Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Getting Mentally Prepared

I've been gathering and pinning quotes and sayings that keep me motivated.  Check out my Quotes board on Pinterest for a little inspiration.
This is the quote I put in my email signature - so true!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Teacher Week: What?

Hi Everyone!
Today is "What Friday" on Blog Hoppin's Teacher WeekThe focus for today is WHAT we like to teach.  Math is my favorite subject to teach.  This summer I created this template that shows different ways of representing multiplication equations.  The Common Core standards covered in this activity are 3.OA.1, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.6 and 3.OA.7. 
Here are a couple of examples from my third grade summer school students.
  Don't forget to stop by Blog Hoppin' to link up.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Teacher Week: When?

Hi Everyone!
Today is "When Thursday" on Blog Hoppin's Teacher Week.  Today's focus is on schedules, plans, and management.  School has not officially started for me, so I'm still working on my schedule.  This is the general flow of the day that I use as a guideline. 

How do you schedule your day?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Teacher Week: Why?

The Blog Hoppin' Teacher Week topic for day 3 is ORGANIZATION! I've purchased some awesome pink baskets for the library.  However, my ultimate organizational tool...BINDERS! I have a binder for everything.  I prefer binders with clear sheet covers.  Keeping important papers in binders is a very efficient way of reducing clutter and having exactly what you need at your fingertips.
In preparing for our kindergarten and first grade teams, I keep all important documents in separate binders.
I use tons of sheet protectors and condense like categories. I put all the graphic organizers for our reading program together in one sleeve as shown below.
For me, binders are an essential part of staying organized.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teacher Week: Where?

I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' for day 2 of Teacher Week.  This is where I teach.

I am mentoring a new teacher who just happens to be in my old classroom.  I arranged the furniture and look forward to helping her put it all together next week.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Teacher Week: Who?

Are you participating in Teacher Week hosted by Blog Hoppin'
This is the schedule of posts and linkys.

Here are 10 things you may not know about me.


Thanks to Amy over at Step into Second Grade for the template.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Who doesn't love a sale?  I'm offering a discount of 20% on absolutely every item in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.   Stop by on Wednesday, August 20thClick here to connect.
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Happy shopping!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ready, Set, Go!

Each new school year brings with it new opportunities and possibilities. In the beginning...
Check back soon for the metamorphosis.

Second Grade ReadyGen Posters

NYC second grade teachers implementing the ReadyGen curriculum will find these posters to be a great resource.  I have included the unit theme, big ideas, enduring understandings, essential questions, module goals, lesson objectives, reading objectives, writing objectives and the Common Core State Standards for Unit 1, Module A.  Click the link below to see a preview.

Saturday, August 9, 2014