So, having survived the first (partial) week of school, I am so glad to be back. Looping with the same class to the next grade level is going to be AMAZING! It felt like we were sophomores in college, coming back knowing each other and what it's all about, happy to see each other with a short warm-up phase.
On the second day of school, I asked them to write me letters. They could tell me what happened to them over the summer, or something they want to work on for the school year or just anything they thought I needed to know to start our year.
Here are some classics...
"I don't like bananas anymore. I only like strawberr[ies]." Fair enough.
"Can't wait [for] what's waiting to be learn[ed]"
I'm glad you have areas for improvements, little man, and clearly I need to change my focus from butterfingers :)
Oh, so many things...
My personal favorite. This letter is from a student who Always keeps things interesting.
Here is what it's intended to say:
"I had a good/bad
summer. My grandma died
but other than that I had a
good summer. Is this math going
to be fun? If it is, then I want in
because math is good for everyone."
It's going to be a Very interesting year...