Thursday, August 29, 2013

First Day of School!

Happy 1st Day of School!

I wasn't quite as excited this morning, but I was still excited!

We did a lot of fun stuff today.

When the kids came in I had their name posters on their desks all ready to color! (They loved this!)

We spent time going over procedures, Morning Meeting and learning about each other.

They played get to know you bingo.

We had a snowball fight (they wrote 3 things about themselves and then threw them in the middle-friends picked one up and read it out and had to guess who wrote it)

Then (right before special) I introduced them to one of my very favorite friends.

He has been my friend for quite a long time now.

He is very imaginative and I love having him in my class.

Do you know who he is?

It's SkippyJon Jones!

I read SkippyJon Jones: Class Action by Judy Schachner.

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They loved him! And many of them had met SkippyJon before, so I didn't have to start from the beginning.

If you haven't met my friend SkippyJon, you really should. He is very imaginative, and there is great vocab and spanish words woven throughout the book.

We Saved Fred (again! This worm will not put on his life preserver when he goes boating!)
This class Saved Fred a lot quicker than the class last year-most of them had some really great teamwork!

I had to use gummy lifesavers-I couldn't find the peach rings I used last year (despite going to 2 Market Baskets, 2 Walmarts (ick!!), Dollar Tree and Hannaford)

I finally found something that would work at the mecca of all things... Target!! (and since I was there...I picked up a few other things :).

After Fred (and lunch/recess!) we did our 1st day of school posters (from here)

This one says "How can your classmates help you achieve your goal?" I didn't realize how light the green was

We talked about their answers- and had the 'easy is a bad word' discussion-because what might me easy for you is not easy for me and vice versa. They seemed to do okay with that!

Then we read Matthew's Dream by Leo Lionni.

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This started our discussion about our hopes and dreams, and what they want to accomplish this school year.

They started writing and drawing their hopes and dreams on clouds-which will help us with our rules tomorrow.  They'll also have to finish their Hopes and Dreams tomorrow morning...we ran out of time!

After school (waaaaaay after) we had our Opening Day BBQ (inside-due to weather). I stayed at school and got some copying and file cleaning done :)

Today's Outfit

Some of you might be saying, Gee, Kaitlyn, that looks really familiar. Didn't you wear that to the last day of school?

To which I say- You are absolutely right! But after living in flip flops and bare feet all summer, it is all about the shoes.

This was also comfortable and casual enough to last me all day-to get me used to moving around after I spent so much time lazing around on the couch!

Top: Maurices
Tank: Target
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Amazon

What will tomorrow bring?

Smiles and Sunshine,

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