DIBELS is done. Baseline Kindergarten Assessment Tests are done. Open House is over with too. This week we can get through vision and hearing testing…and school pictures. Title services start on Monday and then we will be on a roll!
Pete the Cat has been a fast favorite. Oh how I wish there were more books! There could have been nothing cuter than my 23 little sprouts singing “my buttons, my buttons, my four groovy buttons…” last week! I am anxious to get Daily 5 and small groups rolling. I thrive on the routine as much (or more) than the kids do. We’ve been working on stamina and expected behaviors. I will be glad to get some serious learning underway…we’ve got a lot to do!
Pre-Assessments indicate a serious need to focus on letter names, colors, identifying numbers, and name writing. That’s what we’ve been spending our time on…as well as reading all of my favorite beginning of the year books. I’ve even begun reading our first chapter book of the year (earliest ever)…Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle…and they are entertained and listening. Wow.
Wish me luck with my streaking-crayon-chucker-arounder (suggestions always most welcome)! I hope your beginning of the year is a success!
I’ll leave you with a slideshow of our first week activities…
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