I don't even think I've blogged since the N.Tx Bloggers Meet up! Check out this great group of ladies. Thank you again, Mrs. Patton from Mrs. Patton's Patch and Mrs. Thompson from Adventures in Teaching for hosting this great meet up for us! :) Oh & thank you to Amy Lemons for sharing this great photo with us! She saved the day with her fancy schmancy camera! ;)
You should check out the blogs of these sweet ladies:
|Left to Right: Marilyn, Diana, Sam, Becca, Me, & Kristin|
The week went by SUPER quick, we learned lots of new things, some that are on my to-do list to share with YOU, in a later post of course! :) Meet the teacher went great!! I had all but 3 of my 24 show up... Yes, you read that right TWENTY-FOUR! Here is the set-up before students arrived!
The first several days came and went, there was a lot of repetition, repeating, organizing, and practicing! I managed to squeeze in a few of my favorite books, a few new books, and some great reviewing of previous learning! My kids are totally rocking some of the concepts we are reviewing & while it is a HUGE class, I know it's going to be a great year... or well I'm crossing my fingers! ;) Here are a few snapshots from our week!
We are trying to make our science journal a little more interactive this year, so when a Becca, one of my teammates found the interactive science notebook from the Science Penguin, she snatched it up with some additional licenses during the big TPT sale! I'm loving it already!All About Me books they did for their first week of "homework."
If you remember from my earlier posts in August, my school's theme this year is camping! On Tuesday, we had a "campfire" in my classroom. I turned off all the lights and the students sat around in a circle. Each student went around, shared their name, something they are good at, and then cracked their glow stick. By the end it "campfire" area looked really cool & the kids LOVED it! :)
In writing, we started our list of stories by doing "Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie, you've got a story, so do I!" I learned this great chant & lesson from Melissa Leach from Leach Teach! Let me tell you, this is my second year doing this... & the kids L-O-V-E it! :) If we didn't do the chant before I asked them to get started, they most definitely reminded me!!! I love that they are in 2nd grade and still love this cute & silly stuff! Makes my heart happy!
I felt as though we had to jump right on into the learning/reviewing & didn't have too much time for "fun" stuff. So on Friday, I decided to bust out the watercolors & let the kids make some artwork using their name for the hallway!! Most all of the pictures turned out cute & it added a lot of color to our bulletin board in the hallway! :)
As I mentioned already, this last week was exhausting.
attic fell through the garage... they brought me flowers and they are always giving my sweet treats, just because! :) The E-Card... Well when I saw it... It was a perfect depiction of EVERY.SINGLE. DAY last week! The picture of B was a good interpretation of her nightly exhaustion, "ay momma, ay!" It is her sweet snuggles that get me through the night! && When I realized Starbucks brought back my most favorite of favorite drinks, I knew Friday was gonna be a good day! I am in LOVE with the salted caramel mocha frap! If you haven't tried it, you're missing out!
I hope you all had a 3 day weekend & that you enjoyed it as much as I did!! I'm looking forward to the fact that it is only a 4 day work week!! I can do it, I can do it. ;)