Well, it’s been three whole weeks and we’ve been getting to know each other like crazy! I am SO ready to get started with lessons, conferences, and guided groups. BUT, I know that this time is precious and must not be rushed. Building relationships and getting to know my learners (and them getting to know me) is invaluable. We’ve practiced, modeled, reviewed, and discussed our routines to death and will continue creating our classroom community for another week or so (and then continue periodically throughout the year!). What do you do in order to get to know your learners?
|How I spent my airport time last weekend! A teacher does what she has to do…|
Dear 4th graders, thank you for responding with “railroads” and “with the pilgrims!” when I asked you “How did Native Americans get to North America”. Obviously I need to get caught up on my history!
Dear classroom floor, I’m sorry for all the desk rearranging and scuffed floors I caused you this week. I feel like we’re finally getting settled into a decent arrangement and I promise not to move desks around any more. Well, not too much more. I guess I can’t promise.
Dear football season, welcome back!! I am so excited to see you again. You fit into my weekend perfectly with all the grading I have on my agenda. Hubby and I are both happy!
Dear hubby… thank you for picking up the slack when we come home to a missing garbage can, only to realize we need to set up the service and they won’t bring us another one for two weeks. You have lovingly taken our garbage to the dumpster every other night so that I don’t have to worry about it with back to school madness. You sure do know the way to my Acts-of-Service heart!
Inspired by Elle & Co., Monday Letters is a weekly installment where I write four letters each week. Two letters are to my classroom or are school related. The other two are for anything else in my world during that week.