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Back to school season is upon us! If you teach littles like I do, you know how crazy end-of-the-day transportation can be those first couple of days!
To make things just a little easier, I always work in an activity on the first day to go over (AGAIN) how everyone is getting home that day.
Prepping this whole-group activity is fairly simple. I pre-make an anchor chart with the modes of transportation on the bottom and numbers going up the side.
There are lots of options in my FREE download, but I kept it simple by just using the four that I knew my students needed!
Then, after gathering all my kiddos on our SitSpots, we talked about how being safe is one of our three school-wide rules. I told my first graders that to help them stay safe, we were going to mark where each kid would go at the end of the day AND write it on their hand in a sharpie. (I also gave them a hand stamp on the other hand for being so patient as we went through each student.)
As I called each kiddo up, we made some observations about the graph and I tried to throw in a few math terms…. I can’t help myself… even on the first day!
That’s it! Just a simple way to practice carpet expectations and make sure to double check on everyone’s transportation!
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School Bus Ten Frames Matching Activity // Sara J Creations
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Back to School Transportation Graph // The Simplified Classroom
Name Recognition Playdough Mats // Teach Me Mommy
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All About Me Writing Craft // Fairy Poppins