The first day of grade 9 is very scary for many grade 9 students. The fear of being lost in an enormous building, being forced in to a locker by the big bad grade 10’s and not knowing anyone is enough to give future grade 9 students sleepless nights.
How do you welcome the grade 9’s on the first day?
Janet Lee has been an English teacher/Department Chair, Nipissing University Reading Part 3 Instructor, Student Success Literacy Consultant, and Nelson Literacy 7-10 instructional writer and media specialist. Janet Lee recently presented literacy resources at The Great Moon Gathering in Fort Albany, Ontario. She enjoys maintaining her blog This Side of the Mirror-A Journey Through Reflection to communicate with teachers and address current issues in education.