First Day of School Activities {and Freebies!}

It was my first day back to school today...so I thought I'd share what we did
{before I fall over LOL}
Fun First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten! #kindergarten #backtoschool #firstdayofschool
This morning I read from Max Lucado's book You Are Special, and did this little lesson from Cara.
Before I read the story, I had my students sit in a circle. I passed a red paper heart to one of my students, and instructed him to crumple the heart a little bit when he heard something that was unkind in the story, then pass the heart on to the next person. By the end of the story our heart looked like this:
Fun First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten! #kindergarten #backtoschool #firstdayofschool
I had my students put band-aids onto the heart to show that even though we can't completely fix the heart, we can try to make people's hearts feel better. Their names are printed on the bandaids:
Fun First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten! #kindergarten #backtoschool #firstdayofschool

Fun First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten! #kindergarten #backtoschool #firstdayofschool
We hung the heart under our school's theme {simplified version} that describes attributes we should show:
First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten
compassion, gentleness, kindness, patience, humility

{Big words & concepts, but explained well at their level with the heart lesson...and with "bucket-filling", which will be introduced later this week!}

Here's my bulletin board ready for the bucket-filling lesson:
Fun First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten! #kindergarten #backtoschool #firstdayofschool
It will be a visual reminder to always be kind, and to "fill people's buckets".
Today we also:
tweeted on our Twitter door
{here}
First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten

First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten

First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten

First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten
...completed this 1st day of school page from my Back To School Booklet
{here}
Fun First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten! #kindergarten #backtoschool #firstdayofschool

Fun First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten! #kindergarten #backtoschool #firstdayofschool

Fun First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten! #kindergarten #backtoschool #firstdayofschool

Fun First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten! #kindergarten #backtoschool #firstdayofschool

First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten
{find it here}

...filled in our First Day of School Impressions sheet to let our parents know that our first day of school was FANTASTIC
First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten
...and made this School Is Cool bulletin board from Miss Kindergarten
{here}
First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten

First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten

First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten

First Day of School Activities for Kindergarten

3 comments

  1. CUTE CUTE everything is CUTE! First day about killed me! Who knew talking all day could be so exhausting?!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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  2. Very cute! I like the idea of crumpling the heart each time they hear an unkind word and then putting bandaids on.

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  3. I love the twitter door! During our afternoon meeting we share 1 thing we learned that day...I'm going to start a twitter door where we can share our learning!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    I'm a new follower! Check out my manly kindergarten blog!

    Greg
    Www.kindergartensmorgasboard.blogspot.com

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