The first 2 days of school have been a whirlwind of activity!
The kids have been so great! I love the beginning of school. I’m exhausted, but so happy.
Making sure we get our kids home safely each day is always such a worry at first.
Things that had to be prepared to make sure this happened:
1. edit welcome letters and personal information forms
2. mail forms to parents before the first day
3. collect information, create name tags for each class with dismissal information, and pin tags to students on the first day
Wow, I am surprised actually that it only came to 3 things on the list… it was a good week of preparation!
We also have a crazy half day schedule these first 3 days of school, with 1/3 of our class staying for diagnostic testing and the rest going home at 1:00.
Organizing that schedule, notifying parents, labeling kids with proper dismissal information, preparing testing materials… Wasn’t sure it was humanly possible to get it all done. Fortunately, I work with a wonderful team of teachers. We all took a deep breath, rolled up our sleeves, and made it happen!
Now we have Back-2-School night on Monday! Yikes!