Ok so here is post number 1!
So new to this whole blogging thing, but have definitely been blogstalking for the past month or so thanks to my friend Erin over at Eberhart's Explorers! We used to live in the same neighborhood but now I am living at the beach, and she is such an inspiration to me! She does fifty million things and teaches!
Lots of other amazing blogs that I follow inspire me on a daily basis, I do not know how they all do it! Once I get this blogging thing figured out I will be sure to link all of my favorite blogs to my page somehow.
Well let's see I am a first year teacher and loving every minute in second grade. Please note that I said loooooving every minute by no means am I LIKING every minute. I never thought about what first year teaching would do to me. I am exhausted twenty four seven! Thankfully we have surpassed 100 days and only have 76 left! So I know I am going to make it through my first year! Teaching has always always always been what I wanted to do. I sit around now and think about what else I would do career wise and can honestly say NOTHING comes to mind.
My biggest struggle at this point is getting my small group guided reading together. The district puts so much emphasis on this area but yet I have received NO formal training. I would love to hear any ideas/tips/comments that other teachers have.
Also if you know of any second grade blogs please leave the link here for me. I find bunches and bunches of kindergarten and first grade blogs but know of very few second grade blogs....
Also if anyone else uses the Imagine It! curriculum I would love to hear tips on how to ADD to and supplement this program especially for my higher level students.
Hope to hear from my fellow teachers soon! Lots of love and good wishes to you all!