I put the finishing touches on my classroom seconds before my new third graders arrived on Wednesday morning. One of my favorite moments of the year is seeing their nervous and excited eyes take in the scene of their new third grade world. Here is a peek at what they saw on their first day.
One of the focal points of my classroom is our library. It is ready to use on the first day of school. Even though the kiddos aren’t perfectly trained on how to keep the library organized, I let them check out books immediately. I value easy access to books far more than a perfectly-organized library. How can I resist letting them get their hands on a book when they are chomping at the bit?!