Happy First Day of School!

Wow what a way to start off the year! We had a lot going on today. I hope your child came home talking of the fun things we did today. The first week of school can be overwhelming and I’m sure your kids have a ton of questions. If after next week they are still asking a lot of questions let me know.

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They started the day off by coloring a helmet that described them. I will hang these in the hallway for all to see.

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The kids also worked on a Welcome to First Grade coloring page. While they were working I showed students our morning procedures. These include emptying backpacks, signing in for lunch, and turning in their take home folder.

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We will be doing a lot of activities on the carpet. The students came up with rules to follow while on the carpet.

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We played a get to know you game. Students said their name and their favorite food.

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We then talked about ways to be responsible at school. The students did a great job brainstorming.

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After we brainstormed ways to be responsible they each made a craft and wrote one way they would be responsible.

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There are always lots of different feelings to be had on the first day. We listened to a story called “First Day Jitters” about a teacher who is scared to go to her new school. Students drank Jitter Juice to get rid of the flutterflies they had in their stomachs.

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Then we brainstormed feelings they were having this morning.

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To end the First Day Jitters activity, students made a craft to show how they were feeling this morning.

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To end the day we made the cover to a memory book we will be working on this whole year. Students will bring this finished book home at the end of the year to show how much they have changed.

 

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