I am a second grade teacher in central North Carolina. I have taught kindergarten in the past, but I truly love second grade! I am married to the love of my life, and we have two beautiful girls. I earned my bachelor's degree in education and sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2003. After teaching a few years, I returned to school to receive my Master's Degree in Elementary Education in 2009. I love working with children because they love life and each new day is full of promises!
Today I had my students go on a math scavenger hunt. Around the room I hid bags that had base ten blocks in them. Each bag was labeled with a letter, A-O, and each one contained a different amount of base ten blocks. The students had to count the base ten blocks in each bag and figure out what number the blocks represented. They had to record their answers on a recording sheet and tell whether the number was even or odd (since we just studied that). They had so much fun, and it was a great informal assessment for me!