I haven't done a Throwback Thursday in a while! This one is perfect for Back to School though, so read on! When I taught second grade, I needed something for my students to do when they first walked into the classroom in the morning. I wanted it to be meaningful, but not a lot of … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Writing Journal Prompts
Throwback Thursday: Mother’s Day Poems
It's Thursday! That means I'm throwing it back and sharing a post from my old blog with you. This one is just in time for Poetry Month (April) and Mother's Day. It's coming sooner than you think! The end of April is also coming, which means May and Mother's Day is right … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Mother’s Day Poems
Throwback Thursday: Book Nooks
This week's Throwback Thursday comes with an updated freebie! I am going to share with you how I ran Reader's Workshop in my second grade classroom. During independent reading time, the students rotate through book nooks. Each student has a classroom number. One of our … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Book Nooks
Desk Be Gone!
I've been reading a lot of New Year's resolutions that include "getting rid of my teacher's desk." But I'm noticing that it comes with a lot of hesitation. I've been there! Last January, I got rid of my teacher's desk for good. It was definitely a nerve-wracking process for … [Read more...] about Desk Be Gone!
Throwback Thursday: Holiday Geometry
Happy Thursday! Here's a random fact - Thursday is my favorite day of the week. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it's so close to Friday? Who knows. Anyhoo, here's a post from way back in 2011! I created some holiday activities to go along with our geometry unit in … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Holiday Geometry
Throwback Thursday: Reader’s Notebooks
Happy Thursday! I'm throwing it back to last October by request. At the beginning of the month, I blogged about how I am using Dialogue Journals in fifth grade. I had a few readers ask about using these types of journals in the younger grades. I definitely used them in second grade, so here is … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Reader’s Notebooks