Thursday, August 16, 2012

[teach] First Day of Kindergarten In The Books

I did it.
 [commemorative first day of school photo, at 6:55am no less... ignore the sleepy face]

First day of Kindergarten is complete! Well, we got out early today and will get out early tomorrow (1pm) so the first FULL day of school will be on Monday. My kiddos are so sweet! 21 is a big class but since I conquered 28 (ending with 26) kiddos last year, I feel like 21 is a breeze!

We worked on a few "first day of school" projects today, trying to get in the swing of "big kid" school. We read "The Kissing Hand" (of course!) and made kissing hands (handprint with heart: we traced their hands, I have learned my lesson in the past, but the kiddos colored them and I was impressed; we also discussed first day feelings). I found a Kissing Hand poem online (not sure of the author, I just Googled it) and we painted handprints to go with it- thank GOODNESS I have an aide to help me with my antics!

We also read another book called "My First Day of School" and drew pictures of ourselves on the first day. We read one more book as well (called "Kindergarten Rocks!") and colored a picture of a school [not pictured].

We discussed some procedures and routines (which will need LOTS OF PRACTICE forever and ever): tomorrow we will talk about our names and the alphabet. It is looking to be a great year in Kindergarten! Now... time to sleep (I already took a nap at 7pm, haha)

 "what love is this? that You sent Your Son for me? and made a way for me to know You? and I confess You're more than enough for me. You're all I need. Jesus, in Your suffering, You are reaching, You thought of me." -Kari Jobe


  1. -Yayyy! Congrats on your first day! I start the credential program on Tuesday in a 3rd grade classroom. I'm pretty sure I'm more excited/nervous than the kids are! <3

  2. I love this! You are such a great teacher! Wishing you the best year!

  3. you look great! especially for that early! glad your first day was success!!

  4. Just found your darling blog!! Love that smile on your first day of school. Your stuff looks great!

  5. You are the cutest teacher ever!! I'm glad you love your class...I know they are loving their new teacher, too. How cute is your leopard print bulletin board?!

  6. Yay, glad you had a great first day! That picture of you is straight up adorable! Love all the activities you did with your kiddos :)

    Living A Wonderful Life


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