WOW! One semester is finished and we are beginning a new one. Winter break was much needed as we worked hard on our book fair and other projects for the Learning Commons. We have already begun the planning for the next one and it is not until May! The staff and students always get excited about creating things for the contest!
A new semester meant saying goodbye to my first semester class and saying hello to new learners. I am one who gets in routines and this means a change and starting over is hard. It is exciting also to have a new group and to see what they will do with the projects!
One of my goals is to encourage students to read and I am making plans on how to make that happen. My Learning Commons helpers have been extremely helpful with getting the iPads ready for the 6th graders. They will also be troubleshooting problems that arise with those! New and exciting times for us at ESMS with the iPad rollout!