I have to say this is one of the best back to school times I have had in a long time. My class is AWESOME! They are great at learning procedures, following rules, and are a sweet bunch of kids. I am totally knocking on wood and doing all of the superstitious things you do when you don't want to jinx yourself!
We have been working on our expectations and procedures quite a bit this year and one those areas is supplies. I am really emphasizing taking care of their supplies and the classroom supplies, putting things back where they belong and respecting the property of other people. I used the book "Too Much Glue" to start off the lesson. Basically, the character Matty LOVES glue. Who hasn't had THAT kid (or THOSE kids) in their class? It is a super cute book... the illustrations are eye catching and the kids loved the story. They keep bringing up Matty anytime we use glue!
We had a discussion and made the anchor chart below to help us remember how to use supplies.
HERE or on the picture.
You can get a copy of "Too Much Glue" from Amazon by clicking on the picture below. If you would like a copy of the supply freebie click here to go to Google Docs to download!
Hope you are all having a great year so far!