Saturday, August 29, 2009

First Week of School

Wow! What an amazing first week of school we had. On the very first day, upon entering the building, the students were greeted by the sounds of live string music in the foyer. The day was filled with activities that included an assembly with music by KTG Musical Entertainment. This was followed by a school tour and a reintroduction to the rituals and routines that help us succeed.

As the week continued, new students to our school fostered friendships and returning students became reacquainted with old pals. Without skipping a beat, the students seamlessly jumped into showing off their knowledge by completing a math and science diagnostic. These results will be used to guide our instruction. We were also joined by Ms. Hawas, from the University of North Florida. She will be joining our instructional team for a few months.

The week ran smoothly due in part to the help and support of our extraordinary room mom, Mrs. Van Der Snick. She has been alongside of us not just this week, but most of the summer, helping us with anything and everything to make this the best year ever for our students. We so love and appreciate you and are very grateful.

Mrs. Wallace, Ms. Hawas and I have had an amazing first week with all of our students and are so excited about this year.

Want to see what we have been up to? Check out the pictures below and if you wish to leave a comment, please DO NOT sign your name. You may add your initials, however.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Welcome Back Super Stars!

We can not wait to see all of you tomorrow morning. The day promises to be full of fun and exciting events.