Well, we survived the first few days! Although they were warm and humid, we got through lots of 5th grade and school rules, schedules, and procedure. We spent time talking about how to set up and write in our copybooks, what to keep in folders, covering textbooks, making groups for computer and library class, designing our journals, reviewing the school handbook, starting the "Prayer for Peace/Prayer to St. Francis," practiced 3 different drills, wrote down prayer tests and current events due dates, organized our HW books through the end of September, collected scissors, took a diagnostic math test, read a note of advice from a 5th grade graduate, and checked out things in the classroom like the prayer table, inbox/outbox, and supply shelves....among other things!
Yesterday we had our first guidance class and today we had our first art class. If you have not yet sent it in, our next art class won't be for 2 weeks (we are off next Friday), so you still have time. Supplies are the same: markers, crayons, colored pencils, 3 regular pencils, black sharpie, a small journal, 2 glue-sticks, and an eraser. A spare box of tissues and/or container wipes are helpful too as Mrs. Fagnani purchases these herself.
Now that most of the back-to-school business is taken care of, we will get down to 100% schoolwork starting on Monday. Anytime throughout the year, you may send in box tops, soda tabs, and Campbells labels.
Have a wonderful weekend!