Yesterday was the first day of school with kids! I am SUPER excited for this group of kids! They are sweet and eager to get started!
I am trying my Back to School plans, as are several other teachers I work with, and so far they have been perfect! You never know how your class with handle certain activities or lessons until you get a good feel for them.
Yesterday as they came into the room they found their name posters on their desk ready for them to color them in.
I introduced how to play "Scoot" using Teaching With a Mountain View's Back to School Scoot. The kids loved it! We also played Scoot for my 4th grade PreAssessment Cards. The kids did really well and enjoyed the questions.
I introduced our class "Memory Jar", by Aimee at Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks. I am having one student each day write a memory for the day. So that I can keep track student number 1 filled it out yesterday, number 2 today, and so on. I also read aloud the memory to the class before placing it in the jar. I can't wait to read all the memories at the end of the year!
We have done several Cooperative Learning activities so far to help students get to know each other and overcome their shyness. Well, only a few are still shy, they do like to visit with one another :)
I absolutely am in love with this class, and it's only been TWO days! I have taught the EC inclusion class for several years and this is the first year in a long time that I have a traditional class...I LOVE IT! I am looking forward to seeing how much they grow over the year, as well as my teaching.
I can't wait to share with you how the rest of my plans went. Would love to know if any of you have used anything from my back to school plans and how it went!