Mrs. Christie Grade 4

Hi and welcome to the fourth grade. My name is Linda Christie. I am a member of the Dedham School family and very proud of it. My first two years of teaching were spent at the Ella P. Burr School in Lincoln. This is my 41st year in my second home, the Dedham School. I feel like the luckiest teacher alive to spend my life here and all the better with my husband teaching eighth grade. I remind myself often that I have the greatest job on earth.

Because of the pandemic, we were not able to enjoy some of our fourth grade perks last year, but we hope to get back to our special activities sooner rather than later. Hopefully making a comeback soon are:

BUDDIES: One of the perks of being a fourth grader is getting to have a kindergarten buddy. Once a week each fourth grader meets with a kindergarten buddy for some special one on one time whether it be reading, an art project, or shared novel exploration and fun. We end the year with a picnic together. Long term bonds are made here.

BAND: Another perk is the beginning band. Enthusiasm takes over as kids are introduced to each instrument. Those that join are treated to weekly sectional instrument lessons with Mrs. Briggs along with weekly whole band practice. September 8th will be our instrument demonstration. Be on the lookout for information and parent consent.

THE MUSICAL: Along with kindergarten buddies and band, fourth graders are eligible to join the spring musical. It will be our 19th year performing favorite musicals if we have any luck this year. I must say it is very rewarding to see our students show off their talents to friends and family on stage. Wishful thinking? Fingers crossed and stay tuned.

Please always feel free to contact me or call with any questions or concerns.

843-6498 Dedham School