Sunday, August 26, 2012

1st Day of School Activity

When students come through my doors on the first day of school, I want to be sure to give them a meaningful activity to do. This year, my idea came from here. After students put backpacks away, sharpened pencils, and did all the other things they needed to do to prepare for the day, they used the PostIt notes I had placed on their desks to answer the 6 questions from the pictures below. Later in the day, we discussed the questions, combined similar answers and a student scribe wrote the answers in a list on posters. I liked the answers and thought I would share them with you.

 

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Poster #1 - What will you need to do to be successful this year?

     Be good

     Wear uniforms

     Study

     Work hard

     Listen

     Trust God

       

 

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Poster #2 -  What will Mrs. Morford need to do to help you this year?

(A third grader wrote this one, and was rather uncertain about spelling.)

     Teach us

     Answer questions

     Set rules for us

 

 

 

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Poster # 3 – Our classroom should be _______________ everyday.

     Quiet

     Neat

     Clean

     Good

     Fun

     Happy

     Obedient

 

 

 

Poster #4 – School is important because ______________.IMG_20120823_163729

(Every student answered this one with a variation of “we learn” so we discussed some more and put down a few more specifics)

    We learn about:

           reading

           behavior

           God

           math

 

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Poster #5 – What do you hope to learn this year in 3rd or 4th grade?

      Math

      Art

      Multiplication

      Division

      Spelling

      Reading

      Science

IMG_20120823_163717     Poster #6 – What should kids in our class do to make our classroom run smoothly?

     Obey

     Listen

     Be kind

     Keep desks clean

     Write neatly

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