Dear Students,                                                                                                                                                                                                            September 6, 2017


This summer I drove back and forth to Edmonton and the lake quite a bit.  We did not go on an exciting holiday this year.  I really just wanted to be at home.

Before the year gets underway, I thought you might be interested in knowing a bit little about me.  I enjoy reading, and almost all sports (volleyball, basketball, badminton, skiing, cross country running, swimming, and water skiing are my favourites).  In my free time I am usually either reading, or exercising.  The best book I read this summer was Mosquitoland.  I exercised quite regularly this summer but I did not run in a half marathon like I hoped to.  I hope to complete one before my birthday in May.

Besides running and reading, I love: my husband, who I have been married to for over 25 years; my two kids; and Tim Horton’s steeped tea.  My kids go to this school.  My daughter, Amanda, is in grade 12 this year; and my son, Logan, is in grade 11.   Since they are both involved in many school activities, I am usually quite busy throughout the week and I rarely watch T.V. Last year, they would often pop by my classroom, however I'm hoping this year they will be a little more organized and not be here very often.  During the 2016-2017 school year Amanda enjoyed playing volleyball, badminton and rugby.  Logan is devoted to football.  They both love volunteering with Santa's Anonymous. When I am not watching their games or driving them to where they want to be, I am usually coaching.  I coach volleyball, and badminton.

My favourite unit to teach last year was the "The Outsiders" unit.  In math my favourite unit was the first one, which deals with square numbers and Pythagorean theorem.  I enjoy playing games in class as long as students are mature enough to follow the rules.

Please write back and let me know about your summer, your interests, your favourite books, the worst book you ever read and anything else you think I should know, or that you are interested in sharing.



Mrs. Beaton



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Parents:  Please read the 2 sub pages "Classroom Expectations" and "Parent Letter 2017"
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