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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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.

Math spiral review for second grade

Second Grade Thanksgiving Math

Directed Turkey Drawing

Yesterday I did a directed turkey drawing activity with my students.  Some students started to panic and said that they couldn't draw.  After some positive encouragement, we began to draw.

We first practiced drawing our turkey with a pencil.  After they felt comfortable drawing their turkey, I gave them a permanent marker so they could draw it again.  Then we used crayons to draw designs on our turkey. 

The last step was to paint the turkey using watercolors.

I love how they turned out.  The best part was the students were so quiet while doing this project and there were no spills!  It was the perfect way to end a Friday afternoon.

Plurals and a Freebie

I love using graphic organizers to help my students learn about plurals. There are so many rules for them to remember.   Graphic organizers really help my students see the pattern on how to make words plural.  I usually introduce two rules at a time.  Once they understand all of the rules, they beg to do more.  We made these Pilgrims and Native Americans to go with our plural graphic organizers.  It was a fun way to end a Friday afternoon.

Click on the Plurals Freebie below for your free copy.

There is a great plural noun rules freebie by Teaching with Love and Laughter over on TPT.

Here is another Thanksgiving freebie for you.  Click on preview for your freebie.  It is a great way to review second grade skills.  It can be used for morning work or homework.

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