I teach in a mostly affluent school. The families are fairly well off and aren't struggling to provide the basic necessities of life. I teach second grade so these kiddos really haven't seen or experienced the real world. They don't know what things are like. Today I was a little upset. These kiddos had destroyed… Continue reading We Are So Lucky
I put 40 freshly sharpened pencil in the sharp bin on Monday morning. By 11:00 on Monday, they were all gone. There wasn't any pencils in the sharp bin either. 40 pencils gone and two children without a pencil to use. How does this happen?! The sound of the pencil sharpener drives me up the… Continue reading Pencil Woes
My classroom is a hot mess 99% of the time. I have so much stuff and not enough time to put it where it goes. I inherited A LOT of files from a teacher who retired. There was about 3 drawers FULL in my 4 drawer file cabinet of her stuff. It was awesome, don't… Continue reading Classroom Problems
Parent teacher conferences are awesome! It is a great scheduled time to sit one on one with the parent and child and talk about how awesome their child is. I LOVE talking to parent's I don't normally communicate with frequently. They are awesome! You know what I don't like though? Report Cards. More specifically, report… Continue reading Conferences
It's only my first year teaching and I'm sure there will be plenty more "hard" children in my career. But this year, there is a child who is HARD. The first few months of school were fine. He was awesome and wasn't causing any problems. Then, one day, he came in crying and wouldn't leave… Continue reading The Hardest Child
My favorite way to build community is through Miss 5th's whiteboard prompts. If you haven't heard of Miss 5th, check her out on instagram @miss5th . She is amazing. I purchased her set of community building whiteboard prompts. I use the prompts that my class needs most on that day. Prompts we use range from,… Continue reading Whiteboard Prompts
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