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 40th 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 are not able to enjoy some of our fourth grade perks, at least for now. We hope to get back to our special activities sooner rather than later. Put on hold for now 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 along with weekly whole band practice. Stay tuned for dates of the instrument demonstration 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 with any luck. I must say it is very rewarding to see our students show off their talents to friends and family on stage. I had chosen "Fiddler on the Roof" for last school year's musical but it met an untimely halt on March 14. Obviously it is my hope to be able to perform it this year. Wishful thinking?