Wednesday, August 28, 2019

First Day of School: Multiple Iterations

I've planned the first day of school time and again. Each time I have come up with a new iteration thanks to ideas shared, technical details, and of course, students' needs and interests. As the plan stands now, we'll do the following:

  • Greeting
  • Set up student spaces
  • Class name word find
  • Focus on listening
  • Logistics: attendance, lunch count, after school destinations, the schedule. . . .
  • Gym (They'll love having gym on the first day of school)
  • A focus on names with a video/snack and making name tag puzzles w/a short lesson about table group supplies
  • Recess
  • History of graffiti and graffiti teamwork activity
  • Clean up
  • Lunch/Recess
  • Read aloud: We're starting with Hatchet since it matches our year-long science theme of survival. 
I will greet the children with care, observe their attitudes and actions carefully, and often ask, "What can I do to help you?"