Monday, May 30, 2011

2nd grade Websites and Resources for Teaching

Here is a list of websites that have been very helpful as a 2nd grade teacher:
(I know there are many more that are great!  Please share if you know if anymore great websites that have ideas/suggestions for teaching.)

Two great teacher websites:

Blogs that have a wealth of information about all subjects!

This is my Math textbook website-great resource if you have this text!!

For Read Alouds by movie stars:

Online Independent Struggling Readers practice:

Smartboard resources:

Pay websites:
(Reading Workshop)
(All subjects)—Kids College

Free websites:

Friday, May 27, 2011

End of the Year Classroom Awards

I use these end of the year awards for my students.  We have an awards day for all of the school, but it leaves out a lot of really good kids--we only give away a few awards on this night.  So, I use these awards from Mrs. Winston to help make everyone feel special in my class.  There are 30 awards, and they are created so that all you have to do is insert the name and print.  Super job, Mrs.Winston!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Good luck on our Assessment!!!

We spend the entire year preparing for the end of the year and the assessment that it may bring upon us in 2nd grade.  On most years we take the CRCT, but this year even though the assessment changed, our 2nd graders were expected to perform.  This year, I made the cutest "Good luck" rocks for the students to keep inside of their desks while they were taking their assessment.  I told them that if they started feeling nervous to reach down and look at the rock smiling at them--it was our little secret.  The rock helped us stay positive during our test, and also helped calm some nerves.  The best part was that I purchased a bag of these from the dollar store--Dollar Tree to be exact- for $1, and used a sharpie to paint smiley faces on them. The kids loved them, and asked if they could stay in their desk the rest of the year. 
For some reason the picture will not turn the correct way-sorry!!

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