• Dear Families:


    Welcome to Room 49!  These remaining hours of summer are often filled with excitement, questions, a little nervous energy and last minute details.  I would like to share a few informational items that will help kick off our year with great success!

    A number of you have had me as a teacher for an older sibling, and I could not be more thrilled to welcome you back!  For those of you I do not know, I am looking forward to meeting you and can safely promise that we are going to have an amazing year together. 

    A few things everyone will need to know before Tuesday. I moved to Room 49 last year and am no longer in Room 54.  In our classroom, your child will experience flexible seating options this year.  This means that they will not have an individual desk they will return to every day.  On Tuesday morning we will begin our day at traditional tables and desks with chairs and stools.  Throughout the day and week, I will introduce standing desks, cushions and a floor table, gaming chairs and other options.  Your child will begin to develop their own preferences of what space allows them to produce their best work.  They will still have a place in the classroom for their own belongings.  They do not need to bring any supplies on Tuesday other than a backpack and a snack and lunch.  I will provide everything else!

    Please tell all your 4th graders that I am excited and nervous too.  I hope to see all of you on the first day of school! On Tuesday evening please watch for a parent questionnaire which will allow you to share any specifics about your child you think I should know.

    Finally, please mark your calendars for Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 21 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. I will go over these items in more detail and much more.  


    Laura Southerland



Last Modified on August 9, 2019