Thursday, August 29, 2013

First Week Recap

It was great to meet many of you last night at Parent Night. For those of you who weren't able to attend, I hope to be able to post the presentation here so you can at least look through the slideshow and let me know if you have any questions. Look for that sometime this weekend.

I look forward to learning about your child when you return the blue paper in your parent night folder. Also, please don't forget to return the Homework and Discipline policy, the orange paper, from that folder, too.

It has been a crazy, crazy first week! We had several stations where we learned about Bear Creek. These included stations about the school rules, the walking path, BEAR time, the cafeteria, and how to prevent bullying at Bear Creek. We also did a team building activity with our Guidance Counselors, and we've done many other team building activities to get to know each other and to start working together. These included name juggling and a make a fist game. Both of these got us thinking about how our actions affect others and how it helps to focus on words.

To make the connection between this week and next week, we started looking carefully at our Code of Conduct. We learned that means a promise of how we'll behave. Today we worked in groups to think about what each word in our Code of Conduct means. It was tricky because I wouldn't let the kids use the word NO on our posters! Next week we'll talk more about what the Code of Conduct means and create projects for the website and room.

A group talking about what it means to be responsible

Yesterday and today we switched for our first days of math! During math class we thought carefully about what we're good at and what we'd like to be better at. We also took a fact pretest, and we also did our first two spiral reviews. An important part of our first two reviews got us thinking about where people use math every day, including patterns and sizes, and strategies people can use. These are just a few of the ideas we came up with during our discussion.

We also had our first fire drill at the end of the day today. I'm sure you heard all about how LOUD our fire signal is! It definitely surprised us all!

Thank you for a wonderful first week! Enjoy your long weekend, and we will see everybody again on Tuesday! :)

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