First Day Back

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We made it! It was the first day back to school after break and I'd call it a success! We started off slow and shared about our favorite events and presents over the break. And we went over expectations ALL. DAY. LONG. 

Our first order of business, after calendar, was to read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution and to write our own resolutions. 

His second one says, "Listen to the teacher." I love this kid! :) 

I wasn't brave enough to bust out the glitter on the first day back, but they were just as excited to use markers instead of crayons to decorate with. 

During math, we went over our new centers and the expectations for using them. We were short on time then and needing to move, so instead of rotations, they were able to choose the center and game they wanted to go to. And let me tell you, they were awesome y'all! Everyone stayed busy and I only had to redirect one.  

The first three pictures are Math by Myself, the independent games.

The next three pictures are Math with Someone, the partner games.

Tomorrow, we'll be back into rotations and we'll also have Math Writing, or small group, as a station.

For our science fair project, they chose to sort rocks. It's cold outside here and the temp is dropping by the minute so I hope they found a rock to bring in tomorrow as soon as they got home. (Inside recess tomorrow--bleh.)

While we were talking about the project, my kids started dropping like flies. They actually asked for rest time. I had one fall asleep with her head in her lap and one couldn't sit upright. He just kept falling over. So we watched Sid the Science Kid. And 2 fell asleep. And no one complained about being quiet. And it was magic. 

We went over some new Daily 5 options, but didn't have time to do any rotations since we had rest time. Hopefully by Monday we'll be back into the full swing of things. 

The day was so wonderful, I was even able to leave my horseshoe table looking organized. 

Y'all this table never looks this good. Thank you work day yesterday and smooth day today. 

Tomorrow will be lots of brain breaks, inside recess, and science fair projects. It's going to be a great day! 


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