I still lost my voice this week...I always do. I still had to teach them how to walk in line, and get lunch, and all those other things. But it's amazing that they listen so well! And...for the first time ever, I had no criers! On the first day of school, I was so sure some of the moms and kids would cry. But no one did. A few moms ran out of the room and I'm sure boo-hooed in their cars, but they held it together for their kids. It was amazing.
So without further adieu, here's my Five for Friday! (Or Saturday. You people who actually post on Friday are such over-achievers! :) I could barely keep my eyes open by the time I got home yesterday!)
1. I used my new chalkboard for first day pictures. I love how they turned out. After reading about Teeny's debacle, I made sure to find a nice clear wall space for picture-taking.
2. On the first day, we read The Kissing Hand (of course) and made these sweet handprints for parents. One of my team members gave me the poem, so I'm not sure of the source. Sorry!
3. We also did a shared writing about how we were feeling.
4. And then they did a response page on their own. (I let them copy the words from the shared writing if they wanted...I was actually pretty excited if they had it together enough to find their name on the chart and copy the word. For others, I had to help them write the word in.)