I don't want to jinx it, but from what I saw today...
I am so excited! I am sitting 19 students right now, which is a good number.
I over planned for our first day. It always happens that way. Better to be prepared, though. We started the day by sorting school supplies and I gave them the doodle sheet for math. These will go on the front of our math notebooks. You can download them for free HERE! They aren't my creation.
Then we went of the WBT Class; Yes and the 5 rules. I really love the rules and the hand motions. The process grabs their attentions and creates anchors in their minds for the rules.
The highlight of our day was working on our Peek Face Portraits. They are so unique. I love that we put more thought into our goals this year. They had to choose a behavior, academic, and personal goal. Take a look!
|Do you see that she wants to learn different languages? Isn't that awesome!|
I love how a few of the boys decided to use a pattern for their background. :)
We got our math notebooks mostly set up, but since we had two specials, PE and Music, we didn't get it all finished. That is ok. We will have time tomorrow. I think.
I am sad to say that I chickened out on starting the Daily 4 today. Ugh. I will be braver tomorrow!
I lose confidence in myself over the summer when it comes to commanding the classroom. Does anyone else feel that way? It usually takes me a few days to get back in the swing of things.
I will see you later in the week!
I am planning on getting my kids set up on Edmodo and MyKidsBank for us to play on tomorrow. They will start XtraMath tomorrow as well. We will use the iPads for a QR code activity on Wednesday.
Here's to starting strong!
I hope you enjoyed your first day back at school this year.