Dear Fifth Grade Families,
You did it! Now you are all officially middle school families!
Parents, thank you for sending your children to Assumption. Thank you for letting me be their teacher. I learned so much from them. They taught me what I need to change to make my timing, pedagogy, and individualized teaching better. So, by the time I have taught for thirty years, I should be a much better teacher than I was this year (just in time for your grandchildren)! By then we should have new spelling and history books!!!
Thank you for the beautifully written cards, the gifts of flowers, and Starbucks cards. Nothing smells better than a cup of coffee in the morning and the scent of beautiful flowers in my home!
This last week of school the students took their last tests, cleaned, played, told stories, and ate cookies and ice cream. We sang “Happy Birthday” for the summer babies and had our last school mass with Father Scott. This fifth grade class was blessed as the last class to hear Mrs. Noemi Ban speak about her experiences during the Holocaust. They heard her message of agony, fear, and loss that she turned into a message of forgiveness, hope, and love. Three students are leaving and two are joining this class next year. Dear students, even though you’ll be middle school kids, don’t forget your old teacher. My door is always open to you, even if you are upstairs or move to another school! I will miss Ava, Christina, and Aidan and hope that y’all come back to visit. I will not forget what Nature said on the last day of fifth grade, “I will remember what you taught us, but my favorite parts were the things that weren’t subjects like saying, ‘yes’ instead of ‘yeah,’ taking your hands out of your pockets when you talk to someone, having a straight back, things like that.” I will not forget how surprisingly strong Alden was when he gave me a bear hug that nearly made my eyeballs pop out of my head. Who knew you were so strong, Alden!?! You should try out for wrestling next year! I appreciate the growth, progress, and maturity that students showed this year. Thank you!
Enjoy the pictures below. They consist of the bring your blankey and book to school day, the “Museum Mummy” game, and a hopeful look from Fresley that I will have time to take her on walks now that I’m home!
Have a fun and safe summer. God bless you all!