It has been such a pleasure to work with your children this year!
This summer please help your child read regularly so that they maintain their skills and enthusiasm for reading. Consider regular trips to the public library. Encourage reading fiction and nonfiction books. Many intend to read more than the required assignment for 6th grade; that’s wonderful!
Some other activities that support thinking and having fun are playing games such as checkers or chess, keeping a journal or diary, writing letters to someone far away, measuring to cook a recipe, and watching the map on a family trip.
Consider making a visit to our Community Garden that is located behind our school. Many 5th graders helped in the garden this spring. Your child might want to pick some vegetables for your family to enjoy!
Have a wonderful summer and best wishes for a terrific 6th grade year!
Mrs. Jocelyn Shaughnessy