Ms. Sarah Chaulk, Grade 4
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My name is Sarah-Leigh Chaulk and I've been teaching at Timberla Public School since 2007. It is my pleasure to welcome your child to our grade four class. I am very excited about this opportunity and I am committed to making this year a positive and successful one. I believe that together as parents and teacher, we can provide a comfortable, safe, engaging and stimulating environment for your child. As the year progresses I encourage you to contact me with any concerns, questions or comments you might have. You can leave a message for me at the school office, write me a note in the agenda or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another form of communication between home and school will be your child’s agenda. Agendas go home each day and students will write any homework, reminders, and dates of upcoming activities. Any work that is not completed in class will be assigned as homework. Students are to complete any homework they may have and get their agendas signed by you each evening. It is very important for students to be responsible for completing and handing in their homework and assignments.
This is going to be an exciting year in fourth grade. Your child will be exploring great literature and working to further develop important reading skills and strategies. As a fourth grader, your child will have many opportunities to explore creative writing and will be provided with a wide range of hands-on math experiences that will encourage critical thinking. Social Studies and Science units on everything thing from The Boreal Forest, First Nations and First Explorers to machines, plants and even garbage will stimulate young learners. As part of their Language Arts mark, students are expected to read at home, for at least 15 minutes each evening. Students will record their reading in the Reading Journal they bring home, and have you sign each entry. Students will be required to complete one reading response activity in their Reading Journal each week.
If students are absent from school, they will be responsible for the work missed.If possible, please drop by the school at the end of the day or send a sibling to pick up the work that was missed. Students can bring lunches to heat up at school as we have a microwave in our classroom. Due to the number of students and length of our lunch break, I will be placing a note in the front of your child’s agenda to inform you and your child on which day of the week they are welcome to bring something to heat up. As part of the Alberta provincial initiative to practice healthier lifestyles, we will be implementing a healthy eating agreement for our morning snack. Healthy options for their morning snack, such as fruit, a granola bar, yogurt cup are encouraged for morning snack. We understand it is hard to find healthy alternatives so, Timberlea has made a Pinterest board with healthy snack ideas. Please contact me for more information.
I look forward to meeting and talking with you. Again, please feel free to contact me at the school if you have any questions or concerns. I am anticipating a great year with your son or daughter.
Ms. Sarah-Leigh Chaulk