Oh boy oh boy! I can't believe I've neglected this poor little blog of mine these past few weeks, but this time of the year always creeps up and smacks me right in the face little nobody's business. 

I'll be back this weekend with some school stuff. Here's a little look at my week: 

I started off the week with this horoscope:

(Love the wish upon a star part!!! So I did!) ;-)

and these new shoes: 

We are in full TEST PREP PULLING TEETH mode. Lisa over at Growing Firsties created an AMAZING unit to help with this! It's called "Finding Proof" and it's filled with PERFECT passages for my struggling students with comprehension questions that make the kids FIND PROOF for their answers! Can you say Common Core!?!?! This unit is seriously perfect for my struggling 2nd graders and we've been using it all week!!! Thank you Lisa!!!

Our school is also in full swing PLC mode! Are you a PLC school? Lot's of data and figuring out essential standards and deciding what to do for the kids who got it, and what to do for the kids who didn't. I'd love to hear about your experiences with PLCs! 

(I used a Google Form to have the kids take a fractions test...This meant instant data for me!!! = One happy teacher!) 

We started multiplication this week. With arrays. This made me want to pull my hair out....

We're still trekin' along with our forces & motion science and writing unit. And we finally launched our bottle rockets! They actually launched!!!!!

We blogged about bullying. I was so proud...

I think that was more than five, but I'll still link up with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday. :)

Happy weekend! Have a great one!!!

                                                                                                    Source: via Noelle on Pinterest


  1. I'm a virgo, too and I LOVE your new shoes! Hello weekend to you!

    Lucky to Be in First

  2. I love your new shoes! Those rockets looks awesome! I want to be a student in your class :)

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

  3. So glad I found your blog through the linky. I love finding new second grade teacher blogs. Your new shoes are adorable and look super comfy. We just finished testing this week. Good luck to you and your kiddos. They will do great!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  4. Hello fellow 2nd grade teacher!! Love finding other 2nd grade teachers who blog. I'm a Virgo too! I WANT YOUR SHOES! Those are literally to die for! LOL! We do PLC as well... LOTS of talking at our meetings, especially at this time of year when we focus of promotions of students. Enjoy your weekend!

    The Applicious Teacher

  5. Hi my friend,
    Your shoes are too cute! Lisa's unit looks awesome! I'm trying ( really hard ) to get back up to 2nd grade next year...fingers crossed! Say a prayer for me. We are a very small school so it's hard to make a move but there may be this little window of opportunity for me. I will keep you posted and then we can be 2nd grade besties. LOL :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  6. YAY! A new second grade blog for me to follow! The shoes are too cute. I also love that proofs unit, I'll have to try it next year, since we are almost done with testing//school! &&& Google Docs {aka DRIVE now} is just the best!! I love technology!

  7. I just found your blog through the linky. I love finding fellow 2nd grade bloggers. I have had some bullying issues in my class too. It always makes me sad when kids do stuff like that.

    Ms Richards's Musings

  8. Have you ever tried Socrative for the iPads? It's another easy (and free) way to asses and you get instant results, too. :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher