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Usually we start school on Wednesday, kind of get the kids oriented, and then the following week, when we start on Monday we get started on "real" work. This year we're starting with a four day week. I'm DESPERATELY looking for beginning of the year things to do. Looking to team build, assess, etc. I am always so lost in the very beginning!!


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I just saw 3 easy and fun sounding ice breaker activities on the Cult of Pedagogy website. In fact, that site has some really good stuff- check it out. www.cultofpedagogy.com
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:15 AM
 
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Other than the usual practice, practice, practice of procedures, here are some things I'm doing:

Books to Read:
*Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (talk about rules)
*Chrysanthemum (and do wrinkled heart)
*Do Unto Otters
*Wodney Wat
*Enemy Pie (and create venn diagram and "Friendship Pie" for hallway)
*The Important Book (and make a class one)
*Mr. Peabody's Apples (about rumors and judgement)
*The World According to Humphrey (chapter book to read at the end of each day) - have stuffed Humphrey sitting with me

Activities:
*Show "Me Bag" and give them the assignment to create one at home - then open one throughout the next day and let them guess what classmate it belongs to.
*"Would You Rather" - to learn about them and get them up and moving
*Reading Interest Inventory
*They write a letter to themselves and I save it for the last week of school.
*3 Column Chart with 3 feelings about the first day/week of school. Give them stickers to put where they feel (excited, nervous, okay)
*Explain differentiation using band-aid explanation on Pinterest
*Explain "Donut Philosophy" and give small donuts
*Throw beach ball with questions written on it to answer verbally
*After explaining procedures for a day or 2, put them on slips of paper and pull out for groups to act out to the class
*ABC's About Me booklet
*Save Fred activity - to lead into group cooperation
*People Bingo
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Old 06-23-2016, 05:47 AM
 
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What is donut philosophy? Save Fred?
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I agree with all of the community building and ice breakers--- Take what the kids are learning about you and one another and turn it into a colorful paper chain art project to decorate the room with: cut colored construction paper into strips and have the kids write one sentence on each strip about something they learned about someone else. For example: "Bob enjoys bike riding." "Mrs. Smith loves the beach." "Ann has a twin sister." Then the kids glue all the links together to make a huge friendship chain to decorate the room with!

Art project idea: Get one piece of black construction paper for each student in your class. With a white crayon or colored pencil, write each name. Then cut colored construction paper into tiny 1/2 inch squares and have the kids glue the squares over their name--it makes a wonderful mosaic to then decorate a bulletin board with! When you want to take that bulletin board down, save the papers to serve as a cover for a writing or art packet that you staple all together for Open House at the end of the year!

I also begin curriculum right away! This helps you AND the kids. It sets the tone for the year. If I can, I begin the first math lesson the first or second day of school. It is okay to assign homework the second day! Kids of this age love homework--capitalize on that positive attitude! Their parents also want them to have homework! Also begin the first story in your anthology. Don't be afraid to dive right in--you will have time for that AND all the community building activities!


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Have you seen Third Day in Third Grade?

There are many threads here about it.

It can take you the whole day! I'm bummed, this year it is on our minimum day.

We include
the 3 states of matter
Anatomy of a triangle/ a triangle art project follows
The three branches of the governments
3rd planet form the sun
Skip counting by 3
Mystery pic of multiples of three from super teachers
How much can you write in 3 minutes

Much of this is just an intro but it can definitely work into the next few days- take one of the topics and do it in its entirety the next day.

We also make a snack mix using 3 different ingredients of their choice
We drink a POG type drink blend of 3 fruits

Search this site for even more excellent ideas for third day in third grade. There is a packet somewhere on here too.
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What is the donut philosophy? Save Fred? Wrinkled heart? Would love to hear about some of your book activities.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:05 AM
 
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Save Fred is a Stem activity on working together and performing an experiment. I did Save Fred last year and the kids loved it! Here is a link:

http://growingastemclassroom.blogspo...ivity.html?m=1
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