Hip Hip Hooray for the Very First Day

Whew, I am tired.  But we had a pretty good first day!  We didn't get to have the Meet the Teacher, so I hadn't met many students prior to today.  So I was pretty sure I would have tons of tears.  BUT NOT ONE!

Today I read the Kissing Hand.  It is funny how this story goes.  Some really really listen and some could care less.  I guess some really miss home and some don't!

Afterward we made these cute puppets:

This lets me know right away who is scissor ready or not.  As well as they can follow directions.  Their homework tonight was to tell their parents about the story! 

We also did one page from Deanna Jumps Back to School Unit, which was to draw your self and write your name.  It went pretty well!

So, today was pretty successful!  I am glad there wasn't more mayhem!

OH, I also wanted to share something ALL kindergarten teachers should have.  It is a bubbleope.  We call it the UNDISTRUCTABLE folder.  They are kinda expensive, but our school will buy them for us.  They are the PERFECT take home folder for the year.  Seriously, they could spill a whole water bottle and it would be safe.

I hope you found this helpful!


Miss J said...

Those puppets are adorable!!

~Miss J

Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Today in K said...

Thank you so much!

Theresa said...

Found your blog through the TBA linky party. I am a new follower. Love the kissing hand.


Giggles and Squeals said...

Hi Theresa! Welcome!