Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Day #1 is in the books. Despite some last minute panic and anxiety (on my part) things went off without a hitch thanks to our tremendous staff, excited students and supportive parents. My son (pictured), who left Step-Up-Day last spring stating, "I just want to skip summer and go right to 5th grade," surprised me again by saying the first day was great, but he couldn't wait for the second day because "now we'll get to do some things."
Yes, the first day is always filled with more listening and less doing than we'd like. Unfortunately, in most cases, it's less about building relationships and more about expectations. It is however, a critical step in allowing students to feel comfortable in their new surroundings, getting them to feel confident in moving about the building - in general insuring those 'safety needs' which come before relationships and learning.
Thank you staff, parents and students for a great first day. The first step in a great year.