Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Back to School Memory Book

It seems to me that every year, I contemplate what I could do with this brand new class of students.  I don't know these kids yet and they don't know me.  We need to be engaged and do some fun things while we are learning how to be in second grade.  So, that calls for something not too hard and not too easy, but something that is still meaningful.  I've written a Back to School Memory book that I am going to use this year with my students.  There are 10 pages for students to complete so I am planning on doing one page each day for the first two weeks of school.  We can come together as a class when everyone finishes and share the page for the day.  This will be a great way to get to know each other! It is also a great book to have out at Open House.  Our school always has one in September.   Here is a look at the unit.
This is called "Super Sweet Memory Book" and is cupcake themed. There are cover pages for Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade. You can purchase the unit in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking here!  This would be great morning work too!  I hope you are all enjoying the summer!
Friday, July 12, 2013

Back to School Math

I just finished a math unit that I'm using for the first ten days of school.  I wrote it to review all of the major common core math concepts that students learned in first grade.  It is a complete unit with lesson plans, student class work, homework, quizzes and games.  I've attached a few pages for you for free.  If you want the free stuff, click HERE!  This unit is 76 pages long.  Here is a look at what you get:

If you want to see the unit in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store, click HERE! 
Let me know what you think!  Enjoy those last few weeks of summer!
Sunday, July 7, 2013

Common Core Math and a Freebie!

The beginning of school will be here before we know it!  I want to have everything ready for those first few weeks.  We all know how hectic it is...until...oh, October!  I just finished a unit that teaches Second Grade Common Core Math Standards 2. NBT. 1 and 3.  These standards cover groups of 10 to make 100, numbers to 1000, place value and writing numbers in standard form, word form, by drawing base 10 blocks and also expanded form.  This unit has almost everything you need to teach these standards.  In this 100 page unit, you will find lesson plans for 15 days, student class work, homework, quizzes, games and a project.  I have attached one of the games for you for free!  This game can be used whole group or in centers.  Each student gets a card and students try to find their match.  Students are matching number words with base 10 blocks.  This game could easily be a math center as well. To get your free copy of this game, click HERE! 
Here is a sneak peek at some of the pages. I used some really cute clown clip art from Scrappin Doodles.

 If you want to see the entire unit, you can go to my Teacher's Pay Teachers Store by clicking HERE! 
So, relax and enjoy the remaining weeks of summer!  I know I am!