Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Establishing Routines

One of the most important aspects of the beginning of the school year is establishing and learning routines; for our classroom, school and learning habits.  The first three days were great for introducing most of the classroom expectations and routines which, like most things, get better with practice.  From our classroom morning routine that prepares students for the school day to our end of the day routine that prepares students for their workload and parent communication, students are being taught and reminded of necessary routines to help foster community and student success. 

Throughout this first full week of school, all students (and teachers for that matter) in our classroom will be learning and practicing classroom expectations and responsibilities.  At times the learning curve can seem pretty steep.  Be rest assured that the guidelines and expectations are designed with student learning outcomes in mind.  The better we adapt to the design and structure of our new learning environment, the more we will all be able to focus on the real point of our school system: learning and having fun! 

Be sure to attend the Fourth Grade Curriculum Night this Thursday, September 1 at 6pm in the auditorium to get more information about the new school year!  You will also have an opportunity to sign up for parent/teacher conferences and our exciting Mystery Speaker program! I hope to see you there!