Fabulous Five For The First Friday Of School!

My students have been in school for two days!  This means I'll have some school news to share with Doodle Bugs for:


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Last Saturday we went to a wedding in Walpole, New Hampshire, which is near Keene, NH and Vermont.  On our way, we stopped in Keene, NH to have lunch. There was a music festival and lots of activity.  I had heard that Keene was a really quaint town, and now I can say that I have seen it for myself.  It's a college town so there is a lot of energy.  Plus, I had a delicious pumpkin Oreo ice cream cone for dessert!






We had our "Welcome Back to School" assembly for all school employees in Woburn.  The Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Dr. Matthew Malone, spoke to us about various experiences he has had as a principal, superintendent and his current position.  He was a very dynamic and entertaining speaker.  Here's a link to an article that Dr. Malone gave at Framingham State College last May which gives you an idea of his speech:  Dr. Malone's Speech.





My students arrived for their first day of school on Thursday.  They are a great bunch of kids!  We've already started learning our five times facts and the different types of sentences.

Here's a picture of me in front of my Class Morning Message:


This message greets the students; tells them the date; what specials we have; and reminders, like sharpen 2 pencils and pass in your homework.





After the kids do their morning work and the Pledge of Allegiance, we head over to the rug for our Morning Meeting.  At the Morning Meeting, we greet each other; share; play "Zoom"; and read the Morning Meeting Message.  Here's the message from the first day of school:






One of my favorite activities involves reading Scaredy Squirrel books to my class!  I'm also reading Judy Moody.  I have several students who claim that they don't like reading so my goal is to change their minds by reading fun and interesting books out loud every day!





Happy Weekend!


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  1. I start each day with a morning meeting too! I hope you change your kids mind about reading! I always tell my kids that everyone likes reading they just have to find the right book. I'm sure you'll help your kids find the right book from their interests!
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