Tuesday is the first day of school! Back in June, this day seemed so far away. I am super excited for this year! We will spend much of this week building community, learning routines and expectations, and of course, reading a lot.
The first read aloud I am going to share is a book I read over the summer that I absolutely loved, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner. I usually begin with The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, but I am saving that one for the Global Read Aloud in October.
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To begin our writing year, students will write "Five Things I Want My Teacher to Know About Me." This will help me get to know them personally and as writers. We will also set up our Writer's Notebooks using my Writer's Notebook Divider Pages and my Writer's Notebook Reference Pages.
In math, we will be working on getting those math facts fluent again and practicing some helpful mental math strategies. I am excited to teach math again this year. (I never thought I would hear myself say that... :).
I hope you enjoy this long weekend and have an amazing week! Don't forget to stop back for Positive Thinking Thursday.