I have been greatly inspired to create my own blog after gaining so many wonderful ideas from other blog masters. I am a newlywed since July 2010, a mom to an adorable 5 year old super mixed breed dog, and I am a teacher in my 2nd year in second grade.
However I taught first grade for four years before I was "promoted". I loved first grade and will never disagree that it is the most challenging grade, but Second grade is amazing! The students are able to do so much more independently and LOVE to read since it's not a struggle for them anymore.
For my February bulletin board I asked the students to think about what love really is. At first this was a bit hard for them to not want to say, "my mom loves me," but after my examples they seemed to understand it better. They had to brainstorm 5 examples or proofs of love in the EJs (Everything journals) and then they did their sloppy copies on the paper below.
After we checked them for spelling and grammar errors, they wrote up their final copies on the paper below. I also had them color the border in and make big hearts to glue the final copies onto. They turned out great! Some of the sweetest ones: "Love is my mom staying home to make soup for me when I am sick." "Love is my brother sharing his last snack with me." "Love is my aunt adopting me." <--- Breaks my heart both for its sadness and joy.