Wahoo!

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#sol- Wahoo!

August 9, 2016

The first day of school (today) was filled with so many highlights. It was nervewracking waiting for all the students to arrive (you’d think after ALL these years I would be calm), but once they arrived it was go, go, go. We spent time building community, learning names, sharing read alouds (The Story of Fish and Snail and Ish  helped us talk about our goals for the year). We watched a short video (of Colby Sharp proclaiming his love of reading) and then I might have jumped up on a table to extol my own love of reading too. We talked a bit about what math is, and why people read and write. We talked about the kind of group we want to be.

At the end of the day we got together to share some of what we had learned this first day of third grade, we talked about what we would share at home, and hugs or high fives were exchanged. It’s going to be a great year, but phew am I tired!

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10 thoughts on “Wahoo!

  1. sallydonnelly11

    My favorite part of our job is getting a regularly scheduled fresh start each year with a new group of friends. It comes through in your piece loud and clear that you too love this about teaching!! Enjoy!!

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  2. Lisa Maucione (@DrLMaucione)

    Your first day sounds wonderful. It’s funny that the nervous feeling never goes away! It’s always there on the first day no matter how many first days we’ve had. I can imagine your tiredness, but it sounds that your first day was a valuable one for students. Have a great first week!

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  3. franmccrackin

    Yes- how can we avoid being nervous each first day! I have not started back yet-thanks for reminding me of the joy to come. AND reminding me to share my passion with my students.

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