\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBy M. Kovacs\r\n\r\n\u201cYou\u00a0have brains in your head\u00a0you\u00a0have feet in your shoes.You\u00a0can steer yourself any direction\u00a0you\u00a0choose.\u201d\r\n\u2015 Dr. Seuss\r\n\r\nIt's the bittersweet time of year again when I have the privilege to bid a farewell to the group of students I've gotten to know so well since September. But before I get into that, there are a few bits of housekeeping.\r\n\r\nIn just a few short weeks, the class will be participating in the Canadian Test of Basic Skills --- a test that gives us valuable feedback concerning your child's progress from year to year. For those whose child was at Wheatley last year, you'll remember the test. Always be punctual but especially on testing days as we start promptly at\u00a09 am.\u00a0If your\u00a0child will be absent for all or part of a day, write a note in the agenda so I can plan a make-up date for the parts missed.\r\n\r\nOur annual end-of-the-year camping trip is coming up quickly (June 5-7). More information including what to pack as well as an agenda and a brief form regarding dietary and health information will be going home in a few weeks. The final payment will be due at that time.\r\n\r\nWe will be planting throughout May and students will be bringing home their plants in early June. The planting season also corresponds to some of our more exciting Botany lessons, especially "Functions of Plants". We will be spending more time outdoors studying Kingdom Plantae and all it has to offer.\r\n\r\nAnd now it's back to my good-byes.\r\n\r\nI wish each of you all the best in grade five. My only humble request is that once in a while, you come back to your old stomping grounds in grade four and let me know some of the great things you're doing.\r\n\r\nOh, the places you'll go!