We wanted an engaging way to kick off our school year as we focused on learning classroom procedures and routines. We also wanted a fun way to tie in content such as learning letter names and sounds. What better way than to kick off our year with a Superhero Training School!
At our Meet the Teacher Day which happens before school starts, parents were given a special note with superhero confetti attached to read to their child the night before school. This could also be mailed home, given out to parents, or however your kiddos find out who their teacher is.
We created a superhero call and response that we taught the students. We would call out, “Superhero Trainees!” and they would respond with, “Shazaam, Kabam, Yes Ma’am!” They punched their arms forward on the first two words and put their hands in the air for “Yes Ma’am.” It was a fun way to get their attention!
Throughout the first month of school, our trainees learned classroom routines and procedures. They also learned our alphabet song and movements for each letter, practiced writing each letter, and so much more. But that’s a whole other blog post!
At the end of the month, we wrapped up our Superhero Training School with a special ceremony. We purchased capes from a dollar store (we ordered online), and two of our awesome class parents affixed each student’s initial onto a cape. These also could have been made out of construction or butcher paper or plastic table cloths. Each student also received an “official” certificate of completion from us and had his or her picture taken wearing the cape.
After 20 amazing days, our Superhero Training School was officially complete! It was a ton of fun and the students were SO engaged!