Most of the activities I do with my students are 100% free. Unless I have to buy a little bit of extra materials for other projects here and there.
Someday I would love to have some of the programs that I see other teachers have that they can make cute worksheets to go with any unit they have. I think that this is awesome and I would love to have the resources and opportunity to do that someday. This is my first year teaching second grade and since I am the only second grade teacher here I find these blogs with extra resources very valuable!
My template for my blog was 100% free and I got it here they have tons of blog templates and backgrounds as well as other freebies. I love the free desktop calendars they have they are always very cute!
As far as this weeks activities went I decided for a writing activity I would have the kids write resolutions for the new year. We discussed what a resolution was and began to ask them what some of their goals were. After that I discussed with them what some goals might be for 2012. I had everything from opening the door for old people to eating less donuts. All in all they were very entertaining. I found this idea on Pinterest and it was from this blog.
blog I LOVE THIS BLOG her ideas and things she creates are awesome! My lovely co-worker and third grade teacher at this school was nice enough to let me use her picture and I had the kids do comparisons of us! The electricity went out this day at school so I unfortunately couldn't borrow my first grade friends ELMO to demonstrate so I turned it into a I listening activity. Some were awesome and others well... lets just say we need to work on following directions a little bit :)
This is the one I did as a demo so you get the idea:
Despite the power outage and the exhaustion I am experiencing I would say our first week back was an overall success! Happy Friday!