Place Value Scarecrows and a Fall Freebie

We finished our place value unit in math and made these scarecrows.  This idea came from Bertha Acosta who has many great ideas and is a great addition to our second grade team.  I used it as a quick informal assessment to see which students needed additional support on this concept.


Mrs. Acosta's classroom theme is space so she made these adorable astronaut and aliens.  She bought some clip art and enlarged it for the students to color.  I like how she mounted it on blue paper so they would stand out better on the bulletin board.

I just finished creating Fall Math for Second Grade.  Some of the common core math skills covered in it are:
 10 more and 10 less
100 more and 100 less
telling time
comparing numbers ( 2-digit and 3-digit)
skip counting
place value
expanded form
number words
fact families
word problems
ordering numbers
counting money
simple addition and subtraction
adding 3 numbers
2-digit addition and subtraction
missing addends

Fall Math for second Grade

Here is a Fall Math Freebie for you to celebrate the new fall season. Click here for your fall freebie.

Free math for second grade

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Place Value

My second graders have been working on place value for the last several weeks.  I want to share some of my favorite resources for teaching place value.

Here is a great video to introduce place value.

I love Mrs. Olson's interactive notebooks.  I like to use these for a quick assessment to see which of my students need extra practice with me on on a specific skill.  My students loved working on their interactive notebook.  Click on the place value pictures below for your freebie from Mrs. Olson's Lucky Little Learners.

For a quick review, I like to use this SMART Board activity with my students from FlapJack Educational Resources.

A few weeks ago we made these adorable place value monsters.  At the time, we were only working with tens and ones. They would be really cute if you added arms and legs to the monsters.   Click here for the patterns for the place value monsters.  Click here for the I am Expanding form.  

My class is also busy solving math journals prompts by drawing models.  Click here for your free math journal prompts for second grade.

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