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From First Day Jitters to a Smooth Week
Students arrived for the first day of school last week full of first-day jitters but quickly transitioned into school mode. Across the school students and teachers got to know each other, learned about the daily routine and procedures, and began their learning journey for the 2013-2014 school year.
During one ice-breaker activity last week, Third-grade Teacher Shelley Gordon said her students shared how they felt the first day of school. “Some were excited, some nervous,” said Gordon.
Jessica Cosgrove, a Second-Grade Teacher, read the book “First Day Jitters” to her class. Then her students graphed how they felt individually and as a class. “Reading this book gives students a chance to see how we are all nervous the first day,” said Cosgrove.
Scott Broome, Poplin’s new Principal, said “We have had a smooth start to the school year. I have given compliments to the students and staff about how well they are doing.” During the second week the Kindergarten students will begin full days. Last week each kindergarten student came for a half day.
Written by: Beth Medlin, Media Coordinator
Posted: Sep 04, 2013 by Elizabeth Medlin