It's the first day of Spring Break and I have absolutely NO plans. I am okay with that! Spring Break is for recharging and self care. I do have to make plans for our first week back cause I didn't want to use my planning time effectively on Friday. But after that, I am home… Continue reading Spring Break Has Begun
Today was the last day before Spring Break. I also still don't really have a voice. It was incredibly hard to try to talk to a very chatty class when they couldn't hear me. My class is normally very quiet and listens when I'm talking. This week has been rough. Spring Fever has hit them… Continue reading Spring Break
Vocab Lesson Gone Wrong
"What do you think it means to be organized?" I asked my class after reading a sentence with the word. A child excitedly raised his hand so I called and him. He shouts, "Someone who collects organs!!" "What?" "You know, like livers and hearts and stuff." "No." I start to use children in the class… Continue reading Vocab Lesson Gone Wrong
Taylor Swift Week
This week has been the most exciting and best week of my life. I can't believe the things that have happened, actually happened. Let me give you the low down. Monday: A package appears at my door. I open it and find this note. For those who don't know, Snake Pit is front row seats.… Continue reading Taylor Swift Week
Medical Advice From Children
I have had a cold for the past few weeks. It has been terrible. This cold has included losing my voice. Which is the worst when you are a teacher. My class has taken it upon themselves to offer me their very sound medical advice. "You need to sip your water slowly so it makes… Continue reading Medical Advice From Children
Publishing a Book
We are publishing a book through Studentreasures this year. I did this with my class last year too and didn't learn from my mistakes. Our book has to be finished on Friday. Do you know when we started writing this story? Last Friday. I did the same thing last year. Put it off to the… Continue reading Publishing a Book
Second Graders and Time
Second graders have NO real concept of time. Tell them you're keeping them in for half their recess, really hold them in for 2 minutes, they think its been an eternity. They don't have a strong understanding of time yet. We were learning about tornadoes a few weeks ago and a student asked if Tornadoes… Continue reading Second Graders and Time
I'm working on implementing more natural consequences in my classroom. I'm not too great at this. The consequences normally are losing Dojo Points, which is effective for the most part. I think a natural consequence would be more effective, however. Here are some natural consequences I've given out. Side note: I'm new at this so,… Continue reading Natural Consequences
We were lucky to have 2 4 day weeks in a row. Granted, one was a day off for parent teacher conferences but, still counts! Now we have 2 5 day weeks in a row before spring break. A five day week is normal and I should be used to it. It just seems SOOOO… Continue reading Long Weeks
Things My Student’s Say..
Here is a quote of the day from Friday. One of my student's was singing that Maroon 5, What Lovers Do. I swear to you that song says, "Ooh ooh ooh ooh oooh I'm a chef not you, Ooooh oooh. Trying to do what lovers do oooh." He was singing some other lyrics instead of… Continue reading Things My Student’s Say..