For the first day of science class, I introduced myself to the students by telling them about my family and showing them a picture, telling them about how big a Crimson Tide fan I am, and reading them one of my favorite children's books Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We talked about rules and procedures for our classroom. Then we read What is Science? and talked about what scientists do and the different things they explore. I gave each child a 3X3 white square to draw a picture of something they learned from our reading and discussion about scientists and science. Then we created a class circle map together. We talked about their homework assignment and then it was time to change classes.