My mind is set on preparing for back to school, and I am hoping my students’ minds are beginning to think about it as well. This will be the first year I begin the school year with my students (I started in October last year), many of whom will be returning to my GT class from last year. And I want them to enter ready to learn. I’m seeing some promising signs. For example, I had students over the summer asking for spelling work on ScootPad:

During the summer, I had some students asking for ScootPad spelling work.
During the summer, I had some students asking for ScootPad spelling work.

Some are getting back in touch, which gives me an opportunity to remind them to get back on ScootPad. For example, I got this email from a student late last week:

Seeing this email got me excited that my students are beginning to think about returning to school.
Seeing this email got me excited that my students are beginning to think about returning to school.

 

And the other day, I saw this posting from a student I have not heard from all summer, asking for a spelling assignment. I loved that! 🙂

I love that some of my students are asking for challenge as school appraoches!
I love that some of my students are asking for challenge as school approaches!

How are you getting yourself and students excited about the start of school?

Cheers!

Dr. Michelle Anthony