The first day is always full of lots of excitment! In language arts, we dove right into the curriculum. Learning about the prefix “bio” meaning life, we created Bio-Poems about our own lives. The challenging part is that we had to write the poem in third-person form, a new concept for the majority of the students. We ended with an Identity Circle Game to see what connections we shared with new classmates. Each person stepped into the circle when statements were true about them. We shared favorite subjects, sports teams, colors, birthdays, food preferences. I learned a lot about the kids, and I was pleased with a successful first day.
First Dayon August 22, 2013