Welcome to the 2015/2016 school year!!
I am so excited to see all of your bright and smiling faces again and I cannot wait for what we will explore this year! How was your summer? Mine was wonderful and very busy; I traveled quite a bit, remodeled our kitchen, and spent a lot of time enjoying the glorious weather! I cannot wait to hear about your adventures and all of the shenanigans that you got into.
The first week back to school will be just the second and third graders, this will give us time to go over and practice the classroom expectations to refresh our brains. It will also give us a great opportunity to prepare the classroom and to welcome our first graders. The second week of school I will be relying heavily on the second and third graders to be exceptional role models and show our new first graders the way around the classroom. I know I can count on you; you all rock!
The first week or two of school there will not be any homework. I am revisiting how homework will be assigned this year. It will still require reading each night but I'm looking at changing the way we do spelling and I'm interested in incorporating practical life skills at home with your families in lieu of traditional homework. Thoughts on this?
REMIND 101 will still be used this year and I believe if you're already enrolled in it you will not need to do anything else, it should carry over from last year. We will do a test run!
Are you reading this BEFORE school starts? I know some of you are! If you wouldn't mind sending in a few things for snack to get us started I would so appreciate it. Graham crackers, goldfish, string cheese, etc. I will take whatever you're willing to give!
I would love, LOVE for more parent-lead lessons and activities this year. Do you have a special skill that you've been hiding from me? Please let me know, I would love to have you in our classroom for small group lessons with the kids. Are you brave enough to invite us to your workplace? Let's chat about the different options!
I hope to see all of you at the Back to School event! See you soon!
Back to School event: August 17th
First day of school: August 19th