How Did the Last Week Go?
It was the first week of back to school in many schools, but here we are getting into a routine. In the first three weeks the teacher focused on getting to know her students and on “benchmark testing” for second grade. Smarty did very well on the reading test and is excited to be officially recognized as an Accelerated Reader. Her teacher returns all her class work from the previous week home on Wednesdays, and I can see that she is applying herself in writing even though she is still doing as little of it as possible at home. In our limited free time we learned more about Rosh Hashanah and enjoyed a special Rosh Hashanah snack on Wednesday and dinner on Friday.
Preparing for Back-to-School NightWe are having a back-to-school night this week and looking forward to getting to know Smarty’s new teacher better and hear more of what she has planned for this school year. Many parents are in the same boat, so I want to share a couple of good links on what questions to ask during a back to school night:
- Learn more about teaching approach and philosophy
- 5 questions to ask on a back to school night
- If you want to discuss specific concerns about your child, schedule an appointment or bring a note to give to the teacher.
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Last Week’s Favorite PostsLearn something new – a great series explaining the very basics of piano from Let’s Play Music
Make something pretty – I love these adorable clay poppy flower magnets from Buggy and Buddy –can’t wait for the next poppy season to make them!
Read about something important – a great collection of books about autism from Growing Book By Book
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