Just finished our first week back to school! I had such a wonderful week with my class! They are all so cute and did so well on their first full week of school! I have full day kindergarten and I was really proud of how well all of my students did for being at school all day long.
I must first say that this week was also wonderful because the last two years of teaching I had between 29-32 students in my class! This year our school hired another kindergarten teacher before the school year started and I have 20 students in my class. What a difference my week was compared to the last two! It was just so much better and beneficial for the students with the smaller class size! (not to mention my sanity!)
Our first week of school was full of fun and LOTS and LOTS of practice on procedures, rules, and behaviors. Here are some highlights from the first day of school:
Here are some highlights from the first week:
Many of my students do not know how to write their name yet so I like to start off the year with LOTS of activities to help them practice writing their name so that they can learn how to do it on their own. This week we traced our names, I wrote their names in highlighter and they traced it, we did our name with rainbow writing, made a name mosaic (this helped us practice our gluing too!). We will do lots of different name activities next week for more practice!