Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ghostly Fun with Story Problems and a Freebie

     Another quick post to share two items with you.  We've been busy in 2nd grade with hard and soft c and g.  It seems like when the kiddos get it they get and then there are those students who really need extra practice with the phonics skill.  I collected many words to fit into the hard and soft c category and hard and soft g category.  During my guided reading groups I would write a number of words on a small white board.  Students would follow directions to identify words in certain categories.  For example, circle the hard g words with red, draw a box around the soft c words.  Visit my TpT store for a free list of hard and soft c and g words.

    Ghostly Fun with Story Problems is a Math Workshop activity.  The activity can be used a couple different ways.  Students can complete the story problems and record their answers on the SCOOT recording sheet as they work through the problems are their own pace.  Students can work with a partner to complete the word problems.  Play SCOOT with your students using the word problem cards.  Buy a bag of GhostMallows for the students to use as manipulatives to complete the story problems.  Visit my TpT for your copy.

Sorry for the bad preview.  It looks much better at TpT.

I'm linking up with Classroom Freebies.  Enjoy the wonderful resources you'll find!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Stay dry this weekend,

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Compound Words

   Just a quick post to point you in the direction of my newest item on TpT.  Compound words are coming up next week.  This packet includes two card games - a memory type game and an old maid type game.
   Visit my TpT store to pick up your copy.

   Tomorrow our school will have Parent Teacher Conferences.  It is a good day but gets very long.  During the afternoon parents are able to go from room to room to visit with teachers.  We don't schedule conferences and everything seems to work out.  I'll keep the water nearby.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Writer's Workshop and Math Mountains

     Wow!  My kiddos are doing a fantastic job in our writer's workshop!  They are great with getting started right away, wonderful stamina, and to top it all off... they are able to twist a phrase and make us laugh!  Today I told them that they are not only on the path to being good writers but they are on the super highway to writing!
      Here is our anchor chart telling them how our workshop is set up.
  ~   Math Mountains ~
     Our math series, Math Expressions has a wonderful component called Math Mountains.  The mountain helps the children see the relationship between addition and subtraction equations.  We start our school year with basic facts and move to two-digit numbers on our math mountains.  Students  utilize the math mountains to complete story problems during their independent worktime.
     I created a game for my students to use during our math workshop time.  Visit my TpT store for your copy of the game.
Happy Wednesday,