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....


  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.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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

  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

  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 :)

  5. Looks like a successful first week :)

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