Lesson Ideas

Chicks In The Classroom

We are hatching chicks in our classroom starting April 9th. In preparation for this, the Easter Bunny will be dropping us off our own chicks to take care of for 1 week. I will be using Firstie Land's Adopt A Peep Activity pack with this lesson. There will be a special package "hidden" in our… Continue reading Chicks In The Classroom

Teacher Life

Flying By The Seat Of My Pants

"I make the moves up as I go.... I'm lightning on my feet." Taylor Swift I relate to those song lyrics on a deep level, especially in teaching. Sometimes, the lesson doesn't go as planned and I need a spur of the moment idea. Sometimes, my principal walks in for an unscheduled observation and I… Continue reading Flying By The Seat Of My Pants

Classroom Stories, Teacher Life

Life Lessons That Fail

We are working on informative writing using text evidence. Reminder: I teach second grade. We read a story about penguins and were going to write what we learned about penguins. My class is known for copying text exactly from the text. Word for word. I told them about Plagiarism and that is was illegal. I told… Continue reading Life Lessons That Fail

Lesson Ideas

Read Across America Week Fun

I LOVE Read Across America Week. It might be my favorite week of the year! Here's a run down of our week. Monday: Cat in the Hat Day The class wore a hat and we read the Cat in the Hat story. We usually do a directed drawing on this day too. We didn't have… Continue reading Read Across America Week Fun

Lesson Ideas

Camp Read-A-Lot Day

Part of Read Across America week includes a fun filled day of camp Read-A-Lot! This awesome resource was created by Angie Olson at Lucky Little Learners. Here's a link to her pack. I always talk up any activity we are going to do. Yesterday I was telling the kids all about how fun tomorrow was… Continue reading Camp Read-A-Lot Day