I like to begin with something that teaches me a little about the kids and lets them get comfortable in the setting. In the past I've used a shoe "stepping into _____ grade." This year I wanted something different, so I drew a rocket ship.
Here's a link to the shoe and rockets I drew
shoe drawing are blank so you can add your own questions, while there are more options for the rocket:
shoe page rocket page
*edited to actually make a clickable link.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Right now I'm still about 2 months from moving to Arizona. Planning for the move is well underway. Packing has begun, however we really don't have that much to pack. So what do I do? Plan.
I will be getting to Arizona the weekend before I have to report to the new teacher stuff, my time before students start will be limited. My plan is to pull my ideas together for the first week, and create some of my class decor ahead of time. Once I get to meet my new team and my see my class schedule I'll hammer down the exact plans. I'll over prepare until them. Plus I like being able to change things up once I've actually meet the kids, you just never know what they need.
I'll post stuff for you as I create it, or I'll link you to resources once I find them.
Happy summer all!