Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sentence Practice

     Writing with 2nd grade students can be a challenge at times.  I have students who really take off with their writing and always groan when they hear the five minute warning (an iPod signal that tells us we have 5 minutes left of class).  Then there are the students who have 'writer's block' and no matter how many prompts or thinking conferences I have with them they still are at a loss for something to write.  Those are the students who need a little extra encouragement.
     On a side note, one little boy came to me early in the year and said "I'm never going to share".  I replied okay and left it alone.  A few days later after a conference or two, during which he made me chuckle with his writing, the little lad asked if he could be first to share!  Success!!!
     Here are a couple of resource I found that will help out when a student may need a change of pace from the paper and pencil writing.
     Thank you, thank you, thank you to Technology Rocks Seriously for featuring the following resources...

The teacher types the sentence and the student arranges the words in order.
Create sentences with virtual refrigerator magnets color coded by nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions.
Happy Wednesday!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Manic Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!

This is my first link up to Classroom Freebies!  Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy this Adverb Game.  The game is a great partner activity.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Subject and Predicate Game

     After a week of working on subjects and predicates I found that my kiddos still needed a little more practice.  I created this game to use during resource time with my class.  I've included an answer key so the students can play independently.
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Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I'm Back!

Where oh where does the time go?  As you all experience, the start of school is super busy.  It sure is hard to get into the swing of the back to school schedule.

Here is a freebie for you all...
My 2nd graders have enjoyed playing this Making 10 partners game.  Levels for 11, 12, 13, and 14 are also included.

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