This school year has taken off! Our school is really focusing on "getting to know" our students, nail down procedures and expectations, THEN dive into our curriculum. So far-so good! We have read books, "played games", interviewed classmates, taken part in scavenger hunts...wash, rinse, repeat. :) Some of
So here is what I did! We read David Goes to School and No, David! We discussed behaviors from the stories that would be "Peace Maker" behaviors and "Peace Breaker" behaviors. We "elbow-to-knee"/partnered share behaviors that we sometimes displayed and charted them as well!
Next, I found a Peace Maker Promise, from the same lovely lady above, The First Grade Parade, laminated it and invited each child to sign it!
Well, we loved David so much that we kept right on learning with him! We created a class book with "peace maker" and "peace breaker" behaviors as well as role played using David masks. I drew a David puppet template and I must say, adding brads to the puppets, sealed the CUTENESS! Next we added speech bubble, practiced our handwriting :), and added how we are "peace makers" in our daily activities. I was very impressed with some of the answers the children gave!
|Our David Masks used in role playing|
|David puppets! brass brads make everything better :)|
|They were so honest with their writing :) "I am a Peace Maker when I..."|
Alright, I'm gonna switch it up for a moment. Since I missed my Technology Tuesday, I am going to add it today. :) So, I know when we hear "technology", we think "New Age'ish" like "iPad", "computer", "SMART Board". (I know I do....) But with my tid bit for tonight, we are going 'back to the future'. Follow me now.... kids these days LOVE the
|labeled with colored folder labels that are but to fit!|
TA-DA! My Technology Tuesday Treasure on Wednesday! Perfect lesson on how everything that is old is soon new again.... Enjoy The Journey! :)