Monday, September 21, 2015

Today we read the book "Stick and Stone". It is all about being a good friend. The kids of Room 9 did some thinking and talking about what makes a good friend. Here are their ideas:

Good friends are kind and they share the toys. ~Colin
Making new friends is good. ~Henning
Good friends are nice. If somebody didn't know how to read, you could help them. ~Ella
Good friends are respectful. ~Katya
Be thankful for your friends. ~Tristin
Be helpful to people. Don't fight with your friends. Friends stand up for each other. Be good to one another. ~Jaelyn
Listen to what your friends are saying. ~Megan
Don't hit your friends. ~Cavanaugh
Share books with each other. Help people when they get hurt. Friends go to the park together. You can teach someone to pump on the swings.~Chelsea
Friends play together. ~Maggie
Share everything. ~Grayson
Friends play tag. ~Eli
Friends make things for each other. ~Cara
Friends play nicely together. ~Nia
Friends have playdates. ~Masen
Friends play. ~Sophie
Friends are caring. ~Eben

This is our very first class blog post of the school year! The kids of Room 9 are not totally sure about what blogging is, but everyone was excited to share their ideas and see their name on the big screen :)

The Kids of Room 9 are terrific friends and show kindness, play together, help each other and get along so well in and out of our classroom. I feel so lucky to be a part of this group this year. Stay tuned... ~Ms. Clarke

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Here we go!

I can't believe that it's been over a year since I've posted here... and what a year it has been! I am just returning to work after a year of maternity leave. My son, Bennett, will be 1 in October. This year has absolutely flown by!

All of the same feelings of nervous exitement, uncertainty, and hope have coming flooding back as I set up my classroom for another year, perhaps more than ever before. I can't wait to meet my kids and see what big things we can do together!

This year we will be posting here regularly to share all of the things we do in Grade 1. Check back often to see what we're up to!

One of my favourite things about being a teacher is that every September brings with it a new beginning... and in Grade 1 the beginning is magic. I can't wait to see what kind of magic we make this year.

-Ms. Clarke