As we finish up Quarter 2 and move into Quarter 3, please help your student with organization. Many students are choosing not to use their binders and put their papers in every place except their binder! Because of this, papers and assignments are done two or three times just because they can't find it. I am doing the best I can on my end to help them, but many students are just making poor choices, which results in causing more stress. Any and all help with this is appreciated.
In a previous letter, I mentioned that January and February tend to be when students dip in their perseverance and attitude. The academics are getting harder, and we are asking students to dive deeper into their own thinking. There are a lot of "stops and starts" due to breaks and snow days, and now, sickness. Please check-in with your child often. Open their binders go through their work with them, even if the work is finished. You will get a lot more information by doing this with them.
I will continue to offer time after school as much as I can considering I am on jury duty for the months of January and February. Having a quiet place to work with extra help and support benefits all students. My door is always open to everyone, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely, Suzi Young 5th grade teacher firstname.lastname@example.org