Oh WoW! This hurt my brain.
I haven't planned anything for 3 months!
I still have a few holes to fill... but this is a sketch of my first week!!
Last year I bought Laura Murray's Gingerbread Man Loose in the School.
It was a darling, new book to help introduce the students to a new school year, a new teacher and possibly a new school.
I created a scavenger hunt around the school looking for the gingerbread man.
I showed the students the library, office (secretary), nurse, lunch room, music room, etc.
Upon returning to the classroom... the gingerbread man leaves the kids a quick treat along with a glyph to complete as a class and individually... a word work activity, writing activity, get to know you activity and a bit more. It was a fun morning and I felt we covered things quick, easily and in a fun way.
It's a short but busy day!
Tuesday, I plan to make a Get To Know You Necklace with the kids as another get to know you activity... complete the Grade 2 Math Pre-Assessment and introduce phonograms.
Wednesday, I'm going to begin my Daily 5. I loved Amy Lemon's brief summary. I've printed it to remind me of how things went for me last year (my first ;). I plan to begin my student portfolios and rotate through The Old Lady Swallowed Some Books activities.
Brooke Hilderbrand made a darling backpack that I hope to do this day while completing our Dibels testing for reading. The Glyph Girls also had a darling freebie for back to school that I shrunk down to put in the student portfolio.
Friday, I plan to review classroom rules with No David and this cute craftivity.
Throw in a welcome assembly, grade level get together, snacks and literature... I'm sure it will be a full and fun week.
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