We are several weeks into the school year and my class is beginning to meld into the Second Graders I know they are. We have had a few bumps along the way these last few weeks. Summer vacation is still on the minds of many of my little ones. It is evident because of the summer weather we seem to be continuing to experience in our valley. It has got to be hard for them to sit and listen to me when all they really want is to be outside and play in the beautiful sunshine. At times, I must admit I would like to be out enjoying a round of golf or sitting by the lake with my family too. But it is almost October and those activities are no longer high on the list of priorities for our day. Instead, we are working on routines, schedules, and expected behaviors.
Our community is taking shape. The first few weeks of school are exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time. At times, it is hard to tell who is more tired; me or the kids. But come June, it will all be worth it. Especially when I know they are ready for Third Grade!!!