This week has been a TOTAL killer. We’ve had state assessments for 3rd-6th grades all week which meant 2 days with no conference time, and I had to test a small group of 4th graders. Let me just tell you how hard it is to go from a completely silent (and utterly boring) testing room back to a room full of 2nd graders! I must say that it’s probably 100 times harder on testing grade levels, so I am more than thankful that I teach 2nd grade! PTL those days are over for the year, and it’s all back to normal- well as normal as it’s going to get for only having some 20-odd days left of school!
Since this 6 weeks will be cut short for end of the year events, I am working like CRAZY to get all my grades in soon. I know that within the next week it will be like pulling teeth and nails to get my kiddos to turn in quality work. So, I’m trying to get that all taken care of by next Friday, which means I’m in a whirlwind of grading papers and doing some not-so-fun activities right now!
In the mix of all the craziness, we did manage to do one fun activity today. I had the kiddos brainstorm 8 adverbs to put around their sun, then they chose 2 to write into sentences. I’m super sorry, but I don’t have templates to share for this… it’s been in my files for years, and am not sure who I got it from! It would be SOOOO simple to recreate, though!
OHHHHH… and look what came in the mail this week!!! I ordered a bunch of construction paper so that I would have my own classroom and home supply. I feel bad using so much of the school’s construction paper, so I just decided to take the plunge and order my own 🙂
This is only half of what I ordered… the rest is at school-YAY!
I need your help! This summer our family is traveling to Kenya on vacation. ❤️ I am looking for picture books 1️⃣ With Settings in Africa 2️⃣ African Folktales 3️⃣ Biographies ❤️ Here are some of the ones I have. Let me know what else I need below! 👇. Before big trips I like to read lots of informational or cultural books to my two kiddos 📚 It helps get them excited and invested in the trip. #picturebooksofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less
I am so stinkin excited about how April turned out!! We’ve got all the topics covered... Earth Day, Butterflies, Frogs, Poetry, and seriously so much more. If you haven’t tried Rooted in Reading yet, we think now is a great time to start!!! Queen of the First Grade Jungle 💚 #rootedinreading #firstgrade #1stgrade bit.ly/1stRiRApril... See MoreSee Less
Have you ever read Fiona’s Luck? I had never seen it before this year. It’s not your typical St. Patrick’s Day/Leprechaun story. Which is one reason I LOVE it. It’s about a leprechaun king who takes all of the luck from the people in Ireland. A girl named Fiona uses her wits to get a little face-to-face with the king. You just have to read it!! #rootedinreading #specialedition bit.ly/FionasLuck ... See MoreSee Less
We’ve had a lot of hard discussions with our kids lately... especially about loving who you are and who God made you to be. Sometimes you just need a picture book to continue the discussion, so this is what we will be reading tonight: Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller ❤️ Thank you to @ramonarecommends for telling me about this precious book!! #picturebooksofinstagram ... See MoreSee Less