Wow, what a year! To better state that- what a GREAT year! We have covered a lot of material and participated in many fun and exciting projects. We started to develop skills needed Year 3. We made many new friends 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. They all have touched my life and this school year in very positive and rewarding ways.
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 Year 2 to Year 3, 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 those addition and subtraction facts as a way to really be ready for Year 3. Help your child develop a sense of working and solving problems independently. Talk about ways to get organized and stay organized. Encourage your child to keep writing! 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. Have a fantastic holiday and see you in August!