Blog Archive

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


A favorite of my class last year and I think it's safe to say it went over well today too! We practiced telling time and may do a sentences one later that I specially made for this class! #2ngraderocks

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Xtramath Smileys!

These students answered 20 or more questions correct in a row!!!

Brainpop and Brainpop Jr.

New this year: today each student created his/her own username and password for Brainpop and joined my class (this was quite the feat but we made it)! Your child can now login and use Brainpop at home on the computer or tablet!!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Telling Time

We worked super hard today on telling time to the 5 minutes! We watched a couple of videos, viewed a PowerPoint, practiced together, and then on our own. 


The chrysalis we had been watching eclosed over the weekend!

A Couple of Updates

I told the students today to look at their spelling lists at home and make sure it does NOT say list 2. I mistakenly handed the wrong list out to some students on Friday. They can return the wrong list for the correct one. The words in their assignment books are the correct ones. 

Friday will be the test over the first grade high frequency words. They do NOT have to know how to spell them, just read them without hesitation.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Today we have two caterpillars and one egg. Exciting!

Prep for Friday's Test

Today I made up some practice problems that will be similar to 5 of the problems on the phonics section of the test.  Here is what I used with the students today:

1. Which word has the same sound as i in
a. pick
b. nice
c. running

2. Which word has the same sound as o in
a. top
b. role
c. one

3. Which word has the same sound as u in
a. sun
b. us
c. huge

4. Which word has the same sound as a in
a. yarn
b. cage
c. dream

5. Which word has the same sound as e in
a. these
b. pen

c. collect

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Today our egg was black on top which means the caterpillar will eclose soon!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Caterpillar Egg

Today we looked at a Monarch caterpillar egg and wrote about it in our butterfly book. 

Mystery Reader

This student bought the mystery reader privilege and she picked the perfect book- The Very Hungry Caterpillar!!!


Today we did our first xtramath lesson! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Graded Papers

I just wanted to give you all a heads up that most graded papers that come home will be from the previous day.  My prep time is in the morning everyday so papers will be graded at home each night and passed back to the students the next day.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Open House

Mark your calendars, Open House will be Tuesday, August 18th from 6-7!


Today we used our laptops for the first time! We did a practice spelling test and learned how to get to our reading test.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Today we worked hard and needed a little brain break.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

First Day!

Today was a great day!!! Will have to take a new class picture tomorrow since one student left early.