Lastly I would like to touch upon report cards. My expectations are clear; students are expected to try their best, and stay focused. This is the first time for students in grades 2-5 to receive a letter grade. While my lessons are geared for success, there is still some accountability and work involved. Some children will be pleasantly surprised, and others might be disappointed. (Disappointment is not necessarily a bad thing. It shows they care!) Please know that I am available and will gladly discuss your child's performance if you have any questions. I welcome your interest at any time. I usually arrive at least an hour early in the morning and stay well after dismissal. If you have a conference with your child's teacher and want to try your luck at popping by my door, feel free. I also encourage you to ask your child. It is most important, especially with the older ones, that they understand why. (You'll find they do.)
Have a wonderful Holiday and enjoy your most precious gifts!