Well, the end of the year came and went. Monday marks the beginning of the new school year – and my new class. A very bittersweet moment. I already miss my old class – but I am excited to see what the new school year holds. I have to admit that I don’t feel at all ready or prepared for what lies ahead. I’m not sure why – I just have this nagging feeling that I forgot to do something important. It’s probably just paranoia. I just need to believe that everything will go smoothly and keep on top of things. I sometimes have the tendency to to slack on organization during the school year and then have to clean my mess up during the summer. I’m going to try to make sure that doesn’t happen this year.
Ms. Bennet and I have decided to do a monthly newsletter for our parents as well as write on our white board what we learned and did each day. Hopefully the parents learn to appreciate this. Also, since we have to do “paperwork” we decided upon practicing our name writing, doing some sort of math or science activity that will have a recording sheet to go along with it, and a letter of the week page. No tracing or redundant line drawing for my class! We’re hoping 3 papers a week is enough for the parents! We want to spend the rest of our time actually being productive learners! 🙂
So, I wish my old class luck as they start their new adventures Monday. I am confident that I let them out of the nest with the correct tools to continue on in their learning – I know they are going to soar high. And I am looking forward to and anticipating meeting my new group of kids – and together we will all start another journey into the wonder and excitement of pre-k…
Artwork by: Rachelle Anne Miller