Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Wonderful Christmas Blessing!!

We are expecting our number 2!! We are so thankful that God chose us to parent another little angel. 

What a perfect treat to share with our families for the holidays! 

On another note, I am so happy to finally have my Math and ELA Winter Centers bundled! 

You can grab the bundle now that saves you 20% plus my pre-Cyber Sale discount of 15%!  That makes it $5.78 now. Can't beat it! 

Load up your cart now with all your favorite items from my store! 

Saturday, November 29, 2014


They are finished! My ELA centers for Winter are finished! I was so excited to post them, because they are SUPER cute!

Winter Literacy Centers {2nd Grade Common Core Aligned}

8 different ELA centers all aligned to 2nd grade Common Core Standards. 

Snowy Synonyms: A synonym matching game with recording sheet.
Skiing for Contractions: Concentration/Memory game for students to match contractions with their two word parts and a corresponding recording sheet.
Hot Chocolate ABC Order: 12 word cards for students to organize in alphabetical order and a corresponding recording sheet.
Bundle Up with Compound Words: A matching activity where students put two words together to create compound words with a corresponding recording sheet.
Noun or Verb Skate: A sorting activity where students decide if words are nouns or verbs with corresponding recording sheet.
Making Winter Words: Use letters from 3 different winter words to make smaller words with corresponding recording sheet.
Adjective and Adverb Shuffle: A sorting activity for students to decide if the word cards are adjectives or adverbs with a corresponding recording sheet.
Snowy Sentence Shuffle: Organize the cards to make different sentences and copy them on a recording sheet.

These are the perfect match to my Math Centers for Winter! Be on the lookout for the bundle to save even more money during the sale!

250 × 120

Monday, November 17, 2014

Are you getting ready for winter yet?

If it is going to be this cold, we should at least have some snow! While I wait for snowflakes to make their way to South Carolina, I am working on getting my Winter goodies prepared! One of my favorite centers from my new Winter Math Unit is Penguin's Missing Numbers. I will laminate the pieces so the kiddos can use dry erase markers to fill in what's missing. It's great practice and review of skip counting for them
You can get the whole pack by clicking the image above! Be on the lookout for the companion ELA centers! 

I know I am way ahead of the seasons, but I am getting so excited!! If you are working on now and then or Colonial times with your kiddos this week or next week, I had posted a little compare and contrast activity last week. I wanted to post the link again, in case you missed it! Click the Venn Diagram below to grab it! 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Two Digit Addition

Phew, I am ready for bed! We went to Gaitlinburg, TN this weekend for a family getaway. It was beautiful. And cold. Very cold! Check out this view from my grandparent's home...

You can't get much better than that. It was so wonderful not to do ANY work for two days. 

I'm back at it now, working on finalizing my plans for this week and my three days next week. Not too shabby :) We are going to be working out our issues with double digit addition with regrouping. I found this poster on Pinterest that I am recreating for my kiddos:

2 digit addition anchor chart  Hello Literacy: Halls and Walls of Lake Myra {First Grade}

This video called "You Carry Over" by Songs That Teach

And this gem to really get my kiddos excited! Thanks to Stuckey in Second. You can get a copy from her TPT store by clicking the image below: 

FREE! Two Digit Addition & Subtraction Cards with QR Codes

We will get it sooner or later :) I also am working on some making words activities with my kiddos to help improve their spelling. I have a Thanksgiving Version with two different options that you can download from my TPT store that adds a little fun to you word work or morning work routine. Just click below :)

Making Words {for Thanksgiving} Freebie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fall into a Good Book

We have been working hard on opinion writing! I absolutely love these pieces my kiddos did on their favorite books!

I'm so proud of my bulletin board! The kids made it perfect. Or maybe it was my big, fat owl ;)

Are you counting down the days until Thanksgiving?! I am!! I love teaching about Colonial times and am so excited about one of the projects my kiddos are going to work on (pictures to come when they are done). In the meantime, I have a sweet comparing life then and now for you to download! Hopefully it will give our kiddos some insight into the wonderful things we have nowadays! You can click either image below to download your copy! 

Have a great Friday!! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Good ol' matter!

My favorite parts of teaching matter: clay pinch pots and slime. We finished our pinch pots today and they are SO cute! 

Then we got out our matter journals out and wrote about how we made a physical change and what we did to our clay to change it into a pot. I didn't get much of the writing ( the kids were taking up most of the time putting the finishing touches on their pots )

She did a LOT to her pot ;) 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Drawing Conclusions and Opinion Mentor Texts!

We are reading Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type this week. I love this series of  books.We are using it Click, Clack, Moo to teach Drawing Conclusions. I love teaching about drawing conclusions! I have these cards that I read to the kiddos and then they tell me what conclusion they came to. 

My favorite one is about mom with her wallet. My kids know me so well that as soon as I said wallet, their little hands shot up and they just knew mom was GOING SHOPPING! :)

You can grab a copy of my Drawing Conclusions Cards by clicking either of the images above. 

We are also working on writing our opinion pieces. I am excited to get them published and share them! We are reading some of my favorite persuasive/opinion mentor texts: 

Anyway, I have a papers to grade :( and a book study to work on! And guess what... it's almost Friday!