Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy weekend everyone!  Your favorite second grade bloggers are back, this time with sweet savings for you.  We have gotten together to form a dollar sale linky party!  Each blogger will be adding 2-4 products to the link up below that will be on sale for ONE DOLLAR now through Sunday night.  Come Monday morning, all of the products will go back to their regular price, so make sure to grab them while you can!

Here's what you will find for one dollar in my store, this weekend only:

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At the end of this post, you will find previews and links for all of the items on sale for one dollar.  Click on the links below and you will be taken directly to the TpT store where the products can be found to add to your cart.  We hope you can find everything you need for the upcoming month(s).  Happy shopping!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Day Folders!

We have had so many snow day it's scary!  After talking with  my friend Allison  we decided to make snow day folders!  These folders are for days we don't have school.  Inside the folders are packets of extra work, reading log, and coloring page.  I really pumped the kids up about the packets.  Explaining all students who completed a packet and returned it after a snow day would get a special prize.  To excite the students I made a fun snow day cover with the message "only open if we are closed!"  I made 5 packets for each child's folder.  Inside the packet I used work pages from Molly Lynch's tpt store, a few pages from a coloring book, a reading passage, and a reading log ticket.  I am hoping this will help my kids keep up during this wild winter!  Check out Allison's folders at Stuckey In Second!

Stuckey in Second and Tales From the First Grade have teamed up to bring you blog post about our SNOW DAY FOLDERS!

Stuckey in Second           Tales from the First Grade

My teaching neighbor (Abbie from Tales From the First Grade) and I decided that after all of our snow days we have had in January, we would create some Snow Day Folders to send home with our kids for these (now) dreaded snow days! The first few snow days were fun, but now we are quickly realizing that we have had too many and our kids are experiencing that "after summer decline" in the middle of January!

Each of us are going to share how we made our folders. Allison's are for 2nd graders and Abbie's for first graders!

For 2nd grade, I decided to make the folders something "fun for them to open" by stuffing them full of learning goodies, then tying them shut with a ribbon. Maybe this will get them excited to actually open the folders and DO SOMETHING on their snow days?! Only time will tell....


I wanted to have a mixture of reading and math materials in my folders, so I dug out some of my favorites that I have recently purchased! I knew these items would be great practice for my second graders at home!

Here are links to some of the items that I filled my Snow Day Folders with:

(I decided to use these as at home practice!)

(I put the fall passages that I have in the folders, since I'm using the winter passages in my small groups right now in the classroom!)

Weather Unit Kick Off!

After nine snow days we are finally starting our weather unit!  This is one of my favorite units to teach! To start off we discussed the different types of weather we know about.  We narrowed the topics down to sunny days, rainy days, and snowy days.  From there we read more about each type of weather.  We then created a chart over our class's favorite weather day.  Tomorrow we will "analyze" the data!  We also discussed the four seasons of the year.  After reading about the different seasons, we collected data on our class's favorite season.  We again will "analyze" the data tomorrow!  Check out the anchor charts and bulletin board chart we made!  Click below to download a free copy of the materials we used!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Another Snow Day.....

Well because of the extreme cold temps we had another snow day today.  After running into school to get all my copies done for next week I plan to take it easy the rest of the day. 

I'm participating in this SNOW DAY $1 Sale Link Up that Jessica over in Literacy Spark started up. Here are my two dollar items!


Here are the rules:
Choose TWO of your TpT items to put on sale for $1 for today only
Create a blog post showing the two items
Add the button above  as well as these rules to your post so others know how to participate
Choose "get the InLinkz code" down below above the place where you link up.  Copy and paste this code into the HTML section of your blog post.  The link up will now appear on your blog as well.

Link up and advertise!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A dollar sale & Snowpocalypse

The weather in Indiana is crazy today!  We are expecting 14 inches of snow and SUPER cold temps!  Our district even called a snow day already!   Looking at the snow is so pretty.  I am sure not looking forward to shoveling in the morning!  I am linking up with some other great Indiana teachers for a dollar sale.  Be sure to follow my TPT store for updates on free items and sales!  

Here is the link to all of the other Indiana Dollar Deals! Click the Snowpocalypse picture below!