Thursday, 5 July 2007

Summer

Today is my first full day off from school. Although we were officially done on Friday, I went back Tuesday and part of Wednesday to finish cleaning my classroom and to organize my materials.

I can't believe it has been almost a year since my family arrived in Calgary from Ecuador. What a whirlwind year it has been for us! One of the highlights, by far, has been my experience at Dalhousie School. The administration and teachers welcomed me with open arms and supported the work I was doing with students. Without that support it would have been a much more difficult year. I also had a great group of parents that worked with me and put in many volunteer hours throughout the year. That was wonderful and a first of a kind experience for me. I am looking forward to next school year when I will be teaching grade 2. I am excited to be taking some of my grade 1 students with me and am looking forward to creating a wonderful classroom community with the other grade 2 students. Now, it's time to do some housecleaning!
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