I've been MIA but for good reasons. I graduated with my master's degree last week! In the meantime, I'd been in the whole job search process and was recently offered a second grade teaching position!! I can now say I am a second grade teacher!!!!!!! I am SO excited.
I don't have much else to share except I have been reading two books:
The Well-Managed Classroom from the Boys Town Educational Model
The First Days of School by Harry and Rosemary Wong
Definitely recommend both, especially for new teachers.
As I plan and create things throughout the summer, I'll be sure to post.
I'd love to hear any advice from veteran teachers as to how to start the school year off!