Sunday, August 28, 2016

Open House

We had open house this past week. I always try to find something fun to do.  The first grade team and I rotate our activities so, the parents don't do the same thing for two years. This year in second grade I had the parents do a school word scramble. The parents seem to enjoy it. I also gave prizes away for the first and second place. I usually go to Walgreens and get the big boxes of candy for prizes.  Here is a picture of the activity. Click on the picture to get it for free. I hope it is helpful.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Five for Friday
1. It was the first week with kids. My students made these rule book during the week. They really liked them and it seem to make them think more about their actions.  It is by Amy lemons. You could check it out here. I will also be using this next year!
My classroom theme is owl. I saw this cute owl at Jo Ann Fabrics. It's not a colorful owl but, it is awfully cute. I think I should buy it. What do you think?

My baby is growing up. She is going into 6th grade. I went to her orientation this week. It is hard to go to school all day and then go to another school! It was super hot in their gym.  There were so many people there! There wasn't even enough seats.  Then we went around to her classes.  I could barely move in the hallway.  Her is a picture of the hall.  My daughter isn't in this picture. She at that age where she doesn't want to do anything.

Of course my smart board isn't working in my classroom. It has no sound and you can not write on it. The tech said I might have to get a new one. How long will this take??? I feel lost with out it. 

Image result for smartboard clip art
It has been a long week. It is hard getting back in the swing of things. I think I am ready for bed. 
I hope everyone has a great weekend and a great week!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Five for Friday

I have been working on my room this week. We started Wednesday. We didn't have any time in our class till Thursday.  This is my rules board. I have to finish the classroom jobs. The pockets are going to be used for the jobs.
 Here is another picture of my class. This is half of my chalkboard. The other half is my word wall. I finally got smart and put magnetic tape on my borders to stick on the board. I use to tape that down. It was a real pain.
That is my fan that I will not need this year!! We had a new air condition system installed in the building.
This is a sign I made for my classroom library and my cat.  I used scrapbook paper, ribbon, and some sparkly stickers.  It turned out cute.

Here is a poster I had made at Office Max. It only cost 2 dollars.  My sister found the little poem at the zoo.  I think I am going to add a banner at the top of the board with the words second grade. I feel like it is missing something? What do you think?
Here is my little owl I bought to put in my class. I found a bigger one that I bought. There was an even bigger owl for 21 dollars. My daughter wanted me to get it. I  did not buy it.

Monday, August 8, 2016


I have been working in my room
some more. It is a lot of work.  I am not done. I might have to do some after our professional development days.  It seems there is always something more I need. Here are some pictures. Does anyone have suggestions for what color of letters I should use?

Rules are from TPT and Clip chart.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Five for Friday
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My sister came to visit this week. We went to the Brookfield Zoo. We were able to feed the  parakeets. We had to pay 2 dollars for a little stick with a small amount of bird seed on it. This picture is my daughter's friend. It was one of the best parts of the zoo.
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Here is another picture from the zoo. One of their best attractions is Tropic World. They have primates from three continents. It is always crowded with people.
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I have started on my room this week. My sister and my nephew helped the first day. She thought it was fun and a lot of work. Here is the start of the word wall.
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Here is a picture of where I am going to store some manipulatives for math. I have four totes full of math manipulatives. I have so many shapes. They could fill a whole tote.  Then I have enough money that I am rich. (not really-it's fake)
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Here is another picture from the zoo. It was inside the butterfly exhibit.

Freestyle Fabulous Friday

I am linkin up with the Xclass to the Rescue.  Here is a freebie from my store. If you download it, please leave a rating. It is a matching game. Click on the picture to get it!
Here is the link to the linky. My computer is acting strange.