We are on our way….
Wow! What a great start to our year! After only the third day it felt like we have been together for months. We are going to have a great year!!!!
Our first two weeks have been the usual review of school routines, protocols and procedures, which can be a bit boring, but the kids have been patient and working hard to learn them quickly. As a class we are also focusing on making friendships and building a nurturing community.
We have established only two rules in our classroom: 1. We are here to learn and 2. We are here to help others learn. Every other rule that exists in a class fits into those two rules. We have had wonderfully rich discussions about how to behave in order to follow these two rules.
In the first few weeks of school, my goal is to assess my students in all academic areas to determine where each child is and what each child needs in order to succeed to their fullest potential.
I also feel it is equally important to get to know each child’s personality, strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes and learning styles so that each of my students can be fully engaged, enjoy learning and hopefully find school fun (at least some of the time).
So as you can see, we have been very busy these first two weeks of school. For some children, it takes time for them to readjust to the schedule and to feel comfortable in a new classroom. If your child is coming home exhausted at the end of the day, now you know why. If you have want to chat or have any questions or concerns about your child or this school year, I am happy to meet with you at any time.
If you have any questions or concerns about jury duty or anything else, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my cell # 939-4880 or school voicemail at 799-7339.
Have a great weekend!!!