Morning Work for First Grade

Many people have asked me to make morning work packets for first grade.  Here is a FREE sample of my newest creation.  It can be used for morning work or homework.  It is a spiral review of the first grade Common Core Standards.  Click on the picture of the morning work for your FREE sample pages.  

First grade worksheets

Free morning work

Free morning work

You can purchase the packet by clicking HERE.

Spring Book Giveaway

I am teaming up with my wonderful blogger friends for a Spring Book Giveaway.  I hope you get many great ideas and freebies to use in your classroom.

The lucky winner will receive these 8 books.

Earth Day is just around the corner.  How to Help the Earth---by the Lorax is a great way to introduce Earth Day.  This book suggests ways to reduce waste by donating clothes, carrying a lunch box, recycling cans and bottles, and sharing magazines with friends.  The  Lorax also gives examples for saving energy.

I have a writing FREEBIE to go with the book.  

Click the picture below to get your Earth Day writing freebie.

I was going through my old posts and found these money task cards for Earth Day.  Click  here for your FREE copy of money task cards.
Free task cards for second grade

Now for the giveaway details! Here is how you can enter to win 8 books for your classroom. Grab my number before heading on over to my sweet friend, Amanda over at Teaching Maddeness.   Each blogger will have a number at the end of his/her post. Collect all the numbers along the way, and when you're done, add them all up and enter the sum in the Rafflecopter below!

Happy hopping and I hope you get some great ideas!

Spring Math for Second Grade

I love springtime.  The flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer.  It is difficult to sit at the computer or grade papers when the weather is so nice.  I am putting a few of my favorite freebies all in one place so you don't have to spend time looking all over the place.   I purchased a license from Scrappin Doodles so I can offer some of my freebies on my blog rather than downloading a preview from my TPT store. 

I need to constantly review with my students so they will remember all of the skills that I have taught them.  While my students are doing their morning work, I can make a quick assessment on who needs extra help on a specific skill.  Click here for your FREE sample pages of morning work for April.  You can check out the packet in my TPT store.

Morning work for 2nd grade

From time to time, I like to give a math review for homework.  Click on here or on the picture of second grade math review for your FREE copy.

second grade math
Math Spiral Review for Second Grade

math for second grade

Morning work freebie for second grade

Here is a sample of my newest product.  It is a spiral review with math and language arts all on one page.  It is in black and white to save on ink.  Click here for your FREE sample pages of morning work for second grade.  It is aligned with the Common Core Standards and is a great way to start your day while you take attendance and lunch count.  You can purchase the entire packet in my TPT store.  I have it on sale for the next few days.
Math for second grade

Easter Math for Second Grade

My students love it when I change our math centers.  Here are a few ideas for math centers for Easter.

My students love doing bunny equations.  I tell them it is simple algebra and they want to do it so they can be like the big kids.    You can get the Easter math in my TPT store.  The Egg Hunt is a freebie from Teacher Tam.

You can get the Easter FREEBIE by clicking HERE.

March Ideas and Freebies

Here are some ideas and freebies for the month of March.

I like to have math centers for my students to work on when they finish their work.  Here are some task counting money task cards that are great for a math center.  Click on the picture of the money task cards for your FREE copy.

It is always fun to do little naughty things in the classroom the week of St. Patrick's Day and blame it on the leprechaun.  I like to leave a gold glitter trail and tiny green footprints the first day to get the students excited about the leprechaun.  I have a little hat that he forgets in our classroom.  We keep the hat to try to lure him into our trap.  Throughout the week, the leprechaun messes up our room like knocking over all of our chairs or dropping the crayons onto the floor.   Sometimes he will even leave a treat!

The students talk about catching him and we discuss what we would do if we caught him.  I usually have a student that will make a trap for so we can try to catch the leprechaun in our classroom.  I have my students write about what they would do with the leprechaun once they catch him.  

