That's right...tonight was my school's open house! Kind of crazy and exhausting having it the day we come back to school after Labor Day weekend, but at least now it's over!
The best moment of tonight (besides meeting my students' families and such) was definitely one of my boys. He brought his dad into our classroom and proceeded to give him THE most comprehensive explanation of how everything in our class works, and all our procedures (including all our hand signals and the Whole-Brain Teaching elements that I have started incorporating). I told him I would have to have him come back next year to explain to my new fourth graders how everything works, and he just beamed.
Moments like that are what remind me how much fun this job can be... to see students take ownership like that.