• Ni Hao! Welcome to Second Grade Chinese Immersion!

    Name: Keting "Susan" Xiao
    Email Address: KXiao@bcps.k12.md.us
    Phone number: 410-426-3650

    Dear families,

    Teaching is my life! I love the fact that I am contributing to my students’ lives and futures and I always learn something from them.

    My teaching experience in China was rewarding, but different. My students are bright, energetic, and opinionated. Learning to adapt to the way they learn has been a challenging but rewarding experience. My husband is also a teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools and gives me a great deal of support. We are a Teaching Family!!

    We have 23 students this year. I am very excited to get to know them. Our classroom culture is built on respect and responsibility. Establishing good classroom discipline is essential to each child’s success, confidence and well-being. Every child should feel that the classroom environment is safe and secure, free from all threats of physical or emotional harm. In addition, it is important that each child learns to develop self- discipline and good work habits, to solve conflicts peacefully, and to think independently.

    The curriculum at BIA is rigorous but we strive to make the learning process here fun and rewarding.

    Our school-wide grading system is 50% unit assessments, 20% quizzes and projects, 20% classwork, and 10% homework.

    I understand that teaching your child is a tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However, I cannot do this without your help. We are partners in the learning process.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to send me a note or email me at Kxiao@bcps.k12.md.us. I am always happy to talk to the families of my students. You are the most important people in my students’ lives. Let’s work together to make sure your child gets everything he or she needs to be successful this year!

    Let’s have a great school year together!

    Keting Xiao

    BIA 2nd  Grade Chinese Immersion Teacher

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