Okay so this one is from LAST week, but since I couldn't link up last week, here's a cute Saint Patrick's day craftivity we did in my room. The kiddos cut out the hats, wrote why they were lucky which went inside the hat. It is my plan to post this as a freebie before March 17th of next year!
We've been working on poetry elements and as a second grade team we have taken our love for March Madness and created Poetry Madness! The kids are just loving it! We took a lot of fun poems from poets like Shel Silverstein, Judith Viorst, Jack Prelutsky and others for our bracket.
I was made the happiest teacher in the building on Tuesday when I FINALLY got the easel the PTO has been attempting to raise money for since December (2 events got snowed out!) It's the EXACT easel I had last year at my old school and after 4 days of teaching with it again, I don't know how I survived without it for so long. It also meant I had to move my room around a little which made my kiddos go nuts! I also went deskless in the past 2 weeks which I plan to post about to encourage anyone who is thinking about it to just GO FOR IT! I LOVE not having a desk!
I had to change up my morning meeting area now that we have an easel... I like it so much more now!
We are starting our place value to 1,000 unit in math. We made a pocket foldable (it uses a little bit of glue so I guess it's not a true foldable) for place value pockets. The numbers were made with index cards cut in half the long way. Get the foldable printout freebie here. Print back to back, but do just 1 first to make sure the pages are in the correct direction (I always have a hard time getting them in the right direction when it's a foldable!)
I just LOVE some of the shirts my kiddos wear, they crack me up!