We had our usual little happenings, before they settled down, but they were minor and we moved on with the day!!As usual, I made name tags for each one of them and each one had little tiles with the letters of their name so that they can learn the letters and their order. It is easy to match letters, but not so easy to know that this child, for instance, has a name that starts wit the letter "J' and the following letters are a n e.
We looked at the map and I showed them the state of Pennsylvania, where I was born. Then we talked about the state that we live in and I got right answers from everyone. ARIZONA
We talked about the red white and blue flag and that there are 50 stars, one to represent each state
|We worked with the calendar and named the month of August. We then sang a song about the days of the week. In the even that you do not know it, it goes like this (to the Addams family tune) Days of the week (clap, clap) Days of the week, Repeat claps, Days of the week , repeat the claps. There's Sunday and there ='s Monday, there's Tuesday and there is Wednesday, there is Thursday and there is Friday, and there is Saturday. I have a Cat in the Hat light up pointer stick and they each got a chance to use it. I reminded them that the days that we come to school are the two "T's" Tuesday and Thusday.|
Then we talked about the weather outside--no snow days, ha ha
On the first day of school I usually read the book "The Kissing Hand" to the kids. I have this little hand puppet "Chester" and I put it on my hand to start the story. Of course each one of them wants to hold the raccoon or put it on their hand. A cute story and a set up for the activity after their snack time, and while they are still at the kitchen table.
|Chase is still eating his fishes and working on frosting the hand and Tripp is starting to frost his, too|
After we finished frosting and eating cookies, we went down to the basement to play. Since they had gotten out toys on Thursday, the first thing we did was put things away. They all pitched in and found out where the toys belonged as they put them away.
Then the cars started to arrive and the kids were loaded into the car.
Trip was the last one standing--listening to the bells
Other things we talked about today was our Value, which is Respect I introduced Austus the Lion and we talked about how we can show respect for each other this coming year.
All in all, we had a great day and I think they were busy enough to keep them happy What was their favorite thing they did today?? You ask them.