Saturday, January 24, 2015

Winter Retelling Journals

My students having been busy reading winter stories.  We live in Southern California so if we get snow, it is a big treat!  This winter has been extremely warm so it doesn't look like we will be getting any snow this year.  We read The Mitten by Jan Brett and wrote in our retelling journal.

Next, we read the story called The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler. It is an adorable story where  a little girl is told she is too little to make a snowman.  With the help of her animal friends, she builds the biggest, best snowman and proves her family wrong.   We discussed with our partners the beginning, middle, and end of the story.  Once again, we  wrote in our retelling journals.

We ended our busy week making these adorable snowman which was a two day project.   I love the colors they used and they had a blast making them!  

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Common Core Morning Work for Second Grade

My Common Core Daily Practice for Second Grade is my favorite review to use with my students.  This Common Core math and ELA morning work for 2nd grade is a great way to start the day for your students.  It helps keeps math and ELA skills fresh in your students' minds  These pages are designed for students to work independently to spiral math and ELA standards and skills learned throughout the year. It is great to use for morning work or homework. 

I created a little packet so you can get sample pages from my various packets that I created. Click on the picture of the Common Core Daily Math and ELA Freebie to get your free copy.  Please leave feedback.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Morning Work for Second Grade

I like to review the concepts I taught my students on a daily basis or otherwise they forget the necessary skills to be successful in second grade.  Head on over to my TPT store and click on the preview for free sample pages to try in your classroom.  The best part, it is on sale for the next few days.

My Winter Math Printables are great for homework and extra math practice.  

Just in case you didn't see my last post, here is a little Penguin Math Freebie for you.  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Penguin Math Freebie

I am doing a little planning for January.  My students will be starting 3-digit addition and subtraction in math.  Hopefully, they have forgotten how to regroup!  Click on the picture of the Penguin Math Freebie for your free copy.  Please feel free to share it with your friends or pin it on Pinterest.

I hope you are enjoying your winter break!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Deck the Classroom and a Christmas Freebie

I finally got around to taking some pictures of the projects we having been doing in our classroom.  We have been busy with some holiday fun. We wrote letters to Santa trying to persuade him to choose them for his reindeer.

I read The Mouse Before Christmas to my students and then we made our own little mouse.  

You can get the pattern from the talented Glyph Girls.

We made these snowman ornaments for gifts to their parents.  I put each students' picture in the center.  I bought the snowman kits from Oriental Trading Company.  This year I wanted a simple gift for them to make for their parents.

Every day my student look forward to finding Frosty our elf. Sometime he leaves treats for the students who follow directions in class.  I am the only one in our school that has an elf in the classroom.  It is fun to hear the other students ask about our elf and tell me stories about our elf.  

Head on over to my TPT store for your Christmas Freebie.  It includes missing addends, addition and subtraction with regrouping, 2-step word problem, comparing numbers, identifying verbs, making contractions, and end punctuation.

I am linking up with Amy Lemons at Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons to showcase a few of things we have been doing in our classroom.

Friday, November 28, 2014

MobyMax Giveaway

Have your heard of MobyMax?  I have been using it in my classroom for several weeks and love it!  MobyMax is a web-based Common Core Curriculum that assesses your students and then diagnoses areas of weakness. The best part of MobyMax is that it differentiates instruction based on the needs of each student.  MobyMax automatically assigns the appropriate lessons to target each student's missing skills.  

Here is a look at the dashboard when you sign in.
The student chooses a subject to work on or the teacher can give them assignments.

It is motivating because students earn a star for each practice set they complete.  After 10 stars, they earn a badge. Students also earn game time for correct answers.  Teachers have the flexibility to reward more game time, determine when students are allowed to play, or disable games if they choose.  For an additional incentive, I let my students go in the treasure box for every 5 badges they earn. 

As the child completes a lesson, it gives instant feedback.   Students learn instantly from their mistakes. 

Another great feature is that students can work on it at home and parents can check their child's progress.  This engages parent involvement.

In addition to being fun and engaging for students, MobyMax is easy to use for the teacher.  It allows teachers to set goals for students and to monitor their progress.  This feature is great for IEPs.  

It is only $99 for a year subscription with no limit to the number of students you can add to your roster.  The best part is MobyMax is giving away a free one-year subscription to one of my readers!! 

I will announce the winner on my Facebook page.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Math Freebie

I created these review math worksheets for my students.  My students benefit greatly when we constantly review the math skills they have been taught.  I have this week off so I am busy organizing my files and trying to throw away papers.  It is amazing how many papers came accumulate in various piles!  Click on the Thanksgiving math freebie picture below for your free copy.
Second Grade Thanksgiving Math