First grade

First Grade Circle and Main Lesson

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Daniel loves Circle Time and still participates in our daily circle with the twins. My fault, I guess, for starting with his beloved gnomies. But I wanted something a little more formal that says “Hey! We’re about to do some serious work here! Put down the Legos and come to the table!” This is what we decided to go with.

Upon the earth I stand upright.
I reach my arms up to the light.
My feel earthbound remain,
Hands and feet together again.
The sky above, the earth below,
And here in the center am I!
(Oak Meadow First Grade)

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I love when I’m able to repurpose something to suit our needs!

I scored this awesome calendar pocket chart at a rummage sale over a year ago. I finally got around to making use of it!

While I do have some storebought calendar numbers and months, I wanted to put my own spin on things, so we made the numbers, months, and days of the week from recycled watercolor paintings. One thing I would do differently, or maybe I can add it later. is a simple picture to symbolize the day of the week. For example, a loaf of bread on Wednesday, our baking day. I need to go downstairs and update it for April!