June 25, 2020
I cannot believe that the end of the school year is approaching so quickly. It has been a historical year and although we were challenged with so many things, we still experienced much joy and happiness. Our entire staff ensured that we covered all of the necessary curriculum as well as enrichment activities and fun projects. Today's technology allowed us to experience so many wonderful virtual field trips. We were lucky enough to go to museums in Paris, visit zoos all over the world and we even went to Disneyworld. We had a virtual field day, virtual glee club, art club and of course our beautiful Stepping Up and Graduation Ceremonies. We made every effort to ensure success during this unchartered time.
Our staff spent the entire week planning curriculum and developing the necessary standards and prerequisite skills needed for next year. Although this was a new way of teaching for us, we learned a lot. We were trained in new technology and learning platforms that gave us great access to help meet the students' needs. We have had many success stories during this time. I want you to know that No matter what happens we will be ready to meet the students' needs educationally and socially/emotionally. We began planning technology, curriculum, mindfulness programs, virtual trips, and so much more.
Tomorrow your child's teacher will provide you grade specific summer activities. These activities will prepare your child for next year and keep them engaged in a fun way. Some of the best practices I can offer you as both a mother and an educator is to take time to listen to your child read and make sure they are reading at least 15 minutes a day. Practice math facts, encourage them to write often. Having your child journal a little each day is a great way for a child to get their thoughts organized onto paper. Practice some of the wonderful mindfulness activities we have provided for you every Wednesday.
It has been my pleasure working with your child this year. Having your parental support was essential. I would like to take a moment to personally thank each and every one of the parents, grandparents, aunts, cousins and anyone else who took time to co-teach with us in our virtual classrooms. Your dedication and support has not gone unnoticed.
Have a wonderful summer,
Please check your emails weekly, as I will be updating you with any new information for the re-opening of the 2020-2021 school year.