After our first classroom morning meeting and then the school wide town meeting, we went on a treasure hunt to find things around our classroom. (Note: You should be able to click any picture to see it larger.)
We got to pick the color book box we want, and then design our name tag for it.
We BEGGED Mrs. Carnevale to let us read in our new classroom library. How can a teacher say no to kids begging to read?
Later we played Find a Friend, and had to find friends in the classroom who matched things like Flew a kite this summer or helped bake cookies or brownies this summer.
Towards the end of the day we did an activity to help us think about ourselves as learners, what kind of year we wanted to have, and help Mrs. Carnevale learn about us, and what kind of teacher we want her to be.
Here are the final charts from that activity:
Throughout the day there were lots of smiles on the faces of the children, and the teacher! It's going to be such a fabulous year!