After spending the first few weeks of school, reading books and doing activities to build our classroom community we wrote our "promise" - the things that are important to us in our classroom this year.
In class, we have been thinking about math...what it is, what it takes, where it can be found. We read books about famous mathematicians, watched some math videos (where we found out that you can PLAY and be doing math at the same time!), and explored our school, classroom, and objects that we find in our world. We added new thinking to our chart each day. Some key verbs we will be focusing on this year are: questioning, noticing, wondering.
On the first day of school, we read the book First Day Jitters, about a teacher who is nervous about going to a new school on the first day. After reading, we shared some of the different emotions we might feel on the first day of school. Then each of us drew a picture of how we felt on the morning of the first day of first grade.