Prefixes, Suffixes and a FREEBIE!

Hi Friends....   The past two weeks we have been working on Prefixes and Suffixes in our second grade classroom!  My kiddos were having such a good time brainstorming words with prefixes and then figuring out the meaning.  They really had a strong grasp of the concept... I will pretty impressed.  After our whole group lesson on Prefixes and Suffixes, my kiddos completed my Prefix Presents Tab-Its and we just started working on my Suffix Stems Tab-Its on Friday.  We will finish up Suffixes on Monday.  Check out how they did....

Here they are working on my Suffix Stems!

If you are interested in checking out these resources, click the images below.

If you are looking for more Grammar activities, check out my Grammar Tab-Its...

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Reading, Math & More...Oh My!

Hi Friends!  Hope you are all well!  Confession time... I'm a BAD BLOGGER!  well... I guess you already know that already if you follow me :).  I'm sorry!  Between teaching, motherhood, wifehood, creating new resources, and cooking dinner... Ugh... There just isn't enough time in the day for blogging :(

Sooooo.... I think I have come up with a solution!  I am going to try to create a monthly blog post about upcoming units that I will be teaching in my classroom throughout the year!  My goal is to be a month ahead of schedule.  So we shall see if this helps with my blogging issues!

Today I wanted to share some of the things we have been up to in my classroom these past few weeks!

My district uses Pearson Reading Street for our Reading Program.  Each week, we have a main selection story to read, comprehension skills, reading strategies, grammar, phonics and writing to accomplish throughout the entire week during our reading block.  This week we read the story called Firefighters.  My kiddos worked on my Stop, Drop and Roll flip flap books to apply what they learned about Firefighters and being safe if there were ever a fire in their home.  Here is an image of what they created....

We worked on Multiple-Meaning Words, Prefixes, and Fact and Opinion.

For our Multiple-Meaning Words, I used my Reading Tab-Its and we completed these during my guided reading groups as part of our Word Work for the week.


We completed my Prefix Presents from my Grammar Tab-Its resource during our whole group lesson on Prefixes...


And we worked on Fact and Opinion using my Fact Finders Tab-Its Booklet...

In math, we have been knee-deep in MONEY...actually... I wish I were knee-deep in money..I digress..LOL

We have worked on counting money, making change, problem solving multi-step problems, working on part/part/whole with money amounts, and decomposing money to add.

It has been a busy two weeks in math.  We just completed the unit and as an authentic assessment, my students completed


In Science, we finished learning about Earth Day and my kiddos completed my brand new
Earth Day Tab-Its Booklet.  They LOVED it :)


Then.... THEY ARRIVED... The CRAYFISH.. Yes... we learn about Crayfish in our Second Grade classroom.  We use a program called Science 21 created by Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES.

Here they are....

We do many different activities, experiments and observations with our Crayfish.  I wanted to add a little pizzaz to this unit instead of just giving my kiddos a worksheet for each activity.   So I created a Crayfish Flip Flap Book.  Each page of the booklet corresponds to the activity or lesson that I need to 
do with my kiddos.  They were so excited when I broke this bad boy out!

So far, we have completed our first observation and our measurements of our crayfish.

We alternate our Science and Social Studies units in second grade.  We just finished our unit on US Symbols and the Branches of Government.  We completed our Traveling Tourists suitcases where we traveled around the USA to read and learn about different US Symbols and all of our new found information was tucked neatly inside of our "suitcases"....not to mention our COOL passports that we stamped at each destination!  My kids LOVED this unit...

After we finished our Traveling around the USA, we decided to spend some more time in Washington DC to learn about the Branches of Government.

We read my mini-reader as a class and had a VERY long discussion about the government... boy...that is a hard concept to teach!  Lots of information to soak in :)

Here is our Branches of Government Tab-It Booklet that we completed...


During my Daily 5 block, ALL of my students must rotate through my Work on Writing Station.  I always add some type of non-fiction research activity in this station.  This past week, my students have worked on my Solar System Tab-Its... They were SO ENGAGED!!!!  They LOVED learning about the solar system and did a FABULOUS JOB on their research!  Check them out...

Mother's Day Flip Flap Card Project

Plot and Cause and Effect




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Math Flip Flap Books for Interactive Notebooks....YEP!

Hi Friends..... 
 I am REALLY EXCITED because I have been a busy little bee creating some NEW resources that I am STOKED about :) 

I have been called the Flip Flap Book Queen by many of my friends, because I have created over 100 of my flip flap books and there doesn't seem to be an end in site :)  LOL  I have gotten so many wonderful e-mails and Facebook messages saying how their students LOVE my flip flap books... truly it makes my heart sing.  I have also received SO many e-mails asking me to make Flip Flap Books smaller so that they can fit inside interactive notebooks... so.... GUESS WHAT?|!?!?!  


My Interactive Notebook Minis:
Math Flip Flap Books

These Interactive Mini Math Flip Flap Books cover a TON of different concepts and strategies for Grades 2 and 3...and they are aligned with the common core.  There are 10 total flip flap books in this resource and fit perfectly and beautifully inside of your Math Interactive Notebooks!  What more could you ask for ;)  We started working on multiplication in my 2nd grade classroom this passed week so we started working on our Multiplication Mini Flip Flap Book today and the kids LOVED them!  Happy teacher here :)

Here are some images of one that my student is working on....

EEEEEK... I am so excited about these.  You can check them out in my TPT Shop :)

Next up.... Social Studies Tab-Its...ummm... Yes.. please :)
How CUTE are these!  I plan on using these in a few different ways.  Some of the topics I will use an an activity after my lesson on that specific topics.  Some of the other Social Studies Tab-Its I will put in my Work on Writing Center for my students to use to complete independent research.  

Don't forget to check out my Tab-Its BUNDLES to save a BUNDLE :)

So... I just thought I give you a run down of my newest resources :) I hope you check them out in my TPT Shop :)

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