Hi! My name is Mrs. Shepherd I'm an army wife, mother of a 2 year old and a shih tzu all of which are handfuls by themselves. I am now teaching Second grade. This will be my second year teaching and last year I had a blast teaching first grade. I love my students they are the funniest, brightest, and exciting group of kids that I have ever met! This blog thing has really got a grip on me!
Wow it's been a week since I have posted anything and I have so much to share! First my school informed us that the LRC was open which means unlimited laminating until school starts so of course thats where I've spent most of my time this week. A big thank you to Mrs. Curtain at Life's a Teach for sending me a cute id purse and $10.00 gift card to Target. Check out all of my goodies!
The name tags are for my chair pockets I got from Mrs. Perry at Primary Perspective. The chapsticks I use for smellies for a easy incentive. Ink pads for my stamps in different colors, 2 desk caddies and a teacher planner I will use as a calendar for myself versus lesson plans. The last and most important thing is my pretty Flair pens! I love those things! Thanks again Mrs. Curtain!
I had promised a couple bloggers that I would post my Math Journal so here it is. I used them everyday last year and loved them. My only complaint about the way I did it last year was that they were unorgainized and so it was hard for my students to go back and find things that we had covered. So this summer my goal was to create a version that was orgainized and easy for my students to use and understand. My journal is broken down into 4 parts.
Part 1 = Table of Contents - students record the concept and page number
Part 2 = Strategies - includes foldables, posters, and poems
Part 3 = Guided Practice - Left brain - students apply strategy independently , Right brain - teacher models
Part 4 = Vocabulary
Here are some pictures:
Would love to hear your thoughts before I present it to my team.