Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Day 2...Getting Settled In!

This morning we got our Promethean Board!!  This makes teaching, and learning, much easier!

So, after the morning announcements, we ordered lunch/checked in using the board.  Then we learned about our positive behavior reinforcement system, Class Dojo.  After that we began our first social studies lesson.

We briefly discussed the many emotions people experience as a new school year gets underway.  Then I modeled how to completed a Compass Points activity identifying my person emotions as this new year begins.  After that the students joined the social studies page in Google Classroom and worked on their own Compass Points page.  Finally, we shared out our feelings and noticed commonalities.

After social studies we attempted to take our first Go Noodle brain break.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get the sound to work on the Promethean Board.  So we moved on to our math block.

We began math by brainstorming vocabulary we used last year on a padlet.  After that, the children worked collaboratively with their table groups to create a math ABC.  They identified one "math word" for each letter of the alphabet.

Next the students enjoyed lunch and outdoor recess.  Directly after recess, they went to PE with Mr. Smith.

When we all returned to the classroom, we quickly shared our math ABCs.  Then we took time to brainstorm, list, and discuss the children's job, the teacher's job, and jobs we share in regards to school, education and learning.

After that, the students worked collaboratively to answer questions and make generalizations about change.  We shared their wonderful ideas just prior to dismissal.

There is NO HOMEWORK this week.

Back to School Night is this Thursday evening.

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