Sunscreen, beach towels and lazy mornings are giving way to new notebooks, sharp yellow pencils and alarm clocks set. Tomorrow my children and I return to school. Alex starts third grade, Megan begins first grade, and I return to teaching third grade. My new students do not arrive until Thursday but two days of meetings await.
Megan's teachers sent home a parent information form to fill out. One question was, "What do I hope for my child this year?" That got me thinking about both my children= and my students- and what I hope for us all this year. I will write this from the perspective of what I hope my children experience, knowing that what I wish for them is what I need to make happen for my own students.
So now I have my work cut out for me, with a list of all the things I need to do for my students, too! I wish us all a happy year and so much more.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski