Friday, September 7, 2012

Back to School Night, 2012!

From Monday through Friday, Mrs. Ranney's Class looks like this...

It is usually full of hard-working, happy students!

Of course, this day was special because we had on our Lucky Hats!

On most nights and weekends, our classroom looks like this...

It's full of empty chairs with desks, waiting for the students!     

        However, last night something special and different happened!


Our chairs were occupied by our parents!

They were so excited to hear what is in store for us this year!

To parents: What did you find most interesting at 
Back to School Night?
To students: What are you most looking forward to learning this year?


  1. Dear Class,

    I loved visiting the class and hearing about all the fun and amazing things you will be doing in third grade. It made me feel real glad that you all have Mrs. Ranney as your teacher. Have a spectacular year!


  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I remember Lucky Hat Day. I still have my Lucky Hat. I am having a great time in Ms. Sterling's class. I hope you are having a great year.

    I hope someone in your class can read more than 2,000,000 words. That would be great! You class seems very cheerful.

    Have a great year.

    Your former student,
    Quynh-Anh ♥

  3. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I am sorry that I couldn't join my wife last night for Back to School Night. We were unsuccessful in getting a sitter to watch the kids, so I stayed home with the kids while my wife represented.

    Last night, I was quizzing my son for his test about geography, earth sciences, and the Stone Ages. I was also observing Charlotte learn about the uses and meanings of the terms Hemisphere and Earth.

    I am so excited to be submitting my first ever blog. I think this is a great tool for communicating and sharing ideas amongst this motivated group of students and their parents. I know that I will be back for more soon.


    Russell (Charlotte's Dad)

    1. Dear Russell,
      I was so excited to receive your first ever blog comment! I hope this is the first of many to come!

      The blog is truly a wonderful educational communication tool! We are off to a great start this year!

      Mrs. Ranney

  4. Dear Mrs. Ranney and class,

    It was very exciting to be sitting in the class room where Rain sits a good part of the week. Within a few weeks of school, you already had some wonderful projects decorating the walls.

    What I liked the most from back to school night was your use of ☀technology☀ in the class room - typing correctly, using electronic spellers, blogging, computer test and more. I also really appreciated the effort to go green by not printing out so much paper!

    I was wondering how the class enjoyed Lucky Hat Day ♔? I was also wondering how the students felt about the letters that the parents left them at back-to-school night?

    Eilat (Rain's mom)

    1. Dear Eilat,
      Thanks you so much for being a great supporter and frequent visitor to our blog! I am so impressed with how you are using html code too!

      I am looking forward to reading the students' answers to your questions.

      Mrs. Ranney

  5. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I want to do very hard math.

    Does anyone like math?

    What is everyone's favorite subject?


    Aiden R.

    1. Dear Aiden,
      I am so happy to see you commenting on the blog, and I'm interested to see your classmates' answers to your questions!

      I'm also glad to see that you are interested in doing challenging math. I will expect to see you working on those math puzzlers when you have free time!

      All the best,
      Mrs. Ranney

  6. Suzanne (Alex's Mom)September 10, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I loved coming to Back To School Night last Thursday night. Alex's sister, Leah, had Mrs. Ranney two years ago, so it felt very familiar and welcoming to return to her class. Leah had a wonderful 3rd grade year with Mrs. Ranney and I know all of you will too.

    I was impressed with how much work you have already completed after only 3 weeks of school. Your classroom walls are already filled with creative, fun and thoughtful work. I can't wait to see your next big project!

    What has been your favorite project so far? Alex really enjoyed making the compass rose.

    I will be your Room Mom this year along with Jules' mom. We are very excited to help out and coordinate some fantastic field trips, parties and even a pumpkin bread cooking class.

    See you tomorrow in the library!

    Best regards,

    Suzanne (Alex's Mom)

    1. Dear Suzanne,

      Thank you for all your terrific enthusiasm and support for our class and the blog!

      I too am looking forward to all of the wonderful projects we will do this year.

      Thanks for all the volunteer work you do, and I look forward to seeing you in the library tomorrow!


      Mrs. Ranney

  7. Hello Mrs. Ranney and class,

    I can see your room is up and ready to continue your learning journey in this new school year. From parent comments, you have some very interesting learning adventures ahead.

    Geography? Earth Sciences? The Stone Ages? Subjects like these always interest me so I hope you make some posts on this blog. I would enjoy reading what you discover and possibly be able to share some things I know. We would be able to learn together even though your class is so far from where I am in Australia. :)

    Keep learning.
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

  8. Mrs. Ranney..

    I really enjoyed being at back to school night.. I was actually quite impressed!! I am excited to see Shai so enthusiastic to come to school every day, and I realize that you are a big contributor to this.

    The classroom is looking good and we are both excited for what this year will bring.

    Thank you

    Rache-- Shai's mom

    1. Dear Rache,

      Thanks so much for visiting the blog and leaving us a comment and for your support of our class!

      We will have an exciting year together!


      Mrs. Ranney

  9. Mrs. Ranney,

    We really enjoyed meeting you last week at back to school night. We were so impressed with your class and the educational experience the students will have. We know that this will be a great year for the 3rd graders of room 9.


    Erik and Brooke

    1. Dear Erik and Brooke,

      I enjoyed meeting you both as well, and I look forward to the terrific year we will all have together!

      Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment. I hope you'll come back and visit the blog often!


      Mrs. Ranney

  10. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    Thank you for a great back to school night. Jackson is excited for the year ahead and we are looking forward to his growth and learning. Thanks to your suggestion, he is now the proud packer of his own lunch!

    Thank You!
    Nicole (Jackson's mom)

    1. Dear Nicole,

      Thanks for your enthusiasm and for leaving us a comment! I know we will have a terrific year together.

      I am so impressed to hear that Jackson is already packing his own lunch! Way to go, Jackson!


      Mrs. Ranney

  11. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    I remember Lucky Hat Day. It was a lot of fun! I am having a great year with Ms. Sterling. I hope you having a great year with your class. I hope there are a lot of bloggers this year.

    Your former student,


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