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School Days, School Days

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

schoolThe first day of school was a sunny day.

For those “Can Dos” who live close enough to school to walk, it was great fun walking with friends and talking about what school was going to be like in a new grade. Of course, the moms all walked to school with the “Can Dos” but they all walked together talking about the stuff that moms talk about.

Most of the “Can Dos” carried knapsacks, which were mostly empty, except for pencils, paper, and other school supplies. On the trip home the knapsacks were sure to be heavier because they would be full of new books for Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Computer Skills.

As they got near the school, they saw the school bus pull up, stop, and let off those “Can Dos” who live too far away from school schoolto walk. They ran up to meet their friends and then they all walked into school together.

The principal was just inside the school door, ready to meet and greet the “Can Dos” and direct them to the auditorium. Once the “Can Dos” were in the auditorium, Coach Campbell greeted them and led them to their seats.

The “Can Dos” listened carefully as each class was called to stand, meet their home room teacher, and walk to their new classroom. Soon it was their turn.

They were so happy to hear that Miss Pat would be their home room teacher and their computer instructor even though they would have different teachers for their other subjects.

The “Can Dos” followed Miss Pat to a sun-filled classroom with tables and chairs that were just the right size for them. There were rows of computers in the back of the room and coat closets with lots of room for boots and rain and snow gear come winter.

Then came the fun part. Miss Pat said,”When I call your name, please take the seat I assign you.” The “Can Dos” all hoped to sit next to their best friends, but Miss Pat knew better than that. Sitting next to your best friend would be too much of a temptation to talk.

Soon, everyone had his or her seat. Miss Pat welcomed everyone back to school, took attendance and gave the “Can Dos” their daily schedule of classes and the teachers who would teach them in each class. The class did not have to change rooms for each class, the teachers would come to them.

The day went by fast and soon they were on their way home talking a mile a minute about their new teachers and all the new things they would be learning.

The “Can Dos all agreed that the first day back to school was a very good day!

It’s That Time Again

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

While the “Can Dos” plan what to do with the time they have off before school starts, their parents are also planning things for them to do.

timeThe plans are very different!

It’s that time again. It’s time to do all the things that need doing before school starts for another year.

It’s time to:

  • Visit the doctor for a physical.
  • Visit the dentist for a check up and cleaning.
  • Get new school shoes.
  • Get new school clothes.
  • Clean out closets and draws to make room for new clothes and shoes.
  • Clean out an pack up all useable school supplies, clothes and shoes that are too small to wear, books that have been read and donate to an organization that helps children who need these things, but whose parents can’t afford to buy them.
  • Make a space that is quiet for doing homework.
  • Make a space on a shelf, and in draws where school supplies can be stored
  • Work out a space with mom where important school papers need to be put, so she finds them and signs them.
  • Have a talk with mom about the school schedule and what it means for the time to get up, time to leave for school, time to get home from school, chores, homework, free play time, TV and computer time and bedtime. 

Wow…Not much time for playing in that last week before school starts. Lots of time needed for doing to get ready for the school year!

Back to school…

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

The “Can Do” Kids go back to school in September. Some of them are looking forward to school starting and others, like Hector, wish summer would last all year round.

How do you feel about going back to school? Name three  things you like about going back to school and three things you don’t like about school.

Are these some of the things you need to buy for school? What else do you need?

  • Shoes
  • Notebook and pencils
  • Ruler
  • Crayons

Teacher Pat wants to know…did you finish all the books on your reading list ?  Will your teacher ask you to write about what you read over the summer?

Have a great school year !