Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of School!

Whew! First day of school came and went! I wanted to do an entry this weekend to show the completed classroom but I was so exhausted after being in the classroom on Saturday from 9-4 that I just needed a break!

A preview of the classroom:
Completed hallway bulletin

Door bulletin
Teacher's area

ANYWAYS. Onto day one! The first day of school literally zoomed right by, I think I probably got half of my lesson plan for today completed. During the whole day, I swear I felt like I was getting nothing done. But after reflecting on the day, I actually did get some things done.  
Some things we did:
  • We read "The Monster Who Came to School". Then we talked about the classroom rules and our classroom 4Rs: Respect others, Respect the environment, Respect yourself, and be Responsible. We also created a chart of what Respect looks like and sounds like (from Pinterest). Then we did an activity from Mrs. Bainbridge which can be found here along with the story.
  • We colored our name cards for attendance and M.O.N.K.E.Y. covers for our folders (which will be explained in a future entry). 
  • We read The Night Before First Grade and came up with some feeling words about how we felt the night before. Then we completed an activity and the students finished the sentence frame "Last night I felt ______" and included an illustration.
Well I guess we did get some stuff done after all. :)

Now onto to planning day two!

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