Saturday, August 25, 2012

First Week DONE!

Here are a few things we did this week:

Went on a Pete the Cat hunt (of course!)

Spent LOTS of time on "Give Me Five"
Love, Love, Love these free posters from Peace, Love and Learning.

Learned lunch routine, practiced walking in hallway, and of course got to know our new classmates!

Read Chrysanthemum and celebrated our names with art projects:
*Rainbow names from Mrs. Jump's Literacy and Math Fun with Names unit
*They also painted a present that started blank and as they painted their names magically appeared!  They found out that the first present their parents ever gave them was their name!

We also worked hard on learning our classroom rules:

Read Chica Chica Boom Boom and did a few activities from Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten Chica packet.

And of course we also:
*learned how to open/close glue bottles
*discussed bathroom hygiene and etiquette (like close the door when you're in there and leave it open when you leave)
*learned what "blurting" is and why our teacher doesn't like it
*practiced raising our hand to get the teacher's attention (instead of chasing her around the room, yelling across the room or tapping on her until she goes slowly insane)
*Practice WBT's attention getter:  
*found out what "arguing with the teacher" means and that it doesn't "Make Our Dear Teacher Happy"
*met all our specials teachers (funny how they all looked relieved when I come to pick them up!)

And I could go on. . . and on. . . and on. . . 
and. . . I loved it!
It was a great first week!


  1. I'm really glad to know I'm not the only teacher who had to have a lesson on closing the bathroom door! It seems like I always forget just how crazy the first weeks are!
    I love the present idea...going to have to do that!

  2. LOVE the magic name/present/painting idea! We are using "Chrysanthemum" next week, to celebrate our names; the parents will be completing a worksheet that tells how the child's name was chosen and why it is perfect for the child.

    I still need to upload the 100+ photos from my iphone. I'm glad you had a great week!

  3. I am glad you had a great first week. I am getting excited about starting! I know it is so exhausting in the beginning. But I am READY... well at least mentally!

  4. do you have instructions for how to do the present name idea? I am new to this blog thing, lol :)

    1. We use a clipart of a present and write their name with white crayon. When they paint the present with their water colors their name magically appears.