2nd and 3rd Grade Math Puzzles: Holidays Around the World EDITION

December is one of my absolute favorite months to teach because I love teaching my students about different holidays around the world.  There are so many great resources online for teaching the different holidays around the world! I usually begin teaching this unit the day we get back from Thanksgiving break. We talk about and […] Read more…

3rd Grade Addition (3 and 4 Digit) Math Sorts..and a FREEBIE!

PIN this post to SAVE it! I love running math centers in my classroom and I’m always looking for simple, low-prep activities to throw in a math center to make math workshop run FLAWLESSLY! {Well maybe not FLAWLESSLY because #REALLIFE and because we teach little people who aren’t perfect—but pretty darn close!} I’m super OCD and […] Read more…

3rd Grade Math and a FREEBIE!

Helloooo and HOLYYYY MOLYYYY because it’s been a CRAZY long time since I’ve blogged! I’m talking a couple of years. Kind of embarrassed to admit it ha! BUT I did have two children in the process so I’m using that as my excuse! Here’s a picture of them <3 <3 <3 Aren’t they so stinkin’ […] Read more…

Veterans Day Scrambled Sentences Activity and Giveaway!

Hey Everybody! I seriously cannot believe it’s ALREADY November!!! It’s crazy to me that I’ve already started planning for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. This year sure is going by fast! Well, every year I look for new activities to do with my 2nd graders for Veterans Day. Of course, it’d be easy for me to […] Read more…

Last Minute Thanksgiving Math Activity (FREE)

Happy Sunday! I just realized I needed a last minute math activity for the Tuesday before Thanksgiving break! I quickly created this Turkey Skip Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s activity. If there are any 1st or 2nd grade teachers out there still looking for a last minute math activity, here you go! Download this […] Read more…

Take Home Reading Freebie

Just wanted to write a quick post on how I do take home reading each week. Each one of my kiddos has a large ziploc bag where they keep their books for home reading. I put two books (on their reading level) in their bag on Monday and they have those two books for the […] Read more…

Breaking Blog Rule! Oops! FREEBIE Inside!

Sorry I know that I’m breaking the blog rule of only one post a day but I wanted to share with you my Journey’s Work onWriting Journal Prompts. I blogged about this a couple of weeks ago and posted journal prompts from Unit 1 of Journeys. You can read that here. I’ve added a couple […] Read more…

More Common Core Activities for Place Value

Hi y’all! Happy Sunday! I have another place value activity for you to add to your Place Value and Number Sense math unit! The last place value activity I posted was for Skip Counting, Odd and Even, and Reading and Writing Numbers up to 1,000. You can read about those here. Last week my class […] Read more…

Journeys: Work on Writing FREEBIE

My school has adapted the reading program Journeys this year. It’s such a comprehensive reading program that is aligned with the Common Core, so it’s fantastic! I wanted to share briefly with you how I integrate part of the Daily 5 with Journeys.  One of the Daily 5 rotations is Work on Writing. Since the […] Read more…

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Reading Response Questions for 2nd Grade

How do you have your students respond to reading?  What reading response questions do you ask your students?  Do you use reading response graphic organizers? I am a GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS girl for sure. There’s tons of research on the use of Thinking Maps, Graphic Organizers, etc. and how it’s extremely effective in helping children organize […] Read more…

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