A Great Start

Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make these first few days of school so great!  I’ve had a chance to visit all the classrooms, and I am seeing some really great things already.  In first grade, I got to listen to a great discussion about classroom rules, and I watched two boys who had argued about materials (crayons) work on their negotiating skills with the guidance of their teacher.  They came up with some great language and strategies to avoid the conflict again.

In third grade, I saw a great Open Circle lesson, and I got to watch a star get added to the “star jar”

In second grade, I got to join in on a spelling activity (my table spelled “little”…wooo!!!)

In all the classes, writing is well under way.  I saw wonderful personal narratives, which shared all kinds of summer memories.  We had first roller coaster rides, trips to Ireland, the cape, and beaches up and down the coast.  What a jet set crowd we are!

It is so good to have the school back in the swing of things!

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