Mrs. Patricia Hook

Phone: 973-423-6485

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education from WPU M.A. Elementary Education from FDU

Mrs. Patricia Hook

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to 1st grade!  First 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.  During first grade, your child will learn how to read, write stories, add, subtract, and so much more.  I hope to make your child's learning experience a fun and exciting one.  My goal is to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child's years of schooling.

So much happens in First Grade!  The year will be full of important transitions.  It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes.  Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready.  Maintaining each child's self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in our first grade.  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 their 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.  

I am looking forward to working with your child this year and helping him/her to achieve his/her full potential.

I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year I will communicate with you through notes, telelphone calls, emails, and conferences.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time.  You can call me at school (973-423-6485), Ext. 2233 send me a note or email me at phook@hawthorne.k12.nj.us.  I will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Again, I look forward to teaching your child and working with you to help your child achieve his/her fullest potential.  Please don't hesitate to contact me.  

Sincerely,

Patricia L. Hook