Tuesday, September 17, 2013

No Mondays.... Who is with me???

So I have decided to eliminate Mondays.  As you may know this is my first year in 2nd.  Last year I was in Kinder.  I swear every Monday I feel like I am sinking and in a stress panic.  Then comes Tuesday and it seems that my kids as well as my "load" is better!  So NO MORE MONDAYS!!  Today was a great day!  We got SO much done!!  I got to do my "I Pick" lesson.  I had had been worried because I felt like I had waited too long.... But just could not get it in.  It was great!  We got to do a rotation of Daily 5- we are up to 20 min. of Read to Self so half did that and 1/2 did our "rainbow word work" drawers (activities are from Lory's Page: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literacy-Centers-SEPTEMBER-730888)   and Spelling work (also, from Lory's page...Man have I told you I LOVE her stuff!!  :)    I am excited about this because the activities will be consistent all year AND skills I am sure they will need lots of review.  AND we even got to our ELA lesson focus of folk tales!!!    Last week I have started changing out our table buckets into our regular math stations:  ( also from Lory's page: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/MATH-STATION-Common-Core-Grade-2-SEPTEMBER-242920--again LOVE these because they are going to be the same basic concepts all year!!  So today we did our 2nd rotation.  Still a work in progress... not as tight as I would like but not bad.  Sorry no pics... I can not ever remember my camera.  But I will take a pic next time and share my lables I made for my "rainbow word work" drawers.


  1. Hi, Chelsea: I want to let you know that I read your blog and I think it's a great thing that you're documenting your success and how much passion you feel for teaching. I think you must really be a great teacher--Gayle