Monday, August 29, 2011

Week 2 Reflections

The second week of school was our first full week of school and I think that our students were pretty tired by the end of the day on Friday.  Just like in school, establishing routines at home is extremely important.  Establishing routines at home will help make your student's transition back to school smoother and ensure that they are ready for a full day of learning when they are in school.

Overall, I think that the second week of school went pretty well.  Students are beginning to settle into their new class schedules, learning classroom routines, and our 5th graders and new students are starting to get the hang of their combination locks.  One thing that many students, especially in the 5th grade, are still struggling with is their lunch number.  It is crucial that students learn their four digit lunch number because it will help make the lunch line move more efficiently.  As you may know, lunch is forty-minutes this year and when students don't know their lunch number the line moves slowly and it cuts into their recess time.  I know that students value this time to go outside and play  with their friends and we want students to get their full twenty minutes of outside recess time, so please help your student learn their number.    

I want to say thank you to all of the parents who made it to open house on August 25th.  I think that the turnout was good and I really enjoyed seeing and visiting with our students/ parents.  Again, I would like to extend an open invitation to all of our students' parents to come into the school and visit anytime.  I think that too often teachers and parents only meet when there are student issues that need to be discussed, but the best way to really know about all of the great things that are going on at CMS is to come on in and see for yourself.  If you would like to observe your student "in action", please let the main office know when you plan to stop by and when you arrive drop by the office to get a visitor's pass.

Have a great week!     

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