She contributed 46 fabulous journal prompt and writing ideas, and I had to share them with you. Be sure to check them out. I made a video about 25 Innovative Journaling Ideas for Kids. Go for a walk.
Setting up Your Classroom Space 1. Pick an inspiring theme for your classroom.
Themes our second grade teachers love include: Seuss, owls, orange and teal, minions, and superheroes. Find teacher deals on the cheap. Stores with serious discounts on classroom items recommended by our Facebook followers include: I once got a case of copy paper donated by a grocery store.
Try different classroom layouts. Long gone are the days of straight rows of desks lining the classroom. Throw out your seating chart and try one of these ideas instead. Bean bags, saucer chairs, and pillows make for inviting alternatives to traditional desk-and-seat formations.
Set your classroom up to support literacy.
Creating a literacy-rich environment takes careful planning. Emphasize skills and content with these tips. Creating a Classroom Community 6. Draft a class constitution. Kreative in Life 7. Create a culture of kindness. Read How Full is Your Bucket?
Use these read-alouds to talk about everything from kindness to courage to trying your best. Students can write their ideas about the great qualities a model citizen should have and stick them on the poster to complete the picture.
K—2 is Splendid Encourage good behavior—without giving out treats.
Set your expectations very clearly from the start. Have a procedure for everything. My first year, I had procedures for the big things but not the smaller things, and that was a mistake.
Tattling and drama were big in my class. Not starting off with a policy and procedure for addressing it took from instructional time initially. Having the routine illustrated and easy to see will help your second graders remember how to start each day independently. The Colorful Apple Make lining up easy!
Eventually, pull up the tape to show your second graders that they can line up perfectly on their own! Soaring Through Second Set up cues to keep class noise down to a low roar.
Use a chart like this to help students understand when to use different voice levels. Make a class goal of going from a five to a three.
F irst Grade and Flip Flops It was highly motivating for my second graders. I use it as a reward system. My parents love getting notifications that their child was recognized for something they were doing right! Get the wiggles out.About • Privacy • Help • Contact; The Starfall Website is a program service of Starfall Education Foundation, a publicly supported nonprofit organization, (c.
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