Sunday, November 12, 2017

Math Lesson 11-8-17

New math lesson for addition.

Keeper of the Flame

This video is what my goal is with my students. As Veteran's day comes to a close, and one of my students is now an army soldier/veteran I think about each of my student's and try to find the light that brings them to life.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Writing Tips: 6 Ways to Start a Sentence

Why is it that writing always seems so hard to start? Coming up with ideas to talk about is easy, and yet putting words to paper really makes me nervous. No wonder our kids feel nervous about it too! Now we are trying to get them to write, and asking them to make it interesting. Watching some of these videos, makes me wish we had or even the internet when I was in 2nd grade. Maybe I would more comfortable writing now if we had these awesome resources!

Georgia History

We are embarking on the next standards in Social Studies. We will be learning about the Creek and Cherokee Native Americans and how George Oglethorpe and the British settlers changed life in Georgia. I learned a new presentation app today called SWAY. This is what we will be learning, life then and now how are they similar and different. How did these three Georgians impact Georgia today?

Creek and Cherokee Native Americans in Georgia

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Editing Writing for Kids! {First and Second Grade}

Attached, you will find a great video that discusses what we have been working on since August in our classroom, when it comes to editing our work. I think this video will help our kids remember what they are really looking for when they go back and reread their writing. I know I still do all of this when I write!

Informational Writing for Kids- Episode 1: What Is It?

I am sharing this link with you because this is the type of writing that we are focusing on this quarter. The children and I have been talking about informational writing for a few weeks, but writing is way different than talking. We are going to be digging deeper and trying again. Jumping from narrative to informational writing can be confusing because up to now, the kids have grown used to writing their likes and dislikes, not just facts.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Homework in F10

Parents, I wanted to remind you about our homework procedures.

1. Homework is typically given out on Fridays. This allows you as parents to help your students get a jump start on the weekend, especially if you have a busy weekend.

2. Reading is the most important thing your child can do everyday.

3. Homework is due on the following Friday, unless it says a different due date on the top.

Things to know about homework:

It should be a review of what is happening in the classroom, not something new that I have never taught.

If it is a math strategy, I have been working with the children for at least 2 weeks before sending it home for practice.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me and I will help.