Today was the first day of school! We had a modified schedule so I didn't have as much time as I had hoped, but it still went really well! A lot of excitement in the air, positive energy, and the kids looked happy to be back.
I introduced some power teaching methods: the rules, class yes, and my yada, yada, yada scale. Will introduce the 10 finger woo soon, scoreboard next week, I think. I introduced them to their notebooks and explained it just briefly, don't want to throw too much info at them at once, and we started the scavenger hunt. Having the kids do the scavenger hunt lets them get out of their seats, move around, and explore the classroom. But what I really love is seeing how they work together and to observe the group dynamics, tells me so much about the kids.