1. We did lots of get to know you activities, went over procedures and rules A LOT, and I started some whole brain teaching! "Class, Yes" went over SO WELL!! I'm excited to implement more later on. Of course, I have no pictures since this week was insane. I started reading the kissing hand and quite a few activities spurred off of it because it connected really well with what they were feeling on the first day.
2. I hope to be back more when I can wrap my head around blogging, and school, and grad school. If you didn't check out my Apps in Kindergarten - you should. I really excited to use an Ipad to help my students in school see if you can find anything you can use.
3. Below you will find a FREE responding to technology sheet. I think this could be a great way to encourage metacognition even when learning with Ipads or other technology. Students can complete it as part of an Ipad/technology center. It really gets them focused on what they learned in that time!
If you follow on Instagram you know I made some HOT Dots! I will use Skittles combined with the cards below after read alouds to get students using those higher order thinking skills! I absolutely adore the combo and can't wait to use them really soon. Let me know if you're interested in the topper for the jar, I can upload if you want it! :)
You can find the cards FREE here!
5. Look what I found! This should be useful in my new state don't you think?! I've been told I don't have an accent, I guess that's a good thing?! Minnesota definitely does though....just a little ;)