My principal has asked me to switch to first grade next year so I am starting early getting a few things ready. I taught first grade for 19 years and have really loved teaching second. But I am ready for a change and will enjoy that first grade enthusiasm for learning to read! This word wall is on my tpt store.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Out of my 19 kiddos, 3 were in the red and 5 yellow. Two kids went from red to green. The five that are in the yellow are right on the edge of passing. So I am going to do more rereads, retells, fluency timings, fifth graders reading with my kiddos, and last but not least we are going to read twice a week to the preschool kids. Here are some pictures of them reading today:
We had Kong come in again and teach us about the water cycle and different types of clouds. He had them draw some clouds and then talked about what makes a cloud...water vapor! My kiddos are starting to say big words like precipitation, evaporation, and condensation.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
We have a parent volunteer in second grade who is fabulous! He is getting is doctorate in biology and loves to teach our kiddos science! First he asked them what they knew about rocks. They said that rocks are made from heat and pressure. Then he asked them what pressure was. They couldn't give him a very good answer, so he demonstrated! He had 12 kids on the table when he did it in my class. This is a picture of him in my friend's class. He kept asking the kids, "Am I a rock yet?" Then he asked them if they could stand there for a couple of hundred years! They really got the concept of PRESSURE!