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…

Common Core Matching Activities

I’m so excited about my place value/number sense matching activities pack! I literally just finished this baby and uploaded her to TPT! I will be printing these out early Monday morning and sharing them with my precious 2nd graders! I know they will love them because they love cutting, matching, and glueing! Since I do […] Read more…

Daily 5 and Boggle Board FREEBIE

So…I’ve been stalking tons of amazing blogs as I get ready for the new school year and prepping for  the Daily 5! I’ve done the Daily 5 the past two years but have kind of done it my way instead of the Sisters way! This year I want to totally let go of my OCD […] Read more…

Updated my Polka Dot Classroom Decor Pack!

I’ve had some teachers ask me if I would add some days of the week and months of the year cards to my Classroom Decor pack, so I went ahead and added those as well as student number cards and class job cards. Check out my TPT store to grab this pack and basically have […] Read more…

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