Week of Sept. 25-29
We are spending a great deal of time working on establishing routines and procedures at the beginning of the year. We have to spend the time teaching our students our expectation so I can ensure we are successful for the rest of the year. We are emphasizing hard work and trying our best in all we do. It takes time and patience, but we have made great strides since the beginning of the year. Your kids are truly awesome.
We have been establishing our classroom family and working on the developing the workshop model. I am developing relationships with each and everyone of your children. Relationships are key to running a successful classroom. Your children have to know me and trust me. I've already bonded with them and look forward to getting to know them better.
You will be seeing "real letter grades" for the first time. Progress reports go home on Tuesday. Some grades are based on observation, so you won't necessarily see everything I grade. Don't panic if you don't love what you see on your child's paper. Some children have trouble adjusting to the rigor of second grade, some children are still in summer mode and quite honestly some children are just behind. We are working hard at trying our best in everything we do in second grade. Second grade is much rigorous than first grade and it can be adjustment for all students.
I am currently assessing student so I can form my reading groups. Testing takes time, but I have made really great progress thus far and I will be finished before I know it.
We are off to a wonderful start and I can't wait to get on with the rest of the year. I feel very blessed to be your child's teacher. They are incredible little people and I look forward to coming to work each and every day.