Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First Day of School!

Our "Meet the Teacher" was yesterday.  It was GREAT visiting with my new students and their families!  The visits (and hugs) from former students made the evening super special indeed!  Not too long ago, I saw this former student and her sisters at the rec center.  They stopped by last night and were ALL smiles about the upcoming school year.  :)

Our classroom floors were waxed just last week and the hallway was done over the weekend.  Needless to say, we were super busy yesterday getting things ready for Meet the Teacher and the new school year at the last minute. 

The classroom last week...
With just a few more things to get organized, Room 6 is ready to welcome 24 new students tomorrow!

The 40 words from the WONDERS kindergarten list are displayed on the Word Wall below the Phonics Dance Alphabet Cards.
We will have 4 table groups, 6 students in each group. 
The shelf by the window is filled with special books for the beginning of the year.

The Classroom Library and Writing Center
I am thrilled to have a new, portable book cart this year!  It's filled with leveled readers and BIG books.  This is where we'll gather for large-group instruction and the children will use this space for center activities as well. 
As you can see, our read-alouds for the First Day of School will be The Kissing Hand and Splat the Cat! 
The children will write about summer fun and I'll get a glimpse of handwriting, spelling, and writing abilities. 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a great first day for all students.  :)


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