Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Second Day

The children did an excellent job remembering so many of our procedures and routines today!  They were amazing!  We had a really fun day.  We created a list of our own classroom goals that  were geared towards making sure we had the best learning environment possible.  We then put our goals into categories, and figured out how they match our classroom "FROGS" rules . . . 
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We got a bit of exercise today by running some laps around our bike path.  We also learned about our SMART board and when we are allowed to touch it.  We tried our calendar routines this morning as well!  There is a large amount of math involved in our morning calendar routines.  We followed this calendar time with the story of Chrysanthemum, written by Kevin Henkes.  We will eventually be doing an "Author Study" on this great children's author.
We talked about how the children's names were the first present/gift our parents ever gave us.  They are treasures and special.  We are treasures and are special and important as well.  We then created bejeweled name cards to display in our room, to remind us to be proud of our special names.  
Look at those pinching fingers working hard to put those jewels just in the right place!  Nice fine motor skills!
We did a great job with our snack recess routine today (well . . . besides the lining up part at the end . . . that needs a little work) and we came in beautifully to sit at the carpet for our second story of the day, "Chester and the Big Bad Bully."
We learned that we can help calm a bully's rough exterior by joining together to show them kindness . . . and that kindness helps teach them to be kind as well.  
After reading this book, we made the most adorable Chester raccoons to have in our classroom.  Cutting and glueing activities are vital towards helping our students develop their fine motor skills as well as helping them to learn to follow multi-step directions.  
Following this activity, we had our discovery choice time, and then it was time to go home already!  The day flew by!
What lovely pattern bead necklaces!
Somebody is trying to make a little birthday cake!
Look at that reading focus on the 2nd day of school!

1 comment:

  1. You have one of the cutest blog designs ever...I love it! Then, I saw the frogs in this post and love you even more! =)

    Your Chester craftivity is adorable. Chester came to visit us and we even made a Chester snack that turned out precious!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. I have some Thanksgiving *freebies* you can grab. =)

    Heather's Heart