Wow! What a great week!
This afternoon in conversations with various members of the faculty, I've heard nothing but "great week", awesome kids", "we are already in sync", etc. I've seen smiles on your children's faces and I've watched them make new friends and renew old friendships. We are off to a great beginning!
During our in-service week before school started your teachers sat through lots of meetings about really important things, but we also had some fun. We started out the week with a carnival theme: balloons, cotton candy, clowns, and chili dogs!
As the week wore on we took "movement breaks" led by Mrs. Brown and Mr. Sticco which consisted of everything from head rolls to squats. We spent time considering each student and their individual needs and planned for an exciting start to school.
My parting words to them before beginning the school year were: "Be sure to have some fun!" We know when we are having fun, when we are relaxed and enjoying the experience, learning happens naturally.
We are going to have lots of FUN this year!