A message to parents…
Three weeks have passed so quickly, and your son or daughter is back into the swing of another school year. They are probably super excited at this point to be in school with many of their peers that they may not have seen over the summer holidays. As their teacher this year, I hope to maintain this excitement for school by providing them many unique and fun learning endeavours while preparing them for Grade 8 and beyond their time at @TreelinePDSB
As parents,I hope you are there to support your child in time of need/struggle, in time of celebration/success or when ever they come with a question. There is no doubt that your son or daughter will experience challenges this year. We set out to challenge them in their learning. Be there to encourage and support them whenever possible for even a few minutes that they may ask of you. It is challenges that they face that will foster their growth and will one day lead them to being a productive, contributing member of society, they will appreciate even a few minutes that you can provide.
As a parent myself of two young children, I know the days lie ahead where my son or daughter probably won’t run to me asking questions. You may sometimes feel as though you do not know what is going on at school and although this might be the situation, it is quite common for pre-teen and teen children to forget to include their parents in what they learn. It is my belief that children at this age have the following things (friends, playing games, sleep, eating, school work) on their minds at any given time each being weighted with a different value of importance. I find that few students actually have it in their memory to go home and share with their parents what they learned on any given school day that is unless that parent themselves has initiated the conversation. For this and other reasons, students in Grade 7 at Treeline will be participating in Project 184, where they are being asked to reflect daily on the question, “What did you learn today?”