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Grade 5 News-

As we enter our last week of Grade 5, excitement fills the air.  The Science Fair was a lot of fun and students enjoyed sharing the Scientific Process with fellow students.  Students worked hard to meet requirements and deadlines.   They worked like true scientists to overcome obstacles during the process.  Students shared their Alien/Monsters which was a combination of science, writing, and following directions.  Be sure to ask your child how their classmate drew their alien/monster and what they would change.  

Grade 5 finished our class novel, Where the Red Fern Grows.  There were many sniffles and tears upon completion.  Many students ranked this book among the top two among all the novels we read this year!  The story was filled with many great themes and it is a book I don’t think any of them will forget.  Reading Reflections went home on Thursday.  I hope everyone continues to read over the summer.   After reviewing their reflections, I will do what I can to help them reach their reading goals and I hope reading continues to be part of their daily routines.  

I look forward to seeing everyone on Friday at 10AM for the 5th Grade Moving on Ceremony.  It’s been a very special year for me being my last at BFS.  I will be returning home to Montana, USA where I will be teaching at the local school.  I will be teaching 7-12 Special Education.  I am looking forward to being closer to family, but a piece of my heart will always remain in Korea.  I feel so blessed to have taught all of your amazing children this last year.  It was a remarkable year.  Wishing you all the very best as your children continue to grow and continue their education.  Thank you for raising such great children and making my job so wonderful! 

Dear Parents,                                                                        

I hope everyone had a great summer with family and friends.  More than anything I hope your son/daughter is looking forward for school to start.  My name is Christy Nelson and I will be teaching your child this year in Grade 5.  I am excited to meet all of the students and get to know them as individuals.  I aim to provide your child with a safe, warm, and inviting environment in which to learn.  

I am happy to be in Busan and a member of the BFS community.  I grew up in Aurora, Illinois.  I moved to the mountains and worked in Yellowstone National Park and then attended college in Bozeman, Montana where I received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  I also hold an endorsement in Special Education k-12 from MSU-Billings.  I have taught Special Education on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and have taught 4th grade at the American School of Kuwait prior to Busan.

This is my fifth year teaching at BFS.  My son and daughter, Mason and Elsie will be attending school at BFS.  I  am happy to be a part of the school community not only as a teacher but as a parent.  My family loves spending time outdoors hiking and camping. 

I look forward to working with you and your child this year.  Please contact me for any reason at cnelson@bfs.or.kr

Sincerely, 

Christy Nelson

Ms. Nelson’s email: cnelson@bfs.or.kr

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