One and Done

I made it through the first week of school!
This is the first time I can recall that we started on a Monday!
A full week is tiring!
We had a great first week!
I was a little nervous about these kiddos!
They are know as "that group" at school.
I was trying to keep positive all summer and not worry about it.
After spending a week with them...
I can say that they are a great group of kids!
BUT...they do talk...constantly!
So I'll be on the look out for some tips & tricks because I've already had to dive into my bag!
Here are a few things we did this week!
 Saving Fred!
My kiddos loved this activity!
It was a great way to discuss teamwork!
And voice levels...because they were a little loud!
 We did our first GoNoodle brain break!
I see a lot of these in our future!
 We did some graphing with stickers!!
We created our class vision!
I will post more about this next week!

And lastly our school was challenged by another school in our area for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge!
Here's a little snippet from a video.  It was too big to post the whole thing.


  1. Sometimes the groups that are the biggest talkers are the ones I bond with the most. Brain breaks are great for everyone, but especially for those who have a lot of extra energy. Hopefully, they will help. Have a great year!

    Fit to be Fourth

  2. Oh Nooooo! You've got "that group". I had "that group" a couple of years ago. I'm glad you like them. But be prepared to change it up often. "That group" gets bored easily, so a certain trick will only work so long with them before you need to get creative and move onto something new.
    Good luck with your little cuties this year! : )

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  3. I'm glad you had a great week. Sometimes it's nicer not to know other people's opinions so you can form your own. I'm glad they surprised you in a good way. :)
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. It seems like you've had a great week! Your room looks so much fun! I love the graphing activity with stickers- stealing that for my first week back with my kiddos in a little over a week! I hope week 2 continues to be a great one! :)
    Tales of a Teacher

  5. That group! We had that group last year. I know all about the worrying. So glad that your first week went all. Keep up the positive attitude. You will be great and so will your class!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  6. I'm doing Save Fred for the first time on Friday. I'm pretty excited for those leftover gummy worms…I mean, lessons on teamwork! :-) How do you use the numbers on their desks? I'm always looking for new ideas! Hope they are less chatty now that you've had them for a couple of weeks!

    Wishing you a wonderful year! I can't wait to read more!

    Mrs O Knows


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