Friday, January 06, 2017


Assessment Tracking

I have completed my addition to my Grade 2 assessment/tracking grids, and have posted them in my tpt store.  This package includes all subjects from the Ontario, Canada, Curriculum (except French).  There are 2 formats included.  The first method of tracking is for each student to have his/her own data pages.  These are handy for parent conferences, SRT meetings, and doing report cards.  The second method is on ledger paper and has 10 students per page.  This is handy for a doing quick assessments and see a quick visual of how students are doing overall and compared to one another.  This is good feedback for yourself (ie. If everyone is underachieving, how can I change my teaching method; If everyone is doing exceptional [pat self on back], how can I challenge them more; if a couple of students are much lower than the others, how can I support their learning).  Here are some sample pages:
You can buy the whole package HERE.





Sunday, December 04, 2016

I have just, finally, added my Christmas Around the World unit to Teacher's Pay Teachers.
Check it out!
I've been using it for a few years and the kids love it!
Plus they learn a lot about other countries, traditions, and celebrations!
Social Studies and Language Expectations.


Poinsettia from Mexico


Reindeer from North Pole


At the airport - having passports checked, going through security, being welcomed!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

My classroom, all ready for the first day.



Pennant from Wal Mart, wrapping paper to cover bulletin boards from Wal Mart.  I made the letters using Astro-Brite paper, from Wal Mart and 'KG Wake Me Up' font.


More wrapping paper from Wal Mart; paper fans from Party City.


I used the Astro Brite card stock for this banner I made myself, and 'MTF Jumpin' Jack' font.  Ribbon from Wal Mart.


View from doorway coming in.


New Super Improver Team poster.  It starts out with the name cards and levels facing the wall, so you can do a big dramatic presentation of it later in the first week.  I brightened it up this year, using Astro-brite paper, lots of different fonts on the levels, and 'KG Defying Gravity' font for the title bar.  Wal Mart wrapping paper.


5 Class Rules are facing backwards, to make more of an impact as the students learn them.


Reading corner, equipped with comfy van seats and bead curtain.





My Back to School theme was 'Happy New Year'.  The decorations were from a New Year's Eve party my daughter had.  She was happy the '2016' paraphernalia could be used again.  All from Party City.   All the children received a string of beads and a horn blower (from the Dollar Store).  As I met them outside, we went and gathered in the picnic shelter, so the 'honking' was not in the school.  :)  It was a great way for them to expel some nervous energy right from the get go.








My desk area.  Note the beautiful lunch bag, from 31, a parent gave me at the end of last year.  And, my New Year headband.  :) 

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Classroom ready!


 Flat Stanley is ready for school!


Wrapping Paper and flag banner from Wal-Mart; paper fans from Party City


Astro-brite cardsock from Wal Mart; cut flags myself



More wallpaper cover; Scotch pattern tape for borders; Super Improver Wall ready; 
start of year books




Beads and van seats = 70's style Reading Corner








Happy New Year theme!



Notice Thirty-one lunch bag (gift from student at end of last year); New Year's head band on desk

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Happy August All!

Just stopping in to let you know about some of my products on TPT.

Last night I added a Primary Word List of the 100 most frequent words in the English Language.  I use this page to check in on students, 1:1, throughout the year, to see how they are progressing with the words.  You can download this FREEBIE by clicking on the link below:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Grade-1-Word-List-2703292

Last year I was teaching Grade 1, so I made up a super handy assessment package to keep track of all the Ontario Curriculum Overall & Specific Expectations!  All subjects, other than French, are included in this package.  You can take a look here:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Grade-1-Ontario-Curriculum-All-SubjectsTeacking-Grids-2069648
 Grade 1 Ontario Curriculum All SubjectsTeacking Grids
This year, I am very excited to be teaching Grade 2 a straight Grade 2 I have had Grade 2 in the past, but always a split à 1/2 or 2/3.  Therefore, this summer, I have been working on creating a Grade 2 Assessment Package.  You can find it here:


Ontario Curriculum Expectation Tracking Grids for Grade 2

I a currently working on a different version of the package.  The first option, is individual pages for each student.  The new option I am working on, will be on ledger paper and have 10 students per page, for a quick overview.  I will be adding it to the package above, so you have the choice of which style you like or a combination of both.  The price will go up when I add it in.  [It takes a lot of hours to create these things afterall.]  But if you have bought the original package, you will be able to download the addition at no extra cost.  J

Hope these will help you out with keeping track of what expectations you have covered and how students are progressing.  J