Wed
18 Mar
2015
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Raindrop alphabet and some lucky leprechauns

This has been a busy week. We have been preparing for Fallas and St. Patrick. I used this easy printable with my secondgraders before our tests.
I have included English-Spanish and capital letters too. Enjoy! 

They love everything crafty! :)

 I also loved our Leprechaun directed drawing. Jennifer is an artist. And this was just perfect for my Art lessons in English.

We needed three 45 minutes lessons to complete them. But the results are worth it!
We draw them with pencils and colored with watercolors. On the last day they traced them with the black markers. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 
Fri
31 Oct
2014
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5 for Friday

We finally celebrated our first birthday! The kids loved getting their birthday pen. I created a small tag. Click on the picture to get it. The birthday candles are from Cara Taylor. And they are free!

 

We had fun creating silly pumpkins.
I had seen it in Doodle Bugs Teaching and I saved it for Friday.

 

 

We finished our bat unit. They kids love this unit year after year. We created an anchor chart with all the information researched.
Then we copied the information on bat patterns and I added a very long straw to make them fly!

 

 

We also studied the parts of the bat. If you are interested in this unit check out the TPT store.

 

 

I finally found what I was looking for… I have been debating about buying some Ikea furniture for the classroom. So when I found this deal I bought it!

 

Thu
09 Oct
2014
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Place value week

This week has been all about place value! 
I have started to create my own classroom posters in A3. This makes them easier to see and to organize. I also added a small magnet at the back of poster to hang it on the wall. All my walls are great for magnets as I am in a portable. I saw this great idea in Teaching with Style. Thanks!!!
So going back to the Place Value stuff we introduced hundreds. First we created them with dough. We had fun creating numbers with Play Dough.
To work on this unit I have purchased some cool stuff from TPT. Check out:
 Number Knowledge {Place Value and Comparing/Ordering Numbers}Playing Around With Place ValueNumbers in Base Ten {5 Math Centers 0-700}

I specially love Amy Lemon’s stuff when I teach second grade. We used some of the manipulatives in one of her packets with this worksheet. Check out her blog posts about place value.

She makes visual stuff that I don’t need to translate to Spanish.
THANKS, AMY!
I also used some freebies. Blair Turner has this great Place Value activity with three different levels. My kids have already gone through level 1 and 2. We worked in pairs and I created the response sheet myself in Spanish. Thanks Blair! Check other free scoot games:
FREE Reading and Writing 3-Digit Numbers (Standard, ExpandPlace Value Rock Place Value Scoot - 3-digit numbers using base 10 (MAB) blocks