It's been a great 3 days! They have worked so hard on their routines, and working to their best potential. I am so proud of them and all they've done so far! We are working on checking our folders, learning when certain things happen in the day (aka lunch doesn't happen for almost 3 hours after you've been in school haha!) , knowing where things are in the building and in the room. They've done so great listening so they haven't had much trouble figuring it out at all!
Most of what I do revolves around books. I love to read and I would like to instill that same love of reading in them. We have read some funny books, authors who write books with repeating characters, books that have helped us learn about feelings and respect. We are going to continue to build on the 3 R's up top next week and add some new routines in: word study and math workshop. We'll being to explore our literacy block of reading and writing but won't be quite ready for the workshop model. We will also focus a lot of time on what it means to be a good friend and classmate. We will talk about respect of ourselves, others and our school, along with my expectations. There are some great books to read that go along with these also! I will continue to update this blog with our weekly learning or any new fun developments that come our way!
Here's a list of books that we've read:
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
A Birthday for Bear by Bonny Becker
The Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (One of my favs)
Guji Guji by Chih Yuan Chen
Augustine by Melanie Watt
Junie B. Jones 1st Grader (at last) by Barbara Park
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henke
Reading Makes You Feel Good by Todd Parr
The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing
First Grade Stinks by Mary Rodman