At the beginning of the year I read Wemberly Worried to my Super Stars, and we talked about our own fears and concerns as we made new friends and learned how to work and play together in kindergarten.
Fast forward eight months: we revisited the story today, and students thought back to what it was like when we first met. "Mrs. Sommerville? What did YOU worry about when we came to your class?"
I worried about remembering everyones' name.
For journal time, the Stars decided that today's writing prompt should be "I was worried..."
I LOVE journal time:
This Star was worried she'd have homework, l-o-t-s of homework in kindergarten.
This friend worried that 1) he wouldn't remember his new friends' names, 2) the teacher would eat students and 3) he'd have to eat gross food in the cafeteria.
One young lady was fearful about fashion...
... and this fella was concerned I'd have two heads:
As we close in on the end of the year, I can joke with him: Honey, now you know I have four heads, not two!
"Yeah right Mrs. Sommerville. I told my grandma you had five."
Ba-dum-dum-ching. Nicely done.