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I will post more photos of the finished reading center and classroom soon!
I have taught for one week with this new class! I have experienced two conference nights (which I turned into meet the teacher nights), writing lesson plans, teaching rules and procedures, and giving assessments..report cards are due next week! I must say the first day and first week has been AMAZING!! I have wonderful co-teachers and a great assistant who have all been so helpful! I stayed with the same theme "Community" as my co-prek teachers but I did not go into the theme very much. We discussed and described community helpers and read books about community helpers...I focused a lot more on rules and procedures. I am so grateful to my intern hosts and to the pre-k teacher I previously assisted for...classroom management is key! I have learned so much from you and my experiences!!! And that is probably the biggest reason why my first week went so smoothly! Students have been practicing hallway procedures, clean up procedures, ect. and they've got the Signal 1, Signal 2, Signal 3 procedure down pat! I created a staying on target three circle chart for individual behavior.. and a "Sweet Behavior" chart for students to work together. (will post photos soon!)
Thank you to my mom who sent a HUGE balloon bouquet the first day..each student was super excited to take home a balloon! She had the bouquet surprise delivered and she even had the store match the color of the balloons to the theme of my room!
The first week is over..whew!! My stress and nerves of anticipation of the first day/week have disappeared and I am excited for students to experience the Eric Carle unit that I am presenting next week!