We are off to an amazing start to this year!  I look forward to continuing to build relationships with students and family throughout the rest of the year.  Just like I tell my students everyday, "The only way to get better at reading and writing, is to practice reading and writing all the time. "  "Practice makes better, not perfect " is another one that I tell them as well.  I am not looking for perfection,  I am looking for progress and for each student to try their hardest each and every day.  One of my goals for our classroom is to build a community of students and peers; an environment where each student feels safe to express themselves without being mocked or humiliated.  We are still on the road to building that, but we have made huge strides in the last month.  I see greatness in each and every student in this classroom.  I cannot wait to see what this year brings!