It's hard to believe that we are approaching the end of another year. For some it's the end of another school year too. As I think about the calendar year coming to a close, I'm reminded of where I began. My thoughts drift back to September and the beginning of the school year. Just three months ago I was preparing for a new school year. I was putting all of my energy into buying and unpacking supplies, arranging my classroom, planning lessons, copying materials, organizing the classroom library, and the list goes on and on. However, in addition to all of those things, my deepest thoughts were centered around the new group of students I was anxiously waiting to teach. What would they be like? Who were these little people I was expecting to meet? Would we become a community of learners? Could we become a classroom family? For me, teaching is not just lesson plans and activities but so much more. It's also about making connections and building relationships with my students.
http://vruckes.edublogs.org/ and our Kidblogs http://kidblog.org/MrsRuckesClass1112/ you will see evidence of all of these things. Things that we have in common, and things that are uniquely different. You will see evidence of how we support and encourage each other, and how much we love learning. Most importantly, you will see that we are a classroom family.