Sunday, September 15

the first 2 weeks of school

We spent a lot of time teaching rules, routines, and procedures. This is critical when managing a classroom full of 24 kiddos. We learned right away how to walk in a hall. This is our hall chant we repeat to remind us how to walk in a line. After we built the anchor chart and modeled what a good line looks like and sounds like I had the kids glue the hall chant into their poetry journal and illustrate what a line looks like.
 
 We also learned how to use glue bottles. We practiced making raindrops and not rain puddles. We sang this cute song to remind us how to use glue. They also glued this into their poetry journal.


 We read Chrysanthemum and talked about characters. I made this little anchor chart and gave each child a mini anchor chart to glue in their reader's workshop journal.


 After reading Chrysanthemum we did the wrinkled heart activity. While reading the story we thought about the characters feelings. Every time someone said unkind things to Chrysanthemum we wrinkled the heart. When the story was over we opened up the heart and tried to smooth it out. We talked about always using kind words. Everyone put a Band-Aid on the heart and glued a mini heart in their reader's workshop journal.


We graphed how many letters are in your name.
Here are some anchor charts we completed.
I love the way Life in First Grade did her number anchor charts.
 
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8 comments:

michelle said...

I love your character anchor chart. Will you be sharing it on TPT? I just found your blog and really like the ideas you have!

Pam Saltmarsh said...

Your blog is my new favorite too. I did you dot art with name kids last week. I bought the shower board at Home Goods for Christmas gifts already! And I would also love to have the character chart printout. You are pretty amazing! :):):)

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your heart activity that goes along with Chrysanthemum!! Thank you for sharing!! Rhonda :-)

Cindy Calenti said...

I just love all your poems to help teach (and remind) the kiddos about routines. They are so critical to a calm and comfortable classroom.

Cindy
Granny Goes to School

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