Saturday, September 1, 2012

5 days down, 175 to go!

Oh my goodness! I haven't posted in a whole week.

I have a good excuse though.

It was the first week of school and oh man am I exhausted.

I have good news though.  It's official.  I am in love with my class.  They are adorable.  They are well-behaved.  Not to mention I only have 19 kiddos! Yep, 19!

We have been busy every single moment of the day it seems like, so when I went to go and see how many pictures I've taken this week.  I only had two.  Yep two. Oh and they were both on the first day of school.  Here they are...

On the first day of school I always do "Nine Truths and a Lie".  I post 9 true things and 1 lie about myself and my students choose the one they think is the lie.  Most of my students thought "My Sister Lives In Hawaii"  was a lie!  I'm teaching a little boy that my sister used to babysit and he informed them "Ms Amanda lives in Hawaii, I know her and love her!"  

In the past I've written the rules with my students, this year I already had the rules posted. I wrote all of the rules on chart paper. They rotated around like a gallery walk and wrote what the rule meant to them.  

I've been a bad blogger.  But a good teacher, we've built a great class community, we've started reading & writing workshop and made it through four days of Math Investigations.  Oh and FYI this is my first year teaching Writing Workshop and I am in love.

It's going to be a busy year but I'm looking forward to a great one!  I'll try to be better next week about taking pictures! Hopefully that will help me remember what we do in class. :)

Oh and here's a Beginning of the Year Freebie for you!


I've done this for years and I have no idea where I got the idea! Who knows, maybe it's original! :)

It doesn't have any super cute clipart, because I didn't want it to distract from the student's information!  You can click on the picture to grab it from Google Docs!

Have a great Labor Day Weekend! I'll be having a Labor Day sale at my TPT Store and TN Shop Sunday and Monday! Everything will be 20% off!

I'm off to try and catch up on my Google Reader.  Right now I have over 1000 posts....

8 comments:

  1. We had our first week of school, too, and I am exhausted! But I slept 10 hours the last two nights so maybe I'll be able to keep up next week! Glad you had a good first week.

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  2. Thank you for the graph- 16 down 164 to go- what what!

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  3. I'm exhausted from my first week as well and I'm trying to get my Google Reader to say less than 1000+ right now!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  4. Glad you are in love with your class! And only having 19, that's amazing! Hope the rest of your school year is just as great as your first week :)
    Erin
    http://adventuresinthirdgrade-brown.blogspot.com/

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  5. Looks like a successful first week :)
    Elizabeth

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