Teaching can be lonely business though. We are in a classroom all day by ourselves with a group of children. Sometimes I catch myself talking to myself under my breath. Sometimes I just wish someone else could witness how ridiculous my days are (like how many times I have to ask someone to stop chewing their hair, or shredding their own shirt, or how we tried to revive a snail that escaped from the aquarium). I think that is why I love things like teacher blogs and Teachers Pay Teachers. It gives us a place to share and collaborate with teachers around the country and around the world. I love seeing what others are doing and incorporating their ideas into my plans. I cannot tell you how much time I spend on the brilliant blog -
stepintosecondgrade.blogspot.com/ . Today we started teaching time in math and I was so glad that I had her time unit to help get it started. I have to admit I sort of HATE teaching time. This packet helps a lot, but will say I will be very happy when all my little peeps can tell time and stop asking me when lunch is!
Today in class, we worked on communities - rural, suburban and urban. I created this little freebie that I put on TpT to help determine who was getting it and who wasn't.
We are also creating our own little town with milk cartons from the cafeteria, and construction paper. We are starting out small - a rural area, and building up daily, adding stores, more homes, gas stations, etc. By the end of the week we will have a big urban city. I will post pictures as we go!
Hope you had a fabulous day!