Okay so now on to our first day and what we did. The students had some board work, what we call Big 5 to complete. Big 5 is simply five math questions (and I also do 5 LA questions) that are possibly review of items we already learned or are struggling with. Seeing that it's the first day of school it was simple end of fourth grade math problems.
I also wanted to give them a little something else, so I saw a few of these questions on Pinterest. They were each given six sticky notes and had to write their answers and post them, I did allow them to be anonymous if they wanted.
Here is what they looked like, I LOVE some of the responses, I hope you can read them!
Student responses to What will you need to be successful this year?
Student responses to What do you hope to learn this year in 5th grade?
Student responses to Our class should be _________________ everyday.
Next set of questions:
Student responses to School is important because __________________.
Each student made their own name bubble. They then had to partner up and shared their bubbles with each other. Once partnered up they "introduce" their partner to the class and share at least two things about that person.
We then did a fun Twitter activity! They each got to make up their own Twitter name and draw their own avatar (I have a little mimio I made for it, I'll have to take some Hypersnaps and show it to you all later, I left my school laptop at school tonight, on purpose!). Once we had those two things completed they got to write their own Tweet, sticking with all the Twitter guidelines! Here is how they turned out.
A few of you had asked how my clipboards were mounted on the wall. Just plain hooks...hot glued on the wall. That simple!
Hope you first day goes as well as mine did!