• My name is Mrs. Petruleas and I will be your child’s Kindergarten teacher for this school year.  I am looking forward to working with him/her in our full-day kindergarten class.  I have been teaching for about 15 years and I am currently working on a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.  I have a Masters in Reading and an ESL endorsement which has helped me in supporting students with their reading as well as their English language development.  Kindergarten is an exciting time where students will make growth through the work that they will do each day.  Students will have the opportunity to work at their own pace, while still being challenged.  While our class focuses on academics, developmentally appropriate intentional play will be a very important part of our schedule as children learn through purposeful play.  Instruction will be geared to your child’s needs determined by assessments, observations, and discussions.  There will also be a lot of opportunities for group work and individual work time.  We will explore different content areas where students are encouraged to ask questions as they learn in our classroom.  If you have any questions, please contact me at jpetruleas@emsd63.org.  I look forward to working with you and your child :)