Earlier this week I set my kids up to listen to some unique songs, Bob Marley and some Shawn Brown. They had to listen to the 3-4 minute songs and write three facts and opinions about them. It was a lot of fun. Listening to the kids explain and defend their thoughts was refreshing. One … Continue reading Facts vs Opinions
When I get really beat down and don't feel like anyone understands what in the world I'm going through, I recite this to myself. "I have the heart of a teacher and I'm making a difference for many generations to come". Today I recited that little bit more than a few times. It was … Continue reading The heart of a teacher
My class and I were reading a story about how important it is to recycle plastic last week. It's really sad how little they know about repurposing items for another use. Well this website just blessed me with tons of ideas. Check it out. Pass it on to a teacher that you know. Continue reading Great use for old water bottles
Found out I have a scheduled visitation ALL day Thursday. This should be a blast. I have a solid lesson planned. I know that I need work, but I'm confident that everyday I'm getting better and better. Let's see how Thursday goes. I expect nothing less than outstanding. Classroom fairy hit my room again for … Continue reading This is going to be a great week
This weekend was refreshing. I was a little under the weather Saturday, but I got some solid rest and I'm ready to once again join #TeamBringIt! I've got some great lessons planned. I know that with every well planned lesson comes a well planned distraction, but I'm looking forward to it. I spent so time … Continue reading Ready for another week
Had my students audit my centers. They were supposed to play a center game and tell me what they learned. They thought they were telling me something, but little did they realize they were learning. Fact family drill Letter madness Center Another Letter Madness Center Word Game Center Continue reading Centers audit
I get this question a lot. When people see my new class it's just nature, I guess if they know what my old class was like for them to ask. Let's see here are some observations. The new class is a lot of fun. They have some issues, because they're human. But by in far … Continue reading So how do you like 2nd grade?