Well, my first week of school went very well! I love my group of students and I know that we’ll have a great year. My student teach is also pretty amazing. We are both so similar and have been working so well together. I’m so happy to have her working in my class!
Thanks to the Back to School sale on TpT, I was able to stock up on a bunch of activities for the first week of school. I made sure to hang a lot of it in the hall outside my room for Open House that took place yesterday. I got so many compliments on it!
Next week, I’m going to jump right into all the curriculum and am kind of excited to get to a more normal schedule. I’m also really excited about this product from Christina Bainbridge. These Character Trait Cards are going to go along perfectly with the first story in our reading series and I think I’m going to make parts of it one of our reading centers for the week. I’m going to try to explain each component of the pack, because there are so many resources!
I’m definitely using this sheet next week. It has a place for the students to draw a picture of a character in any text, write four character traits, and also has a little space to explain why those traits describe the character using evidence from the text.
Christina also includes 16 character trait cards. There is a brief passage and the students are to think of a trait that matches the character.
I absolutely LOVE these pages! There are 16 different pages and each page has a different situation on them. The students are to think of how they would handle that situation if they were to have a certain character trait. I might use one situation and have students have different character traits to see how the class would handle the situation differently. You could also give different situations to the students and see how they would react if they had the same character traits. I’m thinking this would make a good activity for the students to do in groups.
This is also an engaging activity that will make the students really think. Christina included 10 of these “kids” cards. The students will need to match the child and his/her character traits with that child would most likely do. The can use the note taking sheet on the right to record who and why that child would like that activity.