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This was a fun freebe… The kids loved it. They still play during math down time. It helps with place-value. I thought it was great!

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This years Leprechaun Juice… Straight from Ireland. MORE THAN A SIP: pointy ears, shrink and start to turn green. BE CAREFUL!!!! ;-)

This years Leprechaun Juice… Straight from Ireland. MORE THAN A SIP: pointy ears, shrink and start to turn green. BE CAREFUL!!!! ;-)

Had a wonderful and exciting St. Patricks Day! The kids enjoyed themselves too!!!

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Like how this came out…Great because CCSS aligned. Second grade reading lesson. Use with any fiction book that has characters…

Like how this came out…Great because CCSS aligned. Second grade reading lesson. Use with any fiction book that has characters…

Our non fiction mini-books are really coming out fantastic! So proud of my second graders. They have researched and collected facts. Then they are transforming them into their own words (many still copy word-for-word). It is not an easy task. Its all about COLLEGE READINESS people!!!!!!! Well hey I know college students that still copy word-for-word? :-/

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Great way to have fun while assessing student on spelling words or sight words. I use coins as markers. After the “bingo” word game students count up their coins to see how much money they have. This is really fun and FREE! Give it a try see if you like it… :-)

Great way to have fun while assessing student on spelling words or sight words. I use coins as markers. After the “bingo” word game students count up their coins to see how much money they have. This is really fun and FREE! Give it a try see if you like it… :-)

The big push in Common Core Learning Standards is more nonfiction. This mini lesson launched a nonfiction unit. The unit had second graders using resources in the classroom to create nonfiction mini-books. I was surprised to see how wonderfully the kids researched their topics. The books came out pretty amazing. I will display some of them tomorrow. I want my second grade students to understand the term “sources”. I hope that this lesson sticks…

The big push in Common Core Learning Standards is more nonfiction. This mini lesson launched a nonfiction unit. The unit had second graders using resources in the classroom to create nonfiction mini-books. I was surprised to see how wonderfully the kids researched their topics. The books came out pretty amazing. I will display some of them tomorrow. I want my second grade students to understand the term “sources”. I hope that this lesson sticks…

I love brainstorming and creating anchor-charts for the classroom. The children help me to come up with words for the chart. We sit on the carpet and discuss ideas as a whole group. Then the chart is used during writing. You would not believe how many times the children look up at a chart in the room as a resource during writing. We add to the chart at anytime we feel.

I love brainstorming and creating anchor-charts for the classroom. The children help me to come up with words for the chart. We sit on the carpet and discuss ideas as a whole group. Then the chart is used during writing. You would not believe how many times the children look up at a chart in the room as a resource during writing. We add to the chart at anytime we feel.

eeeeekkkk! Lesson plan time. ;-/

Ok, I know this is coming to you so late in the season. I remember doing this lesson in the third grade with my teacher. I do this every year. You need to collect milk cartons and wash them out. Buy vanilla icing (I suggest that you add some powdered sugar to the icing to give it a more sticky texture). Get gram crackers and tiny fun toppings such as: chocolate chips, gummy bears…Next let the kids get creative. A great language arts connection, read: Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Girl and The Cajun Gingerbread Boy. Please give this one a try next year! I promise you will love it!

Ok, I know this is coming to you so late in the season. I remember doing this lesson in the third grade with my teacher. I do this every year. You need to collect milk cartons and wash them out. Buy vanilla icing (I suggest that you add some powdered sugar to the icing to give it a more sticky texture). Get gram crackers and tiny fun toppings such as: chocolate chips, gummy bears…Next let the kids get creative. A great language arts connection, read: Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Girl and The Cajun Gingerbread Boy. Please give this one a try next year! I promise you will love it!