(中学篇)2017年第08期:初中英语实用写作的教学实践——以提案写作为例(上海:孙佳韵)一文涉及的教学内容

 
Sample Proposal
 
To: Ms. Li (Principal)
 
From: Carrie Sun
 
Subject: Proposal for after-school child care for WFLA staff
 
Concerning the fact that there has been an increasing number of staff members in our school who have problems taking care of their young children when they come back from school, I strongly suggest that the school run an after-school child care center so that the staff's children can spend their time after school in a safe and constructive way.
 
It is necessary for the school to offer such a service for the school staff for two reasons. First, it definitely meets the staff's child care needs, particularly the staff whose children go to primary school. The normal dismissal time of local primary schools is around 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon whereas most of the teachers in our school work until 4:45 pm and quite a few are on campus even later. These employees' top concern is how their children spend the time after school when alternative child care is not available. Besides, a school-based child care system allows children to grow their circle of friends. With most of the children born to one-child families and living in apartment blocks where neighbors do not often visit each other, children have little chance to interact with each other after school. A day care that brings together children of different ages would provide an interactive platform for children to meet new people and make friends. Over time, these children will develop critically important social skills.
 
It is feasible to run an after-school child care center on our campus. The teachers' lounge would be an ideal place for such a program since hardly any teachers use this facility after 3:30 pm. And the lounge has desks and chairs which are nicely designed and thoughtfully arranged in a way that allows both individual work and group work. The lounge is also supplied with a variety of snacks and drinks that appeal to hungry kids and a wide selection of books that may keep the kids occupied for hours. As for the child care supervisor, teachers whose children attend the service can take turns in monitoring the children. There could be no better choice than the teachers themselves to make sure the kids spend their time constructively. With sufficient experience of working with children, they are in the best position to help with homework, organize activities to engage young learners and create a positive learning environment for all.
 
Undeniably, by running a child care center the school would have to pay more money and take more responsibility. However, the financial cost could be shared by the staff members whose children attend the child care and the benefits of running the service would definitely outweigh its problems.
 
I believe both the school staff and their children will benefit from the program outlined above. Your consideration of this proposal is highly appreciated and your support in this matter will be essential to ensure a caring, positive work environment for our staff.