So, I decided to link up with Five for Friday since this post was going to be totally RANDOM anyways. 🙂
One of my favorite books to read (that no one has ever heard of, it seems) during the first week! Kevin Knows the Rules is my all-time favorite to set the tone for rules. I usually read this book on the first and second day. If needed, we review the book throughout the year. My kiddos so far – we will be reading this book again Monday, lol. The book is about a boy, Kevin, who has his first day of school. He tells his mother about his day and what he learned. He discusses walking quietly in a line, sitting on the carpet quietly and criss cross, cleaning up, keeping hands and feet to ourselves, and using an inside voice. I LOVE THIS BOOK!
Our course, we read the Kissing Hand and made some Chester headbands.
We explored math manipulatives this week. I also started my calendar binders, which I will post about later. They went so well that I am STILL shocked.
We started the Daily 5 and working on our stamina. I just gave them some old books from a previous reading series that we do not use. We practiced reading the pictures and lasted about a minute and a half the first day. I think that is pretty good because my bunch is pretty WILD!
Non-school related: My favorite show of the summer, Mistresses, is two episodes from the season finale. I love this show. I didn’t think it would stay interesting throughout the summer, but GOODNESS, Monday’s episode was SO awesome I wanted next week’s to come on right after.