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Top 3 Benchmark Advance High-Frequency Word Practice Center Activities You Need to Know

Benchmark Advance High-Frequency Word Practice Today, we’ll explore leveraging centers in your classroom, specifically focusing on Benchmark Advance high-frequency word practice through fun and interactive activities. In the bustling room of a second-grade classroom, where the days are filled with boundless energy and eager minds, finding the perfect balance between engaging activities and focused learning...

4 Simple & Fun Cinco de Mayo Activities for Students

Easy Cinco de Mayo Activities for Students Cinco de Mayo offers a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to Mexican culture, history, and traditions. Many Mexican Americans and Americans celebrate this holiday, so educating your students about the culture will help them have an accurate view of the holiday and allow them to appreciate it appropriately....

Engaging Second Graders with Place Value Google Slides Activities

As the educational landscape continues to evolve, virtual learning has become an integral part of modern classrooms, even in a post-COVID era. For second-grade teachers, incorporating interactive activities to teach foundational skills like place value is crucial. This blog post will explore how Google Slides can be a powerful tool for engaging second graders in...

Spring Math Activities You Need for Extra Classroom Fun

Spring Math Activities with a Read-Aloud! 🌸🐰As the days grow longer and the scent of blooming flowers fills the air, an exciting tale perfectly captures the essence of springtime joy— “How to Catch the Easter Bunny,” and spring math activities. This story is a colorful read-aloud, and it’s a celebration of creativity, imagination, and the...

Easy Self-Care for Teachers: Spring Break Edition

Spring break self-care for teachers is essential after the long winter months with state testing looming. Whether your just ready for a break or reaching peak burnout, there is hope. Here are 5 practical ways to relax and unplug during spring break… 1. Delete your Email App for Easy Self-Care for Teachers I’m guilty of...

Engaging St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities for 2nd Grade

Fun Filled St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities Teachers can provide many over-the-top fun activities during classroom holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day, from crafts to room transformations. But by March, spring break is looming, and it is just too much to ask a teacher to facilitate leprechaun traps and the messy cleanup (although that is a...

2-Digit Addition Regrouping Centers for 2nd Grade

Two Digit Addition Center Ideas for 2nd Grade As a second grade teacher for 6 years, I can confidently say that you can never have enough 2-digit addition regrouping practice in 2nd grade. Sure, you also teach 3-digit addition, but two-digit addition regrouping is the foundation, and students must master to move on to larger...

Unlock Arrays in Math for Every 2nd Grader’s Growth

The gateway to multiplication, the foundation to finding area…I introduce to you…ARRAYS IN MATH! And let me just say that students LOVE arrays and you can spice up an array lesson with colorful manipulatives and repeated addition… you won’t find a more fun time than this! Importance of Arrays in Math Prerequisite Skills: Equal groups:...

Repeated Addition in the 2nd grade Classroom

In 2nd grade, repeated addition isn’t a standalone standard in the Common Core State Standards for Math. It is a hidden gem in 2.OA.4 and it is described as, “…an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.” If that doesn’t sound like poetry, I don’t know what does. (excuse my inner...

What is Expanded Form?

Are you teaching expanded form? Do you have a rubber band? Perfect! That’s all you need to introduce expanded form! As a second grade math nerd, expanded form has been my favorite number form to teach. To begin the lesson, I would use a rubber band and show what expanded means. By placing the rubber...

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