Friday, 15 April 2016

Five for Friday

Hey Everyone,
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for some Five for Friday Fun!


1. Spiderman

You won't believe this but I met me a real life superhero!

This couldn't have come at a better time because we were just about to start a superhero unit at school. Life works in mysterious ways!


2. Superhero Unit

I administered a practice exam last week to prepare my students for their end of year evaluations. The theme was superheroes and they were so into it that I decided to whip up a little unit to continue the fun. Their imagination and ideas blew me away!

Here's a little peek!


Check it out HERE!

3. Earth Day

Next week we will finally begin my new Earth Day until and i CANNOT wait!


Click HERE for a blog post all about this pack!  
    
4. Paintnite


One of my besties and I attending our second Paintnite. It's fun and relaxing!
Here's my creation!


Have you ever tried Paintnite?

5. SciShow Kids

One of my students introduced me to this fun Youtube channel that discusses all kinds of different science topics. It's well done and the kiddies are always engaged! We like to watch these while we eat snack. The videos are perfect for a 3-5 minute break!




Thanks for stopping by and be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Until next time...

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Word Problems for the Year

Hi Everyone,
Today, in Second Grade we worked on some word problems in math.


My students LOVE math and they are great problem solvers.

We have learned so many different strategies this year and now they can use a variety of ways to solve their math problems. 

I created a Focus Wall for them to refer to and it's really helping them find solutions to problems on their own. You can check it out HERE!


I like to go over a similar problem first on the Smartboard. Students use their white boards to solve it themselves and then I share some of the better strategies that were used with the whole class. 


This pack includes more than one sample for each type of problem so it makes modelling and then completing a problem independently very easy!

   


   


   


This pack includes 110 PROBLEMS!

There are 5 basic facts problems, 3 double-digit without regrouping problems, and 2 double-digit with regrouping problems for each of the following categories.

JOIN Problems
- result unknown (10)
- change unknown (10)
- start unknown (10)

SEPARATE Problems
- result unknown (10)
- change unknown (10)
- start unknown (10)

PART-PART WHOLE Problems
- whole unknown (10)
- part unknown (10)

COMPARE Problems
- difference unknown (10)
- bigger unknown (10)
- smaller unknown (10)

Click HERE to find out more and to sample some problems!


Until next time...

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Happy Birthday Earth!

Good Morning Friends,
I just wanted to stop by and share what we will be talking about next WEEK in Second Grade!


That's right! We will be celebrating our beautiful planet and learning about ways to better protect and take care of it. 

Here's a little post about my NEW Earth Day Package!

I always love to start by going over the information cards. There is a sample of one pictured above! You can also check out more in my picture preview below.  I display them on the Smartboard and we read them together. I also make color copies and laminate them. The students like to reread the fact cards on their own and enjoy using them as resources during other activities. 

After we read the fact cards, we usually write about what we've learned. 
We also make a craft to display with our writing. 


We like to use our new knowledge and complete some activities that test what we've learned. True or False questions, Word Scramblers, AND some Good/Bad for the Earth activities make our learning engaging and meaningful. This pack even includes some math fun!

   

I like to leave the read aloud for last but it can definitely be used at any time! The reason I share it last is because my students love to bring it home and share it with their families. We read it together and they read it on their own. We also underline important theme words. 

   

I cannot wait to get this started in my class! I'll be back with pictures of completed work. 
Check out everything included!




Click HERE to check out this pack!

Until next time...

Friday, 8 April 2016

Five for Friday

Hey Everyone,
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for some Five for Friday Fun!


1. The Learning Station

Have you checked out Storyline Online?

It's a great site that allows you to PLAY stories for your students. They are also narrated by celebrities who model great intonation and fluency!

My kiddies love I Need my Monster and Library Lion.


2. Spring Happenings

I love Spring and my kiddies love learning about Spring!

Click on the picture to check out my Spring Non-Fiction Mini-Books (r.comp questions included too)

                                        

           

           
              



3. Rihanna 

Rihanna gave an awesome performance 2 nights ago! 
She sang all her hits including my favorite of all STAY!

video

Clearly, I wasn't the only one singing along!    
    
4. Earth Day


We do a lot in our school and in our classroom to take care of our planet. We recycle, we don't waste paper, we use natural lighting, and so much more. 

I can't wait to teach my kiddies more about what they can do to help the Earth. This Earth Day pack requires almost NO PREP and teaches students all about composting, recycling, and more. 

It's a fun way to celebrate the Earth!
Click on the picture to find out more!


5. End of the Year HELPERS!

The end of the year is approaching and that means focusing on certain skills AND testing! I find it difficult at times to assess students individually during class time. These NO PREP packs help keep the rest of the class engaged and quiet!

Click on the pictures to check out these packs!

     

    

   


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Until next time...

Friday, 1 April 2016

Five for Friday

Hey Everyone,
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for some Five for Friday Fun!


1. The Learning Station

I just love the Learning Station and their Spring playlist has been on a loop in our classroom!


2. Spring Happenings

I love Spring and we have been having a blast learning all about rain!

Click on the picture for a link to my blog post all about Spring Activities!

       

3. Math Problems and Focus Wall Freebie 

We have been learning so many different problem solving strategies this year and the kiddies are really using what they've learned!

Click on the pictures to check out these two packs!


     
    
4. Life

This speaks volumes to me!


5. New Packs!

I've been working away getting things done for the kiddies!
Here are some of my new No Prep packs!
Click on the pictures for more information.

     

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Until next time...