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2nd Grade

Wonderful Winter Scenes

December 29, 2012
Wonderful Winter Scenes

Winter Art This is a simple art project that even my youngest students enjoyed doing and weren’t frustrated by the materials. Prior to starting I had framed the edge of the paper with the painter’s tape to give a finished pictures a framed look. We started with a brief discussion of the way trees...
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Dinosaur Templates

December 29, 2012
Dinosaur Templates

Dinosaur Templates I have these templates on the website but they are not as easy to find as I’d like.  Since many of you have asked for them, I thought I would make a page just for the templates!  This should make them easier for everyone to locate!   Tweet
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Playing with Numbers

December 1, 2012
Playing with Numbers

Playing with Numbers Using ordinary playing cards to help your students master their addition facts.  The deck of cards is placed between the players. Each player turns over 2 card on their turn, adds up the cards* and puts a bingo chip on the sum.  When a player has 3 chips in a row...
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Addition Facts Game – Spill the Beans!

November 19, 2012
Addition Facts Game – Spill the Beans!

  Addition Game This activity received 2 thumbs up from my students!  I call it “Spill the Beans” because they spill the beans on the table or floor starting with 5 beans. The beans are dry Lima beans that I spray painted one side.  When they are spilled onto the table they land on...
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World Kindness Day! Celebrate!

November 12, 2012
World Kindness Day! Celebrate!

World Kindness Day Random acts of kindness has been around for years but I wasn’t aware of the World Kindness Day (November 13) and World Kindness Week (November 13 -20)! I showed my class the Free Hugs video to inspire them for a day of freely giving kindness in priceless ways.  We came up...
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Circus Tents!

October 11, 2012
Circus Tents!

                      Circus Fun My students really got into making their own circus tents and it allowed them to include all the elements that they had been learning about.  Some of my students added the “audience” in the background, which looked really cool. I couldn’t...
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Welcome to Ringling Brothers Circus!

September 30, 2012
Welcome to Ringling Brothers Circus!

Ringling Brothers Circus We are doing a unit on the circus in my class and it has really taken off.  There are so many different directions that you can cover but I chose to cover geometric shapes and team building activities.  My students have thoroughly enjoyed doing the activities and are now working on...
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Researching the Circus

September 17, 2012
Researching the Circus

Researching the Circus My students are having a blast learning about circus acts, playing with shapes and reading excellent books!  Everyone selected a topic to learn more about performing for a circus in order to put together their own.  These are the work sheets I came up with to help them focus their research....
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The Chester the Clown Challenge

September 11, 2012
The Chester the Clown Challenge

Chester the Clown.     Chester the Clown I am starting a unit on the circus to incorporate geometry in a different way.  Before school started I sent out a puzzle for my students to assemble of this circus scene to give them a clue about what we would be studying. This week I’m...
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Flubber!

August 12, 2012
Flubber!

Flubber What fun!  To play with this soft, pliable material is great for all ages!  You can’t help but smile when you are holding Flubber and it is so easy to make. Place in one bowl and mix 1 1/2 cups warm water 2 cups elmer white glue food coloring In another bowl mix...
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