I am very excited to kick off a new school year with your child. This year will mark my fourth year as a Teacher! I look forward to a very exciting year and my door is always open if you have any questions or concerns. Please check in at the office as they need to know who is in the school. As you pay your child’s school fees, I will be able to give your child their school supplies (including agenda). We will be labeling everything that your child receives.
Throughout the first few weeks, I will be spending time setting up classroom routines and we will be getting to know each other and the rules of our school. In 4IS, reading matters so the more we practice reading correctly, the better we become at it. Please encourage your child to read at home. Grade 4 students are expected to read for 20 minutes a day. Please have your child record it in their agenda. We will keep track of the total every Friday (or Thursday if it is a no school Friday).
We do have a microwave in the classroom for the children to warm up their lunch food. Monday and Wednesday will be the girl’s days. Tuesday and Thursday will be the boy’s days. Friday will be a mixed day. I schedule the microwave this way to help make our microwave lineups more manageable. We also have a kettle if your child needs hot water for their food. Healthy morning snacks are recommended and should be able to be eaten cold.
Please try to label your child’s items that come from home. I always want to be able to return a lost item to the rightful owner. Our fundraising efforts this year go to help pay for the multiple field trips we have planned this year which includes two coach buses that take us to Fort Edmonton in June. We will need your help to run our hot lunches and other fundraisers when they are scheduled. We will ask for your help when we need it. The students will be writing daily messages in their agendas that focus on reflections or important reminders of activities or events coming up.
If you have any questions, please ask!