All About Me

My name is Joe Knight and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach your child in grade 4 this year at Sarah Thompson School. I graduated from the Concordia University College of Alberta After-Degree Program in 2014 and have had the pleasure of becoming well acquainted with the families and staff at Sarah Thompson since then. I have taught grades 1, 2, 4, and 5 all at Sarah Thompson, so I have a clear understanding of where your child has come from, and can get them were they need to be as they make the transition into grade 5.

 

I am amazed by the natural curiosity of children and how they are always seeking out new and amazing things in their world. I try to foster that curiosity in my classroom by engaging students in an authentic learning environment that will help guide them with their inquiries about our world. Helping students develop the skills necessary to solve problems and find information is becoming very important in our technologically saturated world. Which is why this year in grade 4 we will be learning dynamically though real world problems, hands on learning, and asking critical questions about the world around us. Technology will be a major part of our classroom. Your child will be a confident digital citizen by the end of the year.

 

I understand the importance of maintaining communication between the home and the school. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning, or if you wish to volunteer in the classroom. I will also update my blog regularly with news and events in order to keep you informed about the classroom.

 

More information about Mr. Knight:

 

  • I played 4 years of college basketball and currently hold the ACAC record for most offensive rebounds in a game.
  • I love to golf! I have played many courses around the world including St. Andrews (Old and New) and Muirfield.
  • I have coached many sports including basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics.
  • I love to read, my favourite books as a child were the Chronicles of Narnia series. Currently I am rereading the Harry Potter series.
  • I call Calgary home, however I have lived in Toronto and Edmonton.
  • I have a beautiful family and one daughter. My absolute favourite thing to do is to play and enjoy time with my family.

 

I look forward to a great year with your child!

 

Sincerely,

Joe Knight

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