Tomorrow is a holiday - and the day before school starts. So, of course, I am going to pop into school for some finishing touches... sharpen pencils, put temporary names on desks, and hang up these!!!
My wonderful niece, Claire, has worked her 'bee magic' again. She made me five bees to hang around my room. Too bad we aren't allowed to hang anything from the ceiling. Wouldn't they be adorable hanging?
On the first day of school, we will be working on routines, routines, routines. We are going to read 'First Day Jitters' and do the 'Save Fred' activity to see how each member works in a group. (I'm not sure where to find gummy lifesavers... If anyone has an idea, that would be great.) We will also talk about how to pick 'just right' books. At the end of the day, I'm going to hand out these gift bags that Claire and my step-daughter Rachel worked very hard on last night. They are such great helpers.
We have a big school-wide assembly on Wednesday. The 850 students will be introduced to the teachers. It will be so nice to be all together. We will be continuing our shared reading with 'First Day Jitters' and, of course, Jivey's awesome Mentor Sentence work! (Click here to get her Mentor Sentence Bundle.)
In writer's workshop we will be talking about generating ideas. We will discuss 'fake reading vs real reading' and what each looks like. We will do the 'Words Their Way' assessment to see where each little darling is in his/her word work ability.
On Friday, we will be TIRED! :)
I'm excited to get back into routine! And now all of you blogging friends who started school in August (or July! Yikes!) will be so much happier that we are all working. Have a great week!