We had a successful Back to School Night, and I appreciate all the parents that were able to attend.
A few thoughts about the evening...
-I love teaching siblings because the parents seem to trust the process a little more. They saw firsthand success with their older child and now look forward to the same growth with their newest fourth grader.
-Parents experiencing fourth grade for the first time are excited, apprehensive, and curious. I hope they have as much fun this year as their student. It truly is an amazing year.
-This may be the year that the student knows just a little more than their parents when it comes to technology. These fourth graders are cruising right along with Socrative, Google Drive, iBooks, and Notability. We are building a technology foundation that will carry them through their academic career.
-Having a former parent stop in just to say, "Thank you" or "I miss fourth grade" reaffirms that I am in the right profession.
-A group of parents with a sense of humor and understanding makes the night go just a little bit better. Keep in mind- I'm used to talking with nine and ten year olds all day. It's a little intimidating having a room full of adults.