approach it in ways that many students have not experienced before.  I am loud, I get excited, I am very enthusiastic, and I like the students to be engaged.  We will be doing a variety of activities, discussions, lectures, labs, reading, writing, and other projects.

Your student will need a composition notebook for class this year.  They are available at Wal-Mart for less than $1.00 and they sell out fast during the first week of school.  I will also try to keep in touch every other week letting you know what is going on in class, what homework you should be seeing at home, and when we have upcoming tests.

Remember, learning does not stop when your child leaves the classroom.  Please contact me at 503.399.3241 or kim_donovan@salkeiz.k12.or.us, if you have any questions or would like some tips on how you can foster your student’s learning at home.

Best wishes,

Donovan Kim