This week showed me how wonderful the school year will be- I got to meet so many amazing students who are capable of great things.  Here is a list of the accomplishments we get to brag about already:
  • We learned about ELA class, my procedures and expectations.
  • Students completed a writing piece that will help me get to know where you're starting as writers.
  • Everyone was introduced to three new technological resources:  dropbox, edmodo, and google drive- their usernames and passwords were created and recorded.
  • We passed out ELA materials and initiated our writer's notebook with a piece of "I" writing, where students introduce themselves.     

It was wonderful to meet all of you in class today and get the chance to tell you a little bit about me.  I look forward to an exciting and productive new year with all of you!  In the upcoming week, we will be:

1.)  Taking writing assessments to figure out what you know as writers
2.)  Creating a personal writing piece to express who you are as an individual
3.)  Exploring technological resources such as: edmodo, dropbox, and google drive
4.)  Learning the classroom expectations and routines

I can already tell it's going to be a wonderful year!

    Mrs. VanRiper:

    also loves to write!  I believe that every person has stories and ideas that are worth reading about, and my goal is to give my students the space to write about what interests them.  Hopefully, this year will help students discover a love for writing themselves!


    September 2013