Today was the first (and most important) day of the school year. I reviewed my Harry Wong book, The First Days of School, over the weekend and was ready to greet my students at 8 a.m.HERE for free printable)
This helps us understand the difficulty cartographers have in creating an accurate representation of the earth. At the end of the lesson, the students realize that there are many map projections of the earth and each is distorted in some way. This hands-on activity was such a hit!
And the flowers that were delivered to my classroom towards the end of the day were a huge hit with me! My husband, who's out of town right now, had them sent (with no hinting from me!). It was so thoughtful and I was so surprised!
I believe we all had a wonderful first day of school!