August 14, 2023
We had a wicked thunderstorm last night. The claps of thunder woke me from a sound sleep and the flashes of lightning kept me awake for about a half hour. I love a good thunderstorm. I love summer vacation. I can see the dates on the calendar and as August comes to a close, I'm always a little sad, but then I start thinking about gearing up for the new school year, and I get a little excited too. I'm super excited to meet all of you and to get this year off to a great start.
Our homeroom is classroom 226. You'll know it as the room with all of the Snoopy stuff decorating the space. I'm a huge Peanuts fan, and you'll notice that right away when you walk into our room.
I'm looking forward to meeting you on Tuesday, September 5. Sixth grade is a really great year, and I can't wait to help make it the best for you. The first couple of days we'll be doing a lot of "getting to know you" activities and we'll also be decorating our classroom with some of your artwork. If you haven't gotten a chance to check the sixth grade supply list, take a look at it. The list asks for two pocket folders, one will be for science or social studies and the other will be your "take home" folder. It can be any color or design. I'd also encourage you to bring some crayons, we'll be doing some coloring on day one, I love to color. We have lots of extra supplies at school, so if you forget anything, we've got you covered.
This summer I did something that I've always wanted to do. I visited the Grand Canyon and took a mule ride. If you've ever seen the Grand Canyon, you know that it's something you can't even expain with words. It is truly a remarkable sight. I was also lucky enough to enjoy some family time at the beach in North Carolina. I got a chance to read lots of great books, and I also spent a lot of time walking my German Shepherd, Jovie. She loves taking walks in the mornings and she really loves attacking our garden hose. She's a maniac with water.
I hope you have had a fantastic summer break. I hope you had a chance to go somewhere fun. I wonder what good books you might have read. I don't know if you have a dog, a cat, or a hermit crab, but I'm curious to find out. I’m anxious to meet you and hear about your summer activities and adventures.
I think it’s still safe to say that sixth grade will probably be your favorite year at Groveland.
Enjoy the last magical days of summer and I'll see you soon,