The first few weeks of second grade have been fast and furious. We have been busy learning all about our classroom expectations. One of our favorite things about second grade so far is the class hamster Coconut. Having a classroom pet lends itself to integration across all subjects (e.g. "How much does our hamster weigh?" "What adjectives describe our hamster?" "What does our hamster need to survive?"), instills in students a sense of responsibility, and is proven to lessen classroom tension.
I’ve enjoyed getting to know all of my new students over the past few weeks! I’m looking forward to a wonderful year together.