To make a long story short, LOVE my husband of 18 years, LOVE my 2 cool kids, Dylan 14 & Holly 8, LOVE hanging with family and friends, LOVE teaching 2nd grade and most importantly, LOVE my Savior & Lord Jesus Christ!
Well it's that time. Or pretty close...You know what I'm talking about-or you wouldn't be reading my blog LoL!
As we all brace ourselves for another school year, blogs have become our go-to resource, haven't they?
With that said, I have a confession to make.
Sometimes I read your sweet blogs and I feel completely inadequate as a teacher! And knowing how I feel, I can bet I'm not the only one. (& just for the record, this has nothing to do with all those fantastic blogs out there-it's all me!)
So, I thought I would share some of my inadequacies to help us all feel better, mmmmk?
Downfall #1. I buy desk tags from the teacher store-I don't make my own.
Downfall #2. I've written one and only unit and posted it on TPT. And it was so time consuming that I will probably never make another one!
Downfall #3. I don't make my own graphics and create fantastic printables.
Downfall #4. Sometimes I don't have a fantastic lesson planned and I just wing it.
Downfall #5. I don't sit on the floor with my students and whole-brain teach them all day long. (although I love to use those strategies in small spurts:))
Downfall #6. I do not have a color coded classroom library (though it is my dream:))
Downfall #7. My classroom doesn't look all Pinterest-y
These are just a few of my million shortcomings. And ya know what? None of them matter. What does matter is that I love my students and teaching with all my heart-so much so that I would do it for free (well, maybe part-time LoL). I will always look for ways to be a better teacher. I'm so thankful for all of your blogs that inspire me!
Feel free to comment with some of your inadequacies! Think of it as a little back to school therapy :).
I need your input. I'm questioning whether to continue my classroom blog for my 2nd graders. I feel like very few parents regularly visited the blog. In the past I've had 3-4 parents who frequented the blog and that's it. Which means that I was spending my time maintaining the blog for those parents. I've found that to get other parents to visit it I would have to send out emails and texts resulting in double work! And though I love blogging, I just don't know if it's really necessary at the 2nd grade level. What do you think? What is your experience with a classroom blog?
I love technology and don't want to digress but I also have to pick and choose to use my time wisely!
I value your input!
Blessings to you,
4 Years ago during the Election year and Olympics I chose to do an Americana theme in my classroom. Now here we are 4 years later (where does the time go?!) and I'm going to do the same theme.
It's a fun theme and I can't wait to share it with you as it all comes together. But in the meantime, if you choose to do the same theme (which I highly recommend because it's so educational-much more so than a monkey theme or a happy face theme, etc.!)- This is the weekend to go shop and get all the Fourth of July stuff 50% or more off!
If you're on the fence about your theme, here's some of the ideas I have in the works:
Behavior System: "Elect Good Behavior"
Welcome board: "A Grand Ole Class"
Student of the Week will be "Classroom Hero of the Week" depicting a soldier
Reading Corner- "Mount Readmore"
AR board-"Star Spangled Man with a Reading Plan" I'm going to make little Captain America's with my Cricut for each student.
Lots more to come! I know we all want to see pics-so I'll post them as it all comes to fruition!