Monday, August 31, 2015

Day One Was a Great Success!

What a wonderful first day of school we had today!

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!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Come On In!

Our classroom is ready and waiting for the new Safari Scholars! I can't wait to meet each of you next week!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Getting Ready!

I'm so excited! I was finally able to get into our classroom today to start getting it ready for the new school year!

I don't have any pictures to show yet, but it'll look very much like the pictures in the classroom tour slideshow from last year on our class website. There will be just a few minor changes... I think.  :)

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer, keep reading and studying those math facts! See you all on August 31st!