Thursday, October 30, 2014

Graphing Our Favorite Fall Activities & Halloween Health

I used this product to make a class graph of our favorite fall activities.  Although it is aimed at K/1st, I was able to adapt it for my 2nd graders :)  She has so many great graphs for your students to do!
Fall Graphing Activities
Teaching 2nd grade, I wanted to take it a step further by having students write about the graph.

First, we read and discussed:
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Graph-Contest-Loreen-Leedy/dp/0823420299/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1414718056&sr=8-2&keywords=graphing+books+for+kids

Next, we made predictions as to which fall activity students thought would be the most popular.  I was wrong in my prediction of students choosing picking pumpkins.  I think that thanks to our field trip to a local farm a few weeks ago, the hayride activity was chosen the most. :)

Next, students made their choice and as a class be built the graph on our hallway bulletin board.  I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ideas for what to put out there as I am not very creative on my own.


Last, students wrote about what the graph showed.  Here are some samples below:


 


My students really enjoyed this activity.  It was a nice break from our math book.  I extended it by having some of my higher students write questions about the graph. 

As Halloween is tomorrow, the teacher next door to me had a student of hers bring this project in.  I think that it is such a great idea!  Thankfully she allowed me to share it :)

She has students share mini-reports (one student per day) including: health (this one), science, news, and more.  I have to talk with her more about this as I think that it is a great idea to help students with their presentation skills!

I hope that you enjoy your Halloween!  :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Freaky Friday!

I can't believe that this first month of school is over!  I really want to be better about blogging more now that I am settling into the school year.  This is my first year in may years that I am teaching a straight 2nd grade.  I do love my 1/2 split, but I am enjoying having to plan less too!

 I am joining up with some other teachers for a Freaky Friday $1 sale!  Check it out as all of the products will be available for only $1 for today only!  Just follow the directions below, or click on the picture for a link to my product which is regularly priced at $2.50.  I hope that you find a great deal on something that you can use in your classroom!

This product includes a set of 32 October themed word problems for 1st graders. It also includes a printable for students to write their answers on, as well as an answer key. I use these as a math center, but you could use them in many other ways as well. You could hide them around the room and have your students see how many they can find and answer correctly individually or in pairs.  They can also be used for SCOOT or as a "problem of the day" as well:)


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/October-Word-Problems-for-1st-Grade-Halloween-TASK-CARDS-1319554


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dollar Day!

Today's deal is: 

 Click on the pictures for links to today's deals:)
  Adding Up to 4 Two-Digit Numbers Task Cards & Game
  2nd Grade Science Reader's Theater: Matter

October Themed Differentiated Math Puzzles

Math Fact & Word Family Playground Fitness Fun
 October Word Problems for 1st Grade (TASK CARDS)
Don't forget, while I am celebrating, I want you to be able to celebrate too!  I am giving you a chance to win $58 worth of products from my store :)  Here are the products that you can enter a chance to win.  This is your last chance to enter as the contest will be over late tonight (eastern time).

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beach-Teacher


Keep an eye out here and on my Facebook page as I will have a different deal tomorrow :)


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Birthday 20% Off Sale :)

Today's deal is: 

Click on the picture above for a link to my TPT store where everything is 20% off for today only!
Don't forget, while I am celebrating, I want you to be able to celebrate too!  I am giving you a chance to win $58 worth of products from my store :)  Here are the products that you can enter a chance to win.  You can enter to win these products all weekend long :)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beach-Teacher


Keep an eye out here and on my Facebook page as I will have a different deal tomorrow :)


Friday, September 26, 2014

Super Savings Friday :)

Today's deal is: 
 Click on the pictures for links to today's deals:)
  Community Detective & My Dream Community Bundle
Science Reader's Theater: Landforms & Water Cycle Bundle
 Addition and Subtractions Task Cards & Games Bundle
 Monthly Themed Differentiated Math Puzzles (BUNDLE)
 Word Problems for 1st Grade Bundled (TASK CARDS)

Don't forget, while I am celebrating, I want you to be able to celebrate too!  I am giving you a chance to win $58 worth of products from my store :)  Here are the products that you can enter a chance to win.  You can enter to win these products all weekend long :)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beach-Teacher


Keep an eye out here and on my Facebook page as I will have a different deal tomorrow :)


Thursday, September 25, 2014

It's my birthday!

