Saturday, August 25, 2012

First Week Fun

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All of my little monkeys seemed to have a great first week of school.  Were they as tired as I was?
We spent the week learning our routines and procedures, reading lots of jungle animal and back to school books, working on the story of 4, practicing fire drills and even made a science sticker scene.  It looks like we might get to practice our severe weather drill on Monday thanks to Isaac.  Beware, the first grade hallway floods!
The students are doing a great job bringing their folders and backpacks to school everyday.  The binders will start coming home after Labor Day.  Since our special area schedule changes weekly and we have playtime every day, it is important that students wear sneakers to school daily.  Helping your child learn how to tie their shoes will save us a LOT of time throughout the day;-).
Siloh visited our classroom on Saturday.  He saw all of the fun things we did and really wants to be a first grader!  Here is a picture of him at the Reading Area.

After a couple of hours he need a nap!

I will take lots more pictures of our activities next week to share with you.  If you start "following" our blog, you get a notification when new things are posted.  Click the blue "Join this site" button to the left.
Have a great weekend.  See you on Monday!

Monday, August 20, 2012

First Day FUN!!!

What a fantastic first day!  I had so much fun and hope the students did too!  I wonder if they are as tired as I am!
Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.
After reading the story First Day Jitters we had Jitter Juice to help our first day jitters go away!  Everyone liked it!  We even graphed and tallied our results! First graders, tell you parents about the surprise at the end of the story!

First Day of School Pictures

Thank you parents for allowing me to spend the next 180 school days teaching your children.  I could not do my job without you!  And thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the supplies you sent in.  In my 9 years of teaching I have never had so many supplies sent in on the first day of school!

I can't wait to see you all tomorrow for Day 2!  It is going to be as wonderful as the first!

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Welcome to First Grade

Welcome to First Grade...and our blog if you are a new follower!  It was great meeting so many of you at Meet the Teacher.  I was able to meet 16 fabulous families today.  That was a record for my class!  I can tell we are going to have a fantastic year!
Are you excited about Monday or are you nervous?  A little of both?  That's okay!  There is no need to worry, I promise!  You are going to make new friends, see old ones, and do so many fun first grade activities that you won't even realize it is time to go home when the bell rings!
Here are a few pictures of our classroom and some pictures from Meet the Teacher for you to enjoy until Monday.  Have a GREAT weekend and get a good night's sleep Sunday night!

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