Students were curious on day one about why Mrs. Curt would want them to bring in a Hawaiian shirt and/or beach hat. When students entered the class, they were greeted to flipped desks and chairs. Mrs. Curt greeted them looking like this:
Students pretended to be on a flight that went bad over an island. They worked in groups to decided who would be rescued off the island and why. This was a great way for students to start to work with each other right away and to learn what is expected by Mrs. Curt when working in groups.