It is just a great, great book that can be applied to so many different things. Judy Wilkerson, Glen Avenue Elementary School; Salisbury, Maryland Jump Into Science This activity is intended to get high school science students thinking about the scientific process -- what is the issue or problem, what do we know, what do we need to know.
But in general, the day flows nicely. I remember the first few days of school in 1st As we go around the circle, students try to repeat the information names and facts about each of the other students in the circle. First Day of School Tomorrow we will use the Circle Map to sort the little rules under the main umbrella rules.
Once the "rules" are set in place, I begin handing out money for anything they do that is good and even start fining if I have to. Since the kids are still in the "honeymoon stage" in the first hour of school, I figure it is as good a time as any to get them reading and writing. Homework on day one is the following: When they come in, the kids immediately get to work.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. If we start back on Monday, I feel like we have too much time to do beginning of the year activities, but not enough time to begin a full, regular weekly routine.
I have the students brainstorm a list of things they think would make great rules in our room. I got this idea from the absolutely life changing book The Book Whisperer.
It is worth it. If all heck breaks loose, I will know that I need to get into my "make good choices" lessons tomorrow. Do we feel productive and like we are on our way to a great 5th grade year? Each child tells about himself or herself, following the format of The Important Book.
Sometimes things take longer than I had planned. Every Friday, my kids will write a Reading Response Letter.
At the end of the "test," I give the answers, and the kids marvel at the discrepancy of their answers.
As a group, select a topic or related issue. I don't go too much into it because 1 they are 5th graders and 2 again I want to see what they do.
After the students sit and I take roll, I ask them to take out a sheet of paper and a pen or pencil for their first test of the school year.
This is SUCH an important part of my math block. After we read the book and discover its repetitive form, we write our own More Important Book. Wait for all students to finish. Divide a bulletin board into "window panes," using white strips of paper.
Students walk around the room and get the signature of someone who fits the specific description in each box.
They put their chairs up and head to the door where I look them in the eye and bow. Set this up as a scavenger hunt with a series of questions, each question with a line beside it.
If you have access to Google Docs on your first day, you can use this online version of the questionnaire here I will go hour by hour, heck, minute by minute and show you exactly what I do on that all important first day of school.
This is NOT my lesson planner. The kids keep it in their binder for the entire year. I put "we" in quotation marks because, really, I have those predetermined.ABCya First! Grade children's computer games & activities feature large and easy-to-use navigation buttons as well as voice instructions.
Games and activities include: alphabetical. First Grade. Before the first day, I write each child's name and birth date at the bottom of white lunch bags. On the first day I pass out the bags and let each child completely illustrate and color the bag (that isn't theirs) writing their name at the top.
They really enjoy using their new crayons for this activity. Special Ten-Year Anniversary Edition! Overcopies in print!
Originally published as The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of 5th Grade, but now it has a new cover and a new title, The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School. You will find some August and Back to School writing prompts below that contain clickable links.
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On the first day of school, students write a letter to themselves that will be given back at the end of the school year. If the Shoe Fits Ms. Kast leads her fifth-grade class in a unique shoe-sorting activity on the first day of school.Download