Here are some pictures from the first week of school.
We read The Kissing Hand and charted feelings we had before the first day of school. I got the cute anchor chart idea from Once Upon a First Grade Adventure. The students then cut out tracings of their hands, and wrote words to describe their feelings on them.
We made a dismissal graph during math on the first day. We discussed which one had the most, which one had the least, how many more walkers than bus, etc. I made the interactive graph with SMART Notebook. 2nd graders love using the SMART Board!
In reading this week, we learned about using context clues to help readers with unfamiliar words.
I introduced the class to context clues by reading Baloney (Henry P.).
The kids loved it! It has fun words like "Zimulus" for pencil.
In science we started the What is a Scientist? unit. Students drew what they thought a scientist looked like and wrote what they thought a scientist would say. We then read Everyone is a Scientist and wrote down what a scientist does on chart paper. I tried to copy Cara's anchor chart from First Grade Parade. I definitely need to work on my charting and artistic skills! I also implemented some things from 2nd Grade Ponderings' You are a Scientist! lesson.
I introduced my kids to our Super Improver door. I finally printed the little grids and the students' names on sticky notes. You can download the Word document I made for the sticky notes here, and you can read more about my Super Improver door on my previous Classroom Setup post.
I also put together my students' Homework/Daily folders this week.
You can download my behavior calendars at my TPT Store.
That's it for now! Happy Labor Day !