Yesterday was the first day of school, and the 5th graders exhausted me! They are a great group and were very well behaved. Being so tired must be my age catching up with me. We spent most of the day going over rules and procedures, getting to know each other, and getting used to going back to school. Normally, students will have their planners to show you. However, I didn't have them take them home last night.
Today, we worked on daily language pages, brainstorming writing topics, and students completed a free-write. In social studies, we began vocabulary. This was very tedious because I have a very specific way I want the vocabulary set up. Therefore, I am sure the students were ready to pull their hair out. The only homework students have is bringing pictures and photos to personalize their writers' notebooks.