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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.