I have so neglected my little blog and all 49 of my amazing followers!
The first week of school was crazy busy, with a sprinkle of tears (I had two who were missing their mommies), a lost tooth, a little hair makeover with fuchsia play-doh as an accessory, a birthday that snuck up on me, extreme heat, scab picking (eww! First teachable moment=NO PICKING...ANYTHING!), and lots of fun. I have to say that this is the first time in a long time, that my back to school week was a real success. I have a few chatters...but they're also making new friends...so I kind of tolerate the extra chattiness right now. Everyone got home safe and sound every night which is a huge worry of mine at the beginning of the year and everyone came back with smiles the next day! I am really blessed to have a great group of kiddos this year!
Our week wouldn't have been so much fun without the amazing creativity from bloggers like Abby Mullins @ The Inspired Apple, Deanna Jump @ Mrs. Jump's Class, Jennifer White @ First Grade Blue Skies and the hundreds of other bloggers I've been stalking all summer. I love sharing ideas with other hardworking teachers...which brings me to this...I really think I do some cool things with my kiddos so I'm going to try my best to start sharing more with my fellow bloggers.
One of the things I have fallen in love with is Scholastic's Cut, Paste & Write ABC Activity Pages.
I spent my Sunday in my classroom getting all of my math and literacy workstations organized and I'm pretty excited to start using them this week. We'll also be kicking off The Daily 5 with learning how to choose "Good Fit Books" and building stamina to "Read to Self". I love that my kiddos are already ready to gain a little more independence in our classroom!
Hope everyone is transitioning back into their school routines!
Have a good week!
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