I Would Make a Good Easter Bunny

My students had a fun writing activity this week.  They told me why they would make a good Easter bunny. A few students choose to tell me why they would not make a good Easter bunny.  They told me that they are clumsy and lazy---being an Easter bunny is hard work! 

We also had fun making paper mache baskets.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Spring Cleaning Sale

Spring has sprung!  To celebrate spring, a bunch of  bloggers and I are holding a Spring Cleaning Sale in our stores this weekend. 
Click on the picture below to go to my TPT store.  

Thanks so much for the graphic, Krista!!

 Source Jenni Dunning
Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Easter Math Freebie

I just returned from a week long cruise to the Caribbean.  Now it is time to start planning for next week, unpacking, doing laundry, and grocery shopping.  My students will soon be taking the California Standardized Test.  Here is a quick math review that I will be giving them  when we return to school from spring break.  Counting money, place value, fractions, expanded form and 3-digit addition & subtraction are the skills covered in the Easter math freebie for 2nd grade.

2nd grade math

Click on the Easter math worksheets for your free copy.

FREE math for second grade
Easter Math for 2nd grade

I also made these Easter math centers that you can grab in my TPT store.  
Easter Math Centers
Easter math centers

Math centers

Here are a few pictures from our cruise.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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How to Catch a Leprechaun

Every day this week the leprechaun has visited our classroom.  It started last week when he dumped crayons all over the room and left his hat behind.  We hid his hat in the cabinet so he would return to our classroom looking for it.  Every day he does something to our room such as tip over chairs, write on the white board, spill glitter all over the tables, and leave green footprints all over the sink and table. I had my students write and tell me what they would do if they found a pot of gold. 

Click on the pot of gold writing paper for your free copy.
I also had the students give directions on how to catch a leprechaun.  Leprechaun pattern is from Christie over at First Grade Fever.
 Today we set our trap for the leprechaun. 
I am off to fill the candy kettles for my students.

Let's Get Acquainted

I am happy to be linking up with Latoya of Flying into First Grade.
I am sharing three things about myself using my initials SJS.
S - swing and salsa dancing.  I have been taking swing dance lessons for about 4 years and just started taking salsa dance lessons.  It is great exercise and we have met a lot of wonderful people. 
J - Jon Bon Jovi.  I love listening to his music and going to his concerts.  His picture is even on the desktop of my computer.

 S - sweet tooth.  I love baking and I have a sweet tooth.  I was thinking about starting a cooking/baking blog and then decided to start a teaching blog.  I love anything with chocolate.
 Hop on over to Flying into First Grade and learn some new things about your favorite bloggers.

Synonyms for St. Patrick's Day

My class has been busy getting ready for our district benchmark test and the California State Test.  Next week we will be  taking our district benchmarks.  I am busy planning some fun activities for St. Patrick's Day.  My students deserve a little break from all the testing.  Here are some synonyms cards that I made for next week.  There is a total of 12 pairs of synonoyms.

I am linking up with Fifth in the Middle's Blog by State. Head on over to her blog and check out all the great blogs. 
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Place Value and Number Sense

I have been busy reviewing with my students for the state test.  A friend shared this great video on place value from mathstory.com.  They have lots of great videos.  A few of my students were singing this song all day long about place value.  It has a catchy tune.
I made this review for my second graders on place value.  It isn't fancy, but it definitely does the job.  Click here for your free copy of the place value and number sense worksheet.


Happy Wednesday!  I am off to relax for a little while. 

Homophone Anchor Chart and Worksheet

My class really like homophones!  They are always giving me more words to add to our list of homophones.  They will interrupt my teaching to tell me a homophone.  I made this homophone anchor chart to share with you.

Click on the homophones anchor chart for your free copy.

Click on the homophone worksheet for your free copy.

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