Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Peek at my week... and what I've been up to

I'm linking up for "A Peek at my Week" with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings. I haven't posted in awhile with the craziness of everything, so I thought this would be a great chance to show what I've been up to.

School related:
I just LOVE teaching 2nd graders this year.  It is, however, a huge difference from fourth grade.  Not only the kids, but the planning and prepping.  I'm exhausted from it all.  We've been focusing on narrative elements and fairy tales and read some great stories.  We read different versions of Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, and Jack and the Beanstalk.  This week we are going to focus on Tall Tales.  Thank goodness for TPT, otherwise I'd still be lesson planning.
In math, we are finishing up our first chapter on addition and subtraction incorporating both the NYS Modules and My Math (a new series we got this year).  It is so time consuming to plan!!

Non-school related:
My mother is the BEST!  She has been here being my "nanny" for two weeks now.  She and my dad moved to North Carolina a year ago! :(  Anyway, my husband is still working nights, but only for one more week!!! And with coaching volleyball and taking administrative classes, I couldn't do it all.  I'm so grateful that she was able to drive up and help me!

Hopefully I'll get some pictures of what we've been doing and share soon! I don't know how you all keep up with blogging!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Finally my classroom reveal!

Yay, I am finally finished with my room.  Just in time for Wednesday when my kiddos come!  I am very happy with the way it came out.  It was a lot of work changing things up from fourth to second and figuring out where to put furniture.  Here are lots of pictures:

This is what it looks like when you walk into our room:

Here is a view to the right when you walk in:

Storage cupboards with genre posters:

Daily 5 Word Work station activities: 

Math vocab board and math boxes:

Back of room:

Writer's Station:

Anchor chart, more library, and my teacher area:

More library and CAFE menu:

Our objective board and calendar:

Outside bulletin board:

Later on I'll show you all more of the things I have in here that you can barely see from the pictures.  But since it is Sunday and I was there to drop a few things off, that is all I have!  Happy Sunday everyone!