We kicked off Monday with our first Writer's Workshop. I gave the students their writing journals, and asked them to write or draw any type of story they wanted. We also began learning about the block corner. Each day this week we learned how to take out, play with, and put away a different material or block. By the end of the week, the students were experts at the block corner!
We read the book How Full is Your Bucket. The book talks about how everyone has an invisible bucket that you can fill by being kind and a good friend, or you can dip by being mean or not following directions. The students really understood this language, and I heard many of them saying "you filled my bucket today!".
Our next two weeks will be "colors, a study in identity". We have a lot of fun projects coming up!