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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Campout Race for Expanded Form -- Freebie

Second graders are required to read and write numbers up to 1,000 in expanded form under the Common Core standards.
Two students race each other by reading numbers written in expanded form. Click on the pic above to download the game.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Monday, May 28, 2012

We Have a Winner!

And the winner of the Luna projector is......

Michelle, please contact me with your email address so that I can get your mailing info!

Learning Resources is a great source for teacher- and kid-friendly products for classrooms. If you haven't visited their page, click HERE to go now! You will be glad you did!


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Skip Counting Racetrack -- Freebie!

Common Core requires second graders to skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
My kids loved practicing on this racetrack game.
Click on the pic above to get the game.
.....and please leave me a winning comment!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Circus Poetry -- Task Cards -- Freebie

Give your kids some fun poetry practice using these task cards with a circus theme.
Just click on the pic above to get the cards.

Please leave a comment if you download! I'd like to know how you are going to use the cards.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Who is Stronger--Hulk or Spidey? -- Freebie

Who is stronger -- The Hulk or Spidey?

To find out, students must draw cards for the super heroes and count the money on the cards. The hero with the most money for that round wins and gets both cards.

Click on the pic above to download the game.
......and please leave a super hero-sized comment for me!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Random Robots -- Long O Words -- Freebie

Your students will have fun distinguishing between long and short vowel sounds with this card game. Students will shuffle the deck of cards. They take turns drawing a card form the pile. They get to keep the card if it has a long O vowel sound. If they draw a Random Robot card, they have to put all their cards back in the pile.


Just click on the pic above to download the card game.....and please leave a random comment!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Multiple Meaning Cookout -- Freebie

Students must work with multiple meaning words in order to meet both the second and third grade Common Core Standards.

Use this as either a whole group activity or in a literacy learning station. For whole group work, place the word cards on different desks or other places around the room. Hand definition cards out to students and get them to find their matching definitions, then run to the correct word card.


Just click on the pic above to download the activity.
And please leave a "hotdog" of a comment!



Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Little More Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

THIS CONTEST HAS CLOSED!
I thought I would stretch out Teacher Appreciation Week for a few more days! 

Learning Resources has provided this won-der-ful Luna Interactive Projection Camera for a lucky winner. Not only is it a document camera, it's a web cam and photo/video camera, too!   It connects via USB Port, so it's easy to install.
Click on the pic above for more info on the Luna camera.

If you JUST HAVE TO HAVE this cool little gadget, do one or all of the following. (You have to post a comment to this post to be considered as an entry for the giveaway.)

Leave me a comment below by midnight, Saturday, May 20. If you aren't a follower yet, please consider joining my readers now. 

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So that's FIVE ways to enter! But be sure you leave me a separate comment on this post for each entry right here so you will be in the drawing five times!

Isn't Learning Resources wonderful for giving us the chance to win?


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Year End Vocabulary -- Freebie

We have really focused on learning strategies to improve our vocabulary this year. I am interested in what my kids have learned using these strategies, so I'm giving them this worksheet. They will pick the favorite word they learned this year and give me synonyms, antonyms, a sentence using the word and a picture illustrating the word.
Click on the pic above to download the doc.
Please leave me a comment if you use this activity. I'd really like to know what words your kids picked.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Determine the Operation -- Freebie

This is one of my students' favorite type of activities. They have to decide which operation will make the number sentence true. It's great practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.

Just click on the pic above to download the doc.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Constructing Comprehension

This worksheet will help students meet the second grade Common Core standard of using the text and illustrations from a story to demonstrate understanding of the characters, setting, and plot. 

Click on the pic above to download the doc.
Don't forget to construct some comments once you use the activity!



Monday, May 7, 2012

Cupcakes and Compounds

Use these cupcakes to make compound words for second grade Common Core practice. After the students make the compound words, have them write sentences using the new words.
Click on the pic above to download the document.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Pail Full of Contractions

Second grade Common Core standards include using apostrophes to make contractions.Make the practice fun with this beach-themed activity.
Just click on the pic above to download the doc.
....and please a pail full of comments!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Buzzing About Multiplication

Practice the 7, 8, and 9 multiplication tables with these cute little bees from KPMDoodles.com.

Just click on the pic above to download the doc.
Leave me a little buzz with a comment!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Information on Winning now!Boards and GeoSafari Tuff Cams


Learning Resources has been very generous to teachers in the blogging world with their sponsorships of giveaways. Here is another opportunity you might be interested in. Go check out the details today!

Learning Resources announces the sponsorship of a teacher grant hosted by WeAreTeachers. To apply, teachers must answer this question: “How would you use portable interactive technology to create collaborative lessons?” After the application process concludes, educators can invite colleagues to vote for their favorite lesson ideas. Each of the three top vote getters will win a set of three now!Boards and three GeoSafari Tuff Cams, a prize package valued at $2,000. Additionally, two merit-based winners selected by a panel of teachers will each win one now!Board and one GeoSafari Tuff Cam, a total value of $700. Teachers can apply for the grant online through May 22, 2012.

For more information and to apply for the grant, click HERE