I am linking up with Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade for her Tell Me Something Good link party and if you would like to join grab the button and share something good from school and home!
Something good from School:
Snack time works perfectly because it allows the students a break from morning work yet gives them a focus that is peer driven. Students may show or tell an object or share a story. My students this year have very quickly adapted to the Sign up to Share system and with a PA system in my classroom it is even more success full than last year!
Something Good from Home:
Mr. Livers is a HUGE Razorback fan so our weekends are spent traveling to games and spending time with friends and family and it's one of my favorite times of year! I could probably work all weekend the first few months of school but football games and tailgates are a great reason to take a break and have fun! I'm trying to come up with a recipe for Alabama vs Arkansas game....anyone have a suggestion?
Just to make you laugh:)
While I am blogging I wanted to tell you how we celebrated Patriot Day. We started the day by reading September 12th which was written by a group of students who were in 1st grade on 9-11.
Afterwards I asked the students to tell me what they knew about September 11th and I was very surprised at their accurate information and perspective! One student was quick to point out that they were not born yet! My focus was to talk about our Patriots on September 11th such as the fire fighters and the policeman who were there to help. This approach came from Erica Bohrer and her very touching story about her personal experience of living in New York presently and during 9-11. We completed the Heat the Flag craft from A Cup Cake for the Teacher and did a little work on writing from the facts we gathered.
I also sent home a letter to parents and activity to complete at home from Fun in First Grade. Thank you to all these ladies for helping me making Patriot Day a success! I will say that there was a point while I was reading September 12th that the emotion of 9-11 welled up to a lump in my throat and I helled it in until I went home and watched video tributes. Celebrating Patriot Day with my class was very good for this teacher's heart.