Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
February 6th, 2015
Dear Governor Cuomo,
I am writing to you with the intention of inviting you to visit our classroom. You see sir, I feel that there is much that our third graders could teach you, and share with you. Our students are truly inspiring, and I have no doubt that you would find the visit rewarding.
Governor, spending some time in our classroom you would learn the importance we place on developing the well being of the whole child. You would notice how we encourage empathy and understanding. You would see that we value collaboration, and working together to solve problems. And, that in spite of significant challenges we persevere. Our students would tell you that building each other up and helping one another is important. That our mutual agreements of being respectful, responsible and safe help to create an environment that is conducive to learning and growing. You might even be surprised to learn about the diversity in the background, circumstances, and abilities of our students and how we differentiate instruction in order to meet their unique academic needs, and how we also provide support for their physical and emotional needs. We are a community of learners: students, teachers, and families working together.
We look forward to the opportunity to have you as our special guest at your earliest convenience.
3rd Grade Teacher
Nate Perry Elementary
P.S. Here are some photos of our learning community. We hope you enjoy them!