With September ending and October starting tomorrow, I'm taking time to celebrate the small victories in my classroom. Like most of you understand, the beginning of the school year is full of new routines and explanations. I sometimes forget to praise them for the routines they've mastered - how to enter the classroom in the morning, how to sign out for the bathroom, what to do when they hear the bell ring or see the lights flicker, and more. It's so easy to focus on the things they aren't doing, instead of seeing the progress we've already made. I hope you're all beginning to feel that the time you spent explaining and practicing routines has paid off! Happy October!