It has been a wonderful year in second grade. I will miss your beautiful children. I know this Monday Memo is already late, and I realized I need to send it tonight because tomorrow afternoon, you will receive the email with your child's new teacher for third grade--at which point, you'll have no use for me anymore!
Moving on to a new grade is a milestone for you to celebrate in your child's life, but it's always a little bittersweet for me. It is hard to let go of my class family. A great thing about being a teacher is the development of this special relationship I have enjoyed with your child. There is a quote often attributed to Maya Angelou: "Children will forget what you said, children will forget what you did, but children will never forget how you made them feel." I hope your child will remember me and their second grade year with a warm and happy feeling.
Thank you for all of your help and support this year. The PTO provided an amazing lunch for the teachers on Friday. Thank you so much to Debbie Bressler and all of the parents who assisted in orchestrating this lovely event. The Book Fair and the picnic were so much fun, and the PTO donated many books to our classroom. So generous!
Thank you to all the parent volunteers who made field day such a success. We had a great time.
I hope your child will be able to take advantage of string instrument lessons at Happy Hollow next year in third grade. Ms. Tandon came with fifth grade musicians to teach our class about the different options they have for music lessons next year. Ms. Davis will be the third grade strings teacher. Please click here for more information.
Global Cardboard Challenge
I appreciate all of the cardboard that was donated to our class. Your children came up with amazing games for the Global Cardboard Challenge, and we all LOVED the arcade built by the fifth graders. We had so much fun playing those games at recess on Friday.
On the Happy Hollow home page, in the "For Families" pull down tab, there is an option called "Suggested Summer Math Activities." This option offers families lists of activities, games and book titles (specific to each grade level) that encourage mathematical thinking.
The second grade was tasked with protecting the sand dunes on Cape Cod last week for our STEAM project. We tested how our sand dune protectors held up to hurricanes, using a hair dryer and a watering can. This week, we are building bird nests.
Lastly, here is the link to the Wayland Public Library Summer Reading program. Get your child involved! Libraries are a lovely place to be! Please note the Boston Public Library Summer Reading program as well.
I wish all of you a fantastic summer.