Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Day Number Two

Today was a very full day. Once again we started by practicing the routine of hanging our backpacks on the right hook and being responsible for bringing our lunbox and Home-School Connection folder into the classroom. We will do this everyday. After the morning announcements on WCCE, we began our Literacy Block with Skills Block. Our focus was the letter "Tt" and the sound that it makes. Next Reader's Workshop and Writer's Workshop followed. Our Literacy Block was interrupted by a very important safety routine. We had our first "Fire Drill" and "Tornado Drill". We were amazed as the students followed directions perfectly and learned how to "Duck and Cover" with all of their classmates.

Our morning was so busy and we earned our lunch. The dining room was great as we learned to use a baggie, chip bag, or a piece of tin foil as a little trash bag for all of the wrappers in our lunch. This makes clean up time alot easier. After lunch we enjoyed each other on the playground. We had to go back inside because the rain started to fall. Little did we know that the very same rain named "Fay" would eventually rain on our "First Week of School Parade". Math Workshop finished up our day and then it was time to prepare to go home.


Melanie Holtsman said...

I have to tell you this funny story. I knew that the kids had a tornado drill ,but their dad didn't and when they came home he said, "What did you do at school today?" Lexie said, "We laid in the hall like turtles for 30 hours!" He looked at me with one eyebrow up and I whispered: tornado drill. :) Fay, Fay, go away!

dayle timmons said...

I think every parent greets their child in the afternoon with, "What did you do at school today?" Your blog is such an exciting way for parents to really dialogue with their student about what really went on at school today. Just love the "duck and cover" picture!!