I am so happy to be here at Me and My Gang!
I truly hope that what I have to share helps you in your classroom and inspires you to create
and share your ideas as well.
My first week of school was a whirlwind....but went so well!! This is my first year in second grade (I taught first grade for 11 years) and I am absolutely amazed at how mature my kiddos have become over the summer! This had to be the easiest first week of school ever!! :)
One thing that really helped me was preparing all the labels for my many journals and folders that the students use in my classroom. I am the ELAR teacher to 36 very bright second graders and am using a reader's and writer's workshop model. I have tweaked it here and there to allow for it to fit within my block times and am refining the process for what works best in my classroom.
Here are a few of the things that my kiddos use in class:
Reader's Response Journal
Treasure Book (Personal Journal)
That's a lot of labels but what I have found is that my cute little labels help me stay organized!
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