Monday, August 27, 2012

First Weeks in First Grade

Hi friends! :) Hope your school year is off to an awesome start! And those of you who haven't started yet...enjoy your sleeping in for me please! :)

Please excuse my absence from C&C! I have a brand new team {we have 4 teachers in first grade and 3 are new to our school} so I have been busy getting to know them and setting up our classrooms, going over curriculum maps, etc!

Due to the Alabama Tourism Bill that was passed in May, we pushed back our start date to August 20, so last Monday was our first day! I LOVE MY CLASS! They are too presh! 19 total...11 boys and 8 girls! They are amazing!

Last week, we had lots of fun getting to know each other! We read lots of awesome books and did a few cute activities to go with them!


We read Wemberley Worried and completed the sentence starter {I worried that...}and made our very first class book!

We read First Grade Here I Come! and completed the sentence starter page from Abby's Fun with Firsties unit {this could be another class book!}

We def read First Grade Jitters and made Jitter Juice, also from Abby's unit! This has quickly become my FAVE back to school activity!

We also read the poem Marshmallow Toes and made our Marshmallow Toes so we could practice using quiet toes in the hallway! Why do my fourth and fifth grade teacher friends laugh hysterically at me when I say "I like how Brady is using his marshmallow toes!" ??!! :) Grab this activity for free below! :)

This week, we will be working on...
MATH - Patterns {We start enVision Common Core next week!}
Check out my Perfect Patterns mini unit below!

PHONICS - Short vowel /i/

DAILY FIVE - Launching Read to Self
Check out my Daily Five posters and fill in the blank anchor charts for the kiddos below!

WRITING - Launching the Writing Workshop
What do good writers do??? Add more pictures, add more words, or start a new piece! Say it again now! :)

Lots of good books and my kiddos are creating a Marvelous Me book {I so wish I could share the book with you, but it is made with PC Crafter clip art! BOO!}

Thanks for sticking around! Have an amazing week!!! :)


Ash said...

Sounds like you guys had a very busy and fun filled first week of school!

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Miss DeCarbo said...

Glad you had a great first week back. :)

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