Wednesday, February 29, 2012

News From The Wood

This is myself and a colleague of mine and we are doing the news for our second grade students. Another colleague is behind the scenes doing all of the tech work to make it all happen. We collaborate together to create all of the information that we share. We do the weather, math talk, black history, our story with a focus on a country, dental health and happenings going on at our school. This has been a fun experience for all.

St. Patricks Day Place Value
Here is an activity that I created for students to work with place value to the hundreds place. You can print out a copy for yourself to use with your students. Hope that this is a good resources for your students. I am working on more ideas to share in the future. Some keep checking my blog for more great resources to use with your students.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pinning to Pinterest

With this red pin button on my blog, I am giving permission to pin anything from my blog to Pinterest.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ideas for teaching Weather to second graders

Share any ideas that you have on teaching weather to second graders. Any great activities, videos, and interactive whiteboard lesson, etc. Can't wait to see all the great ideas you share.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's Friday!

What are your plans for this weekend? Will you be working on lesson plans, new projects, searching the internet for new ideas? Share your thoughts.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Author's Purpose

What are some great lesson, activites or games you use in your class for Author's Purpose? We are always needing ways to get student to grasp the idea of author's purpose. Would love for any ideas that are working for your students.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Our Trip To Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

We had a great time despite the weather. We learned about the gardens and the lifecycle of butterflies. We got to see the beautiful conservatory. My 2nd grade students enjoyed all of the fountains at the garden. This is a great place to visit with family at any time of the year.

Monday, February 6, 2012

100th Day of School!

Today is our 100th day of school. We have had a great time working with 100. We made hats, read stories and wrote about what we would buy if we had 100 dollars.  What did your class do to celebrate the 100th day?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

iphones in education

I just got an iphone and was interested in ways that you use your smartphone in your classroom.  I am planning on using it with my ClassDojo for monitoring behavior.

Friday, February 3, 2012

What is the most useful thing you have in your classroom?

Give a brief description of the most useful thing you have in your classroom and how you use it in your teaching.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Well the shadow was seen and now the prediction is 6 more weeks of winter. I am not really sure if I am liking it or not. The older I get the more I like the warmer weather. What is your opinion on the prediction?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Embryology Unit

This is a picture of the Bob White quails that we hatched during our Embryology unit. The students loved getting to see the quails hatch and hearing them chirp throughout our day at school.

February is here!

Wonder what the groundhog will determine tomorrow when it comes out of its hole! I am not a cold weather person. So for me Spring can come now. What is your opinion on the prediction or outcome of the groundhog tomorrow?