Though I have taught all elementary grades, I have been in 2nd grade for the last 10 years and I am still lovin' it!
Get the kids up out of their seats as often as possible! As much as I can, I have the students get up and work in pairs or small groups, to sort, discuss, create, invent, problem-solve, and collaborate together. Most of my products will be the kinds of activities that allow kids to do just that.
When I overhear students applying some concept that we've discussed in class in a real life situation, and they come up and share their excitement with me - that's the best reward.
Kelly - Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy;Multiple SubjectsTeaching Credential with CLAD emphasis. Erin - Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education
We are a mother-daughter team working together from different states to create classroom products for you. Kelly is the teacher, and Erin is the one with the computer/techno/artistic talent.