What do you miss about being in school?

What child hasn’t at some point wished for days off from school? Well, now that we have quite a few ahead of us, I bet you have recognized things that you miss. Let’s keep a list of a few here. Please feel free to add. I ask that you follow two guidelines, however.

  1.  Stick to the topic of posting what you miss. 
  2. And, please try to be positive and not hurt anyone’s feelings (including your teacher’s feelings).
  3. Please try to write full sentences. (You want to continue to improve, don’t you?) Your comments will help me be a better teacher by learning what is important to you. And, we will stay in touch with each other. I will set up a new post sometime soon. If you have suggestions for topics, please feel free to make a list at home. I will make “possible topics” one of our new posts.


I’ll start. Besides the items I mentioned in the email I sent, I miss watching each of you as you grow. Being a kid is not easy. I can remember difficulties I faced. Each day, I am fascinated by how you go about solving problems in your own lives.

Writing Celebration November 2019

We all really enjoyed gathering together to celebrate with the students upon the completion of their memoirs. Throughout this unit, the students dug deep into stories from their own lives for meaning. They thought about struggles they battle again and again, reflected upon special connections and took a step closer to understanding and accepting themselves for the unique individuals they are. Here are a few pictures of parents celebrating with the students.

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November Assembly – Gratitude

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Our class had the opportunity to lead the November Gratitude Assembly during two periods on Friday, November 1st. We each had an opportunity to address the audience and practice our public speaking skills. Katelyn even played the piano to welcome the classes into the assemblies and to send them on their way.

I was impressed with the presence each child demonstrated while speaking in public. Each and every student spoke clearly, loudly and at a reasonable pace. The class is quite a group!


October Is about Acceptance

“Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits,

but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” ~ Albert Ellis

  • Acceptance is the willingness to embrace feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own.
  • Acceptance is the ability to experience or survive something unpleasant.
  • Acceptance is the willingness to tolerate a difficult or unpleasant situation.
  • We all have the human need and right to be accepted.

Book of the Month:

The Day You Begin By: Jacqueline Woodson

What is one way you can show acceptance to someone who may have differences to you?