- A letter to your classmates this year -- thank them for specific events, a look back on great things that we’ve accomplished, showcasing positives from this year, or anything that talks about the incredible work we’ve done this year.
- A letter to your future teacher -- this is a chance to talk about you as learner, what do they need to know about you, what are your learning quirks, you struggles, your goals, how can they help you learn. If you write this letter, I will help you print off a copy to bring with you on your first day of school so that your teacher can benefit from what you already know about yourself as a learner.
In conclusion, I’d like to take this time to thank you all …
Dear Alex A, thank you for being the first person to class every day! Thank you for your growth as a student, thank you for your excitement! Your speed at which .you can switch between windows on the chromebook is incredible!
Dear Sabina, thank you for your questions, your curiousity, and your creativity. Seeing the effort you put into your art is inspiring!
Dear Juliet, thank you for your consistent willingness to share your morning math, for smiling all the time, and for always willing to take on new tasks. You will make an amazing teacher if you choose that route!
Dear Lilah, thank you for your quiet confidence, your hard work, your willingness to work through all tasks and for being such an amazing friend in our class. Your creativity and behind the scenes work in groups is awesome!
Dear Ava, thank you for always reminding me of what the time is :), thank you for questioning, working, and searching out answers. Your tenacity and desire to improve your own abilities is so powerful!
Dear Preston, thank you so much for always giving 110%, thank you for keeping me in the loop with what happens on break, thank you for trying your best! It's awesome to see you push yourself!
Dear Eric, thank you for smiling, thank you for your positivity, thank you for working hard on your work, even when it's hard. It's so great seeing the growth you have shown this year!
Dear Emma H, thank you for coming in each day with a smile on your face, for always saying good morning, for the kind words, and for being such a positive member of our class. I love that I hear you waaay before you enter our door each day.
Dear Mika, thank you for your energy, your consistent questions, your desire to do better, your horse sound effects, your creativity, and your hard work. No, you can't have a hug but how about a high five?
Dear Emma J, thank you for your friendships, thank you for your ability to be self-aware, thank you for working so hard on your novel study, thank you crushing the beep test. Keep on smiling!
Dear Willan, thank you for saying hello at least 40 000 times this year, thank you for growing so much as a learner, thank you for your jokes, your magic, and thank you for being a social butterfly!
Dear David, thank you for keeping us all smiling, thank you for your willingness to be silly, thank you for keeping me on my toes at all times. I really appreciate your willingness to look deeply at yourself and work to always improve!
Dear Tom, thank you for your initiative, your willingness to code incredible programs, thank you for sharing your knowledge with everyone who needs it, thank you for understanding me, even when I talk crazy fast. It's so awesome having you ready to share what I mean with others!
Dear Claire, thank you for your passion for everything, thank you for your laughs, your energy, and thank your incredible speed and athleticism. Your ability to showcase your math work, and willingness to share are so appreciated!
Dear Cadence, thank you for your DRAMATIC positivity, thank you for sharing your energy with the class, thank you for the notes, thank you for choosing to be my desk neighbour. Your kindness, willingness to work on, and desire to do your absolute best at all tasks are so awesome!
Dear Jumaana, thank you for always working so hard, thank you for being so kind, thank you for helping others in need, thank you for giving 200% on all your assignments, and thank you for your deep learning. Watching you work through challenging problems has taught me about persistence!
Dear Adithi, thank you for your positive attitude, thank you for trying not to draw during lessons you've already learned, thank you for writing stories that engage, thank you for reading everything! Your kindness, sharing, and strengths make every day better!
Dear Romina, thank you for sharing your stories, thank you for sharing your food pictures, thank you for letting us learn about you through your life. Thank you for your effort and kindness in all you do!
Dear Kevin, thank you for trying, even when you didn't want to, thank you for being a friend to so many in our class, thank you for showing your learning in so many different ways, and thank you for all your effort with line math. 1 billion vbucks for your efforts!
Dear Ciaran, thank you for coming in each and every day with a smile, thank you for your positive attitude toward all tasks, thank you for your kindness! You're able to check my answers and crush me at shut the box!
Dear Owen, thank you for changing your attitude toward math, thank you for saying positive things about yourself, thank you for being excited about learning! You're bringing passion and energy to our classroom!
Dear Alex T, thank you for your incredible ability to navigate a million different chrome tabs, for understanding how the history on your chromebook works, and for your brilliant writing on your blogs! Your ability to include youtube videos have made them come alive!
Dear Jacob, thank you for being so kind, thank you for always smiling, and most of all, thank you for your EFFORT! You work so hard, you always put in your best, and this resilience will pay off again and again as you move through your years!
Dear Jack, thank you for knowing the baseball rules when we play soccer baseball, thank you for your creativity, thank you for asking the questions to make learning clear! Your positive energy and hard work inspire!
Dear Alex Y, thank you for your knowledge of planes, thank you for the artwork that takes forever but shows deep understanding, thank you for sharing whenever you're called on, thank you for doing the math everyday and helping those who need it. Your quiet energy is incredible
Dear Ms. Nelson, thank you for putting up with my constantly changing music tastes, for knowing exactly what to do, for helping every supply teacher, thank you for you feedback on all things classroom related, thank you for being supportive of the craziness in our room, thank you for sharing this room with me!
Dear 5-1 Parents, thank you for your lending me your incredible children this year, thank you for supporting them, thank you for loving them, thank you for helping them with their homework, thank you for struggling through some very hard math questions, thank you for being such a strong community, thank you for helping me feel welcome in a new school. Thank you so much!
Thank you 5-1 for inspiring me this year, thank you for putting up with my ups and downs, my LOVE of math, my excitement about crazy things, thank you for trying out every new idea that popped into my head, thank you for the compliments, thank you for making me feel like a special teacher, thank you for making my first year at Tuck so incredible.
Enjoy your summer, can't wait to see you in the fall!