Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Saturday is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. This week I have been reading his stories. On Friday we are going to celebrate his birthday. One of the activities we will be doing is to have the students pick one character from a story we read and make a costume of the character and say something the character would say.I am going to give each student a sheet to write and draw on. Then they will show their costumes they have made and say what their character would say. The rest of the class will guess the character. Click here for the sheet.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Today I am going to the teacher store. I made some addition facts to put in the hearts I got in the dollar store. I going to laminate them at the teacher store, cut them apart, and fold them to put in the hearts. I am going to label the hearts with numbers and the back of the addition fact with corresponding numbers. Then students can number their papers and write the correct answer on their sheet. I am also thinking of making two sets and putting a timer in the center so students can challenge each other. I am trying to think of ways for my students to practice their facts since common core states that students in second grade should know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers. This afternoon I will be working on the answer sheet and post it. If you would like to get it click here.
Friday, February 8, 2013
1. I love having a smart board. Tomorrow the teacher store is having buy 1 get 1 for half price on their software. I am going to buy some new games for the board. Click here to see it.
Have you ever gone on Donors Choose web site? I wrote a donors choose grant for my students to receive around 200 dollars worth of materials. On the site companies and individuals can donate money toward whatever your requested. Here are some pictures of the materials I got. I also got 2 games for the smart board and big magnetic money.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
1. We worked on cause and effect this week. This is the paper I made for the students to do on their independent books. They did a really good job on the papers.
Today my students made concrete poems. A concrete poem is a poem that makes a picture. We focused on Valentine's Day words. I traced the shape of a heart very faintly onto the papers for the students. Then they picked words to use in their poems. I had them write using thin markers. I always get compliments when I have the students make these poems. I have also done it at Christmas.