Many of my memories growing up revolve around books. I was the kid who couldn't to go to the beach for a week because I could read a chapter book a day and there wasn't anything to stand in my way.
One my my favorite books to this day is The Polar Express. I know many of you have had Polar Express days in your classroom for a long time. Well, I am jumping on board. :)
Although my day will be gobs of fun (complete with some moms delivering hot chocolate in costume), there is still learning that has to occur. So I have 3 math and 3 literacy centers/activities.
Here is how I expect my day to go:
8:00 Kids enter with their train tickets (I think I may ask our principal to punch their tickets as the conductor).
8:10 Morning Work
8:30 Read the book
9:00 Respond to the book
9:15 Literacy Centers and recording sheets.
10:45 Math Whole Group
11:15 Math Centers
After lunch, recess, and specials we will come back in the room to watch the movie! I am planning on trying to do a craft too- I will let you know when my friend Stephanie gets the craft finished!
Like I always do- the unit is 20 % off today and tomorrow!