Hi! My name is Nancy Stoltenberg and I teach 2nd grade in Palmdale, CA. I am so blessed to live in the Antelope Valley right next to the California Poppy Preserve! Every Spring the desert comes alive with color here! Just like the desert, my second grade students put out their beautiful blossoms of growth after all the hard work of the year! They are a sight to behold!!
It's Week Two in second grade! Procedures! Procedures! Procedures! The five classroom rules, class-yes, scoreboard, and hands and eyes have become the mainstay of our classroom unity. I love how quickly these have become a natural part of their response to instruction. Mirror, teach-ok, and switch are keys to student engagement! Have been following Farrah Shipley's advice for speeding up response times with bodies up, lines, seats, papers 3peat!. It's amazing how even my slowest little snail can "Move It" under team expectations, and of course, "Oh, yeah!" If you haven't tried it yet, get a small portable scoreboard to carry with you! Power! Just got the latest version of WBT Model Classroom! Checking out the section on Super Improvers Wall! Tomorrow is Back to School Night!
Nancy Stoltenberg Director of WBT Certification