My apologies for my longer than normal absence.  I have had a very busy start to the school year and have not had much time for blogging:(

This weekend is my birthday and I am planning on celebrating it by going back to my college for all of the homecoming festivities this weekend :)

While I am celebrating, I want you to be able to celebrate too!  I am giving you a chance to win $58 worth of products from my store :)  Here are the products that you can enter a chance to win.  You can enter to win these products all weekend long

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Beach-Teacher


Keep an eye out here and on my Facebook page as I will have a different deal each day :)


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I am busy getting my classroom ready:)  But, I had enough time to get together with some friends and plan some great deals for you!  Many of these deals are even BETTER than the deals in the TPT sale tomorrow where all products included are only $1 each!  Mine are 50% off or more!  Click on the picture for a link to some awesome deals!  :)
http://bit.ly/1kQ35QA


Friday, August 15, 2014

Teaching Blog Addict Freebie Friday

I am linking up with Teaching Blog Addict for

Teaching blogs share freebies all the time and at Teaching Blog Addict, we give you the place to find them all in one spot! Be sure to come back each week to see what's new! Find free downloads and teacher resources for kindergarten, first grade ,second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade and sixth grade.
I am linking up with my September Themed Differentiated Math Puzzles.  There are two puzzles in this sample of my product that have students practice addition without regrouping.  Click on any of the pictures to go and find it in my TPT store:)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/September-Themed-Differentiated-Math-Puzzles-SAMPLE-1315170

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/September-Themed-Differentiated-Math-Puzzles-SAMPLE-1315170

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/September-Themed-Differentiated-Math-Puzzles-SAMPLE-1315170

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/September-Themed-Differentiated-Math-Puzzles-SAMPLE-1315170
I hope that you can find something that you can use with your students on TBA's Freebie Friday!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Science Reader's Theater: Landforms and Water Cycle Bundle & Giveaway

I have so many things to teach like all of you, so I really try to integrate things where I can!  I think that one of my students favorite literacy centers is reading with a friend.  So, I thought that I would incorporate this into science!

This is a bundle of two of my products. It is aimed at 2nd graders but could also be used by high 1st graders as well as 3rd graders.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Readers-Theater-Landforms-Water-Cycle-Bundle-1391437

This product includes 12  reader's theater scripts (2-3 pages each):

Landforms-hills, mountains, valleys, coasts, deserts, plains

Water Cycle and Bodies of Water-water & water pollution and conservation, fresh water and salt water, water cycle, lakes & ponds, rivers, oceans

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Readers-Theater-Landforms-Water-Cycle-Bundle-1391437

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Readers-Theater-Landforms-Water-Cycle-Bundle-1391437

Each one includes discussion questions, written questions (same as discussion questions but with space to write), and an answer key.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Readers-Theater-Landforms-Water-Cycle-Bundle-1391437

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Readers-Theater-Landforms-Water-Cycle-Bundle-1391437

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Readers-Theater-Landforms-Water-Cycle-Bundle-1391437
You can use the answer key to check your students work, or make a copy for them to check with a friend after reading and answering the questions together.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Science-Readers-Theater-Landforms-Water-Cycle-Bundle-1391437

There is also a matching game with the landforms, water cycle parts, and bodies of water listed above as well.

You can download a 1st grade sample of this series at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/1st-Grade-Science-Readers-Theater-Matter-SAMPLE-1331006

This bundle is regularly priced at $6 ($2 less than purchasing both products separately, but I am offering it at 50% which is only $3 until I go to bed tonight (8/14/14)!  Click on any of the pictures above for a link to the product:)

You also have a chance to win this product + $10 good toward my TPT store by entering the rafflecopter too:)


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Diggin' Series MEGA GIVEAWAY!

I have to apologize as I have been traveling all over the east coast visiting friends and family over the last 2 weeks, so I have been neglecting my blog.  But, I am back to share with you a huge giveaway that I am taking part in!  Make sure to enter for a chance to win so many wonderful prizes just in time for back to school!


 We could hardly wait to end our Diggin’ Series with the BEST giveaway of the season!

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Just in case you didn't hear these are our awesome prizes:



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Come and join us, as  this is our way to THANK YOU for all your support and friendship!

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