So, today, is the last day of school. It’s a day filled with mixed emotions, for students and teachers alike. I know this year, I could keep on teaching this group for weeks to come – they are wonderful. I will certainly have a hard time letting them go to off to fourth grade. Sigh.
So, this morning, we will have about 40 minutes to spend with next year’s students! I received my list yesterday, and started looking at the pictures in the yearbook, so I can start to match names with faces. Those cute little faces will come into my room and I’ll have an opportunity to get to know them.
I decided this year to run an abbreviated morning routine with them. We will start off by watching a Schoolhouse Rock! video – the same one we will start the year off with in the fall – Three is a Magic Number, of course!!
Then, it wouldn’t be a morning in 204 without analyzing an image to improve our reading skills and strategies. I’ve chosen an image I shot on vacation, and students will have an opportunity to sample several skills using the answer sheet below.
Finally, students will get to fill out the questionnaire all about themselves – I think they’ll get a kick out of reading it again come this time next year!
The time will be filled so quickly, I’ll barely have time to snap a photo of my new crew!
For one day a year, I am fortunate enough to have 39 students – that’s a lot of smiles and hugs! Wish me luck – I’m apt to be a weepy mess come noontime today.