Wow, what a GREAT year! We have learned so much together, and created many lasting memories through shared projects and fun hands-on learning activities! Your child has been working hard to develop skills needed for the first grade and beyond. We made many new friends and had a lot of great laughs along the way, too!
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. My friends and family often laugh at me when I refer to your children as “my kids”. They are like my own children. They all have touched my life and this school year in very positive and rewarding ways. Thank you sharing this time with me and being a part of this amazing learning community.
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.
As your child moves from kindergarten to first 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, make life-to-text connections as you read.
- Practice skip counting, adding and subtracting to prepare for first grade math. Help your child develop a sense of working and solving problems independently.
- Encourage your child to write often! Writing stories, letters, journals, and thank you notes are all 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 break! I hope to see you around campus soon!
:) Mrs. Davis