Hello My Name Is...
Miss Kaitlyne Cook
Welcome to My Classroom
My name is Kaitlyne Cook and I am pleased to introduce myself as your child’s teacher for this 2016-2017 school year here at Kannapolis Intermediate School. I hope this serves as a little helper to get to know me better! A little about me… This is my FIRST year teaching. I was born and raised in Kannapolis and grew up in the Kannapolis City School district.
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
After graduating high school from A.L. Brown, I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I just recently graduated in May with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education. I am absolutely ecstatic to begin my teaching career in a place that I love and have called home for the past 22 years!
In my classroom I firmly believe in a classroom community that fosters academic growth, independence, empathy, collaboration, and a love of learning. I hold every student to the highest expectation of success that is specific to them. I believe in teamwork, in and out of the classroom. I see us as a team working our hardest to ensure the greatest success for your child.
What We are Studying:
For the first quarter, we will be focusing on a variety of skills for your students.
- ELA: Reading foundational skills, knowledge of language, reading informational text, and writing skills.
- Math: Number sense, measurement and data, and statistics and probability.
- Science: Weather, and the human body.
- Social Studies: Employability skills, civics and governance, and geography and environmental literacy.
Things parents/guardians can do to help:
Communication on both our ends is essential! I use a multitude of methods to stay in contact with you. They are listed below:
Email: I send out a weekly email sometime between Friday afternoon and Monday morning in order to keep you updated on what is going on in the classroom. Regarding emails that require a response, I do ask that you give me 24 business day hours. I check my email very regularly but can’t promise that I can sit down and compose a response that quickly.
Daily Notebook: I will be sending home a composition notebook with your child every day detailing how their day went (i.e. positive notes, what we worked on, behavior, needs, etc.) To make this communication tool most effective, I ask that you return it with your child every day. Please feel free to respond in this notebook or contact me via email/phone if you have any questions or concerns.
Important Paper Folder: I will also be sending an important paper folder home daily. This folder will include papers that will need to be signed and returned, as well as information that will be valuable to you as a parent. Please be sure to check this folder nightly and send it back to school with your student.
Phone: I am able to reach by using the school phone number along with my extension code. If I am not able to reach the phone, I ask that you leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. (704) 932-4161 ext. 42908
In addition, whether or not your student has homework will depend on their mastery of the material covered each day. Homework will be turned in the day after it is assigned as the students come in each morning. I ask that you check with your student each night to ensure that the homework is being completed and turned in!
Lastly, reading with your student at least 15 minutes per night will aid your student in success for this school year!
I am SO excited and looking forward to our year together here at Kannapolis Intermediate School! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, comments, concerns, or any notes you may have!
Phone: (704) 932-4161 ext. 42908