Happy Friday friends! It’s been a long time since I’ve hopped on for a Five For Friday! I’m excited to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching today!
I started this year off as a straight second grade teacher. Then, 5 days into the year, I became a first and second grade combination class. Yikes! On top of that, we adopted new ELA curriculum this year. Look at all these manuals!! For first and second grade, ELA only, I have EIGHT manuals! Are you kidding me?!?!? Let me just tell you…it takes me a while to plan!
This is my troll:) I got her when I was little and my mom brought her back to me a few years ago to put in my classroom…with a Barbie skirt so she would be school appropriate. WELL…did you know that they made a troll movie?!?!? So now, I have to start collecting them again. It’s like they are calling my name! I know…I’m weird. But it’s so nostalgic! Here is my current collection…
I was so lucky this year to have another Donor’s Choose project funded and got 3 more iPads. Well…I needed a better storage option because I was using plastic drawers but they only come in sets of three. It was starting to look too messy! So, I upgraded to this cart from Ikea! It holds all six iPads and the headphones to go with it! It’s a much cleaner look then all the plastic drawers.
We have been learning about character traits. I had the kiddos write down some traits that describe themselves. This little guys’ was one of my favorites! “(kiddo’s name) is a super power master because I have super powers and I am a master!” I love this group of kiddos that I have!
One thing I am grateful for, now that I’m doing a split, are these leveled passages! I can pull the first grade independent level 3 (C) and second grade level 16 (H). Now they can read the same thing and understand it at their level! Phew! It has been a life saver! Did you know that we updated our first fall passages set??? If not, you should check it out or re-download it! It needed a BIG update:)
I hope that you all have a fantastic, and restful, weekend!!!
I love your tips for multi-grade teachers!