We are off to a great start building our classroom community! This week we read the book, Mathew's Dream by Leo Lionni and talked about our hopes and dreams for first grade. First graders thought about what they want to learn or be better at this year. Our Hopes and Dreams will be hanging in our classroom throughout the year to remind us of our goals. We spent a lot of time this week getting to know one another. We have played many team building games including scavenger hunts to learn what we have in common with one another. In our classroom community we are also learning about our first grade routines: pack up, walking in the hallway, sitting on the rug, learning time, etc. First graders have been learning quick and remember a lot about these routines from Kindergarten class. We created our own 1-L class rules and worked together to illustrate them. First graders also generated thoughtful ideas of how they could each take care of our classroom as well as contrasting rules at home and rules at school.
The first two days were action packed. First graders learned a lot of routines this week. We did many activities to learn about one another and our classroom. Next week we will start our Star of the Day program. Please check your child's backpack to see the schedule and poster. It is a fun program and we can't wait to see all the posters!
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