                                                         Leprechaun Trap

I am always reviewing with my students so they don't forget the skills that I have taught them.  Click here for a spiral review for 2nd grade.  It covers skills such as counting money, telling time, expanded form, and skip counting.  It can be used for morning work or homework. I have a St. Patrick's Day math packet in my TPT store that is on sale for the next few days.
Math Spiral Review for 2nd grade

Here is morning work that is aligned with the Common Core Standards.  Here are sample pages from my March Morning Work packet.  You can check out the packet here.  Click on the picture of the second grade morning work for your FREE sample pages.

Click here for your FREE sample pages of morning work for second grade

Last year I bought this Leprechaun Science Kit from Steve Spangler Science.  My students and I loved doing the various experiments.  I am going to use the same kit with my students this year.  I will wrap it up and let them think the leprechaun left it for us.  It will be fun to do the experiments right  before spring break.

My students loved watching me make leprechaun  green snow that came in the science kit.  Here is a great video on leprechaun  green snow.


Inflating a giant leprechaun bag

These beads are clear and they change colors when they are in the sun.  They came in the science kit but you can purchase them from Walmart.  They are called UV Pony beads.

Celebrating President's Day in the Classroom

My students love learning about the presidents and American symbols.  Here is a drawing of George Washington.  I hate to admit it, but my students can draw better than me.

Here is a great video on George Washington from Scholastic.  Click here to watch it.

My student's love this video!   This one is a good one for a brain break.  My class loves to get up and dance to this one.  


My students loved hearing all the interesting facts of the various presidents in this video. 


As we learn about each American symbol or president, we put our papers into a folder.  They love adding papers to their folder.

I gave my students review sheets for homework this week.  It reviews many second grade skills such as counting money, telling time, addition and subtraction with regrouping, contractions, and plurals. Click on the picture of the second grade review for your FREE copy.

Free math for 2nd grade

Second grade spiral review

 Here are a few pictures from the So. Cal. Blogger Tea hosted by the lovely Katie Knight.  The food was amazing and it was great to meet so many wonderful bloggers.  

February Ideas and Freebies

Here are some ideas for the month of February.  I hope you can use some of these ideas and activities in your classroom.

                                                     Valentine's Day Ideas 

My students are learning how to count money.  Here is a Valentine's Day counting money Freebie that I made a few years ago.  You can get your FREE copy of the Valentine's Day task cards by clicking here.

Counting Money Scoot Cards
 Valentine's Day Task Cards

If you need more money resources, check out my money unit.  Click on the preview for additional FREEBIES.

Second Grade Math
Counting Money for 2nd Grade

Here is a mental math freebie.

FREE 2nd Grade Math
 Mental Math for 2nd Grade

You can get the Valentine's Day Math in my TPT store.

Second Grade Math
Valentine's Day Math

Heartprints by P.K. Halliman is the perfect book for teaching about kindness.  It is similar to the book called Have You Filled A Bucket Today?  You can get the Valentine's Day Writing freebie by clicking here.

Valentine's Day Wrting

While I take attendance and lunch count, my students are busy with their morning work.  It is a spiral review of skills that I have already taught my students.  You can FREE sample pages of my February morning work for second grade by clicking HERE.  You can buy the packet in my TPT store.

Free Spiral review for 2nd grade
                                                Morning Work for 2nd Grade

My early finishers  practice math facts on the computer using the free web site Xtra Math.  Xtra math is a great way for students to master math facts.  It sends a weekly email to me so I can see how each student is progressing.  

Roll and Cover is a fun way for my students to get more practice learning their addition math facts. Students roll two dice and find the sum.  They cover the sum on the board.  The first student to cover up all their numbers is the winner.  Click here for a copy of the Valentine's Day Roll and Cover.

Roll & Cover Dice Game
 Roll & Cover Dice Game

Valentine's Day math games

We are not suppose to give out candy at our school.  For Valentine's Day, I am giving my students bubbles.  You can buy them at Michael's or Target.  Target sells them in multi-colors.