If you're looking at this blog and wondering, "Why is there a winking dog as the profile picture?" I get it. The truth is, I am VERY new to this blogging thing and creating a catchy theme and image that matches is a little daunting for week one. So, I chose to use my sweet pup!
|This is Jack.|
|Arrgggh! Captain Jack wins first prize!|
|It's okay to be nervous to start the day. You're not alone. Jack was a little nervous too.|
|After unpacking, Jack puts his book bag in the book bag bin for his table.|
|Good job, Jack!|
|When Jack sits on the rug he remembers to sit crisscross, keep his hands to himself, and look at the teacher.|
|Jack loves working with Mrs. Hray at the group meeting table!|
|This is Jack's favorite book about going back to school.|
|Jack loves to curl up with a good book in the Author's Library!|
|When Jack works at his desk he remembers to be quiet so he and others can do their best work!|
I'll have to wait and see if the administration will go for this idea at my new school. If I can swing it I plan to take the "Jack Goes to First Grade" idea one step further. In addition to the powerpoint, I want to print out some of the pictures and include captions of text stating the procedure. I'll post the pictures around the room as a reminder throughout the year. I'll also do this using pictures of my actual students.
How do you help your students make connections to the daily procedures you expect of them?