Friday, December 30, 2011

Earth and Sun printable

I love teaching about the solar system, but before we get into that, we always spend a few weeks learning about the Earth and Sun. I put together this little supplemental book for the students to keep track of what we are learning about. Feel free to download it for free. Happy new year!! Next month we head into the solar system. Any fun activities or websites out there??


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Procedural Writing and A Toast to the New Year!

I hope everybody had a great holiday! Today is my designated workday which will consist of drinking diet coke, and eating cheeseburgers, pizza, and wings while I lesson plan! Mmm!

Anyways, my first order of business was preparing a couple of writing activities for the month of January (I'm curriculum mapping today!). In January we work on procedural writing. The first thing I do is bring in bread, peanut butter, and jelly and we do a "how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich" tutorial. The kids really see how important it is to be accurate with their explanations. I put together a packet of 4 writing assignments here and you can get them for 75 cents. Bargain! I end the month by doing a "how to blow a bubble" project which you can read about here. This is a super fun way to end the unit. 

If you missed my post last year, you can see it here and read about what I do with my kiddos after the holidays. They write "toasts to a New Year." Adorable.

Oh, and how do you like our Grinch Day celebration?? It was SO fun. 

 Shirt made by my husband!

Look at all that green food!! Pickles, yum!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas activities!

I KNOW you all must be as busy as I am because it is certainly THAT time of year. I know I"m feeling it at my school. Anyways, I'm doing many of the same activities as last year, so if you missed my December post last year you can check it out here!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Well snow is in the forecast and I'm not going to lie.... I would LOVVVVE a snow day or even a delay! December is just all kinds of cah-razy! Here is a peek at what's been going on in 2nd grade. 

The kids wrote what they wanted for Christmas inside of their "gifts." Super adorable. This template and many more ideas are in my Winter Bundle packet on sale through Sunday. 

Welcome to our Gingerbread house! I LOVE those big candy canes. Dollar Tree! Woot.

Isn't the tree delightful?! I have to work on wrapping their gifts. I got these AWESOME calendars at Michaels for $1.00. 

Christmas stockings! Another Dollar Tree goodies. 2/$1.00!

Adorable rug from Target! $2.50... A cozy corner in the classroom library. 

What's new in blog land? It's been SOOO quiet on my blog lately. Do people still read it?? :X