What a busy month it has been! Everyone looked so happy to be back at school and see their friends and teachers after the summer break. We welcomed four new students and their families to our community and guided them through their first days of school. Thanks to Allison, John and Ender who hosted our class get together, we had a chance to socialize outside of school and get to know each other better. But most importantly everyone has been working very hard. I was very happy to notice that everyone was eager to pick up where they left off in June and kids have been asking for new lessons and learning new skills. We talked about kindness and how important it is to be polite and kind in our daily life especially when we communicate with others. We reviewed class rules and safety procedures and even had our first fire drill. I was impressed how smoothly it went and how fast we were able to get to the playground. The school year is off to a wonderful start!
In October we are going to study leaves: how are they built, what types of leaves are there and what are their functions. We are going to use big words like chlorophyll and photosynthesis and see what leaves need to grow. We are also going to talk about art and how we can tell stories through visual arts and music.