“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
-- Ignacio Estrada

Sunday, August 25, 2013

One week down...

Well, the first week of school is complete! The students were excited to be at school, but I think they were a little shocked when they were at school ALL day! It was quite a shocker for most of the students. We had some fun. We had some tears. We had time to explore the classroom, motor room, and outside. By Friday afternoon, although they were tired, the tears had dried up a little and they were ready to work. I have a feeling that this week another week of transitions. After Labor Day weekend, our classroom routine will be in full swing!!

Updates for this week:

Curriculum Night
Please join us for Curriculum Night Wednesday, August 28. 
Grades Pre K-2 ~ 6:30-7:10, Grades 3-5 ~7:15-8:00
I will do a classroom presentation from 6:30-7:00, then will be available after that for questions. Please feel free to attend the homeroom session during the 6:30 time and meet with me afterwards. I will have handouts available for you to take with you.

International Dot Day
September 15
We will participating in International Dot Day (well, we will make it more a dot week or so). If you want to check on some info on the event, check out the Dot Day website. This will be a great beginning of the year activity as we explore how we each can make our mark this school year. The Dot's theme:

"Make your mark, and see where it takes you."


  • Please remember to have your child wear gym shoes EVERYDAY. We do gross motor activities everyday ~ in the classroom, motor room, and outside (weather permitting). Gym shoes provide the most support and are the safest for the students.
  • Please turn in all paperwork signed and be sure that all information is updated with the school for phone calls and mailing.
  • Please consider joining the PTA. The PTA has been very supportive of the students and teachers. You don't have to attend every meeting, but helping out is a great way to get to know other parents in the school.

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