Saturday, August 20, 2011

I Love......

There are many things that I love. Right now I'm very excited to say that I LOVE the blog......

This is an incredible resource for teachers. You'll have to check it out! I have been offered the amazing opportunity by the creators of this blog to be a guest author! I am extremely excited to begin blogging with the gang to share all of the wonderful adventures and ideas that come my way in second grade! Come on over and check out all of the amazingnness that this blog has to offer!

Serving Up Success in Second Grade!

I came across this idea last year from somewhere on the web. Of course this was before my Pinterest addiction and now I can't find it anywhere! The kiddos and I sat down and brainstormed traits that we would need to possess in order to have a successful year. We talked about kindness, trustworthiness, caring, honesty, perseverance, etc. I showed them a few examples of recipes so they could get an idea of what a recipe entails; how an ingredients list looks, types of measurements, and recipe directions. Next, they wrote their own recipe for success. When they were through, I dressed each kiddo up to look like a chef and snapped a picture. I displayed the pictures and recipes together and, voila! I now have a great back to school bulletin board!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just What I Needed!!

Sometimes life has a way of giving you what you need right when you need it. I was looking on the web tonight for math games and activities that my students could do during math rotations. After 5 minutes on Pinterest (that's a record for me!) I came across Mrs. Clapp's Blog Serenade to Second grade

Yay!!!  I immediately downloaded all of her math games and will put them together this weekend. I mean how totally cute are these game labels, and the organization; I love the simplicity! Nothing too bulky to store and lots of fun options for the kiddos! Thank you Mrs. Clapp for saving me hours of work!

Monday, August 15, 2011

And the Winner Is........

Ms. Rachel from Ms. Rachel's Room! Congratulations Rachel and thank you to everyone who entered my Back to School Giveaway! Here is a video of my random drawing.....if only I could be as high tech as some of you with the automatic number generator!

Please keep visiting my blog! I love sharing ideas and hearing from you all. My blog wasn't allowing me to comment prior to today, but I figured it out, so comment away and I'll get back to ya!