How do you feel about your first day of school?
It was a busy and productive day. Today we brainstormed what jitters might be. The kids had many answers. After brainstorming we read a book about a girl who was very scared to go to school and wanted to stay home. In the end, we learned that the girl was a teacher. I shared with the class that I was nervous this morning and wasn't able to sleep last night. I'm happy that the class is now here!
Fun at Recess!
We also brainstormed about why we read. Children had many answers about how it is good for your brain and how it makes you smart. We focused on the learning aspect of reading and came up with many ideas. One child even said nonfiction. I was happy to hear that answer! We are starting our launch unit which will be about 4 weeks long. During the launch unit we will establish good reading and writing habits that will helps set the stage for our other reading and writing units.
Today we also read a book about a little dog that learns to read and how reading is enjoyable. We also talked about how some of us are on different timelines and that we are going to learn at our own pace. I'm trying to create a safe environment where all children are comfortable.