Today was the first day of school, and my first time teaching second grade ever. All in all, it was a great day. My students had smiles all day and we actually got a lot accomplished.
I even got their name art laminated and hung up to use as our writing wall.
I am striving to incorporate a lot more Whole Brain Teaching techniques in my classroom this year, so we spent a lot of time going over the 5 rules and practicing “Class, Yes,” “Teach, Okay,” and “Mirror.” I was very impressed with how quickly they were catching on since they didn’t use WBT in first grade.
After a successful first day, I came home to find my SLANT box had arrived!
I have never actually bought fancy colorful pens for my personal use, so these were a real treat. I especially like the “flight” pens that Erica included as a play off of my blog name – The Traveling Teacher.
Erica noticed my love for chevron in some of my products, so she included an adorable chevron bucket (which holds all of the pens perfectly). In addition to all of the pens, she also included a cute post-it pad and a must-have in my classroom…Scotch laminating pouches. I was just thinking that I needed to order more…Erica read my mind. Thank you so much for your thoughtful gifts, Erica! I can't wait to see if Wendy from 4th & 5th Grade Happiness enjoys the SLANT box that i sent her.
I really enjoyed the SLANT box experience this month, and can’t wait until next month. You can still sign up for the September SLANT box over at Lessons with Coffee.