On the first day of school English Class first graders discovered that someone was even more worried and afraid about the first day than they were! That “someone” was their class mascot, Teddy Bear Bob, who was discovered hiding high above the maps at the front of the classroom. It didn’t take long for Teddy Bear Bob to discover that the new first grade class is simply delightful, so he moved down to sit on top of the piano where can he sit and quietly observe.
As one of the first orders of business the first graders crafted name and picture labels for the coat rack so that they know where to find their things. They also went to the local park for some extra playtime because their teacher, Ms. Tellervo, knows that a socially inclusive classroom begins with children playing together.