fredag 12 december 2014

Newsletter Week 51

Dear Parents
Time has really flown to a final week with the children. It has been a challenging yet very rich with new experiences for me as a Class Teacher. I have been profoundly captured by the engagement of parents towards the children performance welfare and leisure. This kind of engagement terrifying as it may have been sometimes is very ideal if a child is to succeed.
For the highest majority of parents it has been a great and valuable exchange focused on direct engagement with the children`s academic work at school. Parents have been helpful directly, prompt when consultation was needed on an issue respectful and kept their boundaries. This has been great teamwork. For areas that did not work we will try to engage the right gears for next term.
The children have written reflections about their favourite book this Term. They have also had book talk with each child giving information about a book that they borrowed from the Library 10 days ago. The reflections were very healthy as children related their stories in a away that was stimulating for others to want to read the books.
I have managed to find a source of class sets for the class. Where there is a will there is always a way. The first sets have already been delivered and issued to students. It will be quite high responsibility if we will use the Circulation Library for class sets since if we lose a book, we will not be able to borrow books. I have borrowed Matilda and Charlie Chocolate Factory by Roahl Dahl. I may be compelled to let the children read one of them over Christmas this will initiate mixed reactions but I tender my apologies. I have done yet another LUS test and a lot of progress in reading has been made by the children
We have focused a lot on Multiplication using Number Sense to 3 digit numbers.
The children are free from homework next week. However I have issued them with Matilda of Roahl Dahl. They can read the book until they finish. I will have activities to do with the book in the first 2 weeks next Term.
There was a beautiful ceremony for the Lucia today. William, Yessenia, Olivia and April represented our class in the choir. A very great gesture!
End of Term
The 18th Dec is the last day of school. Children will have a great closure that will involve full day school activities. We will have some refreshment in the afternoon before the final closure. There will be a ceremonial closure at the schoolyard. Fireworks will be excluded this year, as it is not suitable for the environment. There will be no formal school on the 19th December.
We will communicate some more before Christmas. Enjoy a memorable Lucia with your precious children.
Kindest Regards

 Jacqueline Zettergren