Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Day 2...Another Great One!

This morning, after the morning announcements, we reviewed our morning routine and dismissal plans.  Then we went over the TASS (thinking and academic success skills) for the first marking period; collaboration and analysis.  Next we reviewed the new behavior flow chart.  I will go over this at Back to School Night.  Then we took a much needed, Go Noodle, brain break.

Following our brain break, the students joined 3 different groups on Google Classroom.  Google Classroom is a learning platform that is a paperless way to create and distribute assignments.  The three groups that the students joined today were literacy, math, and homework.  Homework will be posted via Google Classroom nightly, beginning next week.

Then the children began working on an "All About Me", Google Slide presentation,which was distributed through the literacy group on Google Classroom, to share with parents on Back to School Night. As the students worked, we gathered in our "meeting place" to learn how to perform basic computer literacy tasks, such as, changing the font, aligning text, adding pictures, etc.

By the time 11:35 rolled around, the class was definitely ready for outdoor recess and lunch!!

When the students returned to the classroom we began sharing the index cards they decorated yesterday with things they like, things that are fun, things they don't like, and things that annoy them.  This was another opportunity to get to know each other better.

Next the children continued working on their "All About Me", Google Slides presentation while I met with individual students to conduct some informal reading assessments.  While I did gather data regarding decoding and oral comprehension, this also provided a chance to spend some time one-on-one with the children.

After that, the students watched an orientation video for our school media center and we discussed class expectations for individual visits.

Finally, we shared the rest of the index cards (see above) and reviewed dismissal procedures.

Remember...the All About Me bags are due tomorrow...and Back to School Night is tomorrow at 6:30pm.

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