First Day of School & A Flash Sale

Wow!  I survived my 1st day of teaching 1st grade in Morocco.  It was a 100_5641crazy, busy day, but it was also a good day.  Of the 18 students on my list, 11 showed up.  One little boy almost didn’t make it and kept trying to run out of class because he decided none of his friends were in my class and that wasn’t fair, but he settled down after an hour or so.  Today, we did our number aerobics, read The Cat in the Hat, made Cat in the Hat Glyphs and did our September writing (Grab a copy by clicking on the picture below).  Check out the pictures of our work.  (Yes the glyphs are hanging from the ceiling – I love not having to worry about the Fire Marshall!!)  Every month, on the first day of the month, I am having my students do a writing piece.  This pieces is 100_5642going to be hung up for a month, and then put away for a memory book that I will make  at the end of the school year.  We got a lot accomplished, and I am quite happy with how it went. 

Here are a few more “differences” between my school here and the school I taught at in the states:

1.  My kids get 2 recesses, one in the morning and one immediately after they finish lunch.  Both recesses are “group” recesses where they are free to play with kids from other classes and other grades.

2.  My kids receive 40 minutes of French instruction every day.  (In 2nd grade they will receive 40 minutes of Arabic AND 40 minutes of French.)  The French teachers comes to my class and speaks ONLY French to the students the entire time she is there.

3.  The day is an hour longer than I am used to.  In Georgia, my school day run from 8 am to 2 pm, here my school day runs from 8 am to 3 pm.

Okay, now for the FLASH sale.  I am late to the punch on this, as I was EXHAUSTED when I got home and did not get on the computer and find out about it until just now.  However, aparently on September 5th – if you go to TPT and use the Coupon Code FLASH you will get 5% off.  I quickly ran to TPT and put my store on a 10% off sale, so that you can get 15% off!!!  Since I was running late, I even extended my 10% off sale until September 7th, so hurry over and stock up.


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