Welcome to Grade 3! It is a pleasure to be your child’s teacher this year. They are a lovely group and I’ve already noticed several budding friendships. We had a busy day and I expect they will be early to bed tonight. They have a homework assignment which is to reflect on their first day of school. It is no problem if they’re too tired to do it tonight – whatever feels right to you. On that same note, the Parent Info packet is lengthy and it is fine if you need an extra day to do that.
To introduce myself: This is my fourth year teaching at SAS following 12 years in Northern California where I taught multiple grades, worked as a Reading Specialist, and did professional development for teachers across all grade levels, both in my school district and at the County Office of Education. In addition to a California Teaching Credential, I hold a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. It is a privilege to be teaching motivated, curious, and positive students here at SAS, as well as collaborating with such talented colleagues.
I am the mother of three wonderful boys (what else could I say), two of whom live in London and one who lives in San Francisco. This summer I traveled around the world! Beginning on the East Coast of the U.S., I visited NYC which is always good fun. Then I went to California to visit friends and my son Ben. For an adventure, I took a train from there to Big Sky Country, aka Montana, to experience Glacier National Park where I saw spectacular scenery and lots of wildlife. The most fun was horseback riding on a dude ranch! After that, it was off to the U.K. to spend time with my sons, friends, and other family members. One of my favorite pastimes is hiking and England was the perfect place for that delight. SAS is such a wonderful place to work and Shanghai an exciting place to live, so I’m always glad to come home. It’s good to be back!
I look forward to getting to know you all, parents as well as students. I welcome open communication and invite you to contact me via email at: Ellen.Fryer@saschina.org. If you would like to meet in person, please schedule a time in advance. I will always find a time that works for us both.
There will be information about what’s happening in our class and at the entire school on the Grade 3 blog:
There will be posts specific to our classroom on my blog:
Please note that the class schedule is at the top of the home page.
I look forward to a fantastic school year!
Grade 3 Teacher