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13 Feb
Love Critter

Here is an easy way to create a type of mailbox for students to use on Valentine’s Day. Have each student design a LOVE CRITTER baggie!!!   All you need to supply is a gift bag and the printables in this set. I set it up as a rotation during the week of Valentine’s Day. I use it as a center during literacy center rotations (There is writing involved!). You can see the printables for this fun project in my TPT store…  Click here to learn more about this Critter!!! Basically print the patterns. The only pattern I printed on different colored paper, was the body. The rest of the patterns,... 

10 Feb
We Toadally Love School Craft

We had lots of fun creating this craft in second grade!   It’s a great  introduction to our fact and opinion unit that will eventually lead into us writing opinion pieces.  We shared  our opinions of school and created an anchor chart to refer to when we made our good copy of our opinions on school. After that we wrote our opinions on school and created a cute frog to hold the opinions. How cute are these to hang up as a Spring or Valentine’s Day Display? You can make this too.  Follow the link to my TPT store by clicking here and getting your own set!  You will have a “Toadally”... 

1 Feb

Our Valentine packet is sure to make your Valentine’s Day party so much fun!!! You can get it here on E-junkie or here on TPT! If you hurry it may still be on sale here!  Love this Bingo… Everyone’s Engaged Bingo!  The nice thing about this game is that every picture called will be on the card (just in a different order) – this allows for everyone to cover a picture at every turn but still just one winner.  (Keeps all engaged knowing they must find the picture on every turn and is not frustrating like regular Bingo.) First person to get four in a row or diagonal, wins!  Perfect... 

23 Jan

Serving up some Muffin Tin Math in second grade this week (great thing about this game – it can work for any grade).  Have you used the muffin tin for math fun in your class?  I love that I can change the center to match the math we are working on in class.  I used it for the first time this week in my second grade class and the students had a blast.  I love when they have fun learning and don’t even realize they are practicing previously taught skills.  I definitely will be pulling the muffin tins out regularly during math center time. Here is how we played in my class.  The... 

12 Jan
hotchocolate anchor chart

Snow Day… so I finally had time to upload my hot chocolate themed packet for second grade to TPT.  My class had so much fun with this little craftivity that focuses on adjectives and sequencing while writing.  I know your class will have a blast too.  I share all you need to know to make hot chocolate in your class and throw in a bunch of learning to go with the fun of enjoying a cup of hot chocolate.  I even share with you a simple way to make hot chocolate – you won’t believe how easy it is!!! You can see a preview and much more by clicking here!   

31 Dec
winterbreakamwork

Looking forward to seeing my second graders on Monday.  I know they will all want to tell me about their winter break…  I want to make sure I get to hear all about it from each and every student.  I decided that for AM work on Monday they will come in and get started on this tell all sheet about their winter break.  Then, I will pick a few to share from each category.  Seems like a great way to start off the New Year in second grade. After that we will review class rules and get started on a great 2016 in second grade! This sheet is free to download if you would like to use it in your... 

20 Dec
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YES… Christmas Break is here…  Time to recharge that teacher battery so 2016 can be as great as 2015. With the help of my teammates at my school we celebrated Grinch Day on Thursday.  It was so much fun!!!  We did it the day before the Christmas party craziness and it was nice to have a day of fun… because on Friday I knew I had to give three assessments before the party and fun had to be had today. You can see my schedule of events…  Everything I did I got from online or made myself. For am work they worked through math addition and subtraction problems.  I added... 

25 Nov

Just a hodge podge of what Thanksgiving fun we had in my second grade class!  Through our Benchmark Literacy program we discuss how good readers visualize while they read.  Authors write in hopes that their readers will read their words and create a picture in their head.  My students visualized about their Thanksgiving Day and wrote down their descriptions of what they would see, feel, hear, smell, and touch.  Then they added pictures of what they visualized to the openings on their homes.  They turned out so cute! We decorated turkey masks from Oriental Trading. ... 

14 Nov
Thanksgivingregrouping

My second grade class is in the middle of an addition unit.  We have learned lots of strategies to solve two-digit addition problems.  I wanted to do a “fun” activity during our math lesson when we learned the standard algorithm for solving addition problems.   As a result, I came up with this craft that goes along with the poem we learned in class…  Less than nine everything is five.  Ten or more, move the tens next store.  Here is the final product.Check – got a Thanksgiving craft covered that goes along with what my second graders are learning in math! I hope... 

27 Oct
ghost under the sheet

Oh my, it has been since July since my last post.  My life has literally been a roller coaster the last few months…  I got the dream job.  I left a great second grade classroom 13 years ago and here I am back in second grade again.  I was hired 1 day before school started.  Now that I started school successfully with an empty classroom and no lesson plans, I pretty much think I can handle any teacher type of pressure you put on me.  I absolutely adore the school and staff I am working with.  I love, love, love my students!!!  Thank Goodness because to make a long story short… ... 

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