Last Day of 2019-2020 Year
I want to say a sincere thank you for sharing your children with me this year. I enjoy being a teacher so much, and each student has been a sweet, hard-working, unique, and valuable addition to our classroom. I'm always humbled by first graders. They surprise me with what they're capable of, what they remember, what they wonder and imagine, and how eagerly they work to show the PRA Way every day. I will sorely miss this class!
I know our year ended so unusually and without the joyous closure we usually have (watch some of our very sweet good-bye videos on Flipgrid). We had such a great year together, though. A huge thank you for being a supportive, generous community of families - especially during Distance Learning. It makes my job infinitely easier when I am shown appreciation, have open communication lines, am gifted time and supplies, and have academic support at home. We did this together!
I hope to see you and your children around next year! And I hope to see you all waving at the drive-by parade tomorrow - look for me in my purple first grade shirt, and feel free to hold signs out windows/decorate cars so we can tell who we're waving at :)
Below are some resources for the summer that may be useful to you. Have a wonderful, well-deserved school break!
First Grade and Kindergarten red words: list
Extension Boards: I put together these optional extensions boards during Distance Learning. They each contain nine fun, learning-aligned activities from across all subject areas, with a mix of digital and tech-free!
PRA Summer Reading Challenge: Info. flyer and link to tracker here