New Year's Resolution

Happy New Year!!! I'm linking up with Jen over at Teacher's Cauldron about my New Year's resolutions.
1. I need to actually use my exercise DVDs!! I am great at buying them but never seem to have the time to use them on a regular basis. Here are a just few in my collection. Shhhhh, I won't tell you how many I actually have!

This walking DVD by Lesie Sansone is a simple one but good one. It gets your heart pumping without all those fancy moves. She has some DVDs where you use weights or stetching bands.

I love 10 Minute Solutions for toning. You use light hand weights to sculpt your arms. These are great workouts to fit into a busy schedule.
The FIrm is a really great workout! These women are like the energizer bunny!  They keep going and going.    Hard Core Fusion is a workout that will make you sweat. This is not for beginners.
 This DVD is a combination of cardio and strength workout to help burn fat and build muscle. I like this one because it consist of two 15-minute routines. This is also a great one to fit into a busy schedule.

2. Make the recipes that I have collected over the years. I love buying cookbooks and collecting recipes. The first recipe that I want to make is Beef Bourguignon. It uses a crockpot. Doesn't it look delicious? Click on the picture if you are interested in the recipe. I love the recipes on the blog called A Feast for the Eyes. I know this is a teaching blog, but I was thinking of posting my favorite recipes. What do you think?

3.  My last New Year's resolution is to eat more veggies.

Wishing you peace, love, and laughter in 2013!


Fraction Freebie

It is really difficult to get myself motivated to do school work.  When I return to school, my students will be learning about fractions.  I made this fraction worksheet to share with you.  What are you teaching your students when you return to school?  Do you have any great winter projects planned?  I would love to hear from you!

Clip art from KPM Doodles and snowman border from Pink Cat Studio
CLick on the picture for your free copy of fractions for second grade.

I can't believe this is the last Friday Freebie for 2012! I am linking up with Teaching Blog Addict. Hop over and grab all the FREEBIES they have featured for today. Happy Friday!

2012's Best and Brightest Linky Party

I'm linking up with Christina at Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge to share some of my blogging highlights of 2012.  I want to thank my son, Brian, for designing my web page and helping me blog.  He has taught me so much and I could not have done it without his help.

Most Popular Product on TPT
My Daily Math Warm Ups (first trimester) for second grade is my most popular item on TeachersPayTeachers.  My Daily Warm Ups for second trimester is also very popular.  My students need to keep reviewing the skills that I have taught them or they forget the concepts quickly.  I like to start start the morning with these warm ups.  I am very thankful for the extra income from TPT to help pay for my son's dental work.
Favorite Post
I love fall.  I love when the weather gets cooler--it gets me in the mood to bake.  I love the leaves changing colors and the holidays are just around the corner.
Fan Favorite Freebie
I love to share and give freebies away.  I try to link up with Teaching Blog Addict every Friday.  The freebie that was the most popular was my verbs worksheet for Halloween.  It had over a thousand views.

Wishing you peace, love, and laughter.

Daily Math Warm Ups for Second Grade

I love teaching math!  As a kid, math was my favorite subject.  I finally finished my third trimester Daily Math Warm Ups for second grade.  My students need to keep reviewing the skills I have taught them or they forget them.  They are great for morning work or for homework.  Click on the preview for a FREE sample of math spiral review. 
Math spiral review

The concepts covered in these Daily Math Warm Ups for 3rd trimester includes:

-Base ten blocks
-Telling time to the nearest 5 minutes
-Word problems

-Two-part word problems
-Greater than, less than, and equal
-Before, after, and between
-Simple Algebra
-Counting money
-Simple addition and subtraction
-Adding 3 numbers
-Ordering numbers
-Place value
-Adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers
-Expanded Form
-Mentally adding 10 or 100 to a given number
-Mentally subtracting 10 or 100 from a given number 

-Multiplication (2s, 5s, 10s)

This packet is a little more difficult than second trimester warm-ups.  Click on the picture for your free  math spiral review sample.
math for second grade
Click on the picture below for more FREE math reviews for second grade.  
FREE math for second grade

Santa Letters

We finally finished our Santas and letters this week!  It is hard to believe Christmas is around the corner, especially when it has been in 70s here in Southern California.  The students have been very energetic to say the least.

My class has been enjoying these Santa stories.


Here are some pictures of our elf, Charles.  The students look forward to finding him every morning.  Some days he leaves treats for the students.  

Is your class doing Elf on the Shelf?  What are some things your elf has been doing?  I would love to hear from you.

Second Grade Math Spiral Review Freebie

 Happy Tuesday! I made this math spiral review for second grade to share with you to help you get in the Christmas spirit.  I love this adorable clip art that I just purchased from Krista Wallden on TPT.  Click here for your Christmas math review.

second grade math

Christmas math

Math spiral review for second grade
I'm linking up with Tara over at Fourth Grade Frolics.

Head on over to Teaching Blog Addict for many great freebies!

Christmas Fix-It Sentences

Happy December!  It is hard to believe Christmas is around the corner.  I am busy planning Christmas activities with my students.   Here is  a Christmas Fix-It Sentence freebie for you.


If you are interested in more daily grammar reviews, check out my TPT store.  These daily grammar reviews for second grade are designed to be cut in half for a quick review of grammar skills previously taught in class. 
The following skills that are covered in this packet for 2nd grade includes:

-Identifying nouns and verbs
-Prefixes and suffixes
-Multiple meaning words
-Antonyms and synonyms
-Spelling patterns
-Main idea
-Quotation marks
-Identifying complete sentences

This week we made these cute elves.   I bought the cute elf pattern on TPT from First Grade Fever. 

Now I need to start planning a project for my students to make for their parents for Christmas.  If you have any ideas, I would love to hear from you!