We made it! I can imagine these kiddos are probably pretty tired after these busy three days. It is hard to get back into routine after summer break. They accomplished so much this week. Luckily it’s a short week for them and they can refresh this weekend. If after this first week you have any questions feel free to email me. Thank you so much to all of you who were able to pick something from my wish list and send it in. That helps our class out a ton!
I measured everyone with yarn and stuck it in a bag to include in their First Grade Memory book. We will do the same thing at the end of the year to see how they have grown.
The students also drew a picture of what they look like this first week. I’m going to print off a picture of them and glue it next to their drawing.
The next rule the students learned was how to be Ready to Learn. We read a story by Ready to Learn Robert. Then the students brainstormed ways to show they are ready to learn. To finish the activity they made a pencil craft and wrote one way to show they are ready to learn.
We read the story David Goes to School which is about a student who doesn’t follow the rules. We talked about what it would be like to have someone like that in our class. Then I read actions that David did and the students decided what was right and wrong. To finish the activity, the students created their own David and wrote 3 first grade rules they learned this week.
Next, I read the book The Name Jar. It is about a little girl who learns how special her name is and to be proud of it. We talked about where our names came from. A lot of the students knew they were named after certain relatives. Then they worked on a piece of art to show off their name.
We had our first Friday Free Time today. Students need to be finished with their work from the week to participate in Friday Free Time. During this time students can play games, draw, and shop at the class store. Students can bring a toy on Friday, but please no electronic games. They are responsible for anything they bring to school.
This will be the homework for the weekend. Please make sure you have the pink sheet which explains the decoration. Return on Monday so that we can start using it.