Ms. Lightfoot

Hello! I am very happy to be your child's teacher this year, and am very pleased to be teaching Grade 5 at RancheView School again this year.

This year, in addition to being your child's homeroom teacher, I will be teaching French as a Second Language to our Grade 5 learners in 5M, 5B and 4/5B.

This is an important time in your child’s education as he/she embarks upon new adventures in learning and undergoes significant transitions.  In Grade 5, your child will be encouraged to work more independently to develop a greater sense of responsibility that will prepare him/her for the future.

I hope to make your child’s learning experience this year a fun and exciting one that instills a lifelong love of learning.

Here are some ways you can help your child succeed this year:

  • Celebrate your child’s success, no matter how small it may seem.  This will keep him/her enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work. I believe in recognizing even the smallest “try”.

  • Ensure that your son/daughter gets enough rest, exercise and a balanced diet as all of these factors can contribute to greater success at school. Please encourage your child to bring a spill proof water bottle to school filled with fresh water daily.

  • Speak to your child about what he/she learned and studied in class on a daily basis. Furthering discussions at home on topics covered in class helps to concretize learning and provides an opportunity for further personal reflection.

  • Communicate with your child regarding homework. I encourage all students to read at home daily as this will help to enhance both reading and writing skills. I will not be assigning extra homework on a daily basis, but will ask students to complete any unfinished school work at home from time to time. I will ensure that students have ample time to complete their work and projects in class, so good use of classroom time should allow students to finish within the allotted timeframe.

I am looking forward to an enjoyable and full year of learning with your child!

Parent Tips

We encourage you to take an interest in your child's learning and welcome your involvement in the classroom, school council and at home. Here are a few ideas on how you can support your child in his/her learning:

  1. Remind your child to read on a regular basis. At least 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week is a great place to start!
  2. Your child should also be practicing basic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) on a daily basis.
  3. Your child can access our digital levelled reading program Raz Kids and share his/her reading with you.
  4. Check out the Learn Alberta website for learning activities to do at home.

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