Friday, August 10, 2012

Our First Day

We had a wonderful first day of school.  Our group of sixth graders are fantastic.  We had to take care of lots of paperwork and procedures the first day, and they really hung in there and got the job done!  Today we are taking our 2019 photos for our classroom display.  I am excited to see our students in their graduation cap!  We had one new student first thing in the morning - she was nervous, but the kids helped her feel okay.  We played Graffiti-Tag You're It on the white board to help us break the ice. Only our markers were allowed to talk, and wow, did they tell some kind of story together as a class. All I can say is stay away from unicorns and llamas!  We also played four truths and a lie.  I stumped them all with my lie that my dog's name is Jake (it's really Jack).  For some reason they did not believe that I was 41 years old, had a daughter who just got back from a trip to Alaska, or that I am a black belt in Kung Fu.  Hmmm....

Everyone have a great weekend, get lots of rest, and see you Monday!
Mrs. O

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

First Two Days

#1 Priority:  Find out how is everyone getting home 
those first two days!!
  • Fill out Facebook interest inventory.
  • Fill out learning style inventory.
  • Whole class instant write fictional story on the white board.
  • Watch the "Welcome to Sixth Grade" presentation.
  • Practice and learn classroom procedures.
  • One-word-to-describe-yourself speech bubbles to hang above desks.
  • Collect forms from students and mark off on spreadsheet.
  • Play four truths and a lie to introduce myself.
  • Begin work on the 7 Habits - Be Proactive Activity.
  • Post schedule in hall and create student data spreadsheet.
  • Put together data notebooks.
  • Decorate covers for take home folders.
  • Review and apply for leadership jobs.
  • Take Class of 2019 individual photos.
  • Classroom pet writing contest.
  • Create Parts of Speech foldable for notebook.
  • Finish finger print tree.
  • Begin Class Mission Statement