Wow, what a year we have had! It's hard to believe we are already in our final week of Year One. I would like to express to parents what a fantastic year of teaching and learning from your children I have had! Year 1R are certainly a special bunch of children who I am privileged to have taught this year. Their efforts as a class to continue to improve their learning and 'be the best that they can be' has impressed me. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching such a cohesive and enthusiastic bunch of students who are a credit to their beautiful parents!
I would like to thank you all as parents for your contributions both inside and outside the classroom in supporting me with your children's learning. For those of you who have been able to assist in the classroom with learning programs, preparation, excursions and class fun days, thank you! And for the commitment to practicing sight words, reading with your children and working through their homework with them, thank you! A special thanks to Robyn Cross and Ainslie Higgins who were our fabulous class reps this year.
Over the year we have received wonderful help from Mrs Annert, Ms Kent and Mrs Stokes in the classroom who have all worked hard to support myself and the children. The Year Ones and I have been so lucky to have such a strong team of Education Assistants, whom the children and myself have had lots of fun working with this year. Not to mention thanks to the dynamite Miss Prowse who has been the best buddy teacher a girl could ask for!
A few reminders for our final week together:
Just a little more parent help required...
We would love some parent helpers to assist us with end of term cleaning this Wednesday morning. Many hands make light work! Thanks in anticipation for your help.
A collection of the first 200 sight words are on the children's desk mats which will go home this week. Some extra practice over the holidays to consolidate reading and spelling of these words would be very beneficial.
We require all PLD packs, overdue library books and home readers back this week before the year is out!
We will start sending home some books throughout the week, to avoid the children lugging too much home on Friday. Donations of plastic bags will help us to pack things into the students' bags. Portfolio files will go home on Friday with some of your children's precious work samples from throughout the year, along with an end of year report.
I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year with your families! Thanks again for a wonderful 2017!