School is my second home
A home is a place where people live with their family members, the parents and the siblings. At home, everyone is comfortable and enjoys what they deem best. Once kids get to a right age, children move to schools to get an education for their future success. The children are separated from the comfort of home by schools. The school environment makes children adapt fast and finally feel like they have a second home.
At home children have parents. The parents give their children parental love and a sense of belonging. At home, the children feel confident for they know they have someone to stand by their side. Teachers at the school are like our parents back at home. A new student in the school will be taught and convinced that the teachers are like their parents. The teachers show compassion and care to the children. The teachers just like the parents encourage the children to work hard and achieve high grades. The encouragement boosts the confidence of children in school. The children are also taught good morals at school. Teaching good morals is the duty of parents and the society at home; therefore teachers make the school look like home by teaching morals. Teachers make children learn the art of responsibility just like the parents do at home. Kids feel at home and see their teachers as their parents by observing how the teachers are dealing with them. At home, the parents strive so hard to protect their children from any danger; the parents safeguard their children from physical harm from neighbors and friends. In schools, the teachers protect children from bullying and any other form of harm to the children in the school environment. The protection makes kids know that they have parents around.
At home, children have their siblings and neighbors children. At school, other children make kids feel like they are in a home environment. The children at school give their fellows confidence of expression and socialization. The teachers are good, but children cannot initiate some conversation with the teachers. Also, since children are learners, they may fear to share their thoughts with their teachers freely. The children just like home are the playmates of their fellows at school.
At home, there are public activities. The public activities help people come together to achieve a greater goal. In schools there are also several activities, e.g. the school clubs, these helps children know the need of group work. Working as a group helps children develop the art and skills of living outside the school environment. Children volunteer in public activities to gain experience of their career, with the numerous activities in school; children can also get the same experience.
At school children have co-curricular activities the same as home. The co-curricular activities both at home and school are meant to help the children grow up physically active. The co-curricular activities in school may involve playing for the school team which is not different from playing for a community group.
At home, there are family trips. These trips can be to some recreational centers like going to a zoo. Children enjoy the adventure with their parents. At school, the administrators can also organize such trips. The idea of traveling together with teachers and fellow children in the same bus makes children think they are at home.
At home, there are people of diverse characters. Schools also have some people with different characters. Just as at home one needs to learn how to deal with others of different characters, so it is at school.
The school and home share some similarities. These similarities help children cope with the academic pressure in schools. The similarities encourage children to love their academic work.
To the staff of Success Academy Bergen Beach:
To have a wonderful teacher is amazing; to have two wonderful teachers is a dream come true. But to have an awesome staff is beyond anything that words could begin to describe. I feel blessed that my daughter is a part of this school. I thank you all for the hard work that you have been doing to ensure that no scholar is left behind. I have seen the dedication and love that each of you display and I have to say thank you for your continued support and dedication.
I feel blessed that my daughter is a part of this school.
To Ms. Miller and Ms. Parker of Georgia State University, the two of you have been a true dream team. I have seen my daughter Daniyah make so much progress with your help and support. What you guys do doesn’t seem like a traditional teacher-scholar relationship but rather the closest thing to a parent-child relationship. I feel at ease knowing that she is safe in your care. I also know that you show the same affection to each scholar and for this I must say thank you.
Daniyah doesn’t dread going to school. As a matter of fact, when we are on vacation, she counts down the days to re-enter those doors. She turns games she plays on her own or with her dolls or friends into No Hesitation Math games and Number Stories. She also likes to be my teacher and quiz me! It is a wonderful thing as a mother to see that my child loves learning. We have a set time when homework must be done, but I never have to remind her. She takes her work seriously and I know that it is because of the way that you guys have taught her.
To Ms. Bucknor (science), Mr. Luddy (music), Ms. Skudder (art), Mr. Puckett (chess), and Mr. Hansen (sports), you all have completed her learning experience at school. It is truly a joy for her to learn from you. The work that you do also encourages me when we do work at home. I have been applying your teaching techniques and have seen great results. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
To the operations team — Ms. Monestime and Mr. Santana — and the leadership team — Ms. Jeudy, Mr. Silva and, of course, the amazing Principal Jessica Johnson, what can I say that would do justice to the deepest gratitude that I have for you all? I feel as if the school is my second home and you guys are my extended family. Whenever I visit, your staff is always professional and I am greeted with big smiles. I have never felt uncomfortable or out of place, especially seeing how often I am at school. Thank you for having an open-door policy and for creating a welcoming environment. To all the other teachers, thank you, thank you, and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Although my daughter may not be in you class, you guys have made it easy for me to want to volunteer and help. I always feel appreciated; I want you all to know that I truly appreciate you too.
As we approach the end of the school year, I really want you all to know that I do feel lucky that my daughter attends this amazing school and I am a part of this family. I love you guys and can’t wait to continue the experience with you next year. Keep up the amazing work that only you all can do.
Ms. Webb and Daniyah