Monday, April 21, 2014

Earth Day Freebies

My class has been busy learning how to take care of the Earth.  There are so many wonderful resources that I have found for my Earth Day Unit.  There is a great free Earth Day PowerPoint from TPT.  It is geared for older students but my students really enjoyed it.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Earth-Day-PowerPoint-A-History-of-Earth-Day-648978
 
We are busy making this Earth Day Lapbook from Diary of Not So Wimpy Teacher.   It has many foldables with a KWL chart and graphic organizer.  My district loves to see graphic organizers being used in our classrooms.  A PowerPoint presentation is also included in this terrific resource. 
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Earth-Day-Lapbook-and-PowerPoint-1080388
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Earth-Day-Lapbook-and-PowerPoint-1080388
 
Here are a few great videos for Earth Day.
 
 




 
 

Another great freebie I found are these Earth Day Fold & Snip Books by A Teachable Teacher.  They are great
organizers for celebrating Earth Day in the primary classroom.
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Earth-Day-Fold-Snip-Books-Graphic-Organizers-1203703
 
Here is a  FREE mini-book on protecting the Earth.   This mini-book includes information about recycling, picking up trash, compost bins, and planting new life by Education to the Core.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Protect-the-Earth-A-FREE-Earth-Day-Mini-Book-Close-Read-621964
 
Krista Wallden from Creative Clips has FREE Earth Day Love Pencils to decorate newsletters or worksheets. 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Earth-Day-Pencils-Creative-Clips-Digital-Clipart-563554
 
I created this Earth Day Freebie for you that includes Earth Day word problems, 3-digit addition & subtraction, pronouns, verbs, and adding the suffix "ing" to a word.  Click on the picture below to get your FREE Earth Day worksheets for second grade.
 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0SPeY_PyGOoMDhqYzVCV0V5QkU/edit?usp=sharing
 
 
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

It's A Second Grade Thing

I am so excited to team up with some of my second grade bloggy friends to bring you a brand new, collaborative Pinterest board!
Click on the image to go to the board!
The purpose of this board is to share some of our spectacular second grade teaching ideas and resources with our followers. Here are some of the amazing bloggers participating:

To kick off our new board, we are giving away a $20 gift certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers! WOO HOO!!! Check out the Rafflecopter below:

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We are SO excited to be connecting with our amazing readers on Pinterest! See ya over there!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Math Centers and a Freebie

This week my students are reviewing various math skills.  I created these Easter math centers for my students.  I put the math centers in these adorable Easter baskets.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Egg-citing-Math-Centers-for-Second-Grade-1196218

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Egg-citing-Math-Centers-for-Second-Grade-1196218

 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Egg-citing-Math-Centers-for-Second-Grade-1196218
 
 
Here is an Easter math freebie for you that I put in a previous post.  Click on the picture below for your free copy of Easter math which includes skip counting, Easter word problems, telling time, 3-digit subtraction, 3-digit addition, and missing addends.
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Math-Freebie-1181359
 
Here is another Easter Math freebie that is great for morning work or homework.  It reviews many common core standards for second grade such as counting money, ordering numbers, place value, expanded form, fractions, and addition & subtraction with regrouping.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0SPeY_PyGOoTkZhRU9NUGtnazA/edit
 
We made these adorable frames from Oriental Trading Company.  I took pictures of my students holding a stuffed bunny and put in their frames. 
 
 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Morning Work for Second Grade

I like to give my students my Daily Practice sheets for morning work while I collect homework and take attendance. Daily Practice for Second Grade is the perfect way to get your second graders warmed up each and every day. It is also great for homework or extra practice while you teach a small group.  It is filled with rigorous and meaningful spiral review concepts that target common core standards.  It covers a wide array of standards.  My students need consist review in order for them to remember the skills that I taught them. It has 22 English language arts pages and 23 math pages all designed with adorable seasonal graphics. 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-Practice-for-Second-Grade-April-1182839

Second Grade English Language Arts skills covered include:
Pronouns
Homophones
Rhyming
Context clues
Adjectives
Prefixes
Shades of meaning
Collective nouns
Vowels
Past tense verbs
Synonyms
Punctuation
Multiple meaning words
Spelling
Contractions
Compound Words
Suffixes
Commas
Grammar
Possessive nouns
Reflexive pronouns
Phonics
Irregular verbs
Adverbs
Second Grade Math Skills include:
Money
Word problems
Graphing
Addition & Subtraction
Skip counting
Place value
Fractions
Measurement
Telling time
Geometry
Comparing numbers
Math facts
Mental Math
Arrays
Line Plots
Two-step word problems
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0SPeY_PyGOoZ2tqVTNvWFYxWkU/edit?usp=sharing

Click on the picture above to get your FREE sample pages of Daily Practice for second grade.  It is great for homework or morning work for second grade.  It is aligned with second grade common core standards.
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

2nd Grade Product Swap & Blog Hop



Welcome to the second grade product swap and blog hop! EIGHTEEN wonderful second grade bloggers have joined together to swap and review each other's products.  Best of all, we are giving away all of the products to one lucky winner!  

If you are looking for the start of the hop, head over to see Casey at Second Grade Math Maniac to start hopping.  As you check out all the fabulous products, make sure to follow each blog on Bloglovin' as well.  There will be a Rafflecopter at the last stop.  This is where you can enter to win all of the products being reviewed!


I am so excited to be paired up with Brandi Miller from Success n Second Grade.  She has tons of great ideas on her blog!  The first product that I used with my students is the March Sentence Scramble.  It is a great literacy center for those students who need extra practice on writing complete sentences with correct end punctuation.  It is especially good for my students since I have many EL students that struggle with writing complete sentences.   The students unscramble the sentence and use the recording sheets provided in the packet. The packet contains 4 sentences that have a St. Patrick's Day theme and 4 sentences that have a reading theme.  Click on the picture below and it will take you to Brandi's TPT store.


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/March-Sentence-Scramble-1136407
 Here is a picture of laminating the March sentences.


I quick snapped some pictures of some sentences that the students completed.  I love how the student in the bottom picture added his own words. 


The next product I had my students use for a center is Crazy for Capitalization. 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Capitalization-Task-Cards-1136335
 

Students write the word that should be capitalized or you can choose the recording sheet where they write the word as well as why it needs to be capitalized. This is a great center for differentiating with your students.  Our district is big on differentiating.   It also has an answer key included so after you laminate and cut the center, you are all ready!  It would make a great addition to any classroom for a center on capitalization.


 
Click the button below to head over to....

http://successinsecondgrade.blogspot.com/2014/03/product-swap-and-blog-hop.html
 
I have a counting money FREEBIE for my Facebook fans.  Click the picture below to grab your freebie on counting money for second grade.   It has money word problems that are aligned with the Common Core Math Standard 2.MD.8--solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. 
 
https://www.facebook.com/SmilingAndShiningInSecondGrade

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Easter Math Freebie

Here is an Easter math freebie for second grade.  It includes telling time to the nearest 5 minutes, word problems, skip counting, and addition and subtraction with regrouping.  They are great for homework or review math sheets for your class.  Click on the Easter math freebie picture to get your free copy.  If you download it, I would love it if you would leave me some feedback.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Math-Freebie-1181359
 
My spring break is coming to an end and I still have many things to do.  Spring break always goes by too fast.