For the past few years I have done a Love, Splat writing activity the week before Valentine's Day. I read aloud the book Love, Splat by Rob Scotton. We discuss what love means to them and do a ... Read More about Love, Splat!
One of my teammates introduced me to a cute idea for Valentine's gifts for our students. This year, we made bracelets for them. It is super cost effective, simple and meaningful. She had ... Read More about Cute, Affordable Valentine Gift for Students
This year I wanted the kids to create a gift for their parents that was meaningful and affordable. So we made coasters (pictures below)! It was super-fun and easy, and I have gotten GREAT feedback ... Read More about Holiday Craft
I started using privacy folders in my room this year. First of all, second graders love to have their "personal" space and this helps them do just that. I allow kids to pull out their privacy ... Read More about Privacy Folders
Last week I introduced story elements to my second graders (characters, setting, problem, solution) as well as had them break down stories into beginning (setting and characters), middle (problem) ... Read More about Teaching Story Elements with Two Bad Ants
As I'm preparing to go back into the classroom in a few weeks, I'm sifting through my read aloud books to decide which I should start the year with. One book that I love reading to kids of any age ... Read More about A Great Read Aloud to Start the Year