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!