Wow-entering my 10th year of teaching 2nd grade! A great year to begin with a remake/change of scenery in my classroom! I have hung tablecloths on the walls, moved around centers/rearranged furniture, and have added a fresh feel to the layout! I am eager to see what my 21 students add to the environment and cannot wait to compliment the classroom with their creative and excting works/ideas!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
6 weeks of summer school will be ending tomorrow! I have met and worked with over 100 diverse, intriguing, and creative 6-9 year olds in the past 30 days. Both my classes, Fuse Beads and Game On went well and I have met the goals that I set when I decided why I would teach these two out of all the endless opitions. First, to promote creative expression. Using one's imagination and developing strategic thinking skills both come in a close second. Third, to work cooperatively with different aged peers with a wide range of abilities and skills. But, the fourth goal was not the least in any sense, but was the most important-to stir a passion to take what the learned and continue to develop and enhance in their daily lives! I am eager to teach next summer and have had requests to teach both classes again.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
WOW! It is hard to believe Sept. 1st is just about a month away! I will be beginning my 10th year of teaching 2nd grade; yes, another year in 2nd grade-I don't think I will ever "graduate" 2nd grade. I find the students in this grade to be motivated, excited, dedicated, passionate, but most of all strive to be all they can be!!!