When Audrey and Ethan woke up, they found their backpacks filled with new school supplies and balloons floating in our schoolroom. Each balloon had one fun thing we will do this year in school attached to it. We then ate "K is for Kindergarten" pancakes for breakfast, took first day pictures, and played on our neighborhood playground.
After a morning snack, we began Circle Time with our songs, poems, calendar, and story. We learned how to change from "bug crazy mad" to "caterpillar calm" (more on this Conscious Discipline strategy later). Audrey also started making her first book, How Rainbows Come and Go, during Writing Workshop. She came up with this idea and title all by herself. She is already planning out the next pages in her book. Later in the day, we did shared reading and Reading Workshop time along with some handwriting practice and "I Know My Numbers" books.