Well hello there! Yes, my name is Tara and back to school has me officially BEAT! I just got caught up on my emails last night from all week …and I think my 12 hours of sleep Friday night and Saturday night should have me good to go for our official full week! A silver in the lining would be after our first official full week we do have 4 days off…eek! So, our first day back was Thursday and I really do have a sweet class this year! We spent these first two days talking A LOT about classroom and school expectations! I use these little “cheat sheets” as a way to remember all the things I wanted to tell the kiddos! You can snag the freebie HERE and they are editable!
We also took some time to play with playdoh…oh yeah!
At our school the classes earn compliments in the hallway from other teachers and once we have 10 we get a special paw print! To keep track of our 10 compliments we are adding pieces to Mrs. Potato Head! We already have 4 🙂 🙂
During explore time I was also to get all of my kiddos pulled over and do an initial letter ID assessment! I find it beneficial to get a pretty good idea of the level of my class at the start of the year. Of course what letters they know on day 1 or 2 of school isn’t going to be everything I need to know, but it does give me a great starting place! You can download this letter id tracker for free HERE!