Sunday, June 18, 2017

End of the Year Fun

Friday was my last teacher workday so Summer has officially begun for me!  The end of the year was so much busier than I thought it was going to be.  The last week was a lot of fun for my kids.  My favorite day was a beach theme day.  We started our morning by laying on beach towels in the room and reading our favorite books to each other.

We then made some different beach themed crafts.  My students loved making a flip flop craft I found on Pinterest and they also enjoyed painting sea shells.

On Thursday we had our class party.  We started with a pizza lunch and a slideshow I had put together.  It was great having used Class Dojo all year to keep up with my pictures.  My students really loved seeing all of our memories together.  Next, I rolled out the red carpet for end of the year awards.  I had my students write their names on yellow stars to add to the carpet.  When their name was called they took a walk down the red carpet and stopped for a picture when they received their awards. 

After awards we planned a few fun, but simple games.  They all loved racing to get the cup to the other side of the table.  Another game I had was who could keep the balloon in the air the longest.  I couldn't believe how excited they were over balloons. 

At another area of the room students were racing to fan a paper fish into the box.  It was a great game in teamwork. 

On the last day of school, we cleaned the room and had a board game day.  I am happy it is Summer now but I will miss my kiddos.  Second grade was a blast to teach this year.  I can honestly say that there was not a single day where I dreaded going to work.  So now it is time for some Summer professional development, relaxing and getting ready for my next bunch of second graders!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Break Reads

LSpring break is this week for me and many of my NC teacher friends.  I am looking forward to many things about this week, but mostly for getting time to recharge my teacher batteries.  I started the day with some time in the gym and lunch with friends. Later in the day I spent some time in the sun with a book.  I love days like these!  On Wednesday I will be heading to the beach with a couple of teacher friends.  Of course when I go to the beach I have to have plenty of great books to read.  I have three different piles of books. 

1)  Guided Reading Books to read and create TRC question for this week

2) Professional Development Books. 

3) Non-teacher related reads

We will see how many of these books I complete over the break.  I hope to at least finish one book that is non-teacher related.  It's hard to get my teacher brain to turn off even when on vacation.  How about you?  What is on your reading list for Spring break?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

I'm Back!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to start back blogging again.  I took some time off as I was getting settled in my new job.  When I previously had this blog I was teaching sixth grade and going to college for special education.  I then taught special ed for two years and just returned into the regular education classroom this year.  I am now teaching second grade and so far it is my favorite grade I have taught. I can't wait to share with you all what I am doing in my classroom and collaborate with some other elementary teachers out there.  

As a fun freebie for starting by blog journey again, I posted a new free download to my TPT store.