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2nd Grade

Math Skill – Learning How to Tell Time

September 6, 2015

  Beginning to Tell Time Math – Learning how to Tell Time My students have always had no difficulty making the transition to telling time when I started with only one hand on the clock. I told them the story that a long time ago there weren’t plane schedules, television programs that came on...
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Simple Fact Family Video

September 6, 2015
Simple Fact Family Video

 A short video on how addition and subtraction facts are “related”. Fact Families video Fact Families I have been playing with a new drawing tablet. I’m getting the hang of it although my drawings are very primitive! This is a video on one way to explain fact families to a child. My students get...
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Cool Dinosaur Masks To Make!

August 16, 2015
Cool Dinosaur Masks To Make!

Dinosaur Masks Check out these cool dinosaur masks made from paper! Knowing how children from all ages love dinosaurs, this would be a huge hit to make! I think they are great! https://www.etsy.com/listing/210422349/make-your-own-t-rex-mask-with-just-paper?   Tweet
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Digging into a Dinosaur Cake!

July 10, 2015
Digging into a Dinosaur Cake!

Dig Into A Dinosaur Cake! Materials: sheet cake (homemade or store bought) sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought) chocolate frosting template for “bones” 1 cellophane package of chocolate graham crackers coconut flakes green food coloring (optional) zip-lock food storage bag flour to cover the surface to roll out the cookies on rolling pin...
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Inspiring the Use of Computers!

May 3, 2015
Inspiring the Use of Computers!

Computers in Learning I went to the MACUL (Michigan Association of Computer Users for Learning) and came away inspired! There is so much out their to help teach and many of the tools are free.  I only put a few in this post but I’ll add more in the future. Kahoot      ...
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Penguins

March 12, 2015
Penguins

Penguins Who doesn’t love penguins?  Recently Scarlett wanted to study penguins so I made up this math sheet for her.  You can change the problems to meet the needs of your students. Enjoy!   Tweet
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Bubble Meter!

January 29, 2015
Bubble Meter!

Bubble Meter Great activity!  Simple to set up and kids loved the activity! You’ll need: small bowl or cup 1 teaspoon liquid detergent water empty plastic bottle (1/2 liter) bowl of warm water bowl of ice In the small bowl or cup stir in 1 teaspoon of liquid detergent and 2 teaspoons of water....
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Happy New Year 2015 Maze

December 31, 2014
Happy New Year 2015 Maze

Happy New Year Maze         I made a Santa maze for my nephew and thought it would be fun to do one for New Year’s Eve!  It’s blank so your child can color the months in any way they would like. Enjoy and Happy New Year! Tweet
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Inventors and their Inventions

October 17, 2014
Inventors and their Inventions

My students are exploring the inventions of the 1800’s.  There are a wealth of inventions from that time period.  They selected the invention that they wanted to learn more about and are researching the inventor.  In a week they will be participating as the inventor in our “Conversations with the Inventor” event as the...
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Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

August 20, 2014
Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

                    We did this project for Father’s Day – it was a lose interpretation that we are all pieces of our ancestors and I was very pleased how they turned out. I started by sharing the art of Eric Carle.  My students were aware of...
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