September 7, 2011

Day 2 in First Grade

Today we began Special Person of the Day.  Each day we'll be interviewing and learning more about each classmate.  This is a great way to talk about sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation.

Here's Abby with her poster.

I also Read First Day Jitters.  Of course the kids are ALWAYS surprised by the ending!!  We talked about if they had the jitters on the first day of school.  They had to write a complete sentence and illustrate.

And...the highlight of the day.  Magic Play Dough.  I attached a poem on the front of the bag.  In each bag was white play dough.  If it changed colors then each student would have a GREAT year.  Here are the results!!


  1. I LOVE the magic play dough! How did you make it so magically?? What poem did you use? I will definitely need to do this next year! :)


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  3. I found it at this website.

    The REAL magic is hoping I don't burn it while making it! The magic the kids don't know is the drops of food coloring inside.


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