Wow what a great week! It was really nice to see all the students again.
After helping with kindergarten assessments all day on Monday and Tuesday, I started working on my schedule for the year. Lots of planning happens for me when the year starts. I got into all the 5th grade classrooms to tell the students about the Peer Pals program and how they can apply to be a mentor. They need to sign up by next Friday (the 29th) if they are interested and applications are due to me by September 12th. I will be going into the kindergarten classrooms next week to introduce myself and tell the students what I do and how they can come see me.
In addition, this year I will be helping out with the newly combined Student Council/PBIS (positive behavior, intervention, and support) club. As a result, Nadine (4th grade teacher) and I were able to design the new T-shirts for the students. We hope to order them in the next week or so. The 100 mile club will be starting soon as well and I will be helping out with that, either before or after school, two days a week.
I also ordered a bunch of things for the school store which will open for the first time on Friday, September 12th during lunch/recess. One of my parent volunteers is returning to help me this year but I could really use a few more! The school store is open every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month except for November, December, and April due to holiday breaks. The months of February and May have a slightly different schedule but it is all posted on the main school calendar for the teachers.
I’m looking forward to seeing some kids next week who I will be meeting with on a regular basis this year. I’m going to be trying to gather some data from my weekly kids I see to gage how they are doing academically, emotionally, and socially from the beginning of the year to the end.
I plan to post on my blog every Friday in an effort to recap my week. Have a great weekend!