Welcome from Mr. Pritchard
It is with great pleasure that I accept the opportunity to work with your
children in grade 4. I have previously taught at the grade 4 and 5 levels,
and in a 4/5 combined classroom with the Lethbridge School District. Prior
to this, I taught middle and high school in the Palliser School District. My
wife is also a teacher.
I have two children who are now pretty much adults. Stuart, my oldest, is
entering his 4th year of university this fall, and Emily has recently
completed grade 12, and is off to Europe for some adventure and to connect
with family. My wife is from England, so that side of the family tree is
mainly in the United Kingdom.
Grade 4 is a fun year to teach, with some excellent themes that the students
are sure to enjoy. I tend to stress active learning, a strong work ethic
with an emphasis on improving and expanding literacy and numeracy skills,
and community awareness.
We expect that each student respect each others' right to learn in a safe and
caring environment. Students are expected to work together, not cause
distractions, and to complete all assignments in a timely manner.
Parents are a valuable stakeholder in the education of their children. We
promote open communication, and we anticipate support and cooperation that
will be in the student's best interest with regards to their educational