Getting Ready

Are you ready? “Ready for what?” you might ask.

I’m in the process of continuing to get ready for the 2019-2020 school year. It’s a continuous process for me, with a few breaks and side tracks here and there, but what I want to do at school is rarely far from my mind.

This year I’ll have a little bit smaller group (though you never know – there’s still about 3 weeks to go where we might get more students). My room is a multi-grade room grades 1-4. Currently I have 3 in first grade, 5 in second grade, 1 in third grade, and 3 in fourth grade. The boys outnumber the girls 9 to 3. So, if you’re a girl in grades 1 – 4 considering coming our way!

One of my favorite parts about teaching is leading music. Yesterday I finished blocking out the majority of the songs we will be singing or on which we will accompany with tone chimes, rhythm instruments, or recorders. We have a few xylophones I’d like to get more use out of this year as well. We have such beautiful singers. It is a joy and a blessing to work with them. I pray music becomes a vital part of their lives and that they continue using the skills they learn throughout their lives.

Time to head back to work! Til next time . . .Rita

Getting to know me. . .

Hi! I’m Rita Stolt, lower grade teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School, Bloomer, WI. I’m a daughter, sister, wife, mom, grandma, friend, and more. I will be entering my 18th year of the teaching ministry at St. Paul Lutheran. I’m enjoying the time this summer to help care for my family and to get things ready for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

One of the things I love to do is read. I’ve read several chapter books this summer that I’m planning on reading aloud to my class this year. I also read two other books: one on Leonardo da Vinci, and another about Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain). They were both very interesting and gave me a wider knowledge of both of these individuals. That information will come in handy to give my students a more in-depth view of them as we read Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn ( I haven’t decided which one yet), and also as we study some of da Vinci’s work for both art and science.

In the interest of trying to keep my posts short and sweet, I’ll sign off for today. Enjoy the rest of your day!