Sunday, February 23, 2014

Instagram Dump & New Unit Posted

Happy Sunday, everyone!  
I decided to do another Instagram dump for you this evening. 
Here are some of my recent/favorite instagram pictures.
Enjoy!

We've played a lot of my favorite game to practice fluency - Roll 6.  I put them in groups of three.  One person is trying to roll a 6, while one person is trying to read all the words in the pile.  I also have a third person whose job is to check and make sure the reader is reading the right words.  I've used this with fry phrases, sight words, vocabulary words, and may try it with math facts flash cards.  The possibilities are endless!  

I dressed up the same as one of my favorite girls!  She was so excited!  :)

Nothing like redoing your classroom mid year.  
My co-worker went to a Grammar Camp workshop and inspired me to put up a Grammar Wall.  It's still a work in progress, but I absolutely love it!  This set came from Sandra at Sweet Times in First.  It's perfect!  

Three of my second graders play on a 2nd Grade basketball team in our school district.  I've gone to a few of their games.  It is so much fun to watch!

It provided some much needed practice for our subtraction skills.  

Last week we wrote stories about our best friends.  This little girl wrote about me!  This is her planning page. {Melts my heart!}

We practiced contractions using macaroni and flip books.  I took one sheet of the long construction paper, showed them how to fold it in half, hot dog style.  Then they folded the outsides to the center.  We reviewed measurement by cutting the flaps every 3 inches.  That created 6 flaps, for our 6 contractions.

I got to meet up with one of my blogger buddies, Mandy!  We teach in the same school district now, and we finally met up for dinner.  It was a blast!  She had twins last year, and is quite the super momma AND super teacher!!! :)  

We finished our China unit on Friday with fortune cookies.  
This is one of my absolute favorite units to teach and I am SO happy to announce.....  


It is finally posted on tpt!  
It is jam packed with activities and resources to help teach about China.  
I added more to the packet than I used, which makes me even more excited to teach it again next year!  

It covers:
-Geography of China
-Flag of China
-Rivers of China
-Confucius
-Great Wall of China
-Chinese Writing
-Inventions
-Silk Road
-Chinese New Year

I also included three writing activities - narrative, informative, and opinion.  

It is half off until tomorrow night!  

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