Today is the official first day of school, although it is only a JH day. It is nice to have the JH kids only on this first day to give them a chance to get to know the building and its teachers a bit better. I feel fortunate to work for a school that recognizes a need like that and puts together effective solutions for those needs. Our first day of school is very well laid out and includes a morning assembly where the principal welcomes all students while dressed up as some character from a popular children's book, a teacher scramble to get to know the staff better, scavenger hunt to find their classrooms and other important areas around the school, a mini-schedule orientation to go over the student handbook, locker distribution, an antibullying skit from the JH dean, and some cooperative team building games for the kids to get reaquainted with each other. It will be a hectic day, but certainly not for lack of organization.
I threw my camera in the trash a few days again, so this picture was taken using my laptop camera and it did not turn out the best. We're standing in my classroom and the lighting is awful. For the rest of you out there who are starting school today....HAVE AN EXCITING FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!