Dear Parents and Families,
Wow, what a year! To better state that- what a GREAT year! We have covered a lot of material and participated in many fun and exciting lessons. Students learned how to relate to one another, to connect through mindfulness and to open doors to learn who they are and shape who they want to be.
Each of your children has brought such joy and happiness to our classroom. I was so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of children this past year. My friends and family often laugh at me when I refer to your children as “my kids”. They all have touched my life and this school year in very positive and rewarding ways. I hope as the years go by that they keep in touch. Today’s technology can help us continue the relationships we have built.
It has been my pleasure getting to know not only your child, but you as well. Having parental support and open lines of communication is an essential part of any successful school year. Thank you for all you have done to make our year so fulfilling and memorable.
As your child moves to fifth grade, there are some very important things you can do to help them succeed. Engage in meaningful conversations with your child everyday. Take time (if only a few minutes a day) to really listen to what they have to say. Read to and listen to your child read. Ask questions, make predictions, make life to text connections as you read. Practice those multiplication and division facts as a way to really be ready for grade five math. Help your child develop a sense of working and solving problems independently. Talk about ways and start practicing getting and staying organized. Encourage your child to write often! Writing stories, letters, journal entries, blogs etc. are great ways to get thoughts organized and put onto paper. Listen to your child’s social and emotional needs. These little things will lead to success next year.
Sadly due to medical reasons, my last day with the students will be Friday June 24th. They will be in good hands for the final two days of school. I hope that grade four created stepping stones to ensure that your children are capable and able to reach their goals and live their dreams. I have full faith in them and will always be here for them even if I am their “old teacher”. I am so proud of each of your children and thank you for your support and guidance along the way. Again, thank you for a wonderful year and have a fantastic summer.
Today was our final lesson with Alyssa the Scientist. She treated us to a few experiments that first got her interested in science at the age of 12! Students learned about genes and DNA and were even able to extract DNA from kiwi fruit! Thank you Alyssa for sharing the wonderful world of science with us!
This is a reminder that on Monday, June 20th, the Grade 4 students will be going to Splashdown Park in Tsawwassen to celebrate a year of hard work. It is an exciting day where students can enjoy the water slides in a safe and supervised environment. We will be taking the bus at 9:30 from school and returning by 3:00. Students must bring the following:
See you Monday!