Here is a pic of my "Sweet First Day" hat that we made! Excuse my sweaty face-we have no air conditioners in our classrooms and the first week of school was probably the hottest week we have had ALL summer! Go figure, right?
The kids loved making their own! The kids then put the hat on, I made them wear an apron, and gave them a cookbook to hold for a picture! I am using those for a gift for their parents at back to school night! I am also thinking of making a hat that says, "1st grade WAS sweet!" for the end of the year and then putting the two pics side by side as an end of the year gift to their parents.
Something we did today, which was super fun and helped them review letter/sounds was a name chart! I didn't get a great picture but on the first day, the students got a baggie with the letters of their name inside. They glued the letters in the correct order. Then today, we used an alphabet chart and drew a picture that is associated with the letters in their name.
I would draw a picture of a house, elephant, net, net, elephant, snake, snake, yo-yo
They loved doing this! I found this idea from another teacher blogger and let me tell you-success!! Cant' wait to hang them up for back to school night!
We also read, "Interrupting Chicken"-love this story! We then used an activity that I found on TpT!
For math, we read Chrysanthemum and counted the letters in our name!! I had to add another chart paper! The kids loved this too!
Well, I am one tired teacher so it is early to bed tonight!! Hope everyone had a great week!