5 GU Where Learning Is Always an Adventure
August 30th, 2020
Dear 5 GU Students, Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to 5 GU! I am so excited to be your 5th grade teacher for homeroom and/or math and science this year! You also will be working with Mrs. Worosz for ELA and Social Studies. I know this year will be very different compared to past ones, but we will still have an exciting year full of many great learning opportunities.
I hope you all had a relaxing summer, I know I did. I spent many days on the beach, which is one of my favorite things to do. I look forward to hearing about how you all have been since we were last in Frog Pond back in March.
I can’t wait to start getting to know each and every one of you! Each one of you brings your own unique qualities and that is what makes you and our class so special. I believe that we all: teachers, parents, and students, must work together in order to help each of you be as successful as you can be. Working together is key in helping you reach the goals you set for yourself. This year we must focus on being kind and patient with each other because we know that many things may change as we go.
There will be many things that we need to get used to this year such as wearing our masks all day, carrying our chromebooks back and forth to school, making sure they are charged when you bring them in (desks are not near outlets), making sure all supplies you may need are with you, and the biggest thing is we have to be very very flexible. We may need to change how we do things as we are going if we find a smoother, more productive system. This is going to be new to every single one of us. When it comes to the masks, you may want to have a back up one in your bookbag.
Parents and guardians... I believe that it is more important than ever to have great communication between home and school and for students to feel safe and comfortable. You and I will mostly be communicating through google classroom (you will get an invite to your email), email, Class Dojo (which you will get an invite to and I am new to this year), and telephone. If at any time you have a question, I urge you to please contact me so that I may be of assistance. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have a preferred email, address, or phone number, please let me know. To help make this year's transition go as smooth as possible, we have tried to streamline as many areas as we can. Most of our instructional material will be presented online and I will be providing notes to be kept in a math notebook to assist the students whenever needed. All codes that are needed for Google Classroom or any other program will be found on the "Codes..." tab on my teacher website.
I am super excited to go on this learning adventure with you and hope you are all ready! So make sure you get enough rest, have your jungle gear, and let's go on this learning adventure together!
See you all soon!