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I am so EXCITED to have your child in class this year. It is going to be a busy, fun-filled year of learning through rigorous instruction and relevant experiences. In my classroom and virtually, learning takes place through hands-on activities, projects, cooperative learning, technology, whole group, and individual work. My teaching philosophy is simple: I believe every child has the right to learn in a caring, safe, and respectful environment that fosters continuous learning and growth.
We all share a common goal, which is to promote the well-being and learning of your student. It is vital for me to build partnerships with my parents; therefore, communication is essential. Please review our school-wide and classroom expectations. Make sure that your child has all the necessary supplies so that instructional time can be used efficiently. Students are all given an agenda book that contains the school handbook, discipline code, important phone numbers, and dress code. It would be wise to take time to go over each of these items with your student within the first few days of school (this is one of my primary sources of communication with you, the parent). Please take a moment to review your child's agenda book each evening. You may also email me directly via phone or Remind101 for any questions or concerns.
Fifth grade is a critical year, not only because of state requirements and COVID guidelines but because we are prepping your student for middle school. It is imperative that your student remains focused during instructional time and puts forth an "all-star" effort every day in the classroom and virtually. Academic standards are rigorous and written to help prepare your child for the coming years, and eventually, college, career, and life. Remind your student that they will encounter obstacles ( new grade, new content, unique learning environment, and new teacher), but with hard work and dedication, we will achieve great things!
I look forward to partnering with you to ensure that your child has a "STAR-tastic" school year!
Tan Ivery Bouttry
*Formerly Dukes- I got married over the summer!*