Second Grade Nest: July 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Back to School Activities

I love the first few days of school. While they are hectic and downright stressful sometimes, the kids get to have fun getting to know each other and getting comfortable. 

This year, I am moving up to second grade from Kindergarten. 
In the past, we taught the Kindergarteners:
-how to line up
-how to sit still
-get to know you games

However, with 2nd grade, I'm excited that they will be more capable with reading and writing activities on the first day of school! 

A few samples of what I'll be doing the first week of school....

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Last Year's Classroom

Hey guys,

I know that a lot of you are looking for inspiration for your classroom, but I can't get into my class until August 4th... (the date keeps getting pushed back farther and farther!)

I am going to post some pictures from my Kindergarten classroom from last year. Mind you, I now teach 2nd Grade and my theme is all owls this year. I can't wait to put the pictures side by side and see how much different my room looks this year! All the colors and bulletin boards will be new and fresh! :-)

But, enjoy some pictures from last year! 

Here is the front of my classroom. 
Calendar, ActivBoard, check-in "Whoo's Here" board

Back Corner
Student Computers, assistant desk, Monster Job chart

(Almost) Whole Room shot
Tables with tags and chair pouches
These chair pouches were made by convicts actually, they are made and supplied to our free teacher store in Cincinnati, called Crayons 2 Computers. 

My teacher corner

Back of the room
Hot glue and clothespins for the display wall. 

Enjoy! Hope you got a few ideas, otherwise, hope you enjoyed looking!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pinterest Craft To-Do List

Here are some of the pins I've come across lately that I'm really hoping to create before the school year starts.

This is a definite that I'm going to try to make! 

I definitely would like to do this for my Daily 5 bins for each kid. I'd like to get all one color or maybe rainbow colors. Spray paint time!!

Has anyone ever made these? Do you have to take the metal clip off in order to seal the paper down? 

I would make a mini sized focus wall sign like this!  

These are cute for back to school gifts for my teacher friends!  

I might even use these in my apartment!  

I've already bought the black frame for this! I'll be making it tomorrow.  

I need to find out if chalkboard paint is too expensive.  

And this will be made for a house warming gift for my girlfriend!