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Weekly Update: Welcome Back!

on August 29, 2013

Good morning,

Thank you all for the great support and collaboration this first week of school! It has been wonderful to spend time getting to know your children, while starting to learn and practice this year’s routines. Thank you for holding school as a priority and getting your children to school despite heat, transportation difficulties, and juggling other kids. We have a great class and I am looking forward to the year!

This week we focused on basic routines, safety, and relationships. My team and I have been spending time trying to get to know your children, following their lead, and engaging in play to build positive relationships. We have been practicing basic school routines such as walking in the hall, sitting on the rug, and going to different classrooms. We have been practicing for a fire drill (the first one is today) and starting to learn about different Room 125 routines and expecations, such as “first-then” relationships, following a schedule, and following directions. I am very proud of our returning students for doing a great job with all the rules, and serving as role models to the new students. I am proud of the new students for jumping into a new routine and finding time to smile despite such a huge transition.

As we learn more about each other, we/I will have changes to schedules, activities, and expectations to best serve each student’s needs. One example of this is the morning routine. This will be updated in the next few days to allow for more independence and make sure to account for a “goodbye mom/dad/grandma” step. Let me know if you have any ideas for this.

Please continue to communicate via the Homework Notebook about your child’s night/morning, needs, or questions. Remember, the top section of the paper is for you to fill out. Check your child’s backpack today for the first Thursday Folder with Edison information. Please send this folder back to school tomorrow.

Thank you for all you do! Please contact me with any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas. You know your child best and together we will create the best school environment for them.

Have a wonderful day and stay cool!

-Ms Wales

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