Valentine's Day Art Project & A Freebie

My students are having a blast painting and getting our room decorated for February.  They love it when I put up their artwork!  I like to have the students do real art and let them express themselves.

This was a two day process.  First we painted a heart inside a square with a border. They looked pretty plain before they added the details.



 The second day they added squiggly lines, zigzags, and dots.  I love the how they turned out!




Here is a Valentine's Day freebie from my TPT store.  Click on the picture to grab it.

Snowman Activities and Freebies

I love doing snowman activities even though I teach in Southern California.   I am lucky to get a view of the snow-capped mountains from my classroom.



My students enjoy painting. First, we practice drawing our snowman.  After a few tries, we are ready to use permanent marker.  The eyes and mouth is colored in with the permanent marker. We used kids paint with glitter for the scarf and the headband on the hat.  Everything looks better with a little glitter!  Then we used watercolors for the rest of our pictures.



We are reviewing 2-digit addition and subtraction since we have been out of school for 3 weeks.  My students have fun completing the riddles.  I love it when they start to laugh at the answers.  


My students love little books.  It feels more special to them when it is in a book rather than a single worksheet--not to mention there is less clutter in their desk.  This Winter Fun book reviews math and language arts skills needed for second grade.  


Spiral review for second grade

Here are some winter math centers that my students enjoy playing after they complete their math.  It is a great way to review math skills and see who needs extra help.


Missing Addends



Pinterest is a great place for ideas.  You can get step by step directions from A Girl and a Boy blog.


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