This is our last week before Spring break. We have finished our moon unit. If you have following for a while there are many Space resources
in the blog. The moon foldable
has been updated and now includes this astronaut craftivity and a Neil Armstrong foldable too.
We just used the moon information but this activity can be used in many different ways.
We are also studying money.
I gave the kids lots of ice-cream pieces and asked them to design the best ice-cream ever.
They really did their best.
Once they had glued all the parts I posted the prices on the whiteboard and asked them to calculate the price of the ice-cream and pay me 😉 .
There were some regrets like: My ice-cream is too big. But in the end everyone was able to find the coins needed.
In my school we always staple all the student’s worksheets at the end of each term. This is the cover we used for this term. Click on the picture and grab it:
I projected this examples on the smartboard and asked them to design their own Easter friends.
They were really proud.
I wish I had taken a photo with all of them.
This year I am teaching Secondgraders. My kids were jealous about the 100th day celebration in the first grade classroom. So I decided to do something and celebrate.
I created a small packet with hundred charts: The Thousand Club
. I printed the charts half sized, they were excited. They love the miniworksheets and so do I. Less printing paper, size, time… Just perfect for this time of the year!
It is an easy center. They just grab a chart, fill it and add it on the thousand club bulletin board. It works as a motivator and reminder. The kids check which was the last chart they were working on and then they go with the next one.
Of course not everyone is motivated in the same way and at the same time … So I got some smelly markers for next week. I hope I can fill those empty spaces without pushing anyone. 😉
About Valentine day… I was exhausted. We did lots of cute things. But the Butterfly poem was my favorite. I cannot share it because it is not my activity, but I can tell you it was really good and my kids loved creating those poems on their own. If I ever get my coworker in the blogging world I will tell you. 🙂
I love how beatiful they looked together. I wish I had a better photo. But they got sold pretty quick during the Valentine Solidarity Market.
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
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:
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.
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: