Sunday, January 13, 2013

Keeping True to My One Little Word

I survived the first week back!! I can not believe how tired I was by Friday. I am not going to lie...I could have used one more week off. When the alarm clock went off at 5:00 am Monday I thought I was dreaming!! But as soon as the eyedrops went into my eyes and I felt the sting of what the heck are you doing up so early... I knew I wasn't dreaming, but back to reality. It was good to see all the kiddos Monday morning. I think they were a little excited to be back. I do have a great class this year so I do look forward to coming to work each day.

We began our week with discussing New Year's resolutions. I read them

It talks about what a resolution is in a way that kids can relate. They really enjoyed it. We discussed our own resolutions and then each student created their own "I'm Dropping into the New Year" writing and art piece. 

It is supposed to be the ball in Times Square countdown. 
I do not having any pictures of the students' work because each day I forgot to take a picture...probably because I was so focused on my own New Year's resolution of trying to be organized..LOL!!
I do have a few photos of them in their 2013 masks!! I do like to do some crazy, fun photos with my kids throughout the year. Sometimes they look at me like I am totally crazy, but for the most part they go along with it!!

Speaking of photos...Here is a photo of what we gave their parents for Christmas. I took each child's picture and then put it in a black from. I thought they turned out super cute!!

Later in the week we did a "How To" writing. The students and I worked together to explain how to make hot chocolate. Of course, I do not have pictures. I will take some tomorrow and post later this week. 

The week went by pretty quick and I was amazed at how they fell back so easily into our normal routines. We did do some reviewing of rules and procedures because we got a new student. She has adjusted quite well...hopefully it is not just the Honeymoon period!

I made a new "Rockstar" postcard for my clipchart. When my student make it to the top of our clip chart, they add a jewel to their clip and they get a positive note home.

Here is the front of the note:

Here is the back of the note:

I thought they turned at pretty cute! I think the kids will love them!! It makes me happy that they get so excited about the end of the day when we recognize our "Rockstar" behavior.

I am almost finished with a new unit. I  should have it uploaded to TPT by tomorrow.

I am off to bed!! Happy Monday to everyone!!

1 comment:

  1. Love the Christmas pictures of the kids! I will have to remember that for next year. :) How come I didn't know about that book?!?

    WILD About First Grade!


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