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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
My students take the MAP assessment. I noticed my higher students getting to words with both prefixes and suffixes. They had to break them apart. I decided to make something for my students to practice this skill. Here is my newest product.
Friday, October 28, 2016
I love Fall. There are so many fun things to teach about. In my district, we are required to do a close read for every month. This month we did pumpkins. We got the text from readworks.org. We start many of our close reads with a KWL chart and then read the passage. The passage we read about pumpkins talks about the life cycle of a pumpkin. After several days of reading and discussing the passage the students then sequence the life cycle of a pumpkin. We have a lot of fun and end with carving a pumpkin on Halloween.
I found the clothes pins at Target. The looked great on our wall outside with the pumpkins we made and our writing.
Here is a picture of my chalk board. I got the banner at Michaels. I put all of my Halloween books on the ledge. I also have skeleton lights over the board. Last year I bought a lot of stuff on clearance after Halloween. I can't wait to see what I can find on clearance this year!
Halloween will be over on Monday. Then it will be time for Thanksgiving. I have to find some more fun activities and cute decorations. Here is a free activity to get ready for Thanksgiving. Click on the picture to get it.
Check out my center activities for Thanksgiving. I will be using proper and common nouns next week in my class. I give everyone a card and they have to tell if it is a proper or common noun. Then they write a sentence about their noun. Next I put it in a center where students have to sort proper and common nouns.
Friday, September 30, 2016
This was the first week of after school. I use to do after school tutorial all the time. I forgot how hard it is to stay after for an extra two hours teaching. I teach second grade but, they needed me to teach kindergarten. I have taught kindergarten but, that was about 10 or more years ago. I forgot how they are at the beginning. I am using an interactive alphabet notebook. If you like it is by Crafty Bee Creations.
In my second grade class we did a close read on apples and how they change each season. Then I bought apples for everyone and we measured them, counted the seeds, and ate them. It was a great time.
Today we did an activity with line plots and skittles. One of them commented that we should do more math with candy. Click on the link to get this activity from TPT by Tutelage Life.
I love Halloween! I have a lot of great activities in my TPT store for Halloween. We will be starting this activity next week. Students pick a subject and predicate that are dealing with Halloween. Then they record the sentence they made.
Here are some great centers for Halloween.
Friday, September 9, 2016
We were working on making ten when adding. We were going to use the ten frame in the math book. The problem was the chips were too big for the book. So, then I ran around and drew 2 ten frames on 20 desk. I the kids thought it was awesome. I got my exercise in!
We did some more activities from Amy lemons math pack. We made the double man. They turned out real cute and the students loved them!
The pool closed. I could have used a dip this week when the temperature reached in the 90s.
This best part of this week. I got a new car!
Sunday, August 28, 2016
We had open house this past week. I always try to find something fun to do. The first grade team and I rotate our activities so, the parents don't do the same thing for two years. This year in second grade I had the parents do a school word scramble. The parents seem to enjoy it. I also gave prizes away for the first and second place. I usually go to Walgreens and get the big boxes of candy for prizes. Here is a picture of the activity. Click on the picture to get it for free. I hope it is helpful.
Friday, August 19, 2016
1. It was the first week with kids. My students made these rule book during the week. They really liked them and it seem to make them think more about their actions. It is by Amy lemons. You could check it out here. I will also be using this next year!
My classroom theme is owl. I saw this cute owl at Jo Ann Fabrics. It's not a colorful owl but, it is awfully cute. I think I should buy it. What do you think?
My baby is growing up. She is going into 6th grade. I went to her orientation this week. It is hard to go to school all day and then go to another school! It was super hot in their gym. There were so many people there! There wasn't even enough seats. Then we went around to her classes. I could barely move in the hallway. Her is a picture of the hall. My daughter isn't in this picture. She at that age where she doesn't want to do anything.
Of course my smart board isn't working in my classroom. It has no sound and you can not write on it. The tech said I might have to get a new one. How long will this take??? I feel lost with out it.
It has been a long week. It is hard getting back in the swing of things. I think I am ready for bed.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and a great week!
Friday, August 12, 2016
I have been working on my room this week. We started Wednesday. We didn't have any time in our class till Thursday. This is my rules board. I have to finish the classroom jobs. The pockets are going to be used for the jobs.
Here is another picture of my class. This is half of my chalkboard. The other half is my word wall. I finally got smart and put magnetic tape on my borders to stick on the board. I use to tape that down. It was a real pain.
That is my fan that I will not need this year!! We had a new air condition system installed in the building.
This is a sign I made for my classroom library and my cat. I used scrapbook paper, ribbon, and some sparkly stickers. It turned out cute.
Here is a poster I had made at Office Max. It only cost 2 dollars. My sister found the little poem at the zoo. I think I am going to add a banner at the top of the board with the words second grade. I feel like it is missing something? What do you think?
Here is my little owl I bought to put in my class. I found a bigger one that I bought. There was an even bigger owl for 21 dollars. My daughter wanted me to get it. I did not buy it.