Second Grade Nest: First Day & Guest Blogging

Thursday, August 16, 2012

First Day & Guest Blogging

My first day of 2nd grade was today, and let me start off by saying WHAT A CHANGE! Teaching Kindergarten for the last 3 years, I was introduced to some stressful first days. In second grade, they are quiet, they listen, they can follow directions. I don't have to teach how to line up or how to sit still, it was amazing. 

Here are some fun first day activities we did...

We started by reading Jitter Juice and discussing our nerves on the first day of school.
Funny little ending in that story... the students were entertained! 
Then I created some "Jitter Juice" (recipe from Babbling Abby) Second Grade pack on TPT. 

This picture is very hard to see what it is, but we made Second Graders can/have/are charts. The kiddos were coming up with some really creative words to describe themselves   

And, of course, we made David!! Free craftivity on TPT! 
I had some pretty interesting looking Davids.  

And GREAT NEWS! My Vista Print stuff shipped!  
Follow the link to see the blown up images of what I ordered! 

 My kids had a blast playing Find Someone Who!
Click the link for a FREEBIE at my store! 

And my day went from great to fantastic after I read the writing journals!
I asked for 3 full sentences, but wasn't mad when I only got 1 on this response.... :-) 

FUN first day! I love second grade and can't wait to teach these kiddos! 

On a side note, I am guest blogging for Teacher Mom of 3 today! 
Follow the link to see my blog entry about Children's Literature and tying it in to the first days of school! 
Teacher Mom of 3


  1. It sounds like you had a fabulous first day!! YAY for jitter juice! I love 2nd grade too and I just know you will have a great year! Thanks again for guest blogging for me! Lauren

  2. LOVE, LOVE the Jitter Juice activity! It goes along well with 1st day jitters! I am your newest follower!

    All Things Teachery

  3. Looks like you had a great first day! I just wanted to thank you for participating in my giveaway and let you know that I joined your blog! I would love for you to drop by mine and grab some freebies from my new freebies tab!
    Patti :)
    A Series of 3rd Grade Events