- This year has been a long year, with many difficult obstacles to overcome. However, as a class I amconfident when I say that Manhattanville has shown more progress than I could have imagined since the beginning of theschool year. I am proud of every one of my scholars and know that they will excel in the 6th grade. Great job everyone!!!
We had a splendid year in SLC. We learned so much in our reading and writing workshops that helped us tobecome strong readers and writers. We also learned a lot about how to sustain our earth in Science. It has been such a funfilled year and we have all grown as scholars. I look forward to seeing our rising 6th graders! Have a great summer!
- Many of the scholars in Iona are now reading on a 6th grade level, even though they arrived to Amani below the 5thgrade level. I am very proud of the energy this class has brought to the school and feel that with a focus on self-improvement, Iona scholars will be leaders at Amani. Furthermore, as all good teachers say, "Don't judge a book by its cover".To finish this off with a quote from our new favorite book
The Journey: Solo
, "There is more to life than just fighting ordefending your honor...Like happiness. Like knowing that your parents are proud of you. Like knowing that you don't have tobe constantly looking over your shoulder..." Continue your love for education and you will be happy you chose APCS.
- This has been a great year for UIC. Everyone, including myself, has been significantly impacted by the amount oflearning that has occurred. The scholars have made tremendous strides in all academic areas. I am proud of the growth Ihave witnessed both academically and socially. I remember when the scholars entered the class in September and struggledwith writing a paragraph within fifteen minutes, and now they effortlessly write three within that time frame. They havemade leaps and bounds in their reading levels and mastered the foundational skills needed to succeed in 6th grade math. Inaddition, they have acquired a sound knowledge of sustainability concepts and the five themes of geography. Moreover, thescholars have done numerous activities throughout the year to reach out to their community to make a difference. Asparents, you should all be proud of their growth and accomplishments. I know I am. I thank each of you for the privilege tohave served as their teacher this year. I wish everyone a safe, happy, and blessed summer! - Mrs. Earl
, it’s amazing that the school year is over. I still remember the first day of school as if it wasyesterday. I’ve had a wonderful experience with my scholars and built great relationships with them along the way. I
noticed several changes from the first day of school to now. Not only are they entering the gym physically bigger and
stronger, they’ve also grown mentally and socially. My scholars have become
educated in a variety of physical activities,which I hope they will use during the summer. My goal as a teacher was to instill in students a passion for health and fitnessthat will enhance their well-being and physical skills. By having a positive attitude towards physical activity scholars arelikely to add it to their lifestyle which will help them reduce diseases, increase their well-being, and live a longer life. I wishall my scholars much luck and success in the 6th grade. I had a wonderful time being your teacher. Remember, physicaleducation is no
t a class…it’s a lifestyle! –
Music- A Magnificent Musical Year
What a fantastic year it has been for Amani Musicians! When our scholars first came to Amani, many of them could not readmusic and didn't listen to music with critical ears. Now, our scholars have mastered the treble staff, basic notes and rhythms,and can listen to music and hear more than just sound, but intricate patterns, meaningful lyrics, and hidden messages. I amso proud of what they have accomplished and am so excited to work with such talented musicians next year. A summerchallenge for Amani Musicians: instead of just movin' and groovin' to your favorite summer jams, LISTEN to them with atuned-in ear...who knows what wonderful things you may discover! Wishing you a fun, safe, musical summer!- Ms. McGlincheyIt has been a wonderful year working with so many great motivated scholars. Please continue reading and reviewing mathconcepts over the summer. Books can be brought to camp, the beach and the pool. They are also wonderful distractions tobring when taking a long car ride or on the airplane. Please read, read, read! Enjoy your summer and I look forward toseeing you well rested at the end of August! Take care. - Ms. Townsend
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