I never thought I’d say this, but I LOVED starting the school year on a Monday this year. I got way more accomplished this first week than I usually do since we had a full week. I’m absolutely in love with my new group of kiddos, and I’m so thrilled to have several of the same ones from when I taught first grade.
Since I use QR codes a lot in my classroom, I wanted to get my kids acclimated to scanning them on both the laptops and iPads right off the bat. They had a blast with my Back to School Getting to Know You Cube activity using QR Journal on the laptops. This activity is available for free in my TpT store if you need a fun ice-breaker.
They used the iPads while reviewing third grade math concepts using my I Spy QR Codes pack. Between the 50+ QR code sunglasses scattered around the room and Jivey’s *free* My Future is So Bright activity, my classroom looks like a Sunglass Hut right now!
Before we went on any websites on the laptops, my kiddos took a “Rules of the Road” course to earn their official PBS Kids Web license. You can read my post from last year about this internet safety activity here.
We’ve also been working hard at building our stamina during Daily 5. Here they are practicing reading to self.
Here they are listening to reading on Storyline Online.
Today, they used Today’s Meet to post a summary of a book they read on Storyline Online. They enjoyed reading their peers’ responses and now have some good recommendations of books to read online.
It’s been a crazy-busy week, but I’ve loved every minute of it. It feels good to be back! Hope you're all having a smooth start to your year.:)