Hang on tight because there is a whole bunch of first-week-of-school randomness in this post. If you make it to the end...there is a freebie for you! : )
I purchased Abby's (from the Inspired Apple) Fun with Firsties unit and it was worth every penny to get the year started! We made Jitter Juice, surveyed our friends, made darling backpacks and school house books. I would highly recommend purchasing it and tucking it away for next year! She also has a unit for second graders as well. A few things from the unit are in pictures below.
|School House books...my awesome retired-teacher-mom cut all of these out and assembled them for me before school started!|
|Not only did we have fun with Abby's unit, we decorated our Reading Notebooks. And yes, my awesome retired-teacher-mom made these for the class as well!|
HERE to learn how to make your own Reading Notebooks!
We also decorated our canvas pencil pouches with Crayola Fabric Markers. The kids will keep their pencil and a box of crayons in this pouch. I have had great luck with these for the past 3 years. You can purchase them from Discount School Supply for $8.99 for a pack of 12.
|Since I have tables, the kids keep their pencil pouches and work folder in a tub at each table.|
|Scissors and glue sticks are kept in these numbered drawers. Each table has a drawer that can be removed and brought right over to the table when they need scissors or glue sticks. I have used this system for over 6 years and it works perfectly!|
Oh...and one more thing!!! My own two kiddos started preschool this week. My amazing mom (yep...the one who helps with all things school) made these adorable chocolate covered mini-oreo apples for my kids' teachers! We forgot to take a picture of them in the cute bowls we displayed them in along with their apple-licious cards. : (