Burgess shares a document bit.ly/BTSDoc where she has gathered ideas about how to transform the first day back at school. As you read this chapter what practices came to mind that you would perhaps like to do differently. Share your thoughts on how you might go about this.
This chapter made me think about what as a school do we do to excite the children on their first day back and how do I get the staff motivate for the new year.
I asked myself, what are we going to do to get our children excited about coming back to school what are we going to do to ensure this is the best year ever for every child.
I want to get away from the traditional start to the school year the students come in and go to their classroom and when the bell goes they start the year off. I want to make this exciting for them, I want them to feel that this is a great place to be, I want them to feel like they belong and that we see them as special and I want them excited to be learning.
How do I do this? How do I get the staff on board?
At our next staff meeting we are going to focus on coming up with ideas to make 2018 the best year ever for our children.
I will keep you posted on what we come up with.