November 23, 2013

Time for Time

This week we switched gears in math and turned our focus to telling time.  I have been busy finding, printing & laminating all kinds of fantastic centers & activities from all over TpT & the blog world. I'm so excited to dive into this unit.  I've also added my own creations to my plans & I can't wait to see them in use!
I recently listed two different time packs on TpT. The first is my What Time Is It? pack that includes four different center activities that focus on telling time.  The second is my Time for Time printables, a set that requires absolutely no prep - simply print & you're ready to go!  Both sets allow for differentiation so you kiddos can get exactly what they need.

Enjoy your weekend!

November 15, 2013

Five for Friday

Happy friday! 
yes, I took quite the blog break, but I'm back & it feels good.
So here I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching 
to share what I have been up to this week.
I made a little announcement this week, 
giving a reason for my lack of posting for the past couple months.

We absolutely loved math centers this week.  My kiddos are rocking place value!  They were engaged & enthusiastic during math centers all week & they all did amazing on their assessment today.  Consider me one proud teacher! 

Speaking of place value, I added a new unit to TpT this week.
This resource was a major part of what we have worked on in math these past few weeks.  I loved it & my kiddos loved it - a win, win in my book.

My awesome teammate also created this fantastic jeopardy game that we used as review before the assessment.  The room was filled with cheering, excitement 
& so much focus on math!

 Finally, I have been gathering some activities that are Thanksgiving focused to use over the next couple weeks. I'm so excited to make these sweet little thankful turkeys with my second graders.  My group this year just loves crafts and they have so much goodness in their hearts. I can't wait to see what they come up with for the writing.

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

November 11, 2013

Fall into Place!

The past few weeks have been all about place value in our little second grade world. We've done centers galore, we sorted numbers, we highlighted digits in certain places, we made numbers with base-10 blocks & we practiced expanded form until we were all experts.  These kiddos seriously know their place value now & they are loving it.
My awesome teammate created this fantastic place value sort. I'm so grateful for having a creative partner at school with me. You can check out her TPT shop here.
& we just had to make our hallway bulletin board match the season 
while displaying all that we were learning about place value.Throughout these past few weeks, we have been using all sorts of goodies from my place value centers & printables pack. This pack of centers and printables is perfect for differentiated practice 
with place value including ones, tens, 
hundreds, and thousands! It includes seven different centers with coordinating printables all focused on place value concepts. Each center and printable can be differentiated to best fit your students needs. We used these like crazy and my kiddos loved them all!
grab a set for yourself at my TpT shop.

November 10, 2013

& then there were three.

I realize I have not posted for quite some time - months actually, 
but I do have a great excuse . . .
That's right, there's a baby in there! The husband and I will be welcoming a sweet babe to our family at the end of April and we are absolutely over the moon excited for this adventure!

The past few months have been exhausting.  The first month or so of teaching is always tiresome, but wow, combine that with the first trimester and I was finding myself napping on the couch as soon as I was home from work and crawling into bed by 8:30 each night. Thankfully, as I made my way into the second trimester, my energy has slowly returned and I'm starting to feel back like my usual self.  I have even found myself struck with the creative bug once again, so stay tuned for more lessons, ideas & tpt products! & despite my exhaustion, we have been plenty busy in second grade so I will be sure to be back to share the happenings that have buzzing about my classroom.

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