Welcome back to school. I hope you have all enjoyed your summer and that you are ready to learn! The first week of school will be fun and exciting. This week we will focus on creating our classroom community, setting up our procedures, practicing those procedures, and getting to know one another. The homework this week is to bring in pictures, magazine clippings, and quotes that represent your student. They will be decorating their writers notebooks in class on Thursday. Please look for their red take home folder in their backpacks with more information. We will also be using headphones a lot this year. Please have your student bring a pair of headphones that they can keep as school for the duration of the year. I have loved getting to know everyone the past two days and I can't wait to learn even more about them!