Monday, August 25, 2014


I hope you are having a wonderful summer! The beginning of the year is right around the corner. This year will be filled with fun and learning for all of us. We are so lucky to be a part of Memorial because it is a beautiful building, but more importantly, it is a community with helpful teachers and friendly students.
Teaching is my absolute favorite thing to do. Don’t get me wrong- I love summer: the beach, barbeques, and good books. Reading is one of my favorite summer activities. As a fifth grader, you’ll be doing a lot of reading. I hope that you are enjoying some good books this summer!
On the first day of school, I’d like you to bring a paper bag filled with 5 small items. Each item should tell us something about you. This is a fun way to get to know each other better. In addition to that, there are some other “supplies” you need to bring with you to room 235. Please bring a positive attitude, determination, curiosity, and respect. Do you remember the sign that’s hanging in the front of our classroom? It says “It Takes All Kinds of Kinds.” This is a daily reminder that it’s important to accept and embrace everyone’s differences. We are all different, which makes this world a fantastic place!
I’d love to hear from you before school starts. Feel free to email me at You can share some things you’ve done over the summer, what you’re looking forward to, or even some suggestions for this year! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Soak up the sunshine. Read a good book. Laugh with friends and family. I can’t wait to start our year together!