Since I am not one to cook, much less prepare a meal ahead of time, I wanted to catch up on our back to school activities that we have done the past few weeks. Bare with me as I let the pictures do most of the talking. Here are a few of my favorites to do each year.
You can find the mouse templates plus the writing stem here and here.
We also spent a great deal of time working on what make makes a good friend. We used Amy Lemon’s Bucket Filler activity to display several reminders of how we can fill each other’s buckets throughout the day.
We will keep these hanging up for a while. I want the kiddos to be able to reference to them when they see or hear someone dipping another person’s bucket.
We also read Enemy Pie (one of my favorites) and created a list of things we thought that dad really put in the pie. Afterwards we talked about what the steps were to making a Friendship Pie. The kiddos always love how the story ends. They never expect that the pie will be a friendship pie.
I do not have rules posted in our classroom, because my district uses Social Contracts. I let the kiddos write about different rules/expectations that I have for our class. This one cracks me right up! You can find this hativity here.
So funny! They know Mrs. Hudgeons does not like anyone acting crazy! Ha!