After 16 years at Laurelville, I am in a new school. I am excited about this opportunity as Logan Elm Local School District opens a new school (although still in an old building), Salt Creek Intermediate School. The realignment of the district should help students' needs be better served by putting all fifth and sixth grade students in one location.
Reading Workshop will still operate the same with lots of technology integrated into students' daily learning. Students will still be writing on their blogs, and use Study Island, the online learning program. The books from the Laurelville book room have been moved and students will have many choices with a lot of great books.
Admittedly there is a bit of sadness as the end of my time comes at Laurelville. The students, parents, and staff have made it a great place to be. But with change there is always the chance for growth and I am anxious to dive into the new school year and all of the fun and adventure in the upcoming year.