Hello, my name is Jenni Sampson; I’ve been a middle school language arts teacher for over a decade, and I’m very excited to bring that experience with me to Helena Middle School. This is going to be a great year filled with good books, authentic smiles, and memorable experiences. My goal for your son or daughter is to help them foster their innate curiosity and wonder, and then channel that curiosity through reading and writing as important tools for self-discovery.
Please partner with me in supporting your child’s literacy development by encouraging your son/daughter to read at home. You can do this by taking them to the library and by enjoying reading materials with them. My family listens to books together when we go on road trips, and we always enjoy the time in the car so much more when we do. Even my dog Latte perks up her ears when we listen to a good book!
Literary experiences can help be a part of childhood memories for a lifetime. Let me help you give your child that gift. If you need resources for finding good books to listen or read, let me know.
It’s going to be a great year. Thanks for your involvement and support!