One of the most exciting parts of the school year is upon us, and while it saddens me to say goodbye to our scholars, I am happy for all the possibilities that are available for you and your child to explore. Summertime in Chicago offers so many attractions that it’s impossible for me to even choose a favorite. My hope is that each of you will have some time to look at our city from a different angle and find something new to love.
I’m sure that you’re aware that our beautiful city hosts some of the most amazing museums, zoos, and parks. As a city resident with a library card, you are able to check out passes to almost every city museum for free. These passes give you access to world class venues that are just waiting to share its riches with your family. Why not enjoy one each week? Your child will be learning new things and also having a great time. This is just the type of summer learning that even the most reluctant students truly treasure.
Although I have been teaching for over 20 years, this summer I am excited to participate in several professional developments that will help me keep my skills sharp. Additionally, I hope to slip in a few quick trips to new places so I can also expand on my experiences. Please let your scholars know that I will also be mixing learning and pleasure so we can all come back in the fall with laser focus on accomplishing our goals.
I am looking forward to an awesome start to the 2017– 2018 school year. My sincere wish is that your child reads every night this summer for a minimum of 30 minutes. This is a great way to end every day. Also, it is expected that every scholar practices math fluency daily. Students should be able to add and subtract all single digits numbers quickly, as well as recite all of their multiplication tables. Remember, practice makes better!
To further sharpen those learned skills, students will receive a summer packet from both myself and their general education teachers. My personalized assignments are attached to this letter, along with the packets from their general education teacher. If my packets are misplaced, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you an electronic link to your scholar’s packets. To access assignments from the general education class, please visit Ms Henry’s site at mshenry205.weebly.com for 6th grade and Mrs. Wesson’s site at: http://shoesmith202.weebly.com/ for 5th grade, and 4thgradeliteracy.weebly.com for 4th grade. If you still have questions or concerns, please contact me at email@example.com.