My newest batch of third graders were welcomed into the classroom to a few goodies at their table spots this morning.
As a getting-to-know-each other activity, students completed their own Facebook profiles--complete with a profile picture, status update, and Friends list.
While working on their profiles, students got in front of the camera for their First Day photo shoot. Some of these kids loved the spotlight! Can you tell?
After labeling, sorting, and organizing subject folders and notebooks, it was snack time! We had a request for a read aloud snack courtesy of StoryLineOnline.net. Enemy Pie it was!
The students got to know their peers and me a bit better with a Welcome Scavenger Hunt.
After recess, lunch, and Music, we headed to the reading rug for our first read aloud. Many of the kids were shocked by the ending. Be sure to ask them who Sarah Jane Hartwell really was... The kids loved the story! They wrote about their own First Day Jitters after the story.
Our day ended with our First Day time capsule. It will be a treat to revisit these on the last day of third grade and see how our handwriting and answers have changed.
A school occasion like the first day wouldn't be complete without a batch of...cupcakes!