Thursday, May 30, 2013


We are going to finish our poetry unit tomorrow.  Today we read a poem about green beans. After that we read a poem about a food we hate and a food we love. The kids wrote their poem onto a plate and then underneath, they illustrated their food.  Here are a few pictures of the poems/plates.



I think they turned out really cute!  If you want to see this activity and the other ones in my poetry unit, click HERE to see the entire unit!  Only 6 and 1/2 more days until summer!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

End Of The Year Activities and the Home Stretch!

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grades are involved in state testing this week.  So, the K, 1 and 2's have to be very quiet and carry on!  What is one to do with all of this time?  Well, my friend who teaches 1st grade asked if her class could come visit my class and have the kids work together on some things.  Today we worked on a math memory book.  My kids LOVED helping the 1st graders and the 1st graders LOVED being in a second grade room.  Here are a few pictures.

The first graders are coming back tomorrow and we will play a math word problem Scoot game.   They are looking forward to it!
So, only 7 1/2 days left!  If you are looking for some great things to do during this end of the year time, pull another class in with you and do some partner work.  The kids love it!
Hang in there friends!  Summer is almost here!
Tell me some things you do at the end of the year! I would love to hear from you!
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer Literacy Centers and Poetry

I'm sure everyone is up to their eyeballs in testing!  We are at my school and will finish next week. In the meantime, we are having fun in my room with my poetry unit  I used a cute "Sandwich Simile" craftivity from Teacher's Clubhouse.  You can see it in their Teacher's Pay Teachers store by clicking here!  Here are some pictures of our "Simile Sandwiches.


They had a great time making these!    We are going to make the poetry pops tomorrow from the same unit. 

It's almost Friday...and it's almost summer! Not much longer! What are you all doing in your room to finish up the year?
Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Math Centers and a Summer Countdown!

We are on the countdown in my room.  We are down to 13 1/2 days! This week in math centers I have my Summer Math Centers Unit.  In one center, students are skip counting.  They choose a number card and then a different card that tells them to skip count by 5's, 10's or 100's. Then they write the next 5 numbers on their paper.  Here is a picture of the skip counting activity.

The good thing about this center is that you can use it over and over because they will draw a new combination of the number and what they skip count by each time they play. AND, it is summer themed which is great!

The next center was 3 digit addition with and without regrouping.  Students wrote the problem on their paper, solved and then matched the answer card to the problem......summer themed!

The last center is a summer themed word problem activity.  Students have to write the equation with a symbol, solve and then match the word problem to the answer card....Summer themed!!!!!!
This unit has 5 math centers in all. Besides the skip counting, 3 digit addition and word problems, there is a center on money and one on 3 digit subtraction. I have summer themed reading centers too.  You can see both sets of centers in my TPT store.  Click the link here for the math centers
So if you are ready to count down the days, like we all are, you can make my Sunny Summer Countdown.   He is cute and we all get excited as the countdown chain gets shorter and shorter! 
If you want to see the file, it's in my TPT store. Click the link here!
I'll show you the summer literacy centers tomorrow.  What do you all do to count down the days until summer? Leave me some feedback! 
Friday, May 17, 2013

Poetry and a Freebie

I can't believe there are only 15 days of school left and if your last school days are like mine, they are crazy busy!  The kids are super charged!   I finished my poetry unit today and posted it on my Teachers Pay Teachers site.  It is 30 pages and there are enough activities to last for 10 days or more. This is the preview.

You can see it in my store by clicking HERE!    I'm posting the first activity here for you for FREE!  It's a poem about a yucky little brother and then some comprehension questions about the poem.  Get your freebie by clicking HERE!  This unit is designed so that you can copy, staple into a book and teach!  Let me know how you like it! Leave me some feedback!
Hang in there! Summer is almost here!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Grammar Review and a Freebie!

Well, only 17 more days of school.  There is still so much I want to do!  ii'm doing a poetry unit for the next two weeks.  I'm going to do a grammar review too.  I made a review book for the kids. I plan to do a page or two each day.  Here is what the unit looks like.
You can see it in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking HERE.

I have linked two pages free for you.  Just click here to get the free stuff.  Print your freebie and let me know how you like it.  So now, buckle up and lets get ready to finish up!  Do any of you have any fun behavior stuff that you do for the end of the year?  I would love to hear your ideas! Leave me some feedback! 
Friday, May 10, 2013

A Free Math Center for Summer!

Not much longer until summer, but I prefer to keep my students busy!  They are in a routine so we will work until the last minute!  I made some math centers that are summer themed to get everyone in the mood for summer...not that 7-8 year olds NEED much help in that area.. (or their teacher for that matter! )HA! Anyway, there is a unit in my Teachers Pay Teachers store that has 5 math centers.  There is a game for 3 digit addition with and without regrouping, 3 digit subtraction with and without regrouping, money, skip counting and word problems.  I've posted the money center activity here for you for FREE!  Click here to get your freebie!  If you want to see the entire unit, click HERE!  Here is what you get:

Let me know how you like the free math center! 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's A Sale!!!!

Don't forget the awesome Teachers Pay Teachers Sale going on today and tomorrow! I'm having a 20        Percent off sale as well! Lets shop friends!!!!
Sunday, May 5, 2013

Free Center for Summer!

I just finished my Summer Literacy Centers unit and posted it on Teachers Pay Teachers.  I'm putting the first game on my blog for FREE just for you!  The unit looks like this:

I have attached the first game in this unit.  There are 5 games in all: Antonyms, Synonyms, Homophones, ABC Order and Sentences to Correct.  Click here for the free game!  I hope you like it.  If you want to see the entire unit, go to my TPT store by clicking HERE! Leave me some feedback and let me know what you think!  I'm working on Summer Themed Math Centers. I'll post a freebie as soon as I get them finished.  Have a great week!