Meet the teacher

Despite the heat, it was wonderful to meet my new students and their families at Open Door Day this afternoon!  There were some happy faces, some anxious, and a few nervous ones. One boy even cheered that school was starting!  Yay – that’s enthusiasm!

I am really looking forward to our first few days of getting to know one another. We will begin with a Scavenger Hunt and some good poetry tomorrow.  There are many routines and procedures to learn as well, but I feel this group is ready!  After our brief two days this week, there will be no school Friday. We will be on alert for Hurricane Earl and its wind and rain.


Hello world!

Time to turn off School’s Out!  Today is definitely the last day of summer vacation. The summer has brought much reading, some writing, and inspiring conversations with teachers.

My word of the year:  streamlined. With my classroom cleaned, books organized, and files categorized, I am ready to meet my new students! They will arrive in 3 days; PD must be done first.


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