Forgive the title, it is a call and response that we use in my classroom.  Well it has happened my friends!  The start of the new year has come.  Currently our SFA theme is Welcome Back to School!  Which we have been working on getting back into routines, how we get along at school, learning who is in our class, and talking about feelings.  Not to mention we’ve been doing benchmark assessments to gauge where our Kinders and 1st Graders are at.  Currently they’ve been assessed in Reading A-Z’s Guided Reading levels, and sight word fluency.

In Math we’re going over numbers and quantities up to 12.  Our very first day we covered the number 1 and what the quantity is.  Students are to cut out the individual pieces and glue them onto a web chart that represents the number.

IMG_0228 IMG_0227

Matching up with our theme of Welcome Back to School, we read Franklin Goes to school and created our own My First Day of School book.  On each page students colored or drew pictures that described their first day of school and what their school is like.  It works perfect for the first week or so of school.  This is something that we didn’t complete in one day, we’ve been working on it for the past few days.

To download an electronic copy of the First Day of School click here.

IMG_0231

As stated before for Literacy Workshop, student’s have been taking benchmark tests in Guided Reading and sight words.  While certain students are being assessed, the remainder of the students got a taste of Literacy centers.  Students reviewed initial sounds by matching pictures that go with the beginning letter sounds.  At the magnetic whiteboard center, students got to explore with letters and forming simple words if they were able to.

IMG_0229 IMG_0230 IMG_0234

As we continue with the next few days of school I will display more of our activities and our classroom work!