Wednesday, 24 September 2014

All About Me

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We've been busy getting to know each other!  I put together this pack as we were doing all of our activities together, so it's finally ready just now!  It has so many great activities!  Check it out by clicking the image below.

Included in the pack are a bunch of class graph templates.  Here is our 'How do you get to school?' graph.  We are learning to sort and organize our data.

There are many Rhyme and Chime Poem pages with writing prompts.

An All About Me Glyph, Mobile and Craftivity with Writing Booklet.

And lots of fun little Roll and Cover games to quickly assess your student's knowledge of basic skills (colors, letters, numbers, shapes)!

...and so much more!!!!

Have a great week!

Monday, 8 September 2014

First Week of School with The Kissing Hand

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Starting school for the first time can be a scary thought for some, especially if they've always been with either mom or dad.  Even students who've been to daycare or nursery school may be nervous at meeting new classmates, teachers and being in a new environment.  I know the littles in my class had a range of emotions on the first day of school.  We brainstormed how we felt:

We read The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn.  In the story, little Chester Racoon gets a kiss on his hand, from his mom, when he's nervous about starting school.  Whenever he misses her, all he has to do is put his hand to his cheek to feel her love.  The kids were comforted knowing that their mother's love was with them wherever they went!  Some of the kids already did kissing hands with their moms/dads, and some couldn't wait to start!  

We created a class book, with our First Day Feelings.  Thanks to Brooke Hilderbrand for this great FREEBIE.  You can download it here.

As we read our class book, it was good to know that the students who felt nervous or sad, didn't feel that way any longer!  We're off to a great start!

Monday, 1 September 2014

First Day of School Poster FREEBIE!!!!

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School starts tomorrow!  I quickly put together this First Day of School Poster for my kids so that I could capture the details of their first day of school.  I tried to upload this FREEBIE to TPT, but it just wasn't working for me today, and I'd love for you all to get your copy tonight (if you want to use it tomorrow!).  If you love to capture your kid's special memories on camera, like I do, then click the image below to get your FREE copy!
What to do:  
Print out the page that corresponds with the New Grade your child is in, or the Grade the children in your class are in.  Have them fill in the missing information (age, favorite book, what they want to be when they grow up).  Have them hold up the poster and take your photo!  Place in their memory book for the year!

Wishing everyone a great First day of school!!!