Days 2 and 3 were almost as good as day 1!
I have the BEST class!
It's going to be a fantastic year!
I have loved having this first 3 days with my kiddos without feeling like I had to jump right in to curriculum. It has allowed us a chance to get to know each other and get in the groove.
On our second day, we did the puzzle challenge
(that I found on Lorraine's Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies.)
The kids really enjoyed it. Afterwards we talked about the different strategies the groups used to put their puzzles together. It was so much fun to wander around and listen to their conversations!
At the end of the second day I asked them to reflect on the class so far and let me know what they thought and if they thought we needed to change anything. They wrote their responses on sticky notes and left them on the board as they left. Their comments warmed my heart. I so wanted to establish a tone of love and friendship along with a strong sense of purposeful learning. Seems like we are getting there. Here are some of their responses...
I love them already!
This is gonna be the BEST year ever!