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The next thing we do is make a “How do I get home? Graph.” I pass out the paper and have each student cut out the picture that shows how they get home.
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I call students to come up and place their picture on the graph that I make on the board with bulletin board paper. We discuss which one is the most and which is the least.
The first day is so hectic, but so much fun! My students seem to remember the activities from the first day for the rest of the year.
I love Diane deGroat books and this is one of my favorites for back to school.
The “My School Book” and “Whooo’s Rule?” booklets are ones that I had gotten from Teacher’s Helper a couple of years ago. The second day I do a lot of review of the rules. Practice, practice, practice. I try to spend a lot of time on rules and procedures during the first week of school. It definitely saves time later in the school year.
Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to post pictures of our first days of school and I promise to post some classroom photos this week.
|I went ahead and cut out the letters for Kindergarten when I made this 1st grade frame for my class. I knew I wanted to have it ready for her first day 🙂|
Anyways, speaking of the frames above, I took a picture of each of my students on the first day of school. Then I came home and printed these pages on my color printer for each child.
|My desk area|
|Calendar and Focus Wall (Notice my adorable alphabet from Katie at Queen of the First Grade Jungle. Love it!!)|
|Windows and a door to the outside|
|Small Group Area|
|Sink and Storage|
|Picture taken from the entryway|
|I have a nice long hallway to my classroom|
|Hall to my classroom|
|My clipboard tub, inspired by The Polka Dot Patch|
|My classroom brochures and a bag of microwave popcorn.|
|This is taped to a glowstick bracelet.|
|The students will hold this up so I can get pictures of each of them on the first day of school.|
|How cute are these owls!!!!! Original idea found HERE.|
|I love these clipboards and they are on my list of things to make during our next craft night!! This idea was found HERE.|