Beautiful New Beginnings

Creating a family is a beautiful thing. It takes hard work, patience and perseverance. We learn to sacrifice and compromise. We share in the joy of group vision and experience the great support surrounding us when we reach our personal and collective goals. Families are challenges worth embracing.

Our classroom is a family in every way. We love and support each other. We keep each other safe and encourage each other to be our best selves. We practice peaceful conflict resolution and we see how our unique qualities contribute to create an amazing masterpiece. It is an honor to share this journey with your children.

This first week has been a time of learning about each other and remembering the strong community we have built. We have reviewed skills with our 2nds and 3rds and “taken the temperature” of literacy, math and social skills with our newcomers. We have enjoyed team building exercises that made us solve problems, communicate clearly and work together. We’ve played games that helped develop body control and voice control. We are working to care for our learning environment with purpose and organization. We had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Antionette’s class to experience the First Great Lesson.

Coming up:
Presentations for the School-Wide Research Project will be on September 1 at 8:15 a.m. Please join us to see your child’s presentation. We are spread out across the school, so please ask your child in which room he/she is presenting. If they are unsure, email me and I will let you know.

I still have several parents who have not joined Remind. If you have not already done so, please text @h37h2 to 81010. This is free and an easy way for us to keep in touch.

Next week for firsts:
Environmental Print, Initial sounds, bank game, care of classroom pets, puzzle map (Australia), waterforms
*First year parents – please send in a white pillow case which we will use in map studies. Thank you!

Next week for 2nds:
Digraph review, ABC order, dynamic stamp game, 5 kingdoms and timelines

Next week for 3rds:
Australia maps and research, number composition to million, synonyms, etymology of days

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