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Maternity Leave

posted Oct 24, 2013, 4:35 AM by Edith Erickson

October 24, 2013

Dear Parents,

The time has come for me to put my feet up and relax before our little one arrives. I will be gone from October 24th until around the 1st of the year. I've tried to plan things in a way to make the transition easier for the kids and for you as well. I would like to encourage you to be patient though as we make this change since it will take some time for our substitute to learn our routines.

Next week will be a review week, so it will be a little bit different than our regular routine, but after that, things will go back to normal. The students do not have any homework for science next week (unless they did not finish their project requirements). They will be reviewing our life science (human body for 5th grade) information on Monday and will be tested upon it on Friday. Your child may bring home their science notebooks to help them prepare. They can also log into the DiscoveryTechbook to watch videos and play games to help them review. They will also get a study guide on Monday. In addition, they will also be creating a presentation (in class) to showcase their science project, so it is important they bring their data and conclusion if they haven’t already done so (the data was handed back to use in the conclusion, but they will need to bring it back to school so it can be included in the presentation). The following week, the students will start working on physical science (heredity for 5th grade) and also on their 2nd marking period science project. We will follow the exact same steps as the 1st marking period, just with different subject matter.

I will be checking my email regularly, so if you have any questions, feel free to email me. I’ll do my best to help out, but once the baby gets here, I’m not making any promises. J Parent teacher conferences are also coming up. We haven’t decided what we plan to do about that, but as soon as a decision is made I will let you know what the plan is.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

Mrs. Erickson