Students get to choose where they'd like to read during "Read to Self" time. Most choose to read underneath their desks for the first few times. Some realize this isn't the most comfortable place to read for long amounts of time. Eventually, they begin to spread out across the room and read, read, read!
The whisper phones always make "Read to Self" time more enjoyable.
Another fun activity we did this week was our "Get to Know Me Bracelets". This activity is something fun to do at the beginning of the year when students are learning each other's names. It gets them out of their seats and talking to all their new friends. They all loved their new bracelets!
Some assembly required, but these bracelets were a lot of fun to make. Everyone pitched in to help assemble them and tie them together.
This friend chose to make his bracelet an armband. Adorable!
Making new friends is a lot of fun!
Look! I have the bead you're looking for!
Find a friend who likes dogs. Students looked for friends with the blue speckled bead and wrote their name on their recording sheet.
How do you spell your name? Students problem-solved to figure out where they could find each student's name. To make it challenging, they could only write a friend's name once on their page. They had to find a different friend to fit each category each time.
They worked so well together...just like friends should!