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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Last week was a crazy, busy week in second grade! First of all it was testing week. The good thing about testing week is that it is a break from the routine and some kids really like that BUT it is always a very grueling week for students AND teachers! I went home every night EXHAUSTED! We were also getting ready for our Spring musical so we were practicing for that each day. In the midst of all of that craziness was Mother's Day Prep along with a TPT GIVEAWAY!!!!

First, I want to show you the cutest cards we made. They were super easy to do and I think they came out really cute!


They wrote something about their mom under each flap. This card was created by From the Pond and you can get it at her TPT Store by CLICKING HERE

We also worked on the cutest Mother's Day song all week. I'm always looking for a song to go with everything and found this one. It is an original song by Cindy Statham Hestla. 




I made a QR Code for their video and gave one to each student to put in their card so their mom could watch it on Mother's Day!




And now time for our giveaway. I have joined an amazing group of teachers and we are giving away a $75 Gift CARD!!! 

PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $75 TPT Giftcard

#1 TAG your teacher friends by adding their names in the comment section
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                  Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mother's Day Giveaway!


*** MOTHER'S DAY GIVEAWAY ***

Happy Mother's Day! Myself and a team of amazing teachers have grouped together to gift an awesome teacher with a TPT gift card to show them how appreciative we are!

PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $75 TPT Giftcard

#1 TAG your teacher friends by adding their names in the comment section
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REMEMBER: each entry counts as ONE entry, the more links you complete, the higher your chances of winning!!

Raffle CLOSES: Saturday  May 19, 2018 12am

GOOD LUCK!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

I'm super excited to be celebrating Teacher's Appreciation Week with all of you! We actually celebrated last week at our school. Boy OH Boy were we appreciated! We had lots of homemade goodies and lots of special treats. So to celebrate teachers I am giving away a 
$10 TeachersPayTeachers Gift Card! 


Rafflecopter ends at midnight tonight! So don't delay! I will pick a winner first thing in the morning and the winner will have all day to shop!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fruit Loop Subtraction!

Are you looking for a fun way to introduce subtraction to your little ones? All you need is a box of Froot Loops
or Fruit Rings, either will work!


I made these super cute Fruit Loop ten frames
and I made these task cards.
I filled a baggy with fruit loops and made these labels to put on each baggy. We actually used these fruit rings for a few days so it was important that my kiddos could put their names on them.

This is what they looked like when they were prepped and ready to use.


 To say my kiddos were excited about subtraction would be an understatement! They were over the top when they saw the baggies of fruit loops! 


 We built numbers on our ten frames and then subtracted by eating the fruit loops.







 We even made a fruit loop subtraction book.



You can grab this fruit loop subtraction packet at my TPT Store by CLICKING HERE


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Compare and Contrast

We had so much fun with comparing and contrasting today! I found the cutest craftivity freebie from Michele over at Smitten with First! My kiddos had so much fun doing it. I have a very small class this year and today I only had 6 so I paired them up and we went to work.

They each made their own face and colored. Then we talked about how they are different from their friend. They wrote their differences on their hair. 


Then we talked about how they are the same as their friend. They put how they are alike in the middle. Super cute and I just love how they turned out! Such a great way to learn all about comparing and contrasting!


If you would like to try out this activity head on over to Michele's blog, Smitten with First, and grab this FREEBIE You can also CLICK HERE

Nancy

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Fact or Opinion

Easter PEEPS and a Giveaway!

Want a fun way to teach fact and opinion? For the past two years I have taught fact and opinion with Peeps. My kiddos LOVE it! 

I always start with an anchor chart to discuss the differences between a fact and an opinion. I use strips and on each strip there is a clue for either a fact or an opinion. 
We read each clue and discuss whether or not it is a fact or an opinion and add it to our anchor chart. When it is done it looks like this:

For our next activity we use my fact an opinion Peep cards. I put my kiddos into groups and they work together to sort their cards. 



I created this foldable for those students who need a little more practice. 

And these strips for them to sort and put in the correct pocket.


Once they understood the differences between a fact or an opinion it was time for our next activity and time for PEEPS! This was my kiddos favorite part! I gave each one of them a Peep to eat. 

While they were eating their Peeps I told them to think of one fact about their Peep. I gave them each a post it note to write their fact down. 

They shared their fact with a buddy to see if they agreed with them. If they both agreed that it was a fact, then they put their post it on our second anchor chart.

Then we did the same thing except they had to write an opinion about a Peep. Then we added it to the other side of our anchor chart.


Now that they knew the difference between fact and opinion it was time to write their opinion paragraphs. They had to write and tell me which was better, real bunnies or Peep bunnies. 
Lots of fun AND they learned the differences between a fact and an opinion! All the activities above come from Fact or Opinion PEEPS


*** EASTER GIVEAWAY ***

Happy Easter! Myself and a team of amazing teachers have grouped together to gift an awesome teacher with a TPT gift card to show them how appreciative we are!

PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $150 TPT Giftcard

#1 TAG your teacher friends by adding their names in the comment section

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Raffle CLOSES: Sunday 1st April 2018 12am

GOOD LUCK!!!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hey Little Ant!


Have you read this book? It is one of my all time favorites! It was written by Phillip and Hannah Hoose. He and his daughter live right here in Maine. I love reading books by local authors to my kiddos! The story is about a boy who is just about to squish an ant with his shoe. The ant and the boy go back and forth giving their reasons for squishing or not squishing the ant. Another thing I love about this book is that it rhymes. I love rhyming books and so do my kiddos!!

On the last page of the book they have all of the words of the story with notes so you can sing the song.

As I read the story my kiddos got very involved in both the boy's and ant's argument about whether he should squish the ant or not. When I got to the last page they had definitely formed an opinion which led right into our opinion writing lesson.


I handed out this ant paper so they could start planning their opinion writing paragraph. They had to write whether or not the boy should squish the ant and give two reasons why. 


Once the planning was done they wrote their paragraphs. They did a fabulous job!!


Here is a sampling of their paragraphs. I thought they were adorable!


I think he should let the ant go free. I like ants. His one chip can help feed his whole town. He helps his whole town. He helps his whole family. I didn't like ants but now I do.






I think the boy should it be because it's not nice. Ants just don't know what they're doing. I also like ants. I am never going to squish an ant!


I think the boy should not squish the ant. Ants may be annoying but they are cute. Ants are funny. So don't ever squish an ant!