Joi Converse

What are some of your back to school memories?

Blog Post created by Joi Converse on Aug 17, 2017

Around this time of year I get nostalgic for those back to school days when you could feel the temperature getting a little cooler and the leaves start to slowly change. The stress level of parents may increase because of all the preparation that is needed, but at the same time their excitement is palatable and contagious. For me, back to school time was mostly about the clothes and school supply shopping. I was raised in a large family, and it was the one time a year we could splurge a bit to restock our supplies. Being from small town Alaska, this also meant we spent a whole day in the big city and got to experience the wonders of a buffet for lunch. It was a treat!


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To support your efforts in the classroom, we have organized a community space called Teacher Toolkit. You will find documents to help with your communication with parents, videos, and other instructional resources that can be used in conjunction with our assessments. We intend to continue to add to this space as needed. Please do ask questions and provide feedback on what other resources may be helpful for you.


Here are some additional blogs from Teach.Learn.Grow to help you prepare for what will hopefully be another great school year. 


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