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?
There isn't anything tough about 2nd grade. The only difficult matter is that I have to, must create and develop good habits in my students and myself. They're a good bunch and I know they can learn. They've just got to develop the habits that will help them rise to to the top. Continue reading Week 2 is under way
I'll talk about the ins and outs of 2nd grade a little later. In the mean time let's talk about The Whitaker Workshop As I rolled into 2nd grade with a classroom theme. The theme is " Building the next Generation". So the decor is all about construction, building and workshop. This sign greets … Continue reading 2nd grade the first recap
Extreme Classroom Makeover has concluded and the theme is… I went with a workshop and contruction look for the room. I believe it really came alive. There are some store bought decorations, but must of it was hand made by a good friend who was FIRED up to help me do a total class turn … Continue reading So the theme for 2nd semester is…
Got a little inspiration from another fun teacher blog. My Teacher's Christmas list 1. A magic potion that transforms my classroom without me ever having to move a chair. 2. Faultless technology. Nothing like starting a session and the tech not work like it should. Had a dance party during my End of the Semester … Continue reading My teacher’s Christmas list
The calendar year ended sans any excitement. Thankfully. The staff had our Christmas party this AM. I had 3 parents agree to come in an watch the class, facilitate games and supervise a movie. The afternoon consisted of more games, lots of laughter and my bogus awards show. The kids really liked it and most … Continue reading And that’s a wrap.
I was informed earlier this week that I'd be moving to 2nd grade after the Christmas holiday. (Got to remain flexible) Fourth grade was a stretch for me. I could do it for sure. In order to make sure that all my kids hit the benchmarks they need to hit I have to step aside … Continue reading Good bye 4th grade…Hello 2nd