Today I didn't want to write. Today I had a hard day. Today I got some pretty upsetting news. But I did write. I wrote an entire post, that I later deleted. It didn't need to be published. I wrote about my frustrations and about how sad I was. Instead of laying on my couch… Continue reading Today I Don’t Want To Write
We don't do state testing in second grade. (Thank goodness. They are still babies.) We do district testing though. We have 3 benchmarks in math and language arts and a pre and post test in each as well. We are finishing our last math unit and will begin to review. I want to review in… Continue reading Testing Review
We were completing a super fun STEM activity on Friday. The kiddos were building a nest for two peeps. The nest was unifix cubes, a cup on top, pipe cleaners, and the birds sat on top the pipe cleaners. It was a challenging but fun activity. The kiddos were BEGGING to eat the peeps they… Continue reading Peeps
There are no words to describe the fear you feel when your brightest child looks at the test and says "Well either of these answers would work..." On a question where the other choices are ridiculous and obviously wrong.
I didn't plan a STEM activity last week because it was conference week and I "forgot". I forgot on purpose really. I knew I had to plan one but pretended not to remember. I needed a science video to replace the 45 minutes that we would have been doing STEM. I also didn't plan for… Continue reading Penguin Video
Whole Group Teaching
I rarely teach whole group. It is a mess and they don't pay attention to me anyway. They pretend to. But I know their mind is elsewhere. My biggest pet peeve is while I am teaching whole group, the kids won't stay in their seat. They will walk up to grab the bathroom pass to… Continue reading Whole Group Teaching
The Worst Day!
I wrote yesterday's post before the school day. Today's post is about Thursday. We have had warmer weather these past couple of weeks. It is rather unusual. We have been in the 60's, sometimes 70's. Today, it snowed. We had indoor recess today. After lunch recess, the children were the WORST they have been. Ever.… Continue reading The Worst Day!
Is it Friday Yet?
After being gifted with 2 three day weekends in a row, I'm left wondering is it Friday yet? The weeks seem so much longer when there's an extra day (not really an extra day but it is). I'm ready for Friday. I'm ready for Spring Break!
I have a child who LOVES reading. He constantly has his head in a book. All the time. Every day. I LOVE that he loves reading. It is such an awesome love to have. He started out the year HATING reading. Anytime it was reading time he would complain and whine and drag his feet.… Continue reading The Reader
Coolest Person In The Room
The best part of teaching is I am easily the coolest person in the room at any given time. I cheer on these kiddos and they, in turn, cheer me on. Anything I do is awesome. It is a great confidence booster. I am not too great at drawing. The beginning of the year, I… Continue reading Coolest Person In The Room