Hello Wonder Families,
Welcome to division 5! We are looking forward to an exciting grade four year.
My name is Ms. Younger, and I am excited to be entering my fifth year at LFES and my eighth year in the Langley School District. Before coming to LFES I taught at Douglas Park Community School, HD Stafford Middle School, Langley Fine Arts School and James Kennedy Elementary. I completed my BEd at the University of British Columbia in 2015 and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Geographic Information Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2014. I am currently working on my master’s in education focusing on mathematics through Queen’s University. In my free time I enjoy dancing, most water sports, skiing, hiking, long walks, cooking and reading.
I am pleased to be back in my favorite grade this year. Grade 4 is an exciting transition year for students. We are looking forward to helping students become more independent learners and take greater responsibility for their learning. This year we will have to opportunity to explore multiple topics in a cross curricular manner, this will include our grade 4 living museum. Students will also have the opportunity to explore several novels this year both as whole class studies and small group book clubs. In Division Five students are also part of Number Corner for the first time, these daily math work outs focus on a monthly pattern and build students number sense and mathematical thinking skills while also building oral language skills and several of the core competencies.
This year our team name for Division 5 is the Wonders we will spend the first few weeks of the year exploring what it means to wonder and be wonderful. We will determine what it means to be Wonders together.
As we begin the new school year, I am excited to get to know you and your family. I would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to complete the survey that I have included the link to. This information is for my use to help me get to know your child and to best tailor the classroom to the unique students in the class. I am also going to be calling home starting on Wednesday afternoon to connect with each family, when you receive a call from an unknown or blocked number please answer the call. My goal is to have connected with all families by the end of next week. If there is a specific time you would like me to give you a call, please let me know.