Monday, September 7, 2015

A Great First Week!

Welcome to a brand new school year! I am so excited to be starting my eighth year teaching second grade! We have had a great first week getting to know each other. We have been going over and practicing important classroom and school routines. We also brainstormed our classroom rules and signed our names to agree to follow them. 
I love reading stories and I am so happy that my students love listening to stories too! Some of the books we read this week were: First Day Jitters, Miss Nelson Is Missing, Chrysanthemum, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, The Color of Us, I Like Me, and Odd Velvet. Odd Velvet is one of my favorite books! After reading this story, we had a terrific talk about what it means to treat other people and not judge them before truly getting to know them. We also discussed how we are each valuable, special, and unique. We drew pictures and used different adjectives to describe ourselves. Each child did a great job!
     Thank you for filling out the important paperwork that went home in the folders. If you still have any papers  please try to fill out the forms and return them as soon as possible. I know it is a lot, but it is very helpful! Also, I sent home a blog permission slip, so that I can begin posting fun photos and things from the students. The slip should be returned by tomorrow! 
  I look forward to meeting all of you at our Open House on Tuesday, September 15th. 
  It’s going to be a great year!