Saturday, August 29, 2015

Five for Friday- First Week of School Style!

(click above to check out other Five for Friday posts!)

Our Meet the Teacher night was a success! 16/19 students and families came and I was so excited to see them all!
 (classroom reveal coming 9/2)
This was our first day of second grade- the kids ROCKED alternative seating!

Ohmyword, you guys! These kids are BRILLIANT!
I am so excited for this year!

One of my #teacherbffs made this for me! 
I #puffyheart love it!!

We still have a few spots open if you'd like to sign up for our #moveyourbusmondays book club!
It starts September 7th! :)
Sign up here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tech Tuesday! (Hapara)

It's #techtuesday

Click below to find out how Hapara transforms my classroom management in my NGLE classroom! 

Don't forget to check out the details about our upcoming Move Your Bus book study!
Check out my previous post for all the details here

  Link up your #techtuesday tips and tricks below! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Move Your Bus Book Study Sign Up!

Happy Monday!
I know many of you have already had your first day back, or are having your first day today.
We start two weeks from today with kids...
I'm heading in today to work on my classroom for a few hours! I have made *some* progress. :)
Today I'm super excited to announce that Erica from The Inspired Teacher and I are hosting a Move Your Bus (written by THE Ron Clark) Book Study!
Our book study will begin on September 7th and continue once each week.
We'll have #moveyourbusmondays to start our week in a motivating way!!
If you're a blogger, we'd love for you to link up each week or host a section on your blog.
You can sign up for a section here and we'll email you once all slots have been filled.
The chapters are very brief and have already been outlined on the spreadsheet.
Just click above to fill in your information and social media outlets.
If you're not a blogger, no worries!
We'll have links on our social media sites to discuss, share ideas, and motivate each other.
Pick up your book here today and get ready for September 7th! :) 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tech Tuesday & another Periscope App Slam!

Welcome back to #techtuesday! I'm excited to bring you another #appslam on Periscope today at 6 p.m.! Join me by following me @Second_Grade_Sizzle
Each Tuesday I'll post something #techy on my blog that we're up to in the classroom or a new #techtool or #techtip I hope you'll join me by linking up below!
Before we dive into this week's #appslam I wanted to share an amazing resource with you!
Have you heard of ThingLink?
With ThingLink, you can create interactive images to use for multiple purposes!
In my 2nd grade classroom last year, my students each created a ThingLink to culminate their animal research. Each student selected a photograph of their animal, one video that they had watched while researching, an article they used as a reference, and their typed research report.  
Although the research report is inaccessible for privacy reasons, you can check out an example of a ThingLink created by one of my 2nd graders last year below.
The possibilities for ThingLink are endless! You can create student portfolios, classroom or group collaborative projects, assessments, exit tickets... SO.MUCH.MORE.
This site is FREE, safe, easy to use, and the students do not need their own account, they can use yours!
Now... onto today's #appslam