Welcome to Grade 4!!

Dear Parents, Students and Families!

I am happy to welcome you to our grade 4 blog and website!

Here you will find our classroom blog where we will post about what we are learning and doing in the class each week and we encourage you to comment and connect with us here. Our blog guidelines can be found here. The website also contains important class information.

I am very excited to get to know your child and watch them grow throughout the year. What happens in this classroom will affect your child’s future. They may come home exhausted from all the thinking and learning done throughout the day. But I will make every minute in my classroom count.

I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure your children can achieve their highest potential. I recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

On a personal level, I grew up in Vancouver, Canada and am now living here in Rio with my husband. I’m working hard to learn Portuguese so please be patient!

I have two bachelors degrees and a masters degree, including: A BA in Early Childhood Education from Ryerson University in Toronto and a bachelors of Education from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. I also hold an international master in Early Childhood Education and Care from four universities.

I am very passionate about my job and working with children. I look forward to sharing my passion for education with your child. My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique and requires different methods of learning. I try to incorporate a variety of learning methods in my classroom every day.

Mrs. Siquira