For our May hallway display I came up with an idea to incorporate a craft and something my students needed some major help with: adjectives. They were struggling to understand adjectives and identify them within a sentence, so we spent some time talking about what adjectives are and brainstorming adjectives to describe how a noun looks, feels, smells, tastes, and sounds. After, the students were given a food that they were responsible for not only putting together, but describing using the best possible adjectives. It came out great and truly helped the students get a better grasp on adjectives and how they’re used!
Take a look at the final result of our class bulletin board for Earth Day! After reading the story and writing about how we can help the earth, I took the students pictures and created this masterpiece of a bulletin board. All my little lorax’s are speaking for the trees and making a pledge to help our planet prosper. Our principal even took some of the students writings and read them over the loud speaker on Earth day. Such a treat!
I’ve been on a spring shoe shopping frenzy. I can’t stop buying flats, espadrilles, sandals, sneakers. I want all of it – even though I definitely did not need a fifth (!!!!) pair of slip on sneaks. Whatever.
My most loved pairs from my recent purchases are these two bad boys:
The sneakers are from F21 and are to. die. for. They’re perfectly studded and super comfy. The light grey color and the sparkle from the studs make these the perfect sneakers for spring/summer. The espadrille flats I got on sale from Target. I really like how they’re not just your typical espadrille flat. The front material is almost like a suede and the contrast with the brown faux-leather stitching is spot on. The stud trend is displayed nicely with a native design – accompanied by springs other huge trend – fringe – on the heel.
This week we..
Measured “gardening tools”
We brainstormed how we can help the Earth.
We read The Lorax..
I got a cupcake!
And started our Lorax bulletin board!
PARCC testing is finally over! Although I don’t have to worry about all that in second grade, it was still killing my creative vibes since we couldn’t display anything in the hallways all month long. Thank goodness that’s done with (at least until May).
For our spring hallway display, I had the kids turn themselves into a garden! They’re learning how to measure with inch rulers in math and they are all obsessed with measuring anything and everything they can get their hands on. It’s pretty awesome. So, I had them measure one another with the inch rulers they made themselves (with color tiles representing about one inch) and then they wrote down their height on a post it. After both partners had been measured, they can to see me and I confirmed (or challenged) their measurements with the yard stick. It was so much fun and really great to see them get so excited about this activity!!
They then drew a self portrait to accompany their string bodies and we turned our display into a garden of growing second graders. We’ve gotten so many compliments!!
Check out our display below. Happy spring!
With the sun staying out later and the temperatures slowly rising, I’m itching for spring. Transitioning with shorter hemlines, tights, and dark florals is the perfect way to ditch the sweaters and corduroys but still keep those legs covered for chilly mornings.
This sweatshirt-esque top is from Gap. I have it in gray also because it’s perfect in every way. If you can snag it on sale still I am telling you it’ll be the best decision you ever make.
Top – Gap, Skirt – Marshall’s, Boots – Unisa via DSW
I implemented this cool timer I saw on Pinterest for certain assignments to show how much time remains, rather than saying it over. And over. And over.
We’re finally grasping the concept of counting coins!
The students love this funny writing prompt booklet in the writing center!
And of course we continue to observe our mealworms. They all love science!