Here's a peek at a few of the things in store for my kiddos tomorrow!  Happy 109th Dr. Seuss! I also just posted another request from the Social Studies teachers!  Geography {Vocabulary and Games for 2nd Graders has Geography Bingo and Geography Jeopardy to make learning abut geography terms fun!  Click on the pictures to check it out. Leave a comment with your e-mail for a chance to win it! ...
Multicultural night is tomorrow night and 2nd grade is all about Asia!  We put up all kinds of art, which I will take lots of pictures of tomorrow night but I wanted to share our masterpiece. I put it together this morning after we worked on the pieces last week. The original idea for our huge dragon came from HERE .  I drew him based on that picture.  Here's the BEFORE: And here's the AFTER: He came out beautifully and the kids were so proud of their work.  All the 2nd graders made the scales : )  I also pulled out some Dr. Seuss things today to prepare for Read Across America Day on Friday. We will also be watching/reading/listening to many Dr. Seuss books on the iPad throughout the week. The pile of Dr. Seuss silly bands and stickers were Target dollar spot finds this summer. I'm impressed with myself that I kept them and remembered where I put them : ) This weekend I worked on some things for the Social Studies 2nd grade teachers.  We spli...
Well, I feel like I did a whole lotta nothing today.  I don't know if I mentioned it before but I have a fantastic student teacher this semester (which is why I have been able to get so much done lately) and he has taken over everything but literacy which means I do a lot of sitting in the afternoons.  I know he needs to learn how to do it on his own but it is hard not to want to help, I feel so lazy just watching!  Anyways, we presented our Flat Stanley 2.0 project s last week.  Here's a few pictures of what my amazing kiddos came up with!! (Sorry the pictures are kind of dark, my hallway has the worst lighting!) And here are some close ups of the travelers... Visiting the Sahara Desert during a sand storm. A Buckingham palace guard, not smiling : ) A tourist in the African Safari. Attending a luau in Hawaii. Dressed up in jewels from the Pyramids in Egypt. A mountain man in the Himalayan Mountains. My kiddos did a great job on this proj...
UPDATE: The winner of the Tell Me a Tale packet was Across the Hall in 2nd Grade! An e-mail is coming your way!! On the heels of the Flat Stanley Project 2.0, the 2nd grade is gearing up for 6 weeks of multicultural tales.  Our next ELA theme is Hand Me Down Tales from Around the World.  We had a long meeting a few days ago to begin planning.  We have already bought our "main books" that we will focus on each week (A new ELA unit will be coming soon with materials for each week!) and we came up with a fun speaking and listening project.  We are required to have either an in-class or take home project for each unit.  The project for the next unit will be Tell Me a Tale !  It has 20 international folktales (re-written in kid friendly terms by ME).  How it works is, you assign each student a folktale.  They have to practice reading it and some are a little tricky with the cultural terms or language.  Then I will audio record each student reading their folktale (this hits CCSS...
The winner of the Clovers, Coins and Common Core pack is Julia!  Congratulations, an e-mail is coming your way! I received an e-mail today, well actually my principal received an e-mail today asking for my grade level to share the resources we have found to help with the CCSS transition and as I e-mailed back a list I thought maybe other 2nd grade teachers would be interested as well.  This is a short list of my very favorite things that I have purchased this year through TPT for 2nd grade.  They are all awesome and have helped us tremendously!  We bought multiple licenses for our grade level so we could all use them and be on the same page.  The first are from Second Story Window , I seriously LOVE all these resources.  I used to create my own homework each week and this is better than anything I could come up with.  I send home 4 ELA and 4 Math mini sheets per week plus a Fluency passage.  Homework goes home Friday and is due the following Friday (I also send home a Words The...