Each child has brought so much joy and happiness to our learning spaces. We were so blessed to have had such a wonderful group of kind, thoughtful, self-regulated children this past year. Our friends and family often laugh at us as we both refer to them as “my kids”. They have all touched our lives in very positive and rewarding ways and their teachers 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 we can’t thank you all enough. It is difficult to hand over the care and responsibility of your child to a complete stranger and we hope we have met all of your expectations. Thank you so much for trusting us with your babies.
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. We wish all of Team Awesome and their families the best of luck as you continue this wonderful journey and we hope you will stop at the end of the hall and visit us often.
Have an awesome summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Mrs. Bowden & Mrs. Farber