Number 1My first grade class went on our first field trip. We went to the high school where most of the students will eventually attend for a pumpkin patch day. The activities including a hay ride, art project, story time, and sampling pumpkin food were led by the high schoolers. It was a fun day and great to see former students in leadership roles.
Number 2My new rain boots arrived just in time for the trip. I love them. I have one pair of Hunter boots in navy. This time I went for the shorter style, which is a better fit if you are under 5'5. The pink is fabulous.
This week my daughter had her first kindergarten performance at school, she even had to learn a speaking part ("Can you believe we will be the graduating class of 2026?"). She was awesome. She also has her first big kid choir performance a church tomorrow. Plus we went on her first field trip, the day after my first field trip. Her class walked to the police and fire station. It was a beautiful day and so nice to be a mommy instead of the teacher in charge.
Number 4To be a chaperone I had to get my first set of sub plans ready for the year. My goal is to put together a set of picture based plans to put with my sub materials. I've found a few examples on Pinterest. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I really think this type of sub plan would be great.
Jen at Draw the Line At has some great organizational ideas for sub plans.
I'm having a sale Saturday through Monday at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I have a set of literacy and math centers for October that might be really useful for you in the coming weeks. Stop by if you get a chance.