Students & Parents,
It has truly been a rewarding school year for me! I feel very blessed to be back as part of the SCA family.
Students, I hope that you feel you have grown as readers and writers over the course of this school year. I know that there were some bumps in the road, but we got through together! Enjoy your summer, but don’t waste this time! Hang out with friends and family, travel, read, as much as you can, and reach out to others. Rather than spend all your time watching television or playing video games, spend some time investing in the people in your life- YOU WON’T REGRET IT!
Parents, I want to thank you for the trust that you place in me. Know that I take the education of and opportunity to work with your children very seriously. I hope that my class has helped them academically, but I hope they have learned life lessons from me as well. Thank you! I look forward to continuing to partner with you in the future.
A couple of notes for the end of the school year:
- English exams are Tuesday (5/26) after lunch. All my classes were given specifics for studying. In addition to the grammar concepts listed, students should be prepared to write a brief essay for their final exam that will demonstrate their stylistic and mechanical skills.
- Any student that still has a book from my classroom bookshelf should return it by Thursday (5/28). I treasure those books, please return them! 🙂
- Summer reading assignments have been given for all middle school English classes. Students entering 9th grade should consult Mrs. Rothermel with questions regarding their summer reading assignment. If you are entering 7th or 8th grade, I can field questions at email@example.com. Students entering 7th grade should read From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Students entering 8th grade should read A Wrinkle in Time. Students either have received or will receive everything needed for these assignments before the end of the school year.
- I will be sending home some other things this coming week for students to work on over the summer. Current 6th and 7th grade students will get some specific things that they can work on as individuals over the summer. I highly recommend that you take some time to work on these things to help improve your skills, however, these reading and writing exercises are completely optional.
- A special thank-you to parents for your support of our Lion King field trip. I know it was some-what difficult to pick-up your children so late. Don’t worry!-I’ve learned a lot from this trip and have already made adjustments for next year’s show trip (which is already in the planning stages)!
Thank you again! Blessings to all for a super summer!