Over the last 10 years, I have tried so many different published spiraling activities. I liked many of them, but didn't love any of them. I always felt like there weren't enough of the types of problems I needed for my students. For instance, I especially need regrouping problems mid to end of the year. I wanted my spiraling activity to encompass a variety of skills, but I wanted to start very basic and work towards building the level of difficulty. I simply start with what they should know from first grade. For instance with money, at the beginning of the year, I'd start with all pennies and gradually increase the level of difficulty.
Using the Math PODS allowed me to make my own problems (within the template) and choose the level of difficulty. I started with single digit numbers at the beginning of the year and ended the year with 2-3 digit numbers.
There are only 2 pages that I copy front/back. I give them a blank copy for the week and they keep it in their Math POD folders. I like to write the answers on a blank copy and then use my document camera to display it on the Smart board. By doing this, we can discuss the answers interactively. You could also use an overhead projector. I simply hand write the problems, and they copy and solve them on their own copies.
Here is an example of the PODS with suggestions:
There are also these additional pages for students to monitor their own progress.
We complete these each Friday.
If you are a second grade teacher looking for something a little different as a math review, you can check it out HERE.