Well, the school year is officially under way! We had two days of school last week...let's just say I went home day one with a headache and day two with a sore throat. Haha. My back was a little sore from standing all day and bending over to hear what the kids are saying. My body isn't back into school shape yet!
I started with a class list of 26 kids but was already down to 25 before the first day. I only had 25 desks in my room so another school had to send one over! But on Meet the Teacher day I was told that one of my little ones had already moved! So 25 it is! They are a very excited 25!...and a very talkative 25 :) After a few weeks of expectations and practice, practice, practice, I know they'll be a great group! The first few weeks we always give the 1st graders (& kindergarteners) an extra recess. It helps to give them some extra free time while trying to get into the school schedule again! I think it will be a great year and I'm excited to get to know the kids better!!
I'm joining in with Blog Hoppin' yet again for a linky! (You know I love linkies!) This one is for back to school books (& a giveaway is included...even better!). The books below are linked to The Clever School Teacher! Check it out :)
(1) The Night Before First Grade
(3) A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue
We read many books in the first few days of school...most centering around making new friends, behavior, and how we feel on the first day of school. I create a chart and let each student take a turn telling us how they felt on the first day as I write it on our chart. We make a lot of class created anchor charts throughout the year so I get them started on it day one!
Looking for a great book? Check this site! Just click the picture below :)
How did your first few days of school go?? I can't believe how quickly they went! Here's to a great school year!! :)
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