Saturday, October 13, 2012

What a Week....

My kids were coming off of a 4 day weekend and I thought they would be fine but noooooooo! They were crazy!!! By Friday I finally had them all back to normal, but here's the catch....they have another 4 day weekend next week!!! Every other week in October is a 4 day weekend for the kids!!! What was the calendar committee thinking! ;) We were able to do lots of great stuff even though they were crazy!! First off I wanted to share with you are second grade meeting pictures from Wednesday! I of course decorated the conference room to perfection for all my other second grade friends!!

It was so much fun!! I love getting together and talking about what we are doing in our classrooms!! My teammate will be planning the next one in November so I will share more pictures then! 

This week we talked about character traits! We learned about George Washington and Abe Lincoln. We completed a Venn Diagram of the character traits that they both have! (I forgot to take a picture of it though!)

We read the following books, which were really good because they were bogged down with facts. The kids were able to understand them! 

We also talked about adjectives, which went along just perfect with our character traits. We read the book The Biggest Pumpkin, then wrote adjectives that described a pumpkin!

If you are looking for some GREAT pumpkin ideas check out Cara's pumpkin post at First Grade Parade!

I started teaching my small group regrouping addition with 2-digit. We are going to be doing it whole class next week and I am a little frightened!! I think some of my kids might cry!! Wish me luck! I introduced it by making these quick flip chart sequencing the steps! 

I don't know why it is upside down....silly me I guess! Check out my post here for more information about the flip charts!

Since I was took the time to take pictures, I will also share with you what we are doing this week!! We are sticking with the theme of character traits and we will be talking about Martin Luther King Jr.! 

Again..I guess I turned the phone when I was talking the picture! Sorry!

We will be making this craft that I found on pinterest and made my own templates for. The students will be writing character traits on each square. 

Last but not least they will be making this craft of their own personal character traits that is inspired by Mrs. Cupcakes back to school activity here! I also used a worksheet from What the Teacher Want's post here! Once they were combined they looked like this:

It turned out pretty cute thanks to both of those ladies mentioned above!

Well I am off to sit on my bed alll day and do homework in my p.j.'s! It is raining and gross outside! Have a great weekend!

Glitter Words
[ - *Glitter Words*]


Across the Hall said...

Looks like you were busy! The conference room looks adorable, you've inspired me to get into the spirit at our next PLC meeting!

We're having a giveaway!

We hope you'll stop by and enter!

Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Kristen said...

Oh Kelley!! The conference room looks awesome!!!! I love those paper lanterns! I hope you have a relaxing day and don't work too hard! :)

Elizabeth said...

That conference room looks awesome! That's a lot of seats. Is that for just your team of 2nd grade teachers or all the teachers in your district? That's a big team if it's just your school.

Have a great week!!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

The meeting room looks great!!
I had a CRAZY week too.
Thank you for the shout-out :)
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Kim said...

Loved those character trait posters... so cute!
I'm glad I am not the only one who uses my bed as my desk and considers pajamas to be the best "get to work" gear!

I hope you enjoy your day and get lots done...

Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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