Thursday, July 21, 2011
First Day~ Linky Party!
I am getting so excited for the beginning of the school year!!! I am still trying to find the picture of this …but, we start out the school year making a First Grade Mascot. We talk about the concept of a team, make a list of ways to be a good teammate (a better way to say classroom "rules"), then we construct and name one mascot for the class.
I start out with a large brown paper bag... then each child chooses from a huge box of random art supplies and applies their piece to the bag. In the end they typically end up looking like some sort of monster. Then, each students writes down a name for the Mascot... and we vote through out the day and narrow it down to just one.
THEY LOVE IT!! :)
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