Sunday, September 8, 2013

Settling In with Beginning of the Year Procedures!

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.

We also completed the freebie below.  We discussed if the actions were good choices or bad choices and then placed them on the right side of the chart.   You can grab it up by click 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!
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Hope you are all having a great year so far!
Endless Possibilities,
Stephany

9 comments:

  1. I need this book. It looks adorable.
    tania
    My Second Sense

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  2. I have this book ordered. Thank you.

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  3. Thanks for sharing! We are a month into school but I think we could definitely stand to do this lesson!

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  4. Thanks for sharing! We are a month into school but I think we could definitely stand to do this lesson!

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    1. I wish I had this lesson last year! My kids this year are a little better with supplies... last year was a mess!

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  5. I've had my eye on the book, but I've been waiting on a paperback edition. I'm not sure I can wait! I have one of THOSE kids this year. We've also had some issues with supplies already so I downloaded that freebie and it's printing as we speak! We might just use that puppy TODAY!!

    Lisa
    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

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    1. It is such a cute book. I love the illustrations!

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