Around this time of year, I'm usually thinking and writing about either going back to school or summer winding down. While both have been on my mind, things certainly do look differently this year. Summer has not been the same and the upcoming Fall won't be either. I truly do feel for all the parents, teachers, and students out there. I know how difficult this change has been. We are all in this together and I know everyone's main goal is for students of all ages to have a healthy, successful school year. Students WILL progress, learn, and succeed. We have confidence in them.
One thing I always did as a teacher was to write a "New School Year Resolution List". Kind of like setting goals in January, September is the perfect time to set goals for yourself. Although things are not the way we expected or wanted them to be right now, it is important to focus on the positive and take the opportunity to set some goals for yourself. Even though I am no longer teaching, I still keep up the tradition of writing down goals every September 1st.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's back to school photos! Happy New School Year!