I am a proud mommy of 3 adorable boys Trevor, Jayden, and Cole. I married my highschool sweetheart and just loving life. I am a 2nd grade teacher at an amazing school and I am so lucky to have awesome students. I enjoy being involved in my son's school as well as the school I teach at. I graduated from Georgian Court University with a Special Education and Elementary Education Certification. I have a Master's in Education with a Guidance certification from GCU also. Just recently I obtained a Supervisor Cert. from Kean University. I hope you enjoy my blog:)
Bumping someone in my classroom is an ultimate favorite for my second graders. I reserved a small section of my bulletin board for our "Bump Board". In the beginning of the year I tell my students that I am looking for four super star papers. Work that is neat, their best work, and of course has their name on it can be in the running to go on our Bump Board. Once I choose 4 papers I call each child up to hang their papers. They are so proud as their classmates clap and their masterpieces get to hang proud!! Then, whenever I come across a paper, test, writing assignment, etc. that is fabulous I call them up and they get to bump someone off. Before implementing this we talk about not getting upset when their paper is bumped off and to be a good sport. I have been using this for the past 3 years in my room and have never had a negative issue with it. It is super easy to implement and it doesn't cost anything to make it.