Repeating Theme & New to First! - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      First Grade

Repeating Theme & New to First!

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
AtTheGrove's Avatar
AtTheGrove AtTheGrove is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 17
New Member

AtTheGrove
 
AtTheGrove's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 17
New Member
Repeating Theme & New to First!
Old 07-06-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

Hello!

I will be teaching First Grade for the first time next year & I'm a little nervous! I've taught 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th & a multi-grade class-----this will be the youngest I've gone. I'm most concerned with being unprepared for the "neediness" I associate with the little friends. Also---is there any independence at all? I'm both excited for the challenge, but I want to be prepared!

Also---I'm a huge theme-er & the worst thing has happend! My principal has chosen the SAME theme for the upcoming year as we just had. It's inspired by the book "The Spyglass" & a quote from the book "You have seen what might be, now go and make it so.." The books takes place in medieval times--so last I went with the castles & knights, etc. It was fantastic, found lots of great ideas! I just simply CANNOT decorate my room the same way two years in a row---and also, I want my class of new little friends to be able to understand the theme, etc.
I need help with a new take on this theme---even if it's a stretch.

Thanks!


AtTheGrove is offline   Reply With Quote

kamehameha's Avatar
kamehameha kamehameha is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,684
Senior Member

kamehameha
 
kamehameha's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,684
Senior Member
theme
Old 07-06-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Two things come in mind when I read the quote:

1) Science--coming up with conclusions after making observations--You could do a science-based room.

2) Mysteries--You can do a mystery genre theme or a detective theme
kamehameha is offline   Reply With Quote
kidsrme11's Avatar
kidsrme11 kidsrme11 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,493
Senior Member

kidsrme11
 
kidsrme11's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,493
Senior Member
Magic ball
Old 07-06-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

How about magic/ fairy tale? Looking into the magic ball to see what will happen.
kidsrme11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Marcigran Marcigran is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 120
Full Member

Marcigran
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 120
Full Member
Theme
Old 07-07-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

How about "Discovery"? Discovering who we are, what we can do, places, inventions, new friends, etc

They are independent with many things, just not everyone the same in beginning. Find out from them what they can do through their conversations, drawings, writings, book choices in the first week or so.

Things they worry about on day one: their snack or lunch, bathroom, going home time.
Focus on procedures, model, repeat, practice, practice, practice.

Good luck!
Marcigran is offline   Reply With Quote
AtTheGrove's Avatar
AtTheGrove AtTheGrove is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 17
New Member

AtTheGrove
 
AtTheGrove's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 17
New Member
Thanks!
Old 07-07-2013, 02:09 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

Hiya!

Thanks for the suggestions & advice! Greatly appreciated...love all the ideas. Just have to figure how to make it work! Need bulletin board ideas, etc. I'm teaching summer school & have a week long teacher academy to attend after that. Technically have just two weeks to get my room ready for the littles before the first day of school! Ahhh! It crossed my mind that maybe we could be lie the Jester's Court---be really colorful, etc....but I'm not sure my Principal would go for it.


AtTheGrove is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
First Grade
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:34 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net