I almost forgot! I wanted to share this our class promise.  We refer back to it all the time. I put it on the door so my kiddos would always see it.

I wanted to share my "About Ms. Liana" book because it was such a hit! I felt like my students felt so comfortable with me after I read my book to them.  Let me show you pictures before I go.
Here is the cover.

I always see my students picking up the book to read during reading workshops.  I plan on adding more pages in the future, so if I do I will add the new pictures.

I created a powerpoint of writing prompts that Kindergarten or 1st graders can use to get started on journaling.  This usually happens as a do it now before writing workshop begins.  I get to read after them and write notes back.  So far, my students love it!

Click Here if you want to get to the powerpoint for writing prompts

Hello there,

My second week of school has finally concluded, and I get to breathe!  (a little bit at least)  My goal for the first two weeks was to create a loving, caring family and learning atmosphere.  My second goal was teaching the procedures for everyday routines.  Boy was it tough! I love my kiddos, but it sure takes a lot of patience to constantly, kindly remind students where they should be, how they should behave in different situations, where to throw away trash, when to get bathroom, and all of that good stuff.

Here is the list of procedures I used in case you wanted to know. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/30-classroom-procedures-head-behavior-problems You can modify according to your class.