A Week of AWESOME moments

I am linking up with Mrs. Beattie’s Classroom to share some AWESOME from my week.  Week two continued to be all about routines and practice, practice, practice of those routines!   This is my first experience with children from an FDK (full day kindergarten) program and I am finding they are a lot less tired than kids in an every other day program.  Aside from wanting to know when they will play, I haven’t noticed a big difference.  I really didn’t know what to expect. 

Last week we read many, many picture books with a back to school theme.   I remembered to take some photos of their work to share.  They did an AWESOME job. 

This week we are starting to settle into routines and enjoying colour days.  This week we dressed in red, green, black and blue.  Each day the classroom was awash with the colour of the day.  AWESOME! 

We are really working on our behaviour in the hallway.  I introduced my Hall Stars this week and it has made a great difference with the way they move through the halls - AWESOME.  Next up, we are working on getting lined up.  Monday morning the kids will notice some new line up spot dots on the floor.  We will see if that helps everyone stay in their spot.  Stay tuned.  I will let you know how this works!  I am hoping this will lead to some AWESOME. 

I also introduced Behaviour Bingo to my students this week.  It took a bit of explaining before they understood that they didn’t win their class prize until they earned all 5 numbers under the letter.  There was a collective cheer when they earned their first bingo number and then a sigh when I explained again that they needed 4 more numbers.  They get it now and are really trying to work collectively to earn a bingo number with great classroom behaviour.  AWESOME! 

We are starting into some curriculum this week.  We have been working on our number recognition and we played an AWESOME game from a new package from http://thankgoditsfirstgrade.blogspot.ca/.  This kids loved building the towers for each number and then loved knocking them all down at the end.  The activity started out quietly because we always use the “quiet” dice (foam dice) but ended with a noisy commotion when the game was over. 

And last but not least is a teacher AWESOME.   I was blessed to have two wonderful ladies volunteer in my classroom on Friday morning, one was a parent of a former student and the other an occasional teacher with our board.  Between the two of them they assessed all of my students letter/sound and number recognition.  Now it is time for me to dig through this data and start my planning.  AWESOME!  

There were lots of AWESOME moments this week.  What was your AWESOME this week?


  1. I love your Behaviour Bingo! What a great idea! Thanks for linking up! Hope there are tons of AWESOME moments to report next week!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

    1. Thanks Erin! Looking forward to another AWESOME week.