Upon being asked the usual question, "How are you?" Jenny always replies, "Tired," and after a thoughtful moment she always adds with a smile, "but happy." The first full week was ... well ... full. By the end of today, students and staff were ready for a three day weekend. We are tired but happy.
This week we continued to learn routines. Sometimes this can be a challenge as each teacher has his or her own expectations. Seventh grade students have risen to the challenge and overall, things are looking good. Please take some time to talk with your child about school. Open ended questions can lead to great conversations. Simply prompting your student with requests such as "Tell me about your day," or "Tell me three good things about school this week," can be eye-opening. My hope is that things are going well, but we all know that life is not made up of only good or easy things. If there is something that I can do to help your child be successful and joy-filled at school, please let me know.
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!