Today is Monday. Most Monday’s are quite busy in my first grade classroom. However, today was a bit busier than usual.
Why you ask?
It may have had something to do with any or all of the following: We are celebrating “March is Reading Month” with various activities, including visits from mystery readers like, The Cat in the Hat. We are reading and voting on our favorite books like Amazing Grace and Chester. We are also rehearsing Michael’s Cat, our readers’ theater play, so we can read it with our first grade friends in Iowa during a Google Hangout (which is similar to Skype) later in the week. During our busy day we solved lots of problems and one mystery.
These are snippets of our busy day:
“When is the Cat in the Hat Coming?”
“What time is the Cat in the Hat Coming?”
“Why isn’t the Cat in the Hat Coming today?”
“It said on the calendar that the Cat in the Hat is coming today!”
“The Cat in the Hat is coming on Wednesday.”
“He’s going to some classrooms today and he’s coming to our room on Wednesday.”
“He couldn’t go to all the classrooms today so some classes have to wait until Wednesday.”
“I can’t see myself on the Smart Board.”
“Where am I? I can’t see myself!”
“It’s not important for you to see yourself, it’s important for the other class to see you.”
“Make sure you are facing the camera.”
“Amazing Grace only got 4 votes and Chester got 16 votes.”
“It’s o.k. If one book got 16 votes and the other book only got 4 votes.”
“Other classes will be reading and voting on the same books and we’ll add our votes to theirs.”
“I can’t find the cap to my marker.”
“Where is my eraser?”
“Check under you foot, I see a cap over there.”
“Look behind you, I bet that’s your eraser.”
“I put my backpack on the floor in the meeting area and now it’s gone.”
“I think someone took it!”
“Did you look everywhere?”
“Let’s take another look.”
“Is that it, over there, by the trash can?”
I wonder what mysteries we'll solve tomorrow? Stay tuned!