- Dear Students, Parents and Families,
Wow, what a GREAT year! We have covered a lot of material and made many new friends along the way.
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. 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. I encourage and welcome correspondences from you and your children. If your child is participating in a summer sport, please email me their schedule and I will attend a game if my schedule allows!
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. The endless gifts, snacks, and school supplies have been wonderful. I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate everything you have done and given.
As your child moves to the next 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, and make life to text connections as you read. Practice math addition and subtraction facts. 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, etc are great ways to get thoughts organized and put onto paper. These little things will lead to big successes next year.
Again, thank you for a wonderful year. Have a fantastic summer and see you in the fall!
- Mrs. Halvorson