All About Bats

My students love learning about bats!  There are so many great resources on bats.  Our favorite read aloud is Stellaluna.  I found this free online storytelling of this book by Pamela Reed.  She does an amazing job reading the story and the students are mesmerized while listening to the story.

After listening to the story, we compared and contrasted bats to birds.

Here are a few videos we watched in class.

We read many books on bats and wrote about bats.  My students know so many facts about bats!

  Click here for a copy of the bat graphic organizer.

Click here for copy of the bat writing paper.

We also had fun drawing bats.

Halloween Math Freebies for Second Grade and More

My students are enjoying my Halloween math worksheets that I have created over the years.  I decided to make it a little easier for you to access them because we all have too many things to do.  There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done.  My students love riddles.  Hopefully, I will get some extra time to make more Halloween math riddles with simple addition with regrouping.
Free Halloween math for second grade

Click here for Halloween Math Freebie #1  This math freebie includes expanded form, comparing numbers, place value, and skip counting for second grade. 

Click here for Halloween Math Freebie #2  This Halloween math freebie includes mental math, missing addends, and comparing numbers.

Click here for Halloween Math Riddles  These Halloween math riddles include 2-digit addition with regrouping.  They are a fun Halloween activity for students.

My students are enjoying all the great Halloween books.  We finished writing about The Bumpy Little Pumpkin.  It is about a little girl that makes a jack-o-lantern with the help of her animal friends.  The message in this story is that like people, jack-o-lanterns come in all different shapes and sizes.  After listening to this book, my students all want a lumpy, bumpy pumpkin.  Here is an affiliate link to purchase The Bumpy Little Pumpkin from Amazon.  

Here are a few pages from my monthly Common Core Morning Work packets.   Click here to go to my TPT store and click on the preview for a few  FREE sample pages.

Second grade morning work

We made jack-o-lanterns for fun.

I had to buy costumes for my dogs.  Hunter doesn't look too excited about his costume.  I am hoping they will wear them for Halloween when I have to pass out candy to a hundred or more trick-or-treaters.

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Place Value for Second Grade

I am linking up with Angie from Lucky Little Learners and Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in Second.  This month we are talking about math strategies, math games, and math FREEBIES.

My class has been busy learning about place value.  I love making my place value scarecrows with my students.  I love incorporating a little arts and crafts into our math lesson.  This can be used as an informal math assessment.
Fall Math

Here is a great video to teach place value.  After watching this video several times, my students know place value!
After they completed their scarecrows, they played Three in a Row.   Little do they know that they are learning math facts while having fun!

Fall math freebie

My students also enjoy playing Roll & Cover.   They shake 2 dice and add them together.  They cover the sum of the dice.  The first one to cover all of their numbers is the winner.  Click here for your FREE copy of Roll & Cover and Three in a Row dice games.

Free dice game to learn addition math facts

Place value is an important concept for students.  It is the foundation for more difficult math problems.  Here is a Place Value FREEBIE for you.

Fall Math Freebie for 2nd grade

Here is a fall booklet that is a great spiral review activity for you students.  You can check it out in my TPT store.

Math review for 2nd grade

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