Happy 1st Day!

Woohoo! We survived the first day! 🙂 I hope your kids came home happy, tired, and wanting to come back tomorrow! Here are some snapshots from our day:

The day began with the children drawing a self portrait. We later worked together to fill our some “first day information” about each child. Here are a few adorable examples. Check out Grant’s favorite food — I love Mexican too, buddy!

IMG_2951 IMG_2952 IMG_2956

We read one of my favorite books, “David Goes to School”, and used David’s naughty behavior to think of rules we can make for our class. After hearing some of the stuff David did, it was easy to know exactly what we SHOULD do here at Jackson! We made our “Essential Agreements” poster and hung it up near our clip chart where it will stay all year.

IMG_2958 IMG_2959

The class participated in a listening activity where I gave directions on how to draw the character “David”…they had to listen closely and draw what I said. Tomorrow we will finish the project by writing one of our essential agreements in a speech bubble. Pictures of the final product coming tomorrow 🙂

IMG_2934 IMG_2935

One other activity we completed involved the book “First Day Jitters” and a discussion about what made us nervous on this first day of school. I really enjoy reading this book because the character who is so nervous ends up being the teacher 🙂 It’s a great thing for the kids to hear that teachers get nervous, too! We made an anchor chart about things that made us nervous and each child did a writing and drawing about what made them nervous today. Click on each picture to make it bigger so you can check out the writing — very impressive!

IMG_2960  IMG_2957 IMG_2955 IMG_2954 IMG_2953

While the kids were working diligently, I surprised them with a special treat — Jitter Juice! Not sure what Jitter Juice is? It’s a magic drink that helps the butterflies fly right out of your tummy 🙂 After drinking our Jitter Juice I think it’s safe to say that we were not nervous any more!

IMG_2936 IMG_2937 IMG_2938

We had a few minutes before lunch where I let the kids play inside and meet new friends. Some were shy and didn’t want their picture taken, but in time I’m sure they all will 🙂 Here are some cuties enjoying themselves.

IMG_2941 IMG_2942 IMG_2943 IMG_2944 IMG_2945 IMG_2946 IMG_2947 IMG_2949 IMG_2950

Enjoy your evening! 🙂

Advertisements

One thought on “Happy 1st Day!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s