Each child has brought joy and happiness to our classroom. I was so blessed to have had such a wonderful group of children this past year. My friends and family often laugh at me as I refer to them as “my kids”. They have all touched my life in very positive and rewarding ways and their teacher next year will be lucky to have them.
Thank you for all of your support. It has been a 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 and I can’t thank you all enough. Thank you for all you have done to make our year so fulfilling and memorable.
As the students move from Kindergarten to 1st grade, there is a lot you can do to encourage growth over the summer. Make sure to take time to engage in meaningful conversations with your child daily. Take time to read to and listen to your child read. Ask questions, make predictions, and make life to text connections as you read. Practice simple addition and subtraction problems and working with numbers to ten. 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. I wish all of Team Awesome and their families the best of luck as you continue this wonderful journey.
Have an awesome summer and I look forward to seeing you in the fall.