Deer in the Headlights

I've wanted to start a blog for the last few months, but I had no idea what to write about.... until now. I am a second grade teacher, and I after I attended a workshop on using interactive notebooks and incorporating the 9 strategies (from the book Classroom Instruction that Works), I totally want to use interactive notebooks in my classroom... except my students are so young! How am I going to do this?? Then the following week I started going to a technology in the classroom class and learned more about flipped classrooms. And I want to do this too!! Except, same problem... little kids! There HAS to be a way I can use and merge these two ideas into one, even though I'm a primary teacher. I started this blog so I can think out loud (so to speak): reflect, modify, improve, adapt, change... you know, all of those fancy words to really put the learning back into the hands of the 7 and 8 year old eager and excited bunnies (yes, I call my students "bunnies." I don't know why, I've been doing it ever since I started teaching)!

ANYWAY... the reason for the title of this post: Deer in the Headlights. I was so proud of myself for actually mustering up the courage, putting myself out there, and creating the blog. Then I started clicking around and was completely overwhelmed by the backside of the blog. I'm sure if I click around enough, I can figure it out. But for now, I need a break. I'm off to work on my Weebly site for my technology class. I'll share that with you all later... all zero of you, since nobody knows I made this. Maybe someday I'll get a reader or two :)

PS: this post has taken me FOREVER to write... I guess I just want it to be perfect! Hopefully they all won't take so long in the future! :)


  1. I am a second grade teacher and I just finished up at a tech class and they mentioned the flipped classroom. I am very interested in trying this approach with my students for math. I was searching for ideas about using this with second graders and that is when I came upon your blog. Have you come up with any ideas or found any discussions about using the flipped classroom in second grade?

    1. I took a bit of a hiatus, so I haven't found anything second grade specific yet, but I'm still looking. Did you check out the link in my second post: ? This site was put together by my district's tech integrator and it is A.MAZ.ING!!


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