Monday, August 27, 2007

First Day of School

I can't believe today is the first day of school. The summer went by quickly but it's good to be back at DES. I can already tell that this group of children is going to be awesome. There are 21 children in the class; all bringing their unique personality to the mix!

This morning we spent a good bit of time learning the routines and expectations in the classroom.

We also set up our notebook (binder). Some children need to purchase larger binders so that everything fits. Most children brought their own pocket folders, since it was on the supply list. However, this summer, the school made a decision to purchase plastic folders for the children. These will serve as their home folders. Therefore, the children will not need the paper pocket folders.

We also took a math preassessment for unit 1. This helps me determine what students already know and what they need to learn. It will also be used to create math classes. Some students will be going to Mr. Vogel for math; others will stay with me.

This afternoon we will be visitng the media center and checking out books. We will also meet the new media specialist, Mrs. Rose.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail at and check into the blog frequently to keep informed about our third grade class!


school said...

Just a comment to share.

With all the paperwork (homework) we (parents) get the 1st day of school, every little bit and
insight helps. I had my child help by filling out the teacher questionaire re: your childs strengths/needs/expectations...
I have filled this out countless times and I thought it would be interesting to see what my child thought/their responses to the questions. It was quite interesting to gain their prospective. I'm planning on submitting my anwers as well as my childs. Give it a try. See what your child says about themselves!

Dana Holman said...

What a great idea! I love it from the perspective of both a parent and a teacher! Thanks for visiting the blog!

Dana Holman

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