WOW! What a great day. There are several smiling faces that did not show up but I am hoping they will tomorrow. The district will cut classes if we don't have enough students... we need 4! Please please pray that we get them. I LOVE my new school and do not want to change anything. Not to mention that I fell in LOVE with my babies. I have a large Hispanic population, something that is different for me, and one sweet baby who does not speak English. But I am head over heals in love with him. He is SO adorable.
We spent today really working on procedure. I did not try ONE single thing that we had not talked about AND practiced. The day seemed to drag for me but it really kept the chaos at bay. We will tackle glue and glue sticks tomorrow. Kind of scares me lol! We are also going to work with markers. And I fear that a few markers an glue sticks will fall pray to "breaking the rules" lol. We also learned how to use the magic board, some math manipulatives, and playdough. LOVED today!!! My favorite part was writing workshop. We started making books and telling stories on paper. I reviewed some of the read a loud books and talked about the decisions that the author or illustrator made. I had already pointed out some things while we read. Then I modeled making a book. A couple of my kiddos asked why I wasn't putting words in my book. I asked them if they thought we could tell the story in a picture... they were like well yes I guess. Once I finished my book I set them loose to create their books. They were SO cute working and then we shared! OMG!! I LOVED it!! Some of the kids did scribble writing, others didn't try words at all but they all had a story to tell. Author's chair was wonderful. I loved listening to the kids tell their story. I can't wait to see them develop their concept of being an author.
Now on to the must haves for me!
The other must have in my life is a good marker! I love the Mr. Sketch. They are so fun and recently I found this big set... LOVE them!! They make anchor charts SOOO fun!