15 February 2020

Valentine's Day

Oh my goodness...I can't believe it's been over a year since I last posted. I am still HERE, but super BUSY! After 14 years in second grade, I began a new adventure in 1st grade.  I really have so much love for my little firsties and they surprise me every day with their eagerness and excitement for learning.

I know this is late, but then again my middle name should have been... LATE.  I just had to share the adorable Valentine bags my firsties made.


The Valentine Bags can be found in the following the 
following resource
 (click below to check it out):

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Its-Raining-Hearts-2375372


03 February 2019

Groundhog Day FREEBIE

Just a quick freebie in honor of Punxsutawney Phil.   Looking forward to an early spring!!! Hopefully our groundhog friend got it right!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O3VaB7pf3Vapd8D8scjA5hn0TKBv1fxL/view?usp=sharing
  Click on the image above to download the FREEBIE.

08 December 2018

Holidays Around the World

Years ago, I posted about my Winter Celebrations Scrapbook.  You can check out the post here.  Last year, I felt like we needed to condense our activities.  We were shorter on time and had a full packed curriculum that needed to be incorporated as well.  I decided to alter the booklet just a bit, but the original is still included in the resource.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Winter-Celebration-Scrapbook-996595



I created one page passages and a place for students to draw a single snapshot of something they learned about the country or celebration.  The following countries/celebrations are included:
  • U.S.A.
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • France
  • Sweden
  • Hanukkah
Check out my little guy's snapshot for Sweden.  That Tomten is too cute!!!  
Each of the pages is formatted like the page below. 


There is also a separate smaller booklet with multiple questions for each of the passages and a map is also included.


I LOVE to incorporate read alouds as I introduce each country/celebration.  
Here are just a few of my favorites.








You can check out this resource on TPT by simply clicking here.

25 November 2018

Regrouping Practice

I wanted to share a resource that I use year after year in my second grade classroom.  The pages can be used as a quick check, review, or even as an assessment after the skill has been taught.

The resource contains 58 pages of math problems that have a clean, simplistic design.  There are only 10 problems per page, so they shouldn't be too overwhelming for students.  I prefer to use them for morning work.  Then, I give my students immediate feedback, and they go back and correct any they had difficulty with.  I find it to be a simple, yet valuable learning tool in the classroom.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2-3-Digit-Addition-Subtraction-With-and-Without-Regrouping-4218841
Below you can see the types of pages included in the resource.  Within the resource, you will be able to click and head to the pages you need.
 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2-3-Digit-Addition-Subtraction-With-and-Without-Regrouping-4218841

06 May 2018

Cinco de Mayo



In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I put together this little freebie. 



I love to introduce Cinco de Mayo with a read aloud.  
My favorite is Marco's Cinco de Mayo by Lisa Bullard.  

Image result for marcos Cinco de Mayo

The freebie above is a great follow up activity after reading the story.   Your students can simply color and write about Cinco de Mayo in the space provided.  

01 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  In honor of the new year, I created this little freebie for all my teacher friends.

 https://drive.google.com/open?id=13qSYkO9gN1T1rvrwEMCX80DEjCgej2z0
They turned out super cute!


 

18 November 2017

Kindness in the Classroom

Wow, quite a bit of time has passed since my last post.  Thanksgiving is near and I really wanted to take the time for a quick post about kindness and giving thanks.  My little group of second graders really is a sweet group, but I have a few that struggle to get along.  I wanted to show my little ones the importance of kindness and how kindness can be contagious.  I shared with them the heartwarming video, Kindness Boomerang on YouTube.  If you haven't already seen it, it is a MUST see.  We talked about ways we can send out positive boomerangs into the world. 
 
I also created bookmarks for each of my students.  I shared one reason I am thankful for each and every one of them.  I wanted to show them a little kindness and let them know that I am thankful for them and each for different reasons.


Then, I had them write a sweet message to another student in the classroom.  They drew numbers randomly.  This was a bit harder, because most of them got the name of someone who isn't necessarily their best friend.  They had to come up with a reason why they are thankful for that person.


They also drew a picture on the back.

I also wanted to share a wonderful infographic that was shared with me by Braman Honda Miami.  They started a digital community service project about simply being kind, and how little acts of kindness can help change the world for the better!  What a wonderful message!!!  With the holidays upon us it is the perfect time to spread a little or a lot of KINDNESS!  



13 September 2017

Word Collector

Just a quick post to share a template I'm using this year to review and practice vocabulary words.  I wanted a place my students could store their vocabulary words for easy reference throughout the year.  We already use a composition book as a spelling dictionary, so I created a tabbed divider, so the other half of the composition book could be used for storing vocabulary words.  I am thrilled at how well it is working out in the classroom!
 

You can check it out HERE.