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    Welcome to 5th grade! My name is Mrs. Peay and I will be your child’s teacher. I have a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from High Point University. I am married and have two children. Therefore, I understand the important role that a good quality education plays in children’s lives.

    Fifth grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated. I hope to make your child’s learning experience a fun and exciting one, and I hope to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child’s years of schooling.

    So much happens in Fifth Grade! Because of this, the year will be full of important transitions. It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes. Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready. Maintaining each child's self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in our fifth grade class. Here are some ways you can help:

    • Celebrate your child's success, no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work!
    • Make sure your child reads everyday, if possible. The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom. Remember to record all reading in your child's student planner.

    I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate with you through notes, telephone calls, quarterly reports and parent-teacher conferences. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can reach me at (336-703-4245), send a note, or send an email to lmpeay@wsfcs.k12.nc.us. I will respond to your comments or concerns as quickly as I can.

    I am looking forward to working with your child this year and helping him/her to achieve their full potential.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Peay