Hey! I'm back and linking up with some amazing bloggers for this month's edition of Pinterest Pick 3!
I cannot believe that summer is over! I started back to trainings last week and kids start back on Auguest 15th. When do you start back? This month I am bringing you some activities that you can do the first week of school to help you get back into the school mode.
I absolutely love reading Chrysanthemum during the first week of school. It is a great way to talk about each others names and also how we should treat each other. So many great concepts to go over the first week in the story. First Grade Blue Skies has so many great activities to go with this book! You could use this book for the entire week with all of her wonderful activities!
One big focus in Kindergarten is learning their name. They have to learn to recognize it, write it, and spell it. Cara Carroll has a page filled with so many amazing ideas to use to teach students their name. These are all fun, engaging, and interactive ways to teach their name. I am so excited to use many of these activities during the first week of school!
One thing I want to focus more on this school year is building a classroom community. One thing I plan to implement this year is a morning meeting time to help start our day off right and with the sense of community and belonging. I also love this banner idea. Have the students come up with a few simple rules and let the students decorate the banners to hang in the classroom so they can take ownership over the rules. Definitely going to try and do this during the first week of school!