Hello parents! I am so excited for the first day of school! I cannot wait to start this year off with your children! Here are a few things to help make the first day (and really, the next two weeks) successful:
- Get excited! When our enthusiasm shows, it’s contagious! I believe in strong beginnings and getting to know one another, the routines, and content we’ll be learning.
- Be flexible! These first days are all about getting the new routines solidified. This is the time to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn from them. With every new school year comes a whole new set of expectations. So, let’s grow together and be flexible while we’re learning from one another.
- Manage expectations! The first couple of weeks will be all about relationship building. I believe that great learning cannot properly take place until we establish a foundation of trust, honesty, and collaboration. That means that the first few days are going to be lighter with team-building and get-to-know-you activities. Of course, we’ll sprinkle in some content, but don’t expect much homework in the first couple of weeks.
One final and important reminder: The weather forecast for the first few days of school looks H-O-T! Please send your child with a full water bottle labelled with her or her first and last name. We will take plenty of water breaks to stay healthy and hydrated.
We’re going to have a great year and I am so looking forward to getting to know your kiddos more! Let’s have a great